Don't judge a book by its cover
Ceramic artist Sally Walk explores the notion of 'facades'
When: From 3 February – 18 March 2018
Where: Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore
‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. It’s something many of us remember our mother telling us as a child. But are we all carefully constructing that ‘cover’ to manipulate how we are judged?
Acclaimed ceramic artist Sally Walk will return to Suki & Hugh Gallery in February with a solo exhibition entitled ‘Facades’.
An avid ‘people watcher’ Sally is fascinated with human nature. This exhibition uses surface treatments of pattern and texture to represent human traits and characteristics. ‘I am intrigued by the facades we create to define who we are’ – Sally Walk
Working with porcelain and stoneware clays for over 30 years, “Sally demonstrates an exceptional command of techniques, a profound understanding of materials and meticulous attention to detail” Avital Sheffer – ceramic artist
The exhibition comprises a series of unique and elaborate creature like sculptures and vessels. Some are delicate with frilled edges and fine carved patterns, others are harsh and aggressive with spikes and heavy carved line. The work resonates with cultural and historical references and is informed by a desire to highlight important yet complex social issues.
Since her previous exhibition with the gallery in 2016, Sally has achieved a significant level of professional success, the most recent being her acceptance as a member of the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics - Geneva).