Christmas Exhibition of gallery artists - ceramics & paintings:
Stephen Bowers - Jeff Mincham - Kirsten Coelho - Les Blakebrough - Bruce Nuske -
Keiko Matsui - Susan Frost - Ulrica Trulsson - the late Liz Williams - Michael Penck -
Jason Cordero - Christopher Orchard - Stewart MacFarlane - Guy Warren - Elizabeth Wojciak - Fran O'Neil - Wendy Stokes.
Susan Frost's minimalist forms explore subtle gradations of colour and tone.
Through meticulous glazing techniques, she creates an evolving spectrum of hues that span rich creams and lemon yellows, through to vintage greens and inky blues. This palette is applied to the surfaces of an unfolding progression of functional vessels in varying sizes that have been wheel thrown in Lumina porcelain. Frost uses the evocative properties of colour to highlight the sculptural qualities of form, which she exploits to its fullest potential with interlocking works that stack and nest together.
For Showcase #16, Frost has expanded her practice with the introduction of surface decoration. Geometric structures, repetitive patterning and grids are executed with a restrained precision and used to create a cohesive whole.
A selection of emerging and established ceramic and metal artists create objects that they use in their daily tea ritual. Featuring Susan Frost, Ghostwares, Alison Jackson, Sylvia Nevistic, Bruce Nuske, Sophia Nuske, Yoko Ozawa, Studio Kyss and Ulrica Trulsson.
The Finders Keepers is a design market, that features the work of independent makers from across Australia. Founded in 2008, the Finders Keepers has now grown to be Australia's leading design market. With events now held bi-annually in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and now annually in Adelaide, the market promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year.
In honour of a humble and treasured domestic object.
Opening drinks, Saturday 8 August 3-5pm
The favourite cup, you know.... the one that holds just the right amount, has the perfect handle, looks good, feels good to hold or perhaps holds a memory. It is a simple pleasure to hold and drink from the perfect cup. It can embody the ritual significance in our daily cycles; punctuation moments of escape, reflection, communion or sustenance.
38 potters, ceramicists, artists.... whatever terms they care to use (from all around the country) have made cups that will delight you. They are Glenn Barkley, Vanessa Bean, Susie Bell, Bridget Bodenham, Anthony Brink, Tara Burke, Trisha Dean, Lynda Draper, Helen Earl, Erinswindow, Janna Ferris, Cath Fogarty, Susan Frost, Charlotte Gaborit, Shannon Garson, Val Gordon, Phil Hart, Kate Jones, Bronwyn Kemp, King & Co, Sandy Lockwood, Sophie Moran, Cath O'Gorman, Sassy Park, Aleida Pullar, Tania Rollond, Janine Schenkel, Rob Slingsby, Jane Sawyer, Jen Lyall, Tracey Mitchell, Timna Taylor, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Velthuyzen, Toni Warburton, Gerry Wedd, Bernd Weiss and Alana Wilson.
An exhibition of small scale works by 13 artists responding to the notion of adornment; adornment of our bodies, our living spaces, our environments, and ultimately our lives.
Artists include Sue Boettcher, Liz Butler, Susan Frost, Helen Fuller, Anna Gore, Cj Jilek, Kate Kurucz, Glenn Kestell, Irene Kontakos, Jenna Pippett, Jessamy Pollock, Kate Sutherland and Luke Thurgate.
October 2014 marks the 3 year anniversary of Council of Objects opening it's doors to the public. To celebrate a select group of artists were invited to participate in 'SET',
Each artist was asked to create a small selection of work to represent a table setting.
These pieces would need to be re-created as an entire setting if requested. Makers were asked to produce an interpretation of the following:
- a spoon
- a plate OR platter
- a side plate OR small bowl
- beaker OR pourer OR both
- a vase OR planter
Emphasising both luxury and utility and fitting within a space of 450 x 450mm.
Be Consumed: Creative Collaborations from the Barossa will explore collaborations between leading artist and designers and renowned food and wine producers from the Barossa. Looking at the conceptual and practical relationships between food, wine, art and design, this exhibition will celebrate the distinctive contexts and characteristics of an iconic Australian region.
Exhibiting artists: Andrew Baldwin, Honor Freeman, Susan Frost, Jon Goulder, Stephanie James-Manttan, Leslie Matthews, mono (John Quan and Kumiko Nakajima), Wayne Mcara, Julia Robinson, Prue Venables, Janice Vitkovsky, Gerry Wedd.
Barossa producers: Jan Angas of Hutton Vale, Appellation, Artisans of Barossa, Barossa Coffee Roasters, The Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Carême Traditional Pastry, FermentAsian, Fino, Maggie Beer, Saskia Beer, Seppeltsfield Winery and Yalumba.
Solo exhibition in Gallery 2 at JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design.
Susan Frost plays with the interrelationships of colour and form by stacking, nesting and arranging her porcelain vessels. The immersive nature of colour is exploited here whilst its unifying properties serve to highlight the sculptural qualities of her domestic objects.
Curator: Susan Ostling
The Australian Ceramics Association received 94 proposals for the exhibition which made the selection enormously difficult. Twenty nine (29) proposals were successful.
The artists selected are Mollie Bosworth, Amanda Bromfield, Kirsten Coelho, Greg Daly, John Dermer, Kate Dorrough, Lynda Draper, Merran Esson, Fiona Fell, Cathy Franzi, Simone Fraser, Neville French, Susan Frost, Shannon Garson, Steve Harrison, Fiona Hiscock, Janetta Kerr-Grant, Diamando Koutsellis, Kylie Rose McLean, Sarah Ormonde, Vicki Passlow, Dianne Peach, Julie Pennington, Robyn Phelan, Ben Richardson, Tania Rollond, Liz Stops, Prue Venables and Toni Warburton.
In selecting proposals, Susan Ostling said, “My aim was to look for work that showed either a high degree of resolution or a high degree of experimentation and inquiry in a particular direction. And while there was not a theme to the exhibition, I felt sure there would be affinities and correspondences in the range of work currently being made. This has indeed occurred with the following threads emerging from the selected proposals: the environment and nature as a source for ideas; the aesthetics of still life; rigorous material investigation; the figure as a source of delight and wonder; and aspects of function. I feel sure the exhibition will take the pulse and map the interesting ceramic practice and inquiry that is taking place as well as of course, stimulate enthusiastic discussion!”