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Clay Dynasty

Art Powerhouse Museum , Ultimo Until Sunday January 29 2023
Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum
Photograph: SuppliedImage: 'Wentworth Falls 4', Peter Cooley 2004
Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum
Photograph: SuppliedImage: 'A Lament for the Wildfires', Juz Kitson 2021
Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum
Photograph: Zan WimberleyImage: 'China, China' (installation view), Ah Xian
Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum
Photograph: Zan WimberleyImage: 'Still Life with Yellow Bowls' (installation view), Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 2002

Time Out says

Marvel at over 400 objects from Australia's ceramic history and contemporary future

Functional and beautiful clay objects have been at the epicentre of history ever since the first owner of an opposable thumb worked out how to whack water and dirt together. Australia's history with the form has evolved through utilitarian and aesthetic waves too. Clay Dynasty is a huge exhibition that sets to chart ceramic practice in our country while peering into the exciting future of contemporary ceramic artists.

Head to the Powerhouse Museum to see over 400 clay pieces from the museum's collection alongside 70 new works from Australian artists. Clay Dynasty will take a trip through some of the earliest examples of pottery from First Nations makers through to the groovy modernist experiments from proto-feminist Australians and beyond.

The exhibition will show pieces from 160 artists and makers from the last fifty years of ceramic studio practice. See famous works from the likes of Margaret Dodd, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Joan Ground and pieces from Darwin's Bagot Pottery brought to light and air after years of storage in the Powerhouse collection. And marvel at the lines of innovation and style that have made an impact on contemporary practitioners like Lynda Draper, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Carlene Thompson and more. 

Powerhouse Museum will also be hosting a symposium and has developed a range of exhibition–inspired masterclasses in collaboration with local ceramic studios, including studios and Hermannsburg Potters, with more masterclasses to come. Keep your peepers on the exhibition website for more information. Clay Dynasty runs until 29 January 2023.

By: Time Out in association with Powerhouse Museum



Venue name: Powerhouse Museum
Address: 500 Harris St
Price: Free with entry

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