Opening Night of Insitu @ 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney

Who are you?, I hear you saying as you read this post. Yes, gentle readers, it has been a while since my fingers tapped across the keyboard. Instead my fingers have been busy constructing my next floating mosaic titled “The Spit”.

Back in July Maggie Paradyzs, a talented ceramicist, asked if I’d be interested in participating in a group show at 1 O’Connell Street in September. “Do you think you can get a piece finished by September” she asked; “yes”, I replied with all the optimism of a fool.

I won’t bore you with the trials and tribulations of the last few months. Suffice it to say that ,as always, it was all worth it on opening night which was last Tuesday, 2nd September.

The exhibition is open until 30 September in the foyer of 1 O’Connell Street. It is accessible during business hours and afterwards you can stop for coffee and a meal at Bowery Lane. We had dinner there afterwards and the food shone. Fresh ingredients treated respectfully served by friendly and efficient staff.  A perfect ending to a wonderful show.

Thanks Maggie for being the brains behind Insitu and all your hard work over the last few month.

Finally, a big thank you to Liz Illingworth who is the Building Manager at 1 O’Connell Street. Her help in organising this exhibition and her enthusiasm for ceramics and the visual arts is very much appreciated by all the artists who participated in Insitu.

Insitu ceramic exhibition at 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Opening Night of Insitu

Insitu ceramic exhibition at 1 O'Connell St

Carleen Devine; Seagull; porcelain & stoneware; h.24cm w.30 cm

Insitu ceramic exhibition at 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Cathe Stack; Screen Sketch #3; porcelain, Kauri Pine, sterling silver fixtures, Sycamore backing board; h.50cm w.46cm d.2cm and Screen Sketch #4; ceramic; porcelain, Kauri Pine, sterling silver fixtures, Sycamore backing board; h.50cm w.46cm d.2cm

Insitu ceramic exhibition at 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Christine MacKinnon; Camouflage Trap; Southern Ice Porcelain, lustre & emu feathers; d.10cm dia.44cm

Opening Night Insitu @ 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Opening Night Insitu @ 1 O’Connell St, Sydney

 

Water Auer @ Insitu 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Walter Auer; Partners (Two Bears); ceramic; h.63cm w.49cm and lo Animale (TShirt & Scarf); ceramic; h.63cm w.55cm

Tony Schlosser @ Insitu

Tony Schlosser; De(con)struction #11; stoneware with oxides; h.66.5cm dia.53cm

Tann Kennedy @ Insitu

Tann Kennedy; Harvest Series III; porcelain on beechwood; h.60cm w.60cm

Sam Perks @ Insitu

Sam Perks; Snowflakes; porcelain & glass; h.60cm w.60cm

Robert Towns @ Insitu

Robert Towns; Crater; handbuilt,mid-fire ceramic; h.23cm dia.40cm

Opening night of Insitu @ 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Opening night of Insitu @ 1 O’Connell St, Sydney

Margaret Armstrong @ Insitu

Margaret Armstrong; Life’s Game; stoneware & wood; h.84cm w.40cm

Maggie Paradyzs at Insitu

Maggie Paradysz; Hyphae – Midnight; white raku, slips, oxide, dry glazes; h.65cm w.40cm d.40cm

Liz Cashmore at Insitu

Liz Cashmore; Treasured Relic-Tiered Tablet; ceramic, Butt base; h.60cm w.50cm d.15cm

John Curnoe at Insitu

John Curnoe; Where Here; slipcast stoneware construction; h.40cm w.40cm d.210cm

Johanna Hildebrandt at Insitu

Johanna Hildebrandt; Imprints Of The Forest; ceramic, glazes; h.70cm dia.47cm

Jenny Wiggins at Insitu

Jenny Wiggins; Ahuiliztli; wheelformed & altered ceramics; 200cm and Tlaloc; wheelformed & altered ceramics; 200cm

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Opening Night @ Insitu

Opening Night @ Insitu

Elisa Bartels at Insitu 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney

Elisa Bartels; The Spit; porcelain, oxide stained, aluminium; h.109.5cm w.148.5cm

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About Elisa Bartels

A ceramic artist/designer and sporadic botanical dyer chatting and photographing the trials, tribulations and celebrations of being an artist who doesn't want to starve.
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