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.
Opening Night of Insitu
Carleen Devine; Seagull; porcelain & stoneware; h.24cm w.30 cm
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
Christine MacKinnon; Camouflage Trap; Southern Ice Porcelain, lustre & emu feathers; d.10cm dia.44cm
Opening Night 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; De(con)struction #11; stoneware with oxides; h.66.5cm dia.53cm
Tann Kennedy; Harvest Series III; porcelain on beechwood; h.60cm w.60cm
Sam Perks; Snowflakes; porcelain & glass; h.60cm w.60cm
Robert Towns; Crater; handbuilt,mid-fire ceramic; h.23cm dia.40cm
Opening night of Insitu @ 1 O’Connell St, Sydney
Margaret Armstrong; Life’s Game; stoneware & wood; h.84cm w.40cm
Maggie Paradysz; Hyphae – Midnight; white raku, slips, oxide, dry glazes; h.65cm w.40cm d.40cm
Liz Cashmore; Treasured Relic-Tiered Tablet; ceramic, Butt base; h.60cm w.50cm d.15cm
John Curnoe; Where Here; slipcast stoneware construction; h.40cm w.40cm d.210cm
Johanna Hildebrandt; Imprints Of The Forest; ceramic, glazes; h.70cm dia.47cm
Jenny Wiggins; Ahuiliztli; wheelformed & altered ceramics; 200cm and Tlaloc; wheelformed & altered ceramics; 200cm
Opening Night @ Insitu
Elisa Bartels; The Spit; porcelain, oxide stained, aluminium; h.109.5cm w.148.5cm