It was a full house on Sunday 13 May at the Strathnairn Arts Ceramics Studio. We spent the day listening to Jimmy Kenny Thaiday from Erub Arts talk about his ceramics, practice, imagery, stories and island home. We also had Pepai Jangala Carroll and Derek Jungarrayi Thompson from Ernabella Arts join us for the afternoon.
All three artists demonstrated their techniques with clay for the group. Everyone was happily involved in their own creations inspired by the artists. Looking forward to seeing the final results after the firing.
It was a very cold Canberra day for the launch of Clay Stories at Strathnairn Arts Association Woolshed Gallery on Saturday 12 May, so we were thrilled to have so many guests join us for this great afternoon.
An enormous thank you to Kelli Cole, Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, who was our special guest on the day and who officially launched the exhibition.
A huge thank you to Peter, Heidi and Leah from Strathnairn who made everyone feel so welcome. The fires, food and wine made for a cosy afternoon.
The exhibition continues on at The Woolshed Gallery until Sunday 1 July so make the wonderful drive to the gallery in Holt in outer Canberra if you can.