The Clay Stories touring exhibition has been developed; to allow an expanded audience across Australia the opportunity to view the artwork of the twenty-two talented ceramic artists included in the show; to enable the artists to further develop their skills and art practise through the creation of the artwork for the exhibition; to establish and strengthen the relationships between the artists and the art centres for future projects.
An important part of the exhibition as it travels to each venue is its related public program. There will be a combination of floor talks, workshops, residencies and demonstrations at each location.
Clay Bosses is a brilliant title (thanks to Hannah Kothe, manager at Ernabella Arts) for a men's workshop/residency at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio in Adelaide in conjunction with the launch of Clay Stories and Tarnanthi. This two week residency brought together artists from across remote Australia to interact and possibly influence one another in some way in regards to how they approach their artworks. Some strong friendships were built and some incredible works were created.
The artists involved were Nephi Denham (Girringun), Lawrence Inkamala (Hermmansburg), Jimmy Thaiday (Erub) and Derek Thompson (Ernabella).
Thanks to Damon Moon from the JamFactory Ceramics Studio for all your help and support. The men had a wonderful time.
An exhibition will be held at Sabbia Gallery in Sydney April 2018 presenting a selection of the works created during the residency.