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Ceramicists of the Region

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

160 Bourke Street, Goulburn NSW 2580

26 June – 27 August 2015

Elizabeth Charles, Janna Ferris, Rachael  Roxburgh and Mark Sadler

A foyer exhibition of ceramic artist living in the region including Elizabeth Charles, Janna Ferris, Rachael  Roxburgh and Mark Sadler


Also showing:

The Daylight Moon: Rosalie Gascoigne

How can I show you the land I walk?

You, who stands on pavements,

Have never seen the wide places I know.

Between Goulburn and Canberra lies the spectacular landscape of Lake George where the colour of the land shifts and flickers under a big dramatic sky. Full of drama and air this landscape was of particular visual and symbolic interest to Canberra based artist Rosalie Gascoigne.

 Lake George looms large in the artist’s inner imaginings and her formal sensibility was partly honed through driving through the landscape on the search for materials - ‘Driving in the country was drawing for her…’.

 Lake George was a place she often came back to as subject and it appears with regularity throughout her oeuvre from the early Feathered Fence and Pale Landscape through to later panel works where the imagery and components are stripped down to geometric, worn fields of tonal grays, whites and silver as if lit by the ‘daylight moon’, mentioned by poet David Campbell and like the landscape too, her work has a spare intense sincerity.

 The Daylight Moon will focus exclusively on the body of work made in response to Lake George and surrounds, highlighting the artist’s close links to this space; its agricultural history and the elements of deep time, weather and geography that shape both the land and the artist’s sensibility.   

Glenn Barkley, Curator


NAIDOC Curated By Shari Lett

Shari Lett, a mentee in the innovative and ambitious Aboriginal Emerging Leadership Program (AELP) has been working with the gallery for two years.

In this NAIDOC exhibition Shari will curate an exhibition showcasing exciting contemporary Aboriginal artworks.


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Australian National University Canberra Potters' Society Strathnairn Arts Association The Australian Ceramics Association