Greetings from Hobart, Tasmania - host city for the 15th Australian Ceramics Triennale - May 2019.

The Triennale is Australia's premier national conference, bringing ceramic artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice. 

For the first four days of May 2019, Hobart's waterfront arts precinct will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place. A host of extra-curricular activities including film screenings, philosophy cafe, performative acts, fire sculptures and food events will draw upon and mingle with Tasmania's vibrant art and food culture.  

Satellite events around the state both before and after the conference including workshops, master classes, kiln firings, studio visits and exhibitions will allow for ongoing dialogues and the expansion of skills and ideas whilst providing opportunity for further exploration of Tasmania's stunning natural environment. 



Funding for this Triennale has been made possible through the Australian Ceramics Triennale Seeding Fund. This fund was initiated by the Australian Ceramics Triennale 2009 (NSW).

The Australian Ceramics Triennale, Tasmania committee would like to thank the following sponsors:

The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) fosters a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia. TACA publish The Journal of Australian Ceramics, organise nationwide open studio events, support ceramic artists in their studio practice and advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training. The Association works to spread the excitement and passion of ceramics throughout Australia so that everyone has the opportunity to recognise, experience and value ceramics in their daily lives.

We thank Events Tasmania for subsidising the hire cost of our amazing venue, Princess Wharf One.



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.




This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts