TACTT 2019 Team
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- Vicki Grima – Director
- Serena Rosevear – Director
- Nanna Bayer
- Andrea Barker
- Dee Taylor-Graham
- James Edwards
Vicki Grima – Director
In my position with The Australian Ceramics Association I work with a diverse, dynamic membership of over 1200 studio potters and ceramicists.
To balance this intense office work, I squeeze in small amounts of time in my home studio, finding a quiet place to play with clay and make small, personal pinched forms.
For me, the Triennale in Tasmania offers the chance for the ceramics community to gather together face-to-face, and celebrate this amazing material in every way we possibly can.
Serena Rosevear – Director
I’ve been playing with clay since 2009 when I made my first tentative steps into university education. Conceptually I’m interested in small stories at the periphery of bigger histories. Most of my work is site responsive, often very low fired or unfired, sometimes employing water or time as partners in disintegration. Having lived my whole life in Tasmania my work is intimately connected to my home state’s past, present and future. As a member of this Triennale committee I hope to provide professional practice experience to ceramic artists while helping clay enthusiasts engage with ceramics as a contemporary artistic medium.
As a former Melbournian now residing in Hobart it was important to me to make a contribution to this place by being involved in the organising committee of The Australian Ceramics Triennale.
As a Ceramic Artist I work primarily in Porcelain making both functional ware and ‘Object’ works of Art, exploring human concerns of truth & humility and notions of stillness, silence and simplicity.
Hi, I’m Dee -maker, writer, teacher, performer, rabble rouser and erstwhile gardener.
I joined the triennale team via a love of the ceramic arts, a quest for rigorous content representing a diversity of practice and the desire to hear new voices in our field.
I am curious about the role of a material-specific conference in this post-material post-post-modern (?) age but I also know that my favourite people are clay people. I am truly looking forward to being amongst you all again in 2019.
Hi! I’m an emerging ceramic artist newly based in Hobart. My work flirts around the boundaries of performance, installation and ephemeralism. Using a variety of clay bodies with slip-casting as the predominant creation method, the ceramic components produced act as props within the larger environments created.
I’m interested in the role of ceramics as a tool for activating/engaging or distancing/denying the audience access to a work. The audience as such becomes implicit in the work’s completion – polar responses of either engagement or refusal to engage are equal validations of a work’s potentiality.
Being a part of the conference team is a great chance to give something back to the ceramics community that has so generously assisted my peer-to-peer and institutional learning to date.
Image credit: Alex Hullah
Alby is an independent creative project manager who has been engaged by the Triennale team to deliver a few aspects of the 2019 Triennale – the Makers Fair, Pot Shop, Trade Stalls and Workshops; as well as providing Artist Support for all our visiting Artists.
Alby has worked across Australia on a wide range of visual arts, craft and design projects; including public art, exhibitions, festivals and creative events. Alby delivers award-winning projects that provide an ongoing dialogue between creative activation and community cultural growth.
Alby is, of course, also a potter.