The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania (Hobart, 1-4 May 2019)

may, 2019

01may1:00 pm4:30 pmkunanyi StageContemporary Meets HistoryCastray Esplanade, Hobart


    • Day 1
    • 05/01/2019
    • 1.00 pm Early Afternoon Session1.00 pm - 2.30 pmAndrea Vinkovic - Changing Spaces: Large scale ceramic sculpture, inspired by the infinitely small Grace Nickel - Fabric-formed Model making Trudy Golley - Embracing Risk: Bi-directional Fabrication for Ceramic Artists

    • 3.00 pm Second Afternoon Session3.00 pm - 4.30 pmPeter Hughes - Early Tasmanian Studio Potter, Violet Mace (1883-1968) Kirsty Volz - Women and work in the interwar period: Nell McCredie’s studio 1932-1944 Kevin Murray - Know your monster: The 21st century Dragon Greg Daly - Lustre: In time, Which Place!


(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Princes Wharf One

Castray Esplanade, Hobart

Speakers for this event

  • Andrea Vinkovic

    Andrea Vinkovic

    Andrea Vinkovic is a ceramic artist inspired by fragility, organic beauty and delicate balance of natural environment, and intrigued by parallels with cultural environment. Her work is inspired by microscopic images of pollens, planktons, molecules and natural structures. Vinkovic completed an Advanced Diploma of Art and Design in ceramics at Central Institute of Technology in 2002. She was ceramic technician and casual lecturer at Central Institute of Technology for over 5 years, and ceramic lecturer at Midland campus of Polytechnic West for two years. She has exhibited her work in Perth and across Australia since 2001, including participation in invitational exhibition and workshops in Gangjin, S. Korea, national ceramic conferences in Bendigo, Brisbane & Sydney, UWA and Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and Bondi. Her ceramic work ranges from very delicate and intimate works, to large outdoor sculptures. click here to go to Andrea’s website

  • Grace Nickel

    Grace Nickel

    Grace Nickel is a ceramic artist living in Winnipeg, Canada, who creates large-scale installations. In recent years she has been collaborating with experts in various faculties at the University of Manitoba where she teaches full-time. For instance, she worked in residence at the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology where she learned to apply its ground-breaking architectural research in fabric-formed mould-making to her own sculptural forms. This resulted in the installation Arbor Vitae, which was exhibited throughout Canada and in the NCECA Annual Exhibition 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Other highlights of her career include winning awards in the Mino International Ceramics Competition in Japan and the Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards. Grace has attended numerous residency programs including Medalta in Medicine Hat, Canada, the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, and she worked at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, as an invited Adjunct Research Fellow. Grace Nickel’s work is broadly collected, with the largest representation in the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, where she completed her graduate studies at NSCAD University. She is currently creating a new body of work for an upcoming solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Burlington in Ontario. In the new work, themes of loss and regeneration are being explored by using a combination of analogue and digital technologies, including hand-building, casting, and 3D printing. Grace Nickel is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. click here to go to Grace’s website

  • Greg Daly

    Greg Daly

    A maker for 50 years. Member if the International Ceramic Academy since1986 100 solo exhibitions. Over 250 group exhibitions throughout Australia & 23 countries. Represented in over 80 National & International Art Galleries & Museums including National Gallery of Australia, all State collections, Victoria & Albert Museum (London). He has received 37 National & International awards. Author of Glazes & Glazing Techniques, Lustre and Developing Glazes. @gregdalyceramics click here to go to Greg’s website Portrait: John Daly

  • Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray

    Dr Kevin Murray is an independent writer and curator, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Major current roles are managing editor for Garland Magazine and the Online Encyclopedia of Crafts in the Asia Pacific Region. In 2000-2007 he was Director of Craft Victoria where he developed the Scarf Festival and the South Project, a four-year program of exchange involving Melbourne, Wellington, Santiago and Johannesburg.  He has curated many exhibitions, including 'Signs of Change: Jewellery Designed for a Better World';  'The World of Small Things'; 'Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions'; 'Water Medicine: Precious Works for an Arid Continent'; 'Guild Unlimited: Ten Jewellers Make Insignia for Potential Guilds'; 'Seven Sisters: Fibre Works from the West';  'Common Goods: Cultures Meet through Craft' for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and Joyaviva: Live Jewellery Across the Pacific that toured Latin America.  His books include Judgement of Paris: Recent French Thought in an Australian Context (Allen & Unwin, 1991), Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and with Damian Skinner, Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand (Bateman, 2014). He is currently a Senionr Vice-President of the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, coordinator of Southern Perspectives and Sangam: A Platform for Craft-Design Parnerships. He teaches at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University and University of New South Wales. click here to go to Kevin’s website

  • Kirsty Volz

    Kirsty Volz

    Kirsty Volz trained in both architecture and interior design. Kirsty is the director of the design practice Toussaint and Volz. She is also a PhD candidate within the Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH) group at the University of Queensland. Her thesis discusses the built works of Queensland’s early women architects, focusing on the work of interwar architect and ceramist, Nell McCredie. Kirsty’s research on interior design and decoration has been published in the IDEA Journal, TEXT Journal, Lilith: a feminist history, and the International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design. Portrait: Renee Brazel

  • Peter Hughes

    Peter Hughes

    Peter Hughes was appointed as the first full-time curator of decorative arts at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 1999. He graduated with a Master’s Degree (Research) in Art Theory from the Australian National University in 1995 with a thesis exploring the links between the English nineteenth century art critic, John Ruskin’s writing about architecture, ornament and design and ecological theory. Ornamentation remains one of Peter’s research interests along with Tasmanian colonial decorative arts, Australian decorative arts and identity, design and ecological theory, and contemporary ‘thing’ theory. Peter’s current projects include a history of Tasmanian colonial-period furniture 1804 – 1860 to be published as a book by the museum, the life and work of the Tasmanian mid-20th century potter, Violet Mace and proposed new exhibitions for the TMAG art and design galleries. Peter has curated numerous exhibitions at TMAG, including the 2012 Redevelopment Art and Design exhibitions in the Hunter Galleries and Our Changing Land; Making Tasmania in the Bond Store One Gallery. In 2015 he curated Things I Once Knew: the Art of Patrick Hall, the artist’s first retrospective and, most recently, Prospero’s Library as part of the Tempest exhibition in 2016. click here to go to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery website

  • Trudy Golley

    Trudy Golley

    Trudy Golley received her education in ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary (BFA 1988) in Canada, and the University of Tasmania (MFA 1991) in Hobart. She has been invited to participate in artist residencies, lecture and give workshops in Canada, the USA, Australia, Europe, and China. Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2002, she is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections in Canada, China, Denmark, and Australia. Since 2000, Trudy has taught Ceramics in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada. Recent works exhibit an interest in transforming found organic or digital forms into elements that become part of larger ceramic compositions that aim to capture, obstruct, transmit and redirect light in order to exploit its many qualities. Reflective surfaces explore ephemeral qualities through the creation of a drawing in light and shadow which extends beyond the confines of the ceramic object. Often, they are juxtaposed with heavy stoneware elements that contrast the delicacy of the cool porcelain and reflected gold or titanium PVD coatings. click here to go to Trudy’s website