‘Share my Table’ To invite another into your home - your private sanctuary that bares all truths. To share stories around a table is the ultimate
‘Share my Table’
To invite another into your home – your private sanctuary that bares all truths. To share stories around a table is the ultimate gesture of trust, friendship and kindness. Ceramic Artists Honor Freeman, Shannon Garson, Tania Rollond, Fleur Schell and Avital Sheffer invite you to join them at their tables as they explore the use of ceramic objects to materialise significant stories that have transpired across the table in each of their homes.
The exhibition ‘Share my table’ brings together the distinctive works of five mid-career Ceramic Artists from across Australia. The works of each artist are woven together visually through the use of a humble trestle table. They all share an enduring commitment to their practise which is reflected in their constantly evolving production of ceramic artefacts. Another important commonality is a willingness to share with succeeding generations their unique tacit knowledge, acquired through years of instinctively following their curiosities.
Following the Authentically Mid Career panel discussion in PW1 on Thursday from 3 – 4.30pm there will be Artist Opening Talks at 5pm at the ‘Share my Table’ exhibition. Honor Freeman, Shannon Garson, Tania Rollond, Fleur Schell and Avital Sheffer invite you to join them at their tables as they briefly share with you the concepts behind each of their installations.
Opening: May 1, 6pm.
Artwork: ‘between going and staying’, 2017 by Tania Rollond
Materials: porcelain and midfire clay
Dimensions: h 34cm x w 30cm x d 20cm
Photographer: Tania Rollond
1 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 4 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Princes Wharf One
Castray Esplanade, Hobart
Speakers for this event
Notions of fecundity and containment intrinsic to the human form and the natural world animate the making of my ceramic vessels. The embodiment of utility, divinity and beauty in the vessel form is as ancient as the existence of human consciousness. Projected through mythology, language and lived experience, it is an endless source of inspiration, questioning and search. I am engaged in a deeply rewarding process of oscillating in history. Every layer of clay, glaze and print applied, concealing and revealing, moving back yet simultaneously forward in time. click here to go to Avital’s website Portrait: Uri Karem
In 1863 French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote ... “Genius, is no more than childhood recaptured at will.” My children are the inspiration in my work and provide insightful moments of genius as our family live out ordinary and mundane acts of regular life. More recently I have been building fantastical large-scale dioramas that explore the relationships between three-dimensional porcelain characters, found mixed media props and illustrated backdrops. I am so grateful for the infectious joy and unwavering belief in big magic that my children share with me. click here to go to Fleur’s website
Noticing and quietly commemorating the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday continues to be a preoccupation in my work. Working primarily in porcelain, I harness the mimetic qualities inherent in clay through the process of slip casting. The works playfully interact with ideas of liquid made solid. The porcelain casts echo the original objects; the liquid slip turns solid forming a skin, and becomes a precise memory of a past form. A ghost. click here to go to Honor’s website
Shannon Garson's work engages with endangered eco-systems, bio diversity and environmental issues through her chosen medium of thrown porcelain and drawing. Her thrown porcelain vessels decorated with intricate drawings exploring the relationship between domestic forms and the infinite variety of striations, spots, and marks found in nature. Over twenty years of studio practice has led her to develop innovative ways of using drawing within the material constraints of ceramics. Shannon exhibits nationally and internationally. click here to go to Shannon’s website
Tania Rollond makes ceramics and drawings. Working in-between representation and abstraction, she makes drawings on (and about) objects to test the limits of recognition and meaning. Tania holds a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at the University of NSW Art & Design and a Bachelor of Arts (Design) from Curtin University. She studied ceramics at the National Art School and has been a lecturer there since 2004, and has also taught ceramics at UNSW and Institutes of TAFE. She has been exhibiting regularly since 2001, and her work is held in the collections of the Bendigo Regional Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum, FLICAM Museum in Fuping, China, and many private collections in Australia and internationally. click here to go to Tania’s website Portrait: Brendan O’Donnell