While working across many mediums, Graham Hay is internationally recognised for his large delicate ceramics and as a leader in the paper clay revolution. In 2019 he was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics.
His art practice informs three decades of critical ethnographic research into the arts. More recently he undertook postgraduate social network analysis of professional, serious leisure and amateur artists. Participating in 160 exhibitions in a dozen countries, including biennales in Australia, Holland, Argentina, Romania, Italy, Graham also exhibited a half tonne porcelain work during the 2017 Venice Biennale. A recipient of 20 grants and awards, his artwork is in public collections in eight countries.
Originally from New Zealand, he was introduced to paper clay by Ceramic Chemist Mike Kusnik OAM (Czech/Aust) in 1992 at Edith Cowan University, Perth. Graham has since given 360 artist talks, demonstrations, and workshops in a dozen countries, including at national conferences in eight, and co-leading the first international symposiums in Hungary, the US and Norway. 33 articles written by him have been published in seven countries’ ceramic journals.
Graham’s website https://grahamhay.com.au is packed with paper clay information. He is grounded by studio teaching at Robertson Park Artists Studio, Perth.
Venue: Central Craft Studio
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