TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Kelly Austin | The Influence of Context on the Handmade Ceramic Vessel

Summary

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

11th Aug 2016 12:30pm

End Date

11th Aug 2016 1:30pm

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Kelly Austin - The Influence of Context on the Handmade Ceramic Vessel

The Influence of Context on the Handmade Ceramic Vessel

This Arts Forum will discuss my My MPhil research that investigated the influence of context on the interpretation and artistic potential of the hand made ceramic vessel. My process involved making a variety of objects and reflecting upon them within two specific environments; the restaurant and the art gallery. While working in collaboration with two restaurants in Canberra, I explored the relationship between the Slow Movement and contemporary hand made ceramics. Making work for the art gallery, I challenged the concepts of function and traditional use by abstracting familiar tableware forms and surfaces.

Kelly Austin is an emerging ceramic artist, born in Vancouver, Canada. She completed a Bachelor of General Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2011 and will complete her Master of Philosophy in Ceramics from the Australia National University, Canberra in 2016.

Her work has been exhibited in curated exhibitions across Australia, Canada and the United States of America. In 2015, her work was selected for two prominent award exhibitions, The City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania and the Clunes Award, Victoria. Kelly was selected for a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award and an emerging artist award from the Capital Artist Patrons’ Organisation in 2015. She has assisted teaching at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, U.S.A. and was a resident at Medalta’s International Artist Residency in Medicine Hat, Canada.

Upcoming Arts Forums
18 August | Julia Drouhin, Artist-in-Residence, Kings Bridge Cottage, Launceston
25 August | Junction Arts Festival

Image credit: Art Atelier Photography


TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA