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Creative Arts Forum | Dee Taylor-Graham


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts and Media

Start Date

17 May 2019 12:30 pm

End Date

17 May 2019 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

Gluwhein Excursion, New York State School of Ceramics. Alfred NY. 2018. salt fired porcelain. Photographer Caylin Janet.jpg

Pots are great – but they’re not art.

Dee Taylor-Graham comes to CAM fresh from her role as Artistic Director of The 15th Australian Ceramics Triennale. Staged in Tasmania for the first time in its 41-year history, the Triennale sought to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice through the lens of its themes, Holding Space Making Place.

In this forum, Dee will share her curatorial vision for the Triennale. She will reflect on the events that took place within PW1 (and around Hobart), consider the journey from National Ceramic Conference for Potters to Triennale and speculate on possible outcomes of the event, whilst discussing her views on ceramics as a medium for contemporary artists, makers, designers and material thinkers.

Dee is a teacher, writer, performer and maker. Her practice is informed by the ideals of relational aesthetics and is driven by an understanding of pots as agents for social exchange. Trained in schools and residencies around Australia and overseas including COFA, SCA, The Jam Factory, Sturt Craft Centre and The New York State School of Ceramics (Alfred), Dee came to Tasmania in 2013 with a vision to start a studio / school of her own.

Waldie’s School for the Ceramic Arts is a pottery / workshop / art school / residency space. Housed in what was once the Channel Folk Museum in Snug, it will nurture a community of ceramic artists from beginners to long-term practitioners; providing opportunities for learning new skills as well as ongoing dialogue and critique.

Image credit: Gluwhein Excursion, New York State School of Ceramics, Alfred NY, 2018, salt fired porcelain. Photographer: Caylin Janet. Twelve strangers followed a path through the woods and met in a clearing with a view across the valley. As the sun set, they gathered around a fire to share food, mulled wine and conversation.

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.