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Composed Ambiguity


Exhibition Opening: 2 Sep 5.30pm - 7pm, Exhibition Opens: 5 Sep 1pm

Start Date

Sept 2, 2016 5:30 pm

End Date

Oct 14, 2016 5:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Composed Ambiguity | Kelly Austin

Composed Ambiguity

Exhibition artists: Kelly Austin, Artist-in-Residence, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Exhibition opening: 5.30 - 7pm Friday 2 September 2016
Exhibition dates: 5 Sept - 14 October 2016
Exhibition opening remarks: Dr Malcom Bywaters

My work combines opposing forms; the vessel and non-vessel, the familiar and non-familiar, and the practical and abstract to extend the perception of the wheel thrown ceramic object. This combination of form occurs in still life painting and my practice investigates what happens when it is brought into three dimensionality. In gained  inspiration for new forms from historical objects held within the Queen Victoria Museum; bicycle wheels, glass headlights and brass horse equipment.

Kelly Austin is an emerging ceramic artist, born in Vancouver, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of General Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2011 and 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 The City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania and the Clunes Award, Victoria. She was the recipient of a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award in 2015.

Image credit: paused composition no.8, wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain, glaze, 120 x 30 x 33cm, 2016

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Tasmanian College of the Arts
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania

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