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Roaming Surfaces

Summary

This retrospective will exhibit paintings alongside ceramic works that Professor McGrath produced in the fading months of his life.

Start Date

15th Apr 2019 9:00am

End Date

10th May 2019 5:00pm

Venue

Academy Gallery, Inveresk


Image credit: Vincent McGrath (detail). Photography: Sonya Brough

Exhibition guest opening speaker: Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania

Exhibition opening: 6pm - 7.30pm Monday 29 April

Exhibition dates: 15 April - 10 May
Exhibition curator: Sonja Brough

The Ceramics Studio at the University of Tasmania, School of Creative Arts and Media was driven with passion and a love of imaginative expression by the late Emeritus Professor Vincent McGrath. Sadly, Vincent passed away from brain cancer in July 2012. He was instrumental in laying the foundations for the practice of ceramics to hold itself in a prominent position at the University of Tasmania.

His poetic understandings of a lived Landscape migrated from his journal drawings to the surface of his ceramic objects. The back and forth relationship between the surface and form is the tangent space that enabled Vincent to break through potential limits of ceramics as a medium.

This retrospective will exhibit paintings alongside ceramic works that Professor McGrath produced in the fading months of his life.

Presented by the Academy Gallery in partnership with the Australian Ceramics Triennale, Hobart and the School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania.

Image credit: Vincent McGrath (detail). Photography: Sonya Brough

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania, Hobart 1-4 May 2019, Holding Space Making Place logo


The Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners, the palawa people and custodians of the land upon which this campus was built.


Academy Gallery
*Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania

Free Admission

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