Pop Up - Avi Amesbury Artist in Residence - 13 - 20 June 2023
Avi Amesbury was our Artist in Residence during May and June, during her time with us she held a working with porcelain Masterclass and a sold out Pop Up exhibition.
In my ceramic practice I forage for, and collect materials – such as clay, volcanic rock ash, seaweeds, sea sponges, and wood ash – and use these materials as an expressive language to generate stories and narratives in the work. This experimentation with found materials, and the translucency of porcelain, allows me to explore ideas of connection to place. I often combine a variety of ceramic techniques- slab-building, stamping, coiling, slip-casting, and the use the earth’s natural materials to give the work a unique style.
During my time in Mparntwe I’ll continue to explore the notion of self reconciliation investigating connection to ‘place’ through the Australian landscape. An aim of the project is to bring together the two lines of inquiry and perspectives – family history and connection to ‘place’ – to gain greater knowledge and a deeper understanding of cultural histories and differences.