Otago/Southland Regional Report, May 2021

Planning continues for the 60th National Exhibition. Our team behind the retrospective exhibition are looking to conduct short interviews of key figures in Ceramics NZ/New Zealand Society of Potters history. If you are a life member or have been involved in significant events or roles within the organisation, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to contribute to this project please see our website and click contact us.

We are so grateful for the support of our award sponsors Imerys, Pack and Send, Nelson Pottery Supplies, Driving Creek Potteries with more to be announced soon. Driving Creek Potteries have generously supported the 60th National Exhibition with a residency prize. The recipient receives free accommodation and studio space at Driving Creek (Coromandel) for up to one month with clay, bisque and wood firing included to the value of $1000. The judge will be announced at the end of June.

A talk by the exhibition judge will be held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on the afternoon of Saturday 23 October. Following the talk, head over to the opening of the Annual Exhibition of the Otago Potters Group, at the Dunedin Community Gallery which is just around the corner.

Registrations are now open, entries close on 20 August 2021.

Special thanks to Creative New Zealand and Lotto Grants for supporting this event.

A number of local galleries and institutions will be joining the labour weekend celebrations with ceramic exhibitions and workshops including
Moray Gallery on Friday 21 October

Sunday 24 October
Neil Grant retrospective exhibition in the Dunedin School of Art – floor talk / questions.
Pop Up exhibition of current students work, O block exhibition space.
Showcase of some of the Dunedin School of Art Ceramic Collection.
Three of the Dunedin School of Art postgraduate students will discuss their Post Graduate projects in a series of studio floor talks.

Monday 25 October
Michael Tannock Masterclass
See our events page for more details

Otago Art Society
Closes 12 June 2021.
Featuring 11 ceramic works made by ceramic artists from around New Zealand.