Auckland report — May 2023

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Title: Mid Winter Market Day

Exhibitor: Various Artist

Where: Auckland Studio Potter, 96 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

When: Sunday 30 July (Rain Date to be confirmed)


Title: Soup Bowl Project

Exhibitor: All bowls will be anonymous and will sell for the same price of $30. All proceeds will go to cyclone relief with a focus on some of the arts and ceramics Centre’s damaged or lost in the floods, particularly in the Hawkes Bay region.

Where: Auckland Studio Potter, 96 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

When: Sunday 30 July (Rain Date to be confirmed)


Title: Nourish

Exhibitor: Various Artist

Where: Allpress Studio, 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay

When: 26 June – 13 July, Opening event Monday 26th June, 6pm-8pm


Title: Navel Gazing

Exhibitor: Aidan Raill

Where: Makers Gallery, 143 Marua Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1051

When: 13 May – 3 June, Opening event 13 May 3pm-5pm


Title: When The Smoke Clears

Exhibitor: The Manurewa Potters Club

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102

When: 13 May – 1 July



Exhibitor: Various Artist

Where: Black Door Gallery, 251 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052

When: 10 May – 10 June


Title: Diatomaceous Earth and the Soft Machine

Exhibitor: Richard Penn

Where: Public Record, 76 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

When: 11 – 28 May


Title: Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs

Exhibitor: Ancient Egyptians

Where: Auckland Museum

When: 15 June – 12 Nov


Title: Mirror Mirror

Exhibitor: Cobi TFJ Bosch

Where: Move Space, 473 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024

When: 3 – 31 May

Round colourful ceramic vase with heart shaped decoration & flowers, made by Cobi TFJ Bosch for the Mirror Mirror exhibition.
‘If only he loves me’ by Cobi TFJ Bosch, part of the Mirror Mirror exhibition at Move Space gallery until 31 May.


Title: World Clay Collab

Exhibitor: Various Artist

Where: Half Pint Gallery, 245 Hunua Road, Hunua 2583

When: 18 June – 9 July, Opening event Sunday 18 June, 2pm-5pm

Title: Life Underwater
Exhibitor: Rebecca Steedman
Where: Auckland Studio Potter, 96 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
When: 15 – 28 May

Title: Meonji Soojibga | Dust Collector
Exhibitor: Suji Park
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
When: 2 Jul 2022 – 1 Jun 2023

Title: Dal
Exhibitor: Jino Jeong
Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
When: 14 April – 27 May

Tracy Keith – Matariki Exhibition.  1st – 16th July 2023


Tracy Keith



Aotearoa New Zealand


Tracy Keith’s vessels are a sculptural continuum of the non-place we tread, stripping back it’s rawness through growth and divisions of human settlements inhabited in crevices and folds of a dark universe of the human construct. The attachments are like shards of glass splintering the flesh of the land protruding and piercing the surfaces creating divisions that disrupted the natural order of the container, they are non-utilitarian in a sense they have become unusable and contain the memory of a vessel. They are growths within the land to compensate misuse of the whenua, which is becoming unusable and unrecognisable, objects that intentionally avoid the instantly recognisable and instead create abstracted forms that evoke memoires of the whenua (land) and that reflect something ancient and timeless. The Raku process has become the conduit between the past and the present, the representation of old industry interlaced with new industry, ancient rituals transcending to indorse the new rituals, Raku vessels that reflect tea bowls of Asia where they hold huge significance in ceremonial practices, vessels that hold life to give life, the whenua is but a vessel that holds life and gives life. They are vessels of our natural environment stripped-back, roughly cast and embossed forms, which help to transition between the modern and the past. The presence of the past in a present the replaces it but lays claim to it; it is in this conclusion that we see the essence of a non-place manifesting an idealistic memory of a place, that remembering of what was before a diaspora life set into cultural life.


Title: The healing waters of Papatūānuku

Medium: Wood Fired Ceramic

Dimensions: H 116mm x W 128mm x D 95mm

Price: $1400