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Title Ceramicus 2019 - Wellington Potters Annual Exhibition
Category Exhibition
Dates Saturday November 2, 2019 - Sunday November 17, 2019
Location Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Description Celebrating Colour, Clay and Creativity

This year the Wellington Potters’ Association celebrates its 61st annual exhibition, Ceramicus 2019; a showcase of new pottery works by members hailing from the city of Wellington up to the Horowhenua/Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa. For the fourth time the exhibition takes place in conjunction with Splash, the national exhibition of Watercolour New Zealand, at the Academy Galleries on Queens Wharf in Wellington.

It is a unique chance to witness a feast of colour, clay and creativity; from 2 to 17 November (daily from 10am to 5pm, free entry), Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have the opportunity to view and purchase the finest pieces of ceramic art in the region and learn more about its rich artisan scene. They can vote for their favourite piece to win the People’s Choice Award, while also enjoying the painting-filled walls. A range of prestigious awards in clay will be announced on opening night, including the Premier Acquisition Award from Wellington Museum, where the winning piece becomes part of the permanent collection at Wellington Museum. The winning works will be on display throughout the exhibition, recognising excellence across a variety of techniques and expertise.

Wellington Potters’ Association has an auspicious membership, past and present, where many leading New Zealand potters and ceramicists have developed and refined their craft. This year’s guest artist and selector for Ceramicus is Jane McCulla, of Diamond Harbour in Canterbury. Jane will showcase her pieces alongside new works by members of the association engaging the local community with the varied craft of ceramics. Jane’s fascination with clay, and its ecological and archaeological connotations, is evident in the power of her sculptural work.

In her own words:
“I feel overwhelmed by the beauty, scale and the miraculous intricacies of Nature. The cycles, rhythms and routines of life lead me to manipulate clay, earth’s primary material, with celebratory essence to relate a personal dialogue with my environment”.

Wellington Potters Association is very grateful to all its partners and supporters of this 61st anniversary edition of Ceramicus. A big thank you to Wellington City Council and the Lion Foundation; and of course all other award sponsors and supporters who aid in making this exhibition a special event in the Wellington arts calendar indeed. Not to be missed.
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Contact Karin Amdal for more information: karussell@xtra.co.nz