National Exhibition

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Diamond Jubilee 60th National Exhibition 2021

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station
23 October – 20 November 2021

Ceramics NZ holds its 60th National Diamond Jubilee Exhibition in Dunedin from 23 October – 20 November 2021.

Since the first exhibition at the Otago Museum in 1957 subsequent annual Ceramics NZ National exhibitions have showcased New Zealand’s finest contemporary ceramics and pottery, moving to different venues throughout the country and creating a ceramic event in the respective hosting region. The New Zealand studio pottery show in 1957 inspired the creation of the magazine “New Zealand Potter “ and led to the formation of the “New Zealand Society of Potters”, now called Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Ceramics NZ). To mark this milestone, the National Exhibition returns to its place of origin.

 The 60th National Diamond Jubilee Exhibition will be shown at the Otago Art Society in the historic Dunedin Railway Station. A parallel exhibition will feature archival and retrospective materials documenting key figures in New Zealand’s pottery history and works from private collections. In addition to the Ceramics NZ 60th National Exhibition there will be a “ceramic walkabout” visiting participating galleries, a public talk by the judge and, over the course of two days, demonstrations and a master class at the Dunedin School of Art.

 Ceramics NZ national exhibitions are juried and open to everyone, with reduced entry fees for Ceramics NZ members. The event will be a welcome feast for the eyes and minds of ceramophiles – and the public alike!

See our events calendar for details.