Sunday 24th October:
Open to public at no cost for these Sunday sessions. (times for these events will be available later in the year).
Neil Grant 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.
3 of the Dunedin School of Art post graduate students will discuss their Post Graduate projects in a series of studio floor talks.
Bronwyn Mohring Project discussion
This MFA project began with old photos of myself with a rocking horse and this led me to contemplate the relationships I have had with my equine friends throughout my life, from rocking horse to ageing paddock mate. My characters became vehicles for examining the nature of fear and its evolution from childhood intangibles to the anxiety of maturity, adulthood and age. All of these concepts are explored with clay and cast glass toy like creations.
Liz Rowe Project discussion
The Exchange is part of a practice-based Master of Fine Arts at the Dunedin School of Art. My project involves making the perfect bowl, attempting to repeat it ( potentially 9,999 times) and then investigating the dispersal of the bowls. Time, craft, labour and value are core concepts. To find out more visit exchange.arts.nz
Lissie Brown Project discussion
Lissie Browns work explores the intersection between ceramic and sculptural installation practice. Addressing feminist issues within Western culture her work centres around the exploration of what it means to be female within contemporary society, from both physical and psychological perspectives.
3D Clay printer demonstration – our new clay 3D printer will be operating and there will be demonstration of how it works.
Dunedin School of Art Ceramics Studio and school tours
Monday 25th October
Michael Tannock Masterclass
Advanced Throwing Demonstration and Workshop – bowls and glaze. This class will run for the full day and is a hands on workshop.
Participants will need to have at least a good understanding and experience of how to do basic throwing, this class is not for beginner throwers.
There will be a class up on the Dunedin School of Art ‘nightclass’ page in the coming weeks where any member of the public can register for this workshop – Labour Day Advanced Throwing Demonstration and Workshop.
There is a minimum of 7 participants for this class to run, and a maximum limit of 14 participants for this class.
The Workshop price is $160.
Michael Tannock Biography
It was 1994, while completing a degree in English Literature, that I went to a night class in Ceramics. I was instantly hooked – no going back. Fortunately, Otago is home to a ceramics degree course, so the next four years were spent at the Dunedin School of Art, South Island of New Zealand.
On graduating, I worked from my garden studio for several years, then took up the position of resident potter at Glenfalloch, a picturesque garden on the Otago Peninsula. In 2005, I spent some amazing months as a studio assistant in the ceramics department at Peters Valley, New Jersey, USA. Now, I work from my home studio in Dunedin. I also return to art school once a week – this time as a teacher.
Sara Scott: “Far from Home”
22nd October – 2nd November
Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St. Dunedin
ARTIST TALK 1PM FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER
Saturday 23 October, 9 am Ceramic Walkabout around Dunedin visiting Architecture Van Brandenburg, Brett McDowell Gallery, Milford Gallery, De Novo Gallery and Olga Gallery. Starting 9am sharp at John Wickliffe Plaza, Corner Princes and Rattray Streets. Look out for a blue umbrella with pottery motifs. No waiting for late arrivals.
Saturday 22 October, 9 am
Awards Night – 60th National Exhibition Programme
Diamond Jubilee 60th National Exhibition Awards night, Otago Art Society, Dunedin
Saturday 23 October, 9 am
Ceramics Walkabout – 60th National Exhibition Programme
Ceramic Walkabout around Dunedin visiting Architecture Van Brandenburg, Brett McDowell Gallery, Milford Gallery, De Novo Gallery and Olga Gallery. Starting 9am sharp at John Wickliffe Plaza, Corner Princes and Rattray Streets. Look out for a blue umbrella with pottery motifs. No waiting for late arrivals.
Saturday 23 October, 2 pm
Judges Talk – 60th National Exhibition Programme
Presentation by the judge Dr Emma Bugden at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon.
Saturday 23 October, 4 pm
Otago Potters Group Annual Exhibition Opening – 60th National Exhibition Programme
Annual Exhibition of the Otago Potters Group at the Dunedin Community Gallery
Saturday 23 October, 10-1 pm
Sarah Scott Exhibition – 60th National Exhibition Programme
Moray Gallery, Sara Scott Exhibition.
Sunday 24 October, 10 am – 4 pm
School of Art Events – 60th National Exhibition Programme
School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Riego Street (off Albany Street), Various events.
Monday 25 October, 9 am – 3 pm
Masterclass with Michael Tannock – 60th National Exhibition Programme
School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Master class with Michael Tannock (prior registration required directly with School of Art)