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MAIN and FOYER GALLERIES

Meander

Peter Osborn

Unfortunately we have had to close our Main Gallery for health and safety reasons as a COVID19 precaution. You can view all the works in Peter's exhibition below. 

Introduction

70% of the world’s population live in an urban environment. Each day everywhere people rush from one place to another and back again in robotic motion staring at their phones and listening to manufactured music, switched off from the world around them. To meander is to take time to connect with nature and experience the time passing, the harshness and beauty of the physical and the spiritual world. It is to appreciate that each moment is a destination that arrives and passes. This exhibition is about this connection we make when we wander and are present in the moment, happily mindful of place. It is finding small detail, colour, form and atmosphere that allows our minds to open and unravel.

Peter has collected soils from the inland and wood ash to mix with pigments and clay to create a series of works, both ceramic and painting. The works seek to reflect the ephemeral passing of time, the roughness created by the elements contrasted with the stillness and peace inherent in the natural world.

Several journeys have contributed to this work. The first journey was from Warwick to Broken Hill following the Darling River from Bourke to Wilcannia and visiting the Gundabooka National Park. The red soil of Gundabooka features in the ceramic works and paintings. Here Peter made drawings, collected samples of soil and viewed the vibrant indigenous rock art. The second journey was to Japan where he visited the Ceramic Museum at Mashiko and viewed a current exhibition of ceramic art. The simple beauty of the forms enhanced by the ancient traditions of Japan made a deep impression. This experience provided impetus to find his own expression of nature through Australian ceramics. This exhibition is an increment of that exploration and creativity.

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Image
Title and Medium
Size
Price
Across the REd Country
Across the Red Country
Clay slip, wood ash, pastel and water colour
on watercolour paper with paper collage 
 Framed 885mm W x 680mm H
$450
 Burnt
Burnt
Chocolate brown stoneware clay
 200mm W x 180mm H x 150mm W
$120
 Departure
Departure
Gouache, wood ash on stretched linen
 760mm W x 610mm H
$360
 Decent
Descent
Chocolate brown stoneware
 490mm W x 285mm H x 90mm D
$180
5 stages of grieving
Five Stages of Grief
Clay slip, red earth, wood ash,
pastel on stretched linen
 5 canvases, each 610mm W x 760mm H
$1850
 Flow
Flow
Red raku, white raku and chocolate
brown clay mid fired
 3 pieces, each 80-100mm W x 60mm H
x 280-320mm D
$120
fold
Fold
Mid fired red raku, chocolate brown,
white raku clays on board
 524mm W x 355mm H
$360
 Gundabooka 1
Gundabooka 1
Mid fired red raku clay with
red soil engobe
 
NFS
Gundabooka 2
Gundabooka 2 
Mid fired red raku clay
with red soil engobe
 
NFS 
Gundabooka 3
Gundabooka 3
Mid fired red raku clay
with red soil engobe
 
NFS 
 Ledge
Ledge
Chocolate brown stoneware with slip
 270mm W x 160mm H x 100mm D
$120
 Meander
Meander
Clay slips, ash and gouache
on stretched linen
 3 canvases, each 610mm W x 760mm H
$960
 nest
Nest
Mid fired grey speckled clay with glaze
 250mm W x 190mm H x 200mm D
$120
 Passage
Passage
Clay slip, wood ash, pastel and watercolour
on watercolour paper with paper collage
 Framed size 880mm W x 660mm H
$450
 Recline
Recline
Mid fired red raku and chaoclate brown clay.
 300mm W x 200mm H x 50mm D
$120
 Sandy Raku
Sandy Raku
Sandy buff raku clay stoneware
 
NFS
 Straight ahead
Straight Ahead
Gouache, wood ash, clay from location
on stretched linen
 610mm W x 760mm H
$360
 Terrain
Terrain
Mid fired red raku clay with red soil
engobe and Klienton clay slip
 180mm W x 145mm H x 70mm D
$180
 The darling 300dpi CMYK SMALLER
The Darling
Gouache, wood ash, clay from location
on stretched linen
 610mm W x 760mm H
$360
 Traverse
Traverse
Clay slip, wood ash, pastel and watercolour
on watercour paper with paper collage
 Framed size 885mm W x 680mm H
$450
 Uncoil
Uncoil
Mid fired red raku and
chocolate brown clay
 400mm W x 220mm H x 40mm D
$120

 

ORANGE WALL GALLERY

Coastal Dreaming by the Warwick Potters Association

(5 March to 24 April 2020) Unfortunately we have had to close our Orange Wall Gallery temporarily for health and safety reasons as a COVID19 precaution.  

White Swirl Sue WhittonThe Warwick Potters Association was formed in 1973 and is one of the most beloved recreational groups in Warwick. This exhibition is a showcase of the current member’s ceramics.

Exhibiting artists: Pat Almond, Raye Batham, Arlene Bird, Susan Creed, Robert Cullen, Dianne Gray, Cathy Holmes, Sue Keong, Penny King, Jan Laws, Jennifer Shergold Michele Smith, Kaz Thorpe and Sue Whitton

 

Image: White Swirl by Sue Whitton Stoneware with carved decorations and glaze $180

Official Opening: Friday 6 March at 6.00pm by Cr Sheryl Windle


 

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