This exhibition features selected works by the 2019 Advanced Diploma graduates from Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics; Fiona Alvarez, Sue Buckle, Jules Irving, Dana Lundmark, Mandie Robertson, Kay Runcie, Heidi Steller and Ron Tuck.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum has long-established links with the ceramics department of Northern Beaches TAFE. It has been a mutually supportive partnership which enriches the visual arts exhibition program and benefits the viewing public who are able to see what is being produced at this renowned local teaching facility.
The diversity of the work in this exhibition reflects the artists’ skill and creativity, as well as the agility of the clay medium which can be moulded and transformed into sculptural objects. The artists’ statements provide the opportunity for the artists to articulate their ideas and inspiration, and alongside their work, present a deep experience for the viewer of their work.
The artists would like to acknowledge and thank Grace Cochrane for officially opening the exhibition; the ceramics teachers Chris James and Walter Auer for generously sharing their abundant knowledge and expertise and for bringing out the best in them over the past four years; Greg Piper for photographing the works, and Katherine Roberts for her enthusiasm and time in selecting the pieces for the exhibition.