This exhibition features selected works by the 2022 Advanced Diploma graduates from Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics; Angela Maryska, Anna Weaving, Caressa Gonsalves, Cathy McMichael, Dorine Louwerens, Lesley Murray, Lisa Wiley Strong and Nicky Cooney
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.
The artists would like to acknowledge and thank; the ceramics teachers Janine Brody, Chris James and each of the staff at NBC for generously sharing their abundant knowledge and expertise and for bringing out the best in them over the period of study; Greg Piper for photographing the works, and Katherine Roberts for her enthusiasm and time in selecting the pieces for the exhibition.