stay tuned for upcoming exhibitions....
A wonderful array of ceramic art by 18 Tasmanian artists at the Lady Franklin Gallery, Lenah Valley to coincide with the Australian Ceramics Triennale.
Undercurrent-the wild edge
This joint exhibition showcases the ceramic sculpture of Eve Howard and mixed media paintings of Pamela Jones at Wild Island Gallery, Hobart.
March 2- April 2 2018
This exhibition has been inspired by a boat journey from Pirates Bay at Eagle Hawk Neck, along the rich coastal cliffs of the area, around Tasman Island and on to Port Arthur. By boat your senses are awakened: salt, sea spray and the undulating waters keep you present as your eyes take in the breathtaking views of sea cliffs, some rising 300 metres above the sea.
Birds adorn the rugged cliffs, drift across the skies, plunge into the deep, fish these rich waters and float on the ocean swell. It is a place alive with birdlife. Albatross, gannets, cormorants, shearwaters, oyster catchers and penguins all inhabit this wild edge of coastline. Seals fish and swim through thick kelp beds and lay their bodies on rocks soaking up the days heat.
It is rich in wildlife, steeped in history, filled with natural wonder. The soaring, lichen-covered cliffs and rock platforms tower over their wild inhabitants providing a dominant, but benevolent backdrop. The sheer majesty of nature inspires the human soul to consider all the incredible undercurrents of tide and time to pay homage to such a place.
Shades of Clay
An exhibition featuring the ceramics of :-
Lisa Boyter, Carol Buissink, Robin-Mary Calvert, Carolyn Canty, Heather Creet, Christine Crisp, Wendy Edwards, Eve Howard,
Mark Knight, Dawn Oakford, Julie Perry, Robin Roberts, Rudolf Sibrava, Gary Thompson, John Watson, Richard Whitaker and Anna Williams.
I was invited to be part of Tas Regional Arts Touring Programme 2012. My work 'BIRD' travelled around to regional towns where it was displayed in various community buildings. As part of that exhibition I also travelled to some of these communities and presented workshops for local people on how to make a ceramic bird. Workshops were held in the communities of Penguin, Woodbridge, Flinders Island and Latrobe.
2021 Natural Affinity
Blenheim Garden and Gallery, Longford
2021 Forestier Art Trail
2020 Forestier Art Trail
2019 Fire Tales
Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart
Wild Island Gallery
2017 On a Wing and a Prayer
Blenheim Gallery and Garden
2017 In the Potter's Garden
Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery
2017 Shades of Clay
Lady Franklin Gallery
2016 Albatross: The world of Tasmania’s mysterious shy albatross
Wild Island Tasmania, Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania
2016 Animal Madness
Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm Tasmania
Long Gallery, Salamanca Hobart Tasmania
Regional Arts touring show
Ceramics -Workshops were held in the communities of Penguin,
Woodbridge, Flinders Island and Latrobe.
2011 Lasting Impression
Tasmanian Ceramics Association Annual Exhibition
Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery Tasmania
2011 Open Your Eyes -Ceramic Workshops
Sommers Bay, Murdunna (Tasmanian Regional Arts)
Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania
2002 Gardens of the Imagination
Handmark Gallery, Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania
Paintings and Ceramics
Handmark Gallery, Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania
2001 Cockatoos Crows and the Cabaret Flats
Hunter Street Studio, Queenstown Tasmania
2001 Flying East
Paintings, ceramics and prints
Beachbreaks Gallery, Bream Creek Tasmania
Epicormia came about because my good friend Justis Barrymore wanted to give back to our community after the Tasmanian Bushfires of 2013.
So Justis put on his curator hat and gathered together 42 local artists and their works.
A spectacular event, it featured a wonderful mix of beautiful arts. I am so happy to have been a part of this exhibition. I have many more friends and neighbours because of it!
'Epicormia' Gives a Sigh of Fire Relief
Tasman Gazette. By Gaye Wright.
Walking into the Long Gallery situated in Hobart's Salamanca Place, on opening night of the Epicormia Exhibition was to say the least a surprise, for the first time I felt that there was a true sense that the anger, sadness and loss that had engulfed the communities of Tasmania's South East since January 4, 2013 when an incomprehensible and relentless fire raised homes and scorched an landscapes bare had possibly begun to subside and as the definition of Epicormia implies has allowed new life from deep within to regenerate, transporting us back to some sort of pre-fire normality.
Approximately 350 artists, guests and members of the affected communities combined together to take in the first viewing of 'Epicormia' an exhibition of 41 Tasmanian artists from the bushfire affected areas - Murdunna, Dunalley, Copping, Connellys Marsh and Bream Creek many of them who have never exhibited before - as well as many celebrated Tasmanian artists. The exhibition began with a donation that was collected at the time of the fire by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Guides - of the Long Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre.
Greetings, laughter and chatter filled the elongated space of the Long Gallery, seemingly transforming it into a positive space, with a party like atmosphere and even though some works would appear to be confronting I couldn't help but feel this was a turning point for many.
Deputy Mayor of the Tasman council, Roseanne Heyward has also shared her thoughts of the opening night.
"On arrival at the Epicormia opening, I was amazed to see such a huge crowd of familiar faces from our communities, from Port Arthur to Dunalley and beyond, artists from our region had some wonderful pieces of art work on display. After talking to some artists and attendees at the Exhibition, I think the evening was not just an official opening of an 'Art exhibition' but a group of talented people with their friends who had survived a major fire event and created images of their memories of that event. It was a fantastic party and everyone was having a wonderful time. Justis Barrymore, curator of the event is to be congratulated along with Eve Howard and their amazing team of workers on bringing together such a great display of art works. A wonderful night."
Twelve months in the making, Justis Barrymore, a first time curator with links to the devastated area of Murdunna, should be rightfully proud of the Epicormia Exhibition, in bringing together the artists from the region to share their experiences and thoughts, positive outcomes and new adventures as he has allowed them to help heal their community. Congratulations to the artists themselves who have creatively and courageously recorded this inkspot on our local history.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Salamanca Arts Centre donated the space and support for the exhibition. All funds raised by the sale of the art work go directly to the artists with no commission being paid.
The world of Tasmania’s mysterious shy albatross
Wild Island Gallery
Photographer Matt Newton with Scientist Dr Rachael Alderman and Ceramicist Eve Howard
Opening 5.30pm 8 July – Continuing until 2 August
Wild Island is excited to showcase photographer Matthew Newton’s and ceramicist Eve Howard’s artistic response to a unique Tasmanian species, and present scientific knowledge and perspectives from the dedicated biologists working to understand and protect this iconic species. This exhibition highlights what can be achieved when art and science work together to communicate for a cause. The aim of the ‘Albatross’ exhibition is to raise awareness and understanding of Tasmania’s own albatross. Through the sharing of our knowledge and our artistic perspectives of the species, it is hoped that the exhibition’s audience become advocates for the Shy Albatross and active supporters of conservation efforts.
Thank you Robin Roberts for the photograph
On a Wing and a Prayer
Blenheim Gallery, Longford Tasmania 'On a Wing and a Prayer' Runs until November 10. (The Examiner 30/9/17)
Forestier Art Trail February 2021