OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 20 May – 26 June 2016
Curator: Glenn Barkley

  Angela Brennan , ‘Pot with Stopper’, 2015, earthenware, 60 x 35 cm approx. Image courtesy the artist, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney  © the artist

Angela Brennan, ‘Pot with Stopper’, 2015, earthenware, 60 x 35 cm approx. Image courtesy the artist, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney © the artist

About the exhibition:

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN explores ceramics present currency within the art world and the reasons why it is of such interest to artists. 

The Australian Ceramics Association Biennial Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum excavates the foundations of this interest and brings together artists, some of whom have long careers with ceramics stretching back decades, and others whose engagement with it has irrevocably changed the way they work, what they make and how they make it. It collectively reenergises the ceramics community and brings it into new contemporary contexts. 

All the things they said were wrong,
oh what I want to be
Hey, over, under, sideways, down
Hey, backwards, forwards, square and ’round

- Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds

Participating artists:
Stephen Baxter, Stephen Benwell, Angela Brennan, Lynda Draper, Trevor Fry, Emily Hunt, Rupert Jack, Rachael McCallum, Sharon Muir, Jenny Orchard, Madeleine Preston and Dawn Vachon.