An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics

Ceramic artists from home and abroad explore ‘the vessel’, how it is used today and continues to be reimagined in ‘An Idea Needing to Be Made’ it includes Australians Kirsten Coehlo, Pippin Drysdale, Ernabella Arts, Simone Fraser, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Nicolette Johnson. The show is inspired by Pigott who saw the form as more than a utility, as an opportunity to loop back and question the relationship between function and design, though with this historical foregrounding the exhibition is very much about contemporary approaches.

Kathy Butterly, Multi, 2018, clay, glaze, 13.5 x 12.5 x 13cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie Douglas Bequest. Courtesy the artist and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Ernabella Arts, Alison Milyika Carroll, Carlene Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Rachael Lionel, Vennita Lionel, Yurpiya Lionel, Janice Stanley, Renita Stanley, Tanya Williams, Lynette Lewis, Langaliki Lewis, Marceena Jack, Wankaṟu (surviving) 2019, stoneware, underglaze, 40 x 170 x 110cm. Courtesy the artists, Ernabella Arts Incorporated, South Australia and Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Until 20 October 2019