John Nixon began to collect mid-century pottery in the early 2000s, beginning with functional items and domestic ware from his local area of Eltham. Nixon is interested in the contexts, such as the post-war period when objects were hand crafted and sees his role as an artist to be inclusive of teaching, curating, publishing and collecting. Curated by Nixon and James Lynch, the show includes more than 200 works, which trace the development of modernism in Melbourne.
Deakin University Art Gallery
Until 14 December, 2018