Suzie O’Shea: Frocks Out Of Clay

This eclectic gathering of ceramic creations expands upon an exploration of the female garment as the embodiment of a building, with a focus on the buildings of Bendigo, Victoria. Text is used to express the phenomenon of being ‘raised in religion’, and accompanies the ceramic works to both edify and reflect that experience.

Included in the exhibition is Catheedra, which addresses a stalwart of the Catholic Church in Bendigo; Phew brings a touch of humour into the convent; Saint Therese pays homage to a miraculous coincidence; and De-Frocking Shame admits to the sad reality of abuse within the Church.

The Convent Gallery
November 4, 2012 to January 4, 2013
Victoria

Catheedra, with Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, 2012, raku clay, honey and rococo red glazes, 41 x 19 x 19cm
Courtesy the artist. Photography: Stuart Thaxter