clay on country

About

Showcasing the passion for ceramic practice in the central desert region Clay on Country is a diverse and eclectic survey that includes 32 artists and collectives. Some are established ceramic artists, some are reconnecting with the medium after a hiatus, others are incorporating clay into their practice for the first time. All have produced accomplished, insightful, and contemporary works that reflect the culturally and historically rich and complex region where they live and work.

The survey was developed by Artback NT to coincide with Apmere Mparntwe, the 16th Australian Ceramics Triennale held in Alice Springs in 2022.  The varied works in Clay on Country reflect ancestral stories, contemporary experiences and settler histories alongside the joys and challenges of making with clay, the push and pull of this most tactile of materials.

Clay on Country was curated by Jo Foster and Neridah Stockley and is being proudly toured by Artback NT, with the support of Creative Australia, and Visions of Australia.

Jo Foster, former Visual Arts Development Manager at Artback NT, talked with ABC Alice Springs Morning Presenter, Nadine Maloney about the work:

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Artists

ARTIST LIST

Angela Abbott
Akeyulerre Healing Centre collaborative
Jayanna Andy
Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists
Kunmanara Carroll
Davina Edwards
Engawala Artists
Ernabella Artists collaborative
Bronwyn Field
Em Frank
Claire Freer
Mike Gillam
Christine Godden
Hermannsburg Potters collaborative
Iltja Ntjarra Artists
Rupert Jack
Tara Leckey
Alfred Lowe
Suzi Lyon
Pip McManus
Anne Mosey
Sally Mumford
W. Napaltjarri
Mel Robson
Mikaila Rodgers
Ness Sim
Beth Sometimes
Neridah Stockley
Tjunkaya Tapaya
Kunmanra Tjilya
Maria Vanhees
Fiona Walsh
Walkatjara Artists
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

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106 - 114 Kentucky Street Armidale NSW
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24 Chapman Road, Geraldton, WA
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145 Rooke St, Devonport TAS
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40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD
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Contact

Roni Judge

Visual Arts Manager

PO Box 4582
Alice Springs, NT 0801

art@artbacknt.com.au

08 8953 5941