Exhibition Calendar 2019


Intriguing Charm

Individuality, innovation and excellence

Artists: Tania Rollond, Sue Robey, Tim Clarkson, Ulrica Trulsson, Vanessa Lucas, Susan Frost, Connie Augoustinos, John Daly, Jack Balfour

Date: 15-30 June 2019

Gallery Hours: 11am - 5.30pm Tuesday - Sunday

Location: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern Victoria


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TIM CLARKSON

Being intrigued with the Cubists of the early 20th century, it comes as no surprise that my work heavily consists of angular lines, geometric shapes and Origami-like forms. As did the Cubists, I strip back forms, break them into flat angular plans and recreate them into three dimensional forms.


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JACK BALFOUR

Candy celebrates the relationship between pure form and vibrant colours. Each form uniquely thrown in porcelain on the wheel captures the whiteness of the pure clay. Restraint and minimal, a sense of fluidity emerges following a balance of tensions between the curvature of each piece. Vibrant and subtle hues derived from these refined lanthanides oxides give the work their voice, accentuating form and lifting the work as if being dipped in pools of colourful syrup.


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ULRICA TRULSSON

This group of pots, give a simple nod to different experiences of sand. Tones and hues of iron oxide and vegetable dyes leached over time, exposed by erosion. The rhythm of sand moved and changed by water. Light shifting shadows throughout the day.


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SUSAN ROBEY

As an architect and ceramic artist I use architectural imagery to make ceramic objects that are about the boundaries between one kind of space and another – outside and inside, hollow and solid, open and enclosed. I play with mass and scale in both form and surface texture and make reference to architectural elements such as walls, windows and columns.


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SUSAN FROST

Colour is integral to my work. Minimalist forms allow me to explore the interrelationships of mood by placing series of colours closely together.  The placement and proportions of the chosen objects enable colours to reflect and bounce off each other encouraging unexpected and exciting interactions to occur.


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VANESSA LUCAS

The design of functional vessels that incorporate subtle references to aspects of the natural world has long been a preoccupation for Lucas. Particular attention is paid to things washed smooth by the action of the sea and surfaces eroded by wind and rain. Subtle shifts between luminous satin glazes and polished vitrified surfaces add resonance to the smooth forms.


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CONNIE AUGOUSTINOS

Creating and working with clay helps me explore and make sense of my cultural identity. Connecting me to the women in my family who have come before me; to place; and, more broadly, to the women who came before us all; the forgotten notion of the female deity and, even further, to the wonder and beauty of nature. The placement, attachment and pinch of each coil of clay used to build my vessels help weave the past and present.


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JOHN DALY

My current body of work explores the relationship between the flame and the pot. The formation of lustre glazes depends on an extreme reducing atmosphere, which transforms the metal oxides in the glaze to their native, metallic form. The kiln is a chaotic environment that continually produces surprises. 


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TANIA ROLLOND

Randolph Stow’s 1963 novel Tourmaline has been haunting me for a while now; it describes a barren, waterless future in a town visited by pain, hope, salvation and myth. I don’t understand the novel, really, so its ambiguity has lodged inside me like a splinter, and making these objects has felt like digging away at it, in the hope of extracting some relief. Tourmaline has lent these works their desert colours, the shapes of an abandoned mine site, and a dry, dusty anxiety about the weather.


Exhibition featuring 3 Artists

Aesthetic expression and expanded material challenge

Artists: Amy Kennedy, Kevin Boyd, Colin Hopkins

Date: 7-22 September 2019

Location: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern Victoria



Yuri Wiedenhofer & Gifted 2019

Current wood fired ceramics by a highly respected Artist and our annual Gifted Exhibition with 15 Artists

Date: 16 November - 1 December 2019

Location: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern Victoria


Exhibition Calendar 2020


Owen Rye

Date: 29 February - 15 March 2020

Location: The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria


Roswitha Wulff

Date: June 2020

Location: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern Victoria


Exemplary Australian Ceramics - 40 Artists

Date: 5-20 September 2020

Location: The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria