An extensive body of work by Southern Africa’s foremost ceramic designers and makers will be exhibited at the UJ Art Gallery from 9 to 25 November 2016. The 2016 Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale, which is held every two years, is the most prestigious event on the ceramic calendar and only the best work of ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from all regions of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia have been selected by a panel of respected judges.
Ceramic art is fast becoming sought after by collectors here and abroad and this exhibition will give an opportunity for viewing and acquiring the best that Southern Africa has to offer. The work will spotlight and honour a broad spectrum of work from the traditional to the contemporary. Every type of clay work will be represented including the hand built, wheel thrown and slip cast in materials as diverse as low fired raku, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain and bone china.
Sasha Wardell, celebrated British ceramist, a pioneer of bone china in studio ceramics has been invited as the Award Judge and will select the best work on the exhibition to receive the three major Corobrik cash prizes as well as merit awards. As the guest of the Association she will also travel around the country and Namibia giving workshops to the members and other interested persons.
Exhibition catalogues in digital format will be available and three walkabouts will be hosted on Wednesday 16 November, Saturday 19 November and Wednesday 23 November – all at 10:00.
DATES: 9 to 25 November 2016
TITLE: 2016 Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale
Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 10:00
Saturday 19 November 2016 at 10:00
Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 10:00
Please book for walkabouts with firstname.lastname@example.org
Closed weekends and public holidays, except on Saturday 19 November 2016
APK Campus, Cnr Kingsway/University Rd, Auckland Park
UJ Art Gallery: 011 559 2556 / email@example.com