Ceramics from the collection
1 December 2018 – 24 March 2019
For over 50 years Rockhampton Art Gallery has been collecting Australian ceramics with the collection now holding works by a spread of significant Australian potters, including Greg Irvine, Klytie Pate, Alan Peascod, Barbara Swarbrick and Rick Wood.
Presented as an ’open collection’ model, Unearthed offers visitors a special ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of Rockhampton Art Gallery’s ceramic collection. Unearthed’s layout references the Gallery’s collection store room and extends a unique opportunity for visitors to witness how the Gallery team preserve and prepare the collection for its major relocation to the new Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Unearthed presents the raw reality of the processes around the management of Rockhampton Art Gallery’s ceramic collection and gives visitors an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ experience of how to care for collections and therefore ensure their ongoing preservation.
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery
Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery
Image: Inga Svendsen (b. 1964) | Paper dunes 2008 | Set of 5 porcelain, hand-built and coloured with oxides and stain, sanded and polished | Purchased 2008. Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Awards 2008. Finalist's entry