Showcase 2014 at Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria, presented four mini solo exhibitions of Australian ceramic artists in SAM’s front entrance display. Curated by longstanding gallerist Anna Maas, this project aimed to provide audiences with an opportunity to purchase their very own collection quality artwork and to provide a platform for solo exhibitions by Australia’s next generation of master ceramic artists.
Showcase #1: Tania Rollond
Friday 7 February – Sunday 27 April 2014
An exhibition catalogue documenting the works made for the Showcase
can be viewed here: a flickering moment
a flickering moment…
Drawings are markings in, and of, time. The small time of my day (the moment of observation captured, or the hours spent making many small pencil marks), fitting within the larger timescale of my lifetime… which is only the slightest flicker compared to the possible lifespan of a ceramic object. A scratched line or a brushstroke on clay are marks which both fix an instant, and outlive the centuries – the pot is a messenger across time.
My marks grow out of tiny observations, of insignificant moments in a small town backyard. What mystery do I notice in the flickering light of the moment? How might my drawing knit this instant into my small lifetime of observing and translating with mind and hand? What will the viewer, see? Can we share a flickering moment of recognition?
tania rollond, november 2013