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An evening with Shannon Garson
Thu. 17 November 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
About the event
Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay curator Shannon Garson is well-known for her exquisite porcelain tableware. Her work highlights the beauty of the natural world and her subjects have included moths, mangroves, nests and animals wrapped up with fable and fantasy; a unique and appealing vision resulting in highly sort after work. Come and share a glass of champagne and indulge in an evening of insight and inspiration.
Shannon Garson is an award-winning ceramicist, writer, curator, and the President of The Australian Ceramics Association. Her lifelong interest in ceramics extends beyond her own studio practice to include a range of multidisciplinary projects.
Garson began her career as a painter in 1985 and completed a degree in Visual Arts, majoring in Painting and Literature, at Queensland University of Technology in 1993. While working at Amfora Gallery in Brisbane, she began experimenting with throwing her own vessels to use as three-dimensional canvases for her designs. Since then, the synergy between painting and porcelain has become characteristic of Garson’s work. She is best-known for her delicate utilitarian objects that are heavily decorated with colour washes, dynamic sgraffito designs and oxide drawings.
This event is part of a series of events brought to you by the Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay exhibition, curated for Artisan by Australian Ceramics Association President Shannon Garson. Megan Puls is one of the ten Queensland ceramic artists chosen for this wonderful exhibition. Stay tuned for the new listings as they are released! See Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay on display Gallery Artisan (381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley) from 13 September to 19 November.
Objects of Desire is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.