Friday, 2 December 2016

Warialda HSC 2016


Seeing their art work hanging in a professional gallery is an excellent experience for young artists and for several years, after their exams have finished, the HSC Art students of Warialda High School have exhibited their final works at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park. We believe in encouraging young artists and their families and in November, family and friends were able to view the students' art work in one of our galleries. Congratulations to the students for an excellent show and thanks to Nerida, Barbara and Sharon for their time to organise and hang the work.

 
Visitors and artists.

The Artists

HSC Art teacher Sharon Gilmore and Nerida Hansen

Saturday, 29 October 2016

What is happening at the Park


     
                  In place and playful the Crows need just a little paint and they will be finished.





It has been hectic at the Park over the last few weeks.  An opening, general organisation, welcoming new staff and fare-welling old. On that subject, more anon.

The opening was great. Robyne Berling's art was as beautiful as always, pleasing to the eye and joyful to the soul. The artist's talk by Peter Cannon was fabulous and gave us all a chance to discuss his approach and ideas. Peter's works were not easy to view, though some contained 'light' and maybe comic comments in a dark world. It wasn't a one way discussion either as he put this blogger on the spot to further define the question asked.. Phew..

The show is there for a few more weeks. If you like beauty and having your own ideas challenged, this is the show to see.




Sunday, 9 October 2016

Kerry in Sculpture in the Garden.



Sculptures in the Garden at Mudgee is one of the largest outdoor sculpture events in rural N.S.W. and was held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October. Over 50 artists were involved as was Kerry with his amusing piece, ‘Mrs. Wright and her cat’.




It seems Mrs. Wright was a real person who was perceived by all as a rather dour woman until she showed you her cat.  She was amazingly proud of her cat and would elongate it to show its beauty. The cat, as can be seen in Kerry’s bronze portrait of the pair, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Mrs. Wright’s feelings are open to your interpretation.  Everyone who passed by the piece was taken by it and its history and was amused by the insider information given when Kerry was interviewed. 

Kay and Gerald Norton-Knight, their family and the many supporters who gave of their time and skills are to be applauded for their incredible organization and the artists for displaying their considerable talent.

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Dancing Crows

 
 
 
 
On a hill high above Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, two crows are dancing and singing
 under a crescent moon.
What fun!
And what an adventure to move such large pieces.
To Be Continued.
 
 
 



Sunday, 12 June 2016

Annual Myall Creek Memorial Exhibition









The art was amazing, the weather was wonderful and everyone had a great time at our Aboriginal show.












 
 



 

Friday, 29 April 2016

The opening with class..


The sun shone, the crowds came and everyone had a cultured time at Ceramic Break’s first opening of 2016.

Two artists, Margie Makim and Marilynne Barnes are exhibiting through May 2016.
 
Margie Makim’s exhibition included paintings, installations and performances of song, music and readings from the text.  The enthusiastic auction conducted by professional auctioneer Mark Smith  added another layer of fun and excitement to the proceedings.

 
Louise Gilmore on saxophone



  Yvonne Ledingham reading from the text, 'The Washerwoman's Dream'.




The variety of activities was a first for Ceramic Break and it was a great show with fabulous performances from musicians, singers and readers.






Marilynne Barnes nudes are a delight and her artist talk gave a special insight into her work. When you visit be sure to look for the one male nude in her show, 'Bodylines'.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Into the dark interior.


The Impala is hollow and over 2 metres tall. Kerry's exquisite doors open the way to the interior where all the organs and a baby Impala will be nestled.