Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Washing,waxing and having fun..

To look their best bronzes need to be maintained, especially in a hot and humid climate. Recently Kerry had the pleasure of visiting a few of his bronzes in a private collection in Texas and he was quick to don rubber gloves and get down to business. Texans like to work hard and party later. My lips are sealed about the later.


                                             Aung San Sui Chee

     The Pinata.

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.

Sunday, 6 March 2016


At Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
Where Kerry lives and sculpts his art
He’s working on an inside story
Of organs, large n small n ornery

So come with me and listen as
An interview will come to pass
To expose all the artist’s thoughts
Of how the creative process works..

Int            Kerry Cannon, how do your creative processes work?

Kerry       I'm inspired by everyday things that I find funny and I exaggerate them.

Int            How does that fit in with the Impala's organs?

Kerry       I used to devour anatomy books and once took an anatomy lab workshop
                 and I like to use that knowledge.
                 I thought it would be fun to put in the organs with an African flair.

Int            Tell me about the African flair.

Kerry       I have taken little motifs from different places on the continent that I like
                  and I incorporated them into my design.

Int            Thank you Kerry for sharing your thoughts with us today.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Cooler Times.

As the long, hot summer begins to cool, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is again open to all. During our quiet time, thanks go to Nerida and Kylie for keeping the Park watered, mowed and clean. Kerry’s bronzes attract the birds, they love to leave multiple messages and cleaning them is a never ending activity.
It is not only Mad Dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun, many intrepid visitors called our Artist in Residence, Margie Makim who paused her own Art work to enthusiastically open the Park and welcome those who made an appointment for a tour. Margie’s show will be our first exhibition in April.
And Kerry continues with the impala. This very tall antelope will be hollow, permitting a view of her inner parts that Kerry has been sculpting, heart, liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder to name some of them. It is incredible that we mammals can fit so many organs into such a compact space.
More anon..

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Africa, Cradle of Mankind

Kerry’s latest work looks at Africa, a continent he has long been fascinated by; the people, the Art, the flora and fauna.

Impalas are beautiful creatures of the savannah. They can run fast and leap high, up to 3 times as high as they are tall.

Kerry is sculpting a graceful impala. At an impressive 2 metres  tall and covered in African symbols, written and pictorial, Kerry reminds us that Africa is the cradle of mankind.

Initially sculpting in clay, Kerry created an exquisite frieze depicting impalas drinking. He has also painstakingly drawn symbols and writing that along with the frieze will be cast in bronze and cover the impala.

This is a challenging piece to create by hand.