Shape & Form - Ceramics, Paintings & More...
Opening Night: Wednesday September 26th 6pm
Business Hours: 11 - 5 daily
Form and Shape is an exhibition featuring two Sydney-based artists. Both artists are currently undertaking Advanced Diploma in Ceramics, displaying very different styles and techniques.
Dana Lundmak (B.A. (UNSW); Diploma in Fine Arts; Diploma in Ceramics) creates sculptural, functional and decorative forms incorporating her years of painting knowledge into 3-dimensional objects. She enjoys the process of carving and altering hand-built and thrown forms. Her Paris Rooftops series is a result of spending time in Paris and creating paintings of the iconic Paris skyline. Dana’s paintings have been exhibited in the Salon des Refuses, 6 times finalist in the Portia Geach Portrait Awards, and in various group and solo exhibitions. Her ceramics have been exhibited at Kerrie Lowe Gallery; Mosman Gallery, Manly Gallery, Mu Gallery, Breathing Colours, Harbour Sculpture, Sculpture in the Glen, Bayside, amongst others. Dana was a finalist in the 2017 NSW Emerging Artist Craft Award.
Jules Irving: Certificate III Ceramics, Hornsby TAFE; Diploma in Ceramics, Hornsby TAFE.
"When I first touched clay, I knew I’d found my medium. It allows me to explore the intrinsic human need for touch and deep desire for belonging. I hand-build my pieces and then spend a great deal of time burnishing to give me the perfect surface for applying terra sigillata on my pieces prior to raku firing. I also black-fire many of my pieces. My current work is inspired by Picasso’s ceramics. I want it to “manifest” a sense of touch and humour required to heal the soul and mind. Some vessels are double-sided faces and bodies expressing a multitude of emotions. My Blue Planter series is inspired by rock pools and the lost gumtrees at Avoca beach."
Jules has been exhibiting in group shows (Kerrie Lowe Gallery; Gosford Regional Gallery; Breathing Colours Gallery; Kuringai Arts Centre amongst others) and was a finalist in the Ewart Art Prize, (highly commended) 2018; Gosford Ceramic Prize, 2017; Ryde Women’s Art Prize, 2015.