Exhibitions
Opportunities
Archived
Student Competition
Things don't end at their edges - Kate Fitzharris

Sarjeant Gallery, Taupo Quay, Whanganui.

The exhibition runs from Saturday March 16, 2019 to Sunday June 9, 2019

'Things don't end at their edges' is an exhibition resulting from Kate's 2018 residency at Tylee Cottage. Kate asked the Whanganui community to share the stories behind ceramic objects they owned with her. Objects shared ranged from bricks and electrical insulators to fine porcelain, slip cast E.T figurines and teddy bears made by one participant's daughter. From these stories Kate has created a new body of work that expands upon these narratives, finding connections within this community of ceramic things.

American curator and scholar Glenn Adamson notes in his book Fewer, Better Things (Bloomsbury, 2018) "As a culture we are in danger of falling out of touch, not only with objects, but with the intelligence they embody: the empathy that is bound up in tangible things...every object represents a potential social connection. By better inderstanding the tangible things in our lives we better understand our fellow humans".

Kate Fitzharris, this exhibiton and the accompanying catalogue have been generously supported by Creative New Zealand.



Gallery website link: http://www.sarjeant.org.nz/gallery/kate-fitzharris-things-dont-end-at-their-edges/



Ceramics Association of New Zealand


Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, Ceramics NZ has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.
Click here to Join Ceramics NZ.


Ceramics NZ,
   PO Box 14680,    Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241     e-mail secretaryceramicsnz@gmail.com
Webmaster - Lawrence Ewing - lawrenceewing8@gmail.com