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Title Asleep @ the Wheel - John Roy
Category Exhibition
Dates Saturday October 12, 2019 - Saturday October 26, 2019
Location Avid Gallery, 48 Victoria St, Wellington
Description Asleep @ the Wheel is new series of work from Tauranga based, ceramic artist John Roy. Roy is known for his subtle subversions of iconic imagery. His highly decorative surfaces are often a veil for a more critical commentary on the state of the world today. Nuclear cooling towers, cowboys, Uncle Sam, businessmen as bandits, politicians with their heads in the clouds, all of which provoke the viewer into paying attention.

John Roy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts [Ceramics] from the Whanganui Polytechnic in 1997. His work is in several public collections including the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tauranga Art Gallery, Waikato Museum & Art Gallery, Sarjeant Gallery/Whanganui, James Wallace Arts Trust.

He has won numerous awards including Portage Merit Award 2004, Supreme Award Waiheke Ceramics 2004, Non-functional Object Award New Zealand Society of Potters 2010, Waikato Award, Waiclay National Ceramics Exhibition 2006. Roy was the Tylee Cottage artist resident in Whanganui 2011 and Whanganui Polytechnic 2000.
Website http://www.avidgallery.co.nz
Contact John Roy for more information: kingjohn@actrix.co.nz