Exhibition | Commonplace by Peta Berghofer
|From:||Monday 19 August 2019|
|To:||Sunday 03 February 2019|
|Time:||12:00am - Monday 19 August 2019|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
Commonplace, a solo exhibition by local artist Peta Berghofer, explores the synthesis of sculptural and functional ceramics. With traditional, domestic forms as a starting point, each object is made or installed to disrupt a sense of functionality. This body of work is designed to bounce between two sectors and discuss the dichotomy between 'art' and 'craft'. Through informal techniques each clay object is made to be about things as well as for things, placing a focus on facility and concept driven work.
Continuing the intersection between clay and art object, alternative plinth forms referencing everyday furniture are used to display the ceramics. Modelled from the artist's living space, the plinths are reminiscent of domestic design, yet remain a device for presenting objects as sculpture and bringing them into public view. Together, the ceramics and plinths create abstract still-life installations that slip between gallery and domestic space.
Join us for the Opening & Artist Talk on Sunday 6 January 2019 @ 1.30pm. This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP to the gallery by Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Exhibition on display Wednesday 2 January to Sunday 3 February 2019.
This exhibition is part of the Cam Robertson Gallery exhibition program that showcases the work of artists, curators and arts organisations in the Toowoomba Region.
Image: Peta BERGHOFER / Baby vessel, Four handled mug & Lady Amphora 2018 / stained white raku & porcelain / dimensions variable / Photograph: Theresa Hall
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Contact phone||(07) 4688 6652|
|Booking information||Opening & Artist Talk
|Contact organisation||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery|
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|