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Exhibition | Commonplace by Peta Berghofer

Peta BERGHOFER, Baby Vessel, Four Handled Mug & Lady Amphora_350pix.jpg
From:Friday 29 May 2020
To:Sunday 03 February 2019
Time:12:00am -  Friday 29 May 2020
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

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
Entry charges - AdultFree
Entry charges - ChildFree
Entry charges - ConcessionFree
Entry charges - FamilyFree
Entry charges - GroupFree
Entry charges - StudentFree
Contact phone (07) 4688 6652
Booking informationOpening & Artist Talk
Free event | All welcome | RSVP by Wednesday 2 January 2019: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (07) 4688 6652
Contact organisationToowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Facility opening hours: Sunday: 1pm - 4pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 10am - 4pm | Wednesday: 10am - 4pm | Thursday: 10am - 4pm | Friday: 10am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Closed Public Holidays


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