COLOUR AND FANTASY: Australia’s First Colonial Art Potters 1896-1910
11 July 2019 - 1 September 2019
William Ferry Jardinere (shell) Ceramic
35 x 43 x 38 cm
Image courtesy Gregory Hill
In the nineteenth century, Brunswick was the centre of Australia’s pottery manufacturing and was accordingly dubbed “Australia’s Little Staffordshire.” The exhibition focuses on three key figures from this period; The Ferry brothers, William and Graham, and Richard Sturrock. This trio’s loose collaboration produced exceptional wares from 1896 to 1910 of a type never before seen in Australia. They are considered early pioneers of our studio pottery movement and went on to illuminate and inspire their successors.
EXHIBITION OPENING WHEN Saturday 20 July 2-4pm COST Free | includes refreshments