HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery Launceston, TAS,
9 August - 12 October 2014

A provocative and engaging exhibition of work by Australian artists using clay in unexpected and surprising ways, HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics highlights the versatility of this time-honoured material and, in doing so, re-imagines its possibilities.
HYPERCLAY profiles eight artists at various stages in their careers whose current practice is taking ceramics into bold new territories. Whether printing with clay, transforming rejected ceramic objects or playing at the intersection of the digital and the handmade, the artists in HYPERCLAY are forging new pathways in Australian ceramics.

More information and full tour dates after the jump.

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HYPERCLAY features the work of Walter Auer, Roderick Bamford, Stephen Bird, Jacqueline Clayton, Andrea Hylands, Addison Marshall, Pip McManus and Paul Wood.

A collection of over 30 short videos have been produced to accompany the exhibition, ranging from artists interviews to curators, academics, collectors and gallerists, commenting on why they find a particular artist so exciting, through to ceramic students expressing what inspires them about the work in the show. These videos will be housed in an easily navigated, tablet-housed application, testing the waters of fully integrated digital content into a traditional exhibition space. The digital content is not supplementary – engagement with the digital is paramount to truly understand the works on show.

Over eight weeks, during the opening exhibition at Object Gallery in Sydney, Object Eye profiled each of the artists involved. You can see these profiles, including videos and images of the work, by clicking here.

The iPad app developed as part of HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics is available as a free download, taking the form of a video-based digital catalogue. For more information on the app click here, or to go directly to the App Store to download (for iPad only) click here. (Please note that it is a large file, and we recommend WiFi to download.)

HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics is Object’s biggest touring exhibition, including 12 regional and metropolitan venues over two and a half years.

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TOUR DATES

Object Gallery
NSW, 8 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
NSW, 20 January - 11 March 2012

Watson Arts Centre
ACT, 5 April - 29 April 2012

Cessnock Regional Gallery
NSW, 14 July - 18 August 2012

JamFactory
Adelaide, SA, 8 September - 20 October 2012

Redland Gallery
QLD, 2 December 2012 - 27 January 2013

Broken Hill Regional Gallery
NSW, 8 February - 24 March 2013

Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery
NSW, 19 April - 30 June 2013

Tamworth Regional Art Gallery
NSW, 27 July - 1 September 2013

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
QLD, 13 December 2013 - 15 March 2014

Noosa Regional Art Gallery
QLD, 28 March - 11 May 2014

Cairns Regional Art Gallery
QLD, 23 May - 22 June 2014

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Launceston, TAS, 9 August - 12 October 2014

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo, NSW, 8 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Please note some tour dates are to be confirmed, and are subject to change. Check back closer to the date for final details.

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