Collection Online
stoneware, linen
(a-b) 72.0 × 40.5 × 41.5 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kenneth Hood Bequest Fund, 2011
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Level 2, NGV Australia

Brendan Huntley’s childhood was spent in the family workshop playing with pottery clay, and the medium subsequently became an integral component of his practice. He completed studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2003, and since then has exhibited his unique earthenware objects throughout Melbourne and Australia.

Each grinning bust is a unique, handcrafted object shaped into being through a complex process of experimentation and development. These quirky figures’ gleeful experimentation with pattern, colour and texture reveal Huntley’s delight in the medium.