This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of ceramic works by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Australia’s most acclaimed potter. The exhibition spans the fifty years of her career to date, from the functional wares she produced through the 1960s and 1970s, through to the still-life groups of porcelain vessels that she developed in the 1980s and for which she is internationally renowned. The exhibition can be seen in two of the galleries usually reserved for the works of Asian art, in order to reflect the fundamental influence of the Kent Collection of Chinese ceramics on Hanssen Pigott’s decision to become a potter.
The publication accompanying this exhibition will be launched on 22 November 2006. This publication is the first major scholarly, multi-author monograph on the artist, and it will assess Hanssen Pigott’s contribution to the history of pottery in Australia, and to Australian art and craft generally.