Sun 01 November 2015 10am – 5.00pm
Pricing: Members: $55.00 / Guests: $65.00
Location: Port Elliot (Includes lunch, afternoon tea and transit to and from Port Elliot)
Presenter: Chris De Rosa & Gerry Wedd
Bookings are no longer available.
In this unique Studio Session two of South Australia’s most renowned artists, printmaker Chris De Rosa and ceramicist Gerry Wedd, will offer up their extensive artistic knowledge in an intimate setting from their Port Elliot home.
Using a mix of both digital and traditional processes De Rosa‘s prints explore decorative and nostalgic elements of the domestic with undertones of the scientific and botanic. Wedd’s ceramics practice is divided into wheel thrown, slip and cobalt decorated ceramics and producing work of a more figural nature. His work reflects an ambivalence to cool modernist concerns and exhibits an interest in work that skirts kitsch. Both artists have exhibited extensively and their work appears in permanent and private collections across Australia and abroad.
Chris De Rosa was born in Adelaide in 1959. She studied visual arts at the North Adelaide School of Art from 1988-92. Her work has been selected for the Fremantle Print Award (2007, 2006, 2004, 2002), the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award (2004, 2006, 2007), the Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial, the Whyalla Art Prize in 2001, and the City of Hobart Art Prize and Alice Prize in 2014. In 2012, she won the Swan Hill Print Award. In 2013, she was included in Heartland at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her piece, Artificial Kingdom was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia. Chris’ works are in the collections of the Whyalla City Council, S.A., Swan Hill Regional Gallery, and Australian National Gallery A.C.T
Gerry Wedd is primarily a potter, although he has studied jewellery making, painting, and drawing and has an MA in ceramics. He ran a studio at the Jam Factory from 1985 to 1998. From 1991 until 2006, he designed for Mambo Graphics. Gerry exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented in major public collections. In 1998, he received the Premier prize at the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award. He has been the recipient of funding from ArtsSa and the Australia Council. In 2009, he was the subject of the SALA monograph and showed in the Havana Bienal. In 2011, he was awarded the Hobart Art Prize (Ceramics).