Brick Vase Clay Cup Jug
Curated by Glenn Barkley at AGNSW
1 July 2023 – January 2024
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Lower level 2
Image Left: Toni Warburton, Theodora Goodman’s Dress, 1991 press moulded vase painted with slip and glazes, 45 x 30 (dia) cm. Private Collection.
Image right: Ruth Waller, Sprouting bowl in pink, 2023, acrylic on timber panel and balsa blocks, 65 x 26cm, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Nancy Sever Gallery. Photo David Patterson.
JARDINIÈRE: Ruth Waller and Toni Warburton
1 September to 22 October
For more information on this exhibition and related programs see our website https://dhg.anu.edu.au/event_post/jardiniere-ruth-waller-and-toni-warburton/
Artists in conversation and publication launch, Sunday 17 September, 2pm: https://dhg.anu.edu.au/event_post/artist-floor-talk-and-publication-launch-toni-warburton-and-ruth-waller/
Painter Ruth Waller and ceramicist Toni Warburton share a fascination with the earthenware artefact – vase, jar and figurine. Their complicity has generated a dialogue in which they adapt and modify their idioms to establish a common ground. For Warburton, the container is an archetypal form. It is energised by associations with the earth. Alluding to coral species, algal blooms, fossilisation, carapaces – her work is inspired by nature’s diversity. For Ruth Waller, “the motif of the vase or jardinière planter becomes a holder of the eye, a kind of key to the painting from which to push the play of figure/ground, shape/form and form/space in ambiguous ways.”
You and your guest are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 31 August, 6pm.
In conjunction with Backwash, the exhibition will be officially launched by Dr Peter Alwast, Head of Painting and Masters Convenor, ANU School of Art & Design. No registrations are required to attend.
On Sunday 17 September, 2pm, join us for an artist floor talk and publication launch. Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Please register at jardiniere-talk.eventbrite.com.au
As part of our Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery program, members are invited to our Members Trip: Studio Visit with Toni Warbuton Registration is free at jardiniere-studio.eventbrite.com.au