Chuck Joseph in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2018

Chuck Joseph’s Gustavus Von Tempsky Life and Death is in the Portage Ceramic Awards Exhibition. Judged by Bari Ziperstein from Los Angeles the exhibition showcases New Zealand Ceramic and runs until 10 February 2019 at Te Uru Gallery, Titirangi

 Gustavus Von Tempsky Life and Death. From historic paintings; a pair of table centrepieces in the English Staffordshire style playing with convention to tell stories of NZ history. The flamboyant mercenary Von Tempsky fought in the New Zealand Land Wars and died in battle at Te Ngutu o Te Manu, Taranaki, in 1868. Fading cartoon soldiers fighting for the concept of Manifest Destiny.

Gustavus Von Tempsky Life and Death. From historic paintings; a pair of table centrepieces in the English Staffordshire style playing with convention to tell stories of NZ history. The flamboyant mercenary Von Tempsky fought in the New Zealand Land Wars and died in battle at Te Ngutu o Te Manu, Taranaki, in 1868. Fading cartoon soldiers fighting for the concept of Manifest Destiny.

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Chuck Joseph with his work on opening night at the Portage Ceramic Awards.