John Parker is talking on 23rd May 2015 at 2pm at Te Uru Titirangi Auckland and at 3pm there is free film showing of the Barry Brickell film "the Last Fatso" Read More
Curated by John Parker Five by Five brings together work from five artists — Kate Fitzharris, Tessa Laird, Kate Newby, Louise Rive and Suji Park — who each straddle the divide between craft and fine arts, promising to again challenge perceptions about what can be said about clay, with clay. Read More
In the Barry Hopkins Gallery, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato, "A Friend in Deed" until 26 January 2015, is Chuck Joseph's well-travelled work TOY SOLDIERS Von Tempsky and the Hau Hau 1868. Read More
Excerpt from Moyra Elliott's review of the Portage Ceramic Awards 2014 as judged by Takeshi Yasuda.
"Rive’s winning work was one of her three entries that were included in the show and all were stunning in their vibrancy and execution. The Space Between, a figurative work about, as she put it, an ongoing conversation with self, was a depiction of photographer Diane Arbus’ quote that attempted to describe the gap between who someone is and who they think they are. This may seem a little weighty for aceramics but it is skilfully illustrated by the hard-to-read expression on the larger figure’s face – was it derisive, distrusting, disconcerted or simply grieved? The mien is almost passive and that mouth – neither smiling nor scornful but also not relaxed gives but little away. Looking down, perhaps pensively, at the drooping figure of herself she clasps in her hand, the space between is immeasurable. It’s a deserving win."
'Emotionally compelling work' wins top ceramic award
Hartill Communications, FuseworksNovember 7, 2014, 10:02 am
Established ceramic artist Louise Rive has won the country’s top ceramic honour, the 2014 Premier Portage Award for her figurative work, The Space Between. Read More