Previous North Queensland Ceramic Awards

2020 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards

Image: Simone FRASER Landscape Series (single) 2017 Clay and dry glazes 63 x 27 cm Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville. City of Townsville Art CollectionThe biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.

The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.

Selected works were displayed at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 31 July - 20 September 2020 and were eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Image: Simone Fraser, Landscape Series (single)  2017, clay and dry glazes, 63 x 27 cm
Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville.
City of Townsville Art Collection

Exhibition dates

Friday 31 July - Sunday 20 September 2020


The North Queensland Ceramic Awards virtual tour

  • Use the tool in the bottom right corner to see different views of the gallery or move between floors.
  • Zoom in and out using your mouse or finger controls.

Winners

Artist Talks

Judge

Sandra Black, 3 Etched Bowls, thrown and pieced cool ice porcelain, various sizes. Photograph: Victor FranceSandra Black is a ceramic artist who has been influential over many years for her imaginative work in porcelain and bone china, and especially her innovative techniques in piercing and carving clay.

Sandra Black has now been working for around 45 years as a ceramic artist, with at least 31 solo exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. She has participated in over 280 invitation exhibitions in many countries including India, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, China, UK, New Zealand, Germany and Singapore. She has taught consistently in a range of places and contexts nationally and internationally and has won awards such as the Fletcher Challenge Award in New Zealand.

Her work has been published in numerous prestigious international journals and books including “Masters of Porcelain” published by Lark books in 2008. Her work is held in many public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

Image: Sandra Black, 3 Etched Bowls, thrown and pieced cool ice porcelain, various sizes. Photograph: Victor France

Sponsors & Supporters

Pack and SendLoloma JewellersEmu Sportswear
David & Phyllis RainfordGrace