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 will be on display at Pinnacles Gallery from 17 July - 13 September 2020 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Entry Forms

Hard copy versions of the Entry Form can also be collected in person from:

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders & Denham St
Townsville City QLD 4810

Key Dates

Applications CloseFriday 20 April 2020
Artists Advised of SelectionMonday 4 May 2020
Delivery of Art WorksMonday 6 July 2020
Announcement and Official OpeningFriday 17 July 2020
Exhibition Dates17 July – 13 September 2020
Collection of Artworks9am - 4pm, Monday 14 September 2020

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

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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