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CAAWA Selective 2017

Members of the Ceramic Arts Association of WA

25 March - 30 April 2017

Established in 1993, the Ceramic Arts Association of WA (CAAWA) is a not for profit organisation run by members aiming to promote all aspects of handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture to anyone with an interest in the subject.

The Members Selective Exhibition is a showcase of ceramic artworks by members of CAAWA. The exhibition is presented every second year by the Association.  All the members, be they students, hobbyists or professional potters, are invited to submit pieces for selection.

A guest judge with vast experience in the arts is invited by the committee to select the artwork for each exhibition and, from the final selection, nominate artists for awards. In 2017 the guest judge was internationally acclaimed artist Pippin Drysdale.

CAAWA

MEMBERS SELECTIVE EXHIBITION 2017

CERAMIC ARTS ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (CAAWA)

Established in 1993, the Ceramic Arts Association of WA (CAAWA) is a not for profit organisation run by members aiming to promote all aspects of handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture to anyone with an interest in the subject.

CAAWA Objectives

• To promote among practitioners and non-practitioners the production and appreciation of ceramics and to act as an umbrella group to represent their interests.

• To raise the profile of clay within the community – culturally, educationally, politically and socially.

• To encourage the sharing of ideas, activities and information pertaining to ceramics and to develop strategies and structures for their implementation.

• To promote and facilitate the marketing of work of those practising in ceramics in Western Australia.

• To promote ceramics education, at all levels, within the state and to facilitate the transition from student to practitioner.

• To encourage balanced, critical evaluation and writing concerning ceramics.

• To liaise with other Australian and international ceramics associations, in order, to develop a comprehensive vision.

The Members Selective Exhibition is a show case of ceramic art works by members of CAAWA. The exhibition is presented every 2nd year by the Association.  All the members, be they students, hobbyists or professional potters, are invited to submit pieces for selection.

A guest judge with vast experience in the arts is invited by the committee, to select the artwork for the exhibition and from the final selection, nominate artists for the following awards.

THE KUSNIK AWARD (formally the Award of Excellence) is named after our esteemed friend and colleague Mike Kusnik.

Mike’s long history in the ceramic community ranges from industrial ceramics to the hobby potter.  He has always been (and continues to be) of enormous help and support to the ceramic community, sharing his vast wealth of knowledge. Now in his late 80’s his interest in ceramic technology is as strong as ever. We are very proud to name this award after this very humble man. The Award is accompanied by a $2000 cheque.

THE JUDGE’S AWARD.  This award is purely the judge’s choice and is accompanied by a $500 cheque.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.  This award has proven very popular.  Visitors to the gallery are invited to walk through the exhibition, enjoy the diversity of creativity and techniques, then vote for their favourite art work.  Votes are counted near the end of the exhibition and the winner receives a $500 cheque.

HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS.  There are 3 Highly Commended awards presented.

GUEST JUDGE.  The Exhibition will be opened and adjudicated by Internationally acclaimed, Pippin Drysdale, one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary ceramic artists, with a career spanning 30 years.  Pippin’s works are in high demand by galleries, museums, curators and collectors all around the world.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Visit

Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.

Accessibility and amenities

The Gallery is open 10-4 weekdays, 12-4 weekends, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.