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From Garden to Gallery Workshop with Glenn Barkley


From Garden to Gallery Workshop with Glenn Barkley



Class Schedule

  • Saturday 23 September 10am - 3pm

Workshop Description

Join celebrated potter Glenn Barkley in this one day workshop, beginning at CERES Community Garden for an inspirational tour with the Community Garden staff and the artist, before progressing to Northcote Pottery Supplies for a hand building workshop.

This workshop is aimed at artists with experience and basic skills in handbuilding. In the workshop the artist will discuss his own practice, in particular the transference of gardening inspiration onto a ceramic pot, and into the gallery setting. 

Participants will receive enough time and supplies to make one piece in the session, using WEB earthenware clay and Northcote Pottery Supplies Underglazes. Northcote Pottery Supplies will clear glaze and fire works made in the workshop. Size limitations will apply.  

Participants will meet at the CERES Community Garden at 10am on Saturday 23 September.

Tutor Profile
Glenn Barkley is an artist, curator, writer and gardener based in Sydney and Berry, NSW. His practice as a ceramicist sits between these interest and often utilises motifs and forms from ceramic history and horticulture. 

He is Co-founder and Co-Director of The Curators Department, Sydney and of  Co-founder of experimental ceramics studio Glebe, Sydney. He was previously senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2008–14) and curator of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (1996–2007).

Recent notable exhibitions include Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art:Magic Object (Curated by Lisa Slade) (2016);  Glazed and Confused: Ceramics in Contemporary Art Practice at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2014); The Garden of Earthly Delights: Westspace Melbourne (with Angela Brennan) (2016) and Watching Clouds Pass the Moon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (curated by Ineke Dane) (2016).

He was a finalist in the 2017 Shepparton Art Museum Sidney Myer Ceramics Award and his first solo show in Melbourne at Niagara Galleriedoitdoit is scheduled for 27th September - 21st October 2017.  

His work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand and USA and the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank,  QUT Brisbane, University of Queensland and Wollongong City Art Gallery.

Glenn Barkley
ourvegetablelove plaque, 2015/2016
26.5cm diameter 

Garden Garniture, 2017
earthenware, glaze and collage
dimensions variable