Stu­dio Pot­tery from the John Nixon Col­lec­tion

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Deakin Univer­sity Art Gallery Mel­bourne Un­til 14 De­cem­ber, 2018

John Nixon be­gan to col­lect mid-cen­tury pot­tery in the early 2000s, be­gin­ning with func­tional items and do­mes­tic ware from his lo­cal area of Eltham. Nixon is in­ter­ested in the con­texts, such as the post-war pe­riod when ob­jects were hand crafted and sees his role as an artist to be in­clu­sive of teach­ing, cu­rat­ing, pub­lish­ing and col­lect­ing. Cu­rated by Nixon and James Lynch, the show in­cludes more than 200 works, which trace the de­vel­op­ment of mod­ernism in Mel­bourne.

Sylha Ce­ram­ics, Artek and Sylvia Halpern, Or­ange jug, c.1950, glazed earth­en­ware, 30 x 11cm di­am­e­ter© Deb­o­rah HalpernPho­to­graph: Si­mon Peter FoxCour­tesy John Nixon Col­lec­tion and Deakin Univer­sity Art Gallery, Mel­bourne

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