Studio Pottery from the John Nixon Collection
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