Skangaroovian Funk : 1986 - Skangaroovian Funk : Revisited 2013
Shown at the Art Gallery of South Australia -1986 and 2012 - 2013
'Orbs' , group of 5, Ceramic and oxide, each piece
approx 18cm dia, 1986
Showing until 14 April 2013. _________________________________
Art Gallery of South Australia
SKANGAROOVIAN FUNK: REVISITED
Now showing until 14 April 2013
Skangaroovian Funk: Revisited pays homage to the Gallery's 1986 exhibition
Skangaroovian Funk: Peculiar Adelaide Ceramics
19681978 curated by Judith Thompson.
This exhibition promoted a new generation of studio ceramists
twelve local artists who had shifted away from the anglooriental
wares made by followers of the English potter Bernard Leach.
These 'funk' ceramists created predominantly non-functional work
that carried contemporary political and social commentaries.
A leading exponent Margaret Dodd, experienced the 'real' Californian
Funk movement in the United States, as taught by Robert Arneson,
and brought it back to Adelaide in 1968. Other major exponents
in Adelaide included Olive Bishop, Aleks Danko, Bruce Nuske Ron
Rowe and Mark Thompson.
Skangaroovian Funk: Revisited gives today's audience and ceramists
an opportunity to experience anew the legacy of these twelve
ceramists who changed the face of studio ceramics in Australia.
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