Cooroy Small Halls
Just about every small hall in Cooroy will be showing an exhibitions of ceramics, and are listed below. They are all free.
Opening times are on the Smoke on the Water program.
Influential Woodfirers of Qld – Honouring the First Wave
Anglican Church Hall, Tewantin Rd
Smoke on the Water
(presenters and delegates)
There are two exhibitions at this venue, the first is the guest presenters from Japan, Korea, Singapore, USA and Australia featuring 3 potters from Darnley Island, Australia’s most northern woodfired kiln. Our focus on young woodfirers from the Pacific Rim, women and Indigenous woodfirers makes this exhibition unique and an important contribution to the Australian woodfire calendar. The second is the delegates exhibition, where all the delegates have been invited to bring a piece of work. These two exhibitions are curated by Jackie Gasson and team of volunteers from Suncoast Clayworkers.
Venue: Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July – 10am to 4pm
Official Opening: Wednesday 28th June, 6.30pm
Ted Secombe, Cher Shackleton, Jackie Gasson
28th June to 1st July, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Journey with wood fired pottery – A collector’s international survey.
As a collector of wood fired pottery since nearly 40 years I feel honoured to be able to show some of the art work of my collection during the international ceramics conference “Smoke on the Water”. It includes work by artists from Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA and Japan.
Collector: Gunter Schwarz
Cooroy Clay Project – A Celebration of Local Materials
Four regional potters…Tobias de Maine, Tamara Sladojevic, Leisa Gunton and Kevin Grealy have explored the potential of Cooroy clay across a range of applications from handbuilding, wheel throwing, slip casting, refractories and as a substitute for kaolin in glazes. The results are displayed during the conference in the foyer of the Cooroy Library.
151 Musavale Road – A Wood Fired Ceramics Exhibition
Quixotica Gallery (open from 29th June to 1st July)
Woodfirers from below the line
26th South Wood Firers Exhibition is a convergence of place and people. A survey and a celebration of the achievements made by notable, practicing Australian Wood firers attending Smoke on the Water 2017. Not represented in any other show during the conference, this unique cluster of works and people encapsulate wood firing in all its diversity.
at: Cooroy Sports Hub, 5 Opal St, Cooroy
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July
10am to 4pm
Official Opening: 8pm 30 JUNE
Bar & Wood fired Pizza
Pots in Shops
Cooroy’s longest exhibition
The exhibition runs concurrently with the conference 28th June to 1st July to showcase ceramics from delegates and current Ceramic Centre for Excellence members. Local businesses have graciously handed over their much treasured window space to create mini shop-front exhibitions.
It is designed so that the public can tour the Cooroy businesses to view and purchase a wide selection of ceramics. Artists contact mobile phone numbers will be displayed for that purpose.
The Matchbox Show
Each matchbox contains a glimpse into one artist’s world. A look through their eyes at the world as they know it. Not only does this exhibition continue to promote ceramics and creative industry, it also creates a global platform for discussion and collaboration between artists from all cultures. The quirky nature of this collection holds appeal on many levels, from the all-familiar repetition of a matchbox, to the narratives and expressions held within. It is an innovative collective project which showcases artists across genres, and intrigues, puzzles and amazes art lovers everywhere. The invitation to add work to the growing collection continues…
at: Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre, Cnr Gridley St & Memorial Dve Eumundi
Official Opening: 10am SATURDAY 01 JULY 2017
Exhibition Dates: 01 July to 16 July 2017
Discover Eumundi Hours : Mon – Fri 10am to 3pm, Saturday – 10am to 2pm, Sunday – 10am to 1pm
Pots & Rocks
Pots and Rocks explores the beauty of mineral specimens; both natures sculptures and man made vessels. The process of heating minerals through a quartz conversion is how we turn clay into ceramics and is also one of the processes of the geology of our planet. Humans have been drawn towards exploring this process since our time on earth began.
Artists: Renton Bishopric, Clare Botfield, Steve Bishopric, Sue McBurnie, Matt Griffiths,
At: Cinnabar Soul, 69 Memorial Drive Eumundi (Next door to Post Office)
Times: 9am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday
Exhibition Opening Event: 8:30am Saturday 1st July 2017
Inflamed : Impassioned Woodfiring
MAKERS GALLERY, Brisbane
Inflamed : Impassioned Woodfiring features the work of over 40 Australian
wood firers . The pieces have been chosen by the makers to reflect their
wood firing passions and practises.
MAKERS GALLERY is happy to open outside normal hours to give delegates the opportunity to see the diverse work that is INFLAMED.
Contact via M 0417886185. All pieces in the show will also be
on the MAKERS GALLERY website www.makersgalleryaustralia.com
MAKERS GALLERY 53 Jackson Street Clayfield Qld 4011
21 June-16 July 2017