‘We are Warriors’ by Mick Guthrie – Now Showing
About the exhibition
Limited series Ceramic wall hangings
The two pieces on display are by Sydney based ceramic artist Mick Guthrie.
Mick has been working in ceramic form for thirty years. His pieces often are generated through powerful stories.
Ned Kelly can stir strong emotions in people. There are those who see him as a folk hero who stood up to oppression and those who see him as a simple criminal. Images of Ned Kelly are unmistakeably representative of Australia and the suit of armour he made is still on display today.
The terra cotta warriors are also iconic and evoke reflections of a powerful dynasty and a time gone by. A symbol of one man’s power and wealth.
These pieces are made from kiln-fired earthenware clay, the separate pieces being joined with leather straps and buckles. There is a leather loop at the top for easy hanging.
About the artist
Mick Guthrie is a Sydney based Irish Australian Artist who was born in Galway, Ireland. Mick is interested in clay sculpture and Photography. In 2018 he achieved a Master of Art in Photo media with Excellence. Great stories, that stand the test of time, are the inspiration for his clay sculptured works.
Mick is self-taught in ceramic sculpture. Drawing on his engineering background he has been able to discover for himself, an individual set of clay sculpting and firing rules, always enjoying the troubleshooting and creative process. This has allowed Michael to create beautiful and unique works. Many cultural influences, from all over the world, come into play in Mick’s work.
His work has been sold through the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra, where Michael and his wife Nicole developed a special range of merchandise for the NGA’s “Book of Kells” exhibition. In addition to private galleries, his works have sold through the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. In the past, Michael’s work has been exhibited at a number of shows and through a number of galleries, including the Mosman Community Art Gallery. He exhibited a video work and some photographic prints through Annandale Galleries in 2015.
Mick Guthrie Sculptures are now showing at Bendigo Bank Darling Square. Click below to book a viewing.Book a Viewing
Location:Bendigo Darling Square Community Bank
1 November 2020