Solo Exhibition – Icons by Ceramic and Photo Media Mick Guthrie
About this Event
‘Icons’ is a new exhibition by the ceramic and photo media artist Mick Guthrie.
Opening Celebration: Wednesday 7th April 2021, 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm
We practice social distancing and COVID safe in our art space, therefore we have arranged two sessions during this evening:
- Session 1. 6pm – 7pm
- Session 2. 7pm – 8pm
Community Bank Darling Square Art Space
11 Little Pier Street Haymarket NSW 2009 (corner Little Pier & Harbour Streets)
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About the exhibition ‘Icons’
Handmade animal and human figurines, made from clay, have been with us since as early as 24,000 BC. From the earliest times, we have been making things out of readily available mud. It feels good to work and can be fired in an open fire.
It is the simplicity and raw nature of clay that attracts me to this medium.
The pieces on display are all individually hand-rolled earthenware clay pieces and are glazed and kiln-fired to over 1000 degrees Celsius at my home studio in Kingsford, NSW. Great stories like Australia’s Ned Kelly story, the legendary ANZACs, the pearl divers from the north-west of Australia and Australia’s iconic animals lure me in with their, dramatic nature. Further afield, the Terracotta Army and its narrative have inspired the Qin Dynasty pieces.
Although I primarily work with clay, I hold a Master of Art in Photomedia and have more recently expanded my artistic mediums to include video and photography. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra, has sold my work through their gift shop. Where I developed a special range of merchandise for the NGA’s “Book of Kells” exhibition. In the past, my work has been exhibited at a number of shows and galleries. I have exhibited in a group exhibition of Celtic Art at the Mosman Community Art Gallery and have exhibited a video work and some photographic prints through Annandale Galleries in 2015.
I hope you like my Australian handmade art pieces.
About the artist Michael (Mick)Guthrie
Michael Guthrie is a Sydney based Irish Australian Artist who was born in Galway, Ireland. Michael is interested in clay sculpture and Photography. In 2018 he achieved a Master of Art in Photomedia with Excellence. Great stories, that stand the test of time, is the inspiration for his clay sculptured works.
Michael 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 Michael’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.
Location:Darling Square Community Bank Art Space , Corner of Harbour and Little Piers St, Haymarket NSW 2000
7 April 2021