8 - 28 OCTOBER

Dunedin School of Art
Ground floor, P Block

Otago Polytechnic
DUNEDIN

 

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for Exhibition Opening

 

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Neil Grant, Copper red vase
Photograph: Thomas Lord. Grant Collection

 

Neil Grant: Master Potter
1961-2021| Survey Exhibition

 



“Twenty years to learn, twenty years to forget, and then the real work begins to find your voice”



Neil Grant is an artist and a ceramicist. In his twenties he learned to work with clay, to throw, to mould, to coil, to slab build, to glaze, to fire a kiln, to decorate simple and complex surfaces.

His sixty-year career as a ceramic artist spans the years from the flowering of domestic rustic pots to large sculptural ceramics and major architectural commissions.

He is well known for his distinctive reworking of traditional Shino-Japanese pottery into a fusion of Anglo-Oriental forms but recreating them in new and exciting ways.

This exhibition shines a light on the development of Neil’s skill and artistry with clay and fire and his legacy as an arts educator.

The Neil Grant 1961-2021 Survey Exhibition is held in association with the 60th anniversary celebrations of the NZ Society of Potters and Ceramics NZ National Exhibition 2021

 

Exhibition and Public Programme | 8 - 28 October

 

Friday 8 October

Neil Grant Exhibition Opening 
Dunedin School of Art Gallery 5.30PM
(Note: Opening will only take place if we are at Level 1)

Monday 11 October to  Friday 15 October

Neil Grant Exhibition
Dunedin School of Art Gallery
Hours 10AM to 4PM daily
(closed weekend 9-10 October)

Monday 18 October to Thursday 28 October

Neil Grant Exhibition
Dunedin School of Art Gallery
Hours 10AM to 4PM daily
(closed weekend 16-17 October)

Thursday 14 October

DSA Foundation evening event (by invite)

Wednesday 20 October

City of Literature book event
An evening with the Author and Artist
6PM -  Dunningham Suite, Dunedin Public Library

Saturday 23 October - Monday 25 October

Ceramic Student Exhibition - O Block Hub (next to Ceramics Department -  Hours 10AM to 4PM daily)

Sunday 24 October

Studio Demonstration - 3D printer (time TBC)

Sunday 24 October

Postgraduate Students - studio floor discussions
(time TBC)

Sunday 24 October

Neil Grant - Meet the potter (gallery hours)

Monday 25 October

Ceramic Workshops with Michael Tannock (half day)
Enrolment details (link

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In the Studio and gallery with:

 

 

Michael Tannock

My hand thrown vessels are mainly porcelain with a celadon glaze. I love making short runs of work and noticing minute changes in form - natural selection at work - paring away the unnecessary, leaving pure forms. Clay is beautiful. When you hold it, you change it. Fragile yet, once fired, strong enough to last millennia. It was 1994, while completing a degree in English Literature, that I went to a night class in Ceramics. I was instantly hooked - no going back. Fortunately, Otago is home to a ceramics degree course, so the next four years were spent at the Dunedin School of Art, South Island of New Zealand.

 

 

Neil Grant

Neil's sixty-year career as a ceramic artist spans the years from the flowering of domestic rustic pots to large sculptural ceramics and architectural commissions.

From the sculptural Nikau Series and Wavy Line "piece pots" from the 1970s to domestic ware, large platters and dishes, Neil is well known for his distinctive reworking of traditional Shino-Japanese pottery into a fusion of Anglo-Oriental forms but recreating them in new and exciting ways. Many of his pieces also display his skill at Japanese-style brushwork, "chattering" and "fluting" as well as superbly crafted celadon work and several series of chün over tenmoku glazes.

 

 

Rob Cloughley

Rob Clougley is the Diploma in Ceramic Art programme coordinator / Ceramic Lecturer within the Dunedin School of Art. He has worked for Otago Polytechnic since 2002 and holds a Master of Fine Art.


Rob's practice is in Ceramic Sculpture and he teaches a wide variety of ceramic-related topics.

 

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