A contemporary ceramics quarter within the Museum
This exhibition offers new ways of understanding some of Australia's oldest collections, by challenging historical narratives and pushing the boundaries of ceramic practice today.

In ancient Athens, the Kerameikos was the potter’s quarter, a hub of innovation where artisans produced some of the most sought-after ceramics of the Mediterranean region. 'Kerameikos' brings together seven leading Australian ceramic artists to create a contemporary potters' quarter at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

Each artist has been invited to explore the Museum’s historic and diverse collections during a week-long intensive residency, collaborating closely with the curatorial team. The resulting commissioned works will provide a fresh perspective on some of Australia's oldest collections.

'Kerameikos' artists:

  • Idil Abdullahi
  • Glenn Barkley
  • Kirsten Coelho
  • Janet Fieldhouse
  • Juz Kitson
  • Monica Rani Rudhar
  • Vipoo Srivilasa

Vipoo Srivilasa, 'Diverse Dominion Deities', 2023. Photo by Simon Strong.

Vipoo’s winning work for the inaugural 'MAKE Award: Biennial Prize for Innovation in Australian Craft and Design'.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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Opens 24 August, 2024