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Call Out - Contemporary Ceramics Award

Job details

Arts Council Nelson
2 Sep 2022
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Culture & Heritage, Visual Arts


Exciting opportunity for ceramic artists!

Forsyth Barr, Arts Council Nelson and Nelson Clay Week are proud to remind you of our call out for original artworks that stretch the boundaries of clay practice and challenge the more traditional views of this medium.

While entries must predominantly feature clay, artists may use any technique, or a mix of techniques, to create two- or three-dimensional pieces. 

The award judges:
Royce McGlashen – Master Potter since 1971, recipient of an MBE for his services to pottery in New Zealand in 1989, and member of the International Academy of Ceramics. 

Charlotte Davy – Head of Art at Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, leader of the team responsible for the national art collection at Te Papa, which includes significant holdings of art, photography, decorative arts and design.

Darryl Frost – full-time sculptor and potter since the 1980s, nationally and internationally recognised for his distinctive style of Anagama wood firing, and recipient of several awards including a Diploma of Honour from Korea.

If you have only just found out about Pushing Clay Uphill, don't fret! There is still time to enter your work. Submissions close Friday 2 September 2022 at 5pm. The winner of the Forsyth Barr Contemporary Ceramics Award - $8,000 cash prize - will be announced on opening night. 

Pushing Clay Uphill Forsyth Barr Ceramics Award and Exhibition is a Nelson Clay Week event, sponsored by @ForsythBarr and hosted at @refineryartspacenelson.

The selected artworks will be on display at the Refinery ArtSpace, as part of Nelson Clay Week from the 1st - 15th October.


How to apply

For more information, terms and condtitions of entry and the application process please visit the Arts Council Nelson website

Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

17 Aug 2022