Opening event Saturday March 24, from 4pm
The Vivian, Matakana
Pottery remixed Visual hip-hop meets Japanese culture in a unique show of recent work by one of New Zealand’s most fascinating potters.
Aaron Scythe (b. 1971, Auckland, New Zealand) has had a fascination for Japanese pottery since his early training at Carrington Polytech in 1988 and East Sydney Polytech in 1989. Whether his hands are shaping clay or holding a brush, Aaron’s work is a delightful fusion of quirky Japanese mastery and kiwi ingenuity.
Aaron travelled to Japan in 1995 to study under Koie Ryoji, an internationally-renowned innovative master of the Minoyaki style. Living in Japan since 1997, Aaron smartly relocated back to New Zealand soon after the Fukishima earthquake disaster with his young family. Scythe has had over 60 shows in his ever-blossoming international career, and The Vivian is delighted to host this one. (Oh, and grab a piece while you can, before he heads back to Japan. Seriously.)
Date(s) - 24/03/2018 - 30/04/2018