Opening event Wednesday June 13, from 5.30pm
The National, Christchurch
“My work revolves around iconic forms, social memory, and what the viewer brings to the piece or their knowledge of that form. I introduce my ideas or thoughts in a way the viewer can relate to or interpret comfortably. It is important to maintain my social, political and aesthetic intentions for the work, yet provide enough information for the viewer to draw upon their own personal experiences to tell their own story”.
John Roy has been working in clay for 26 years. He trained at Wanganui Polytechnic, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997 majoring in Ceramics. Since then he has exhibited continually in solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand, and has won numerous Awards including Premier award /New Zealand Society of Potters Exhibition 2004, Merit Award /Portage Ceramics Award 2004, Supreme Award /Waiheke Ceramics Award 2004, Non Functional Object Award/New Zealand Society of Potters Exhibition 2006, Waikato Award /Waiclay National Ceramics Exhibition 2006, Merit Award /New Zealand Society of Potters Exhibition 2010. His work is held in a number of public collections including the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tauranga Art Gallery, Waikato Museum and Art Gallery, Sarjeant Gallery, Rotorua Museum and the James Wallace Arts Trust collection.
Image: John Roy, Wisp, 2018, handbuilt earthenware. Photo: John Collie
Date(s) - 13/06/2018 - 07/07/2018