Opening event Thursday March 8, from 6pm
On Thursday March 8, OREXART will host a book launch and exhibition of ceramics by Vonney Ball. The richly illustrated book, Vonney Ball: Ceramics, traces the creative influences on Ball’s unique forty-year practice, in the UK and New Zealand.
Ball’s output reflects a sound education in English ceramics design, a singularity of purpose and a drive to keep making work. Twenty years on from her arrival in New Zealand, her work connects cultural experiences from opposite ends of the earth.
In conjunction with the book launch, Orexart presents a survey exhibition (and work for sale) that captures the essence of Ball’s practice as a ceramic slip-caster and designer-maker. It will include pieces from her time at Middlesex Polytechnic, London, in the 1980s, where she adapted industrial methods to produce one-off or small batch works, resulting in innovative pieces that may best be described as ‘classically inspired shapes with a contemporary twist’.
Date(s) - 08/03/2018 - 24/03/2018