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Korean Master to judge entries

The cultural exchange between Korea and the small Victorian town of Clunes continues, with confirmation that renowned Korean potter, Hyangjong Oh, will judge entries for the Clunes Ceramic Award this year.

 

 

18 JUNE 2015
Clunes Ceramic Award 2015:
Korean Master to judge entries

The cultural exchange between Korea and the small Victorian town of Clunes continues, with confirmation that renowned Korean potter, Hyangjong Oh, will judge entries for the Clunes Ceramic Award this year.

Mr Oh will assist with judging the Clunes Ceramic Award prior to the exhibition. He will also be offering a two day workshop demonstration at the Clayspace studio in Daylesford on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September and provide an illustrated talk in Clunes on Thursday 17th September.

Ceramic Award Chair, Graeme Johnstone said "This is a great opportunity for ceramicists to meet and learn from one of the world leaders in the Onggi pottery technique. Onggi is a Korean pottery tradition of making storage jars for every day use. Some of these storage jars are quite remarkable"

Clunes hosts the Clunes Ceramic Award biennially. It is a major event on the national ceramics calendar, with prizes totalling $13,000 and entries now coming in from all over Australia.

At the main exhibition this year, the winning artist's work will attract a total prize money of $10,000, a significant increase from previous years.

"This significant increase is testament to the sustained success of the Clunes Ceramic Award in Australia, as well as demonstrating the sponsors' confidence in the strength of work submitted by Australian ceramic artists", said Graeme.

"The People's Choice Award has also increased to $2,000 and three $250 Recognition Awards will be presented and announced at the exhibition opening.

"We are grateful to our sponsors Terry Cocks of the Union Bank Arts Centre and Gary Sharp of Lucky Strike Lounge in Clunes for the significant increase in prizes and for their continuing support of this event."

As an addition to the main exhibition this year, businesses in the main street of Clunes will host individual pieces from local ceramicists. Artists from across the shire and surrounding region are encouraged to submit their pieces for display in local businesses in the main street of Clunes. A map will be available for visitors to view the works situated in selected retail shops. All pieces will be for sale to the public.

A preview of works will be held on the evening of Friday 18 September. The exhibition itself opens on Saturday 19 September, continuing until Sunday 11 October.

The Clunes Ceramic Award is an acquisitive prize. In 2015, the winner of the $10,000 Award will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The winning work of art is acquired in alternate years, by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum for their Permanent Collections.

Ceramicists can find the Conditions of Entry at the Ceramic Award website www.clunesceramicaward.com.au. Entries are accepted online.

For interviews or comment, please contact Graeme Johnstone via 0427 534 532

Event email: clunesceramicaward@gmail.com

Website: http://www.clunesceramicaward.com.au/

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Date posted: 19 Jun 2015