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Tjimpuna Williams, Kapi Tjukula Munu Tali - Waterholes & Sandhills, 2015, Stoneware, H 40 x D 36cm

Gallery Two   25 June - 12 July 2015

4 – 12 JULY CANBERRA : YANGUPALA TJUTA WAAKARINYI . Many Young People Working

Canberra has been selected to host the 14th Australian Ceramics Triennale in 2015, the premier national forum for ceramics in Australia. The event attracts leading national and international industry leaders, ceramics practitioners, educators, collectors, critics and cultural theorists and will engage with the Canberra community through exciting and diverse programs and cultural approaches.

The conference attracts delegates from all over the world and will run from Thursday 9 July to Saturday 11 July 2015 and associated public programs commencing from Monday 6 July 2015.

Stepping Up is managed by Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in partnership with the Australian National University, Strathnairn Arts, Canberra Potters’ Society and The Australian Ceramics Association.

Sabbia Gallery is thrilled to be presenting this wonderful exhibition of Australian ceramics from Ernabella Australia. The works on exhibition will be important large scaled pots created by Derek Thompson and Tjimpuna Williams during a residency in Jingdezhen China in early 2015, as well as small and medium scaled works by ten Ernabella artists including Pepai Carroll and Alison Milyika Carroll, that have been created on Country in Ernabella.

ERNABELLA AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, CANBERRA
OPENING NIGHT LAUNCH – Tuesday 7th July 2015, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Please join the Directors Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi, with exhibiting artists Lynette Lewis, Anne Thompson and Tjimpuna Williams, at the opening and launch of this exceptionally unique exhibition at the Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra.

ARTIST FLOOR TALK & DEMONSTRATION – Wednesday 8th July 2015, 1.00 – 3.00pm
Dickson Room, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Ernabella Artist and 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Finalist Anne Thompson will discuss the exhibition and the importance of art centres to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. In 2003, the ceramic studio was established specifically for Pukatja Community’s yangupala – young people. Anne is a qualified translator as well as an artist, and at age 27 is part of the next generation of Ernabella Artist’s. Artists Tjimpuna Williams, Lynette Lewis and staff member Hannah Kothe will also be in attendance.

RSVP essencial for the opening night launch and the artist floor talk and demonstration.  Please contact Sarah Grimaldi on 02 9361 6448 or sarah@sabbiagallery.com