The artist Jan Guy will speak on the relevance of the haptic senses to her own sculptural ceramic practice and in the broader context of the importance of handmade to our current digital age. She will also briefly discuss the related power of the art residency to vitalise an artist’s practice using personal experience from her residencies in Finland, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

About Jan Guy

Jan Guy is an artist, academic and writer who graduated from Queensland College of Art and the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.  Guy maintains a broad practice and interest in ceramics with a specific focus on sculptural and installed works. While her personal research is presently concerned with relationships between the haptic senses and virtual spaces, she has an on-going interest in feminist art practices and craft and design theory. Guy has been an advocate for the growth and continuation of Australian ceramic arts through extensive writing for national journals and major exhibitions in the field including Cerebration the catalogue essay for the 2000 Australian Ceramics Association exhibition and the 2006 SOFA catalogue. Guy has been the recipient of a National Craft Acquisition Award. She was a member of the organising committee for the 1st Australian Ceramics Triennale and has spoken at 2009 and 2012 Australian Ceramics Triennials and the 2014 Ceramics in the Expanded Field conference in London.  She has been awarded residencies at the Arctic Ceramics Centre in Finland (2015) and the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan (2016). In 2017, she received an Honorable Mention and inclusion in the International Ceramics Triennale held in Mino, Japan.

Date: 26 Sep (Wed), 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: AVA119
Language: English

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