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Northern Rivers Touring Ceramic Exhibition 2006 - 2008.

Highlighting the diversity, excellence and vigour of contemporary ceramic practice in regional Australia.

ConVerge brings together a collection of ceramic work that draws on an incredibly diverse range of cultural references, influences and styles.

This is exemplified by the work of selected artists including emerging Indigenous artist Garth Lena - who combines abstract organic forms in porcelain with timber, which powerfully transmits his sense of cultural heritage; to the work of Avital Sheffer - whose stunning vessels are infused with the language, symbols and architecture of her own Middle Eastern heritage. The ceramic traditions of Persia are reflected in the masterful lustre glazes of Bob Connery, and of China in the wood fired porcelain work of Geoff Crispin.

Developed by Arts Northern Rivers with support from Australian Government initiative Visions of Australia, the Gordon Darling Foundation, Arts NSW and Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.

Inset: Margaurite Josephson-Buivids, Toledo, 2005. Earthenware, terrasigilata and clay glaze, 45 x 25 x 19cm.

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