Finding beauty in the everyday

Six NZ ceramic artists, including the collaborative couple Philip Jarvis and Madeleine Child, are exhibiting together at the annual Craft Victoria festival in Melbourne. Titled Best in Show, the exhibition is a playful tribute to agricultural shows and everyday domestic objects. Child’s featured clay works include giant Cheezels and popcorn, while her partner, Philip Jarvis, has used the medium to create toothpaste tubes, Monopoly game pieces and sandcastles. Child and Jarvis are based in remote Aramoana, where they share a studio and numerous art projects. “Sometimes you think you don’t know what’s going on elsewhere [in the art world] but it’s also about having the time and freedom to work without outside influences,” said Child in The Age. Best in Show runs until December 1.


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Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Auckland born New Yorker and pre-eminent New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has produced his most significant book collaboration with American poet, cultural essayist and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde. Published in September…