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This is an opportunity to meet Raewyn Atkinson in her Brooklyn studio where Raewyn’s award winning skills with ceramics will be evident. Hear how her art reflects the relationship between her works and the fragility of the environment.
Raewyn Atkinson’s involvement with clay spans over 25 years, during which time she has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and received numerous grants and awards.
Fascinated since primary school by studies of Antarctica and the exploits of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Raewyn first visited Antarctica in 2000 as an ‘Artist to Antarctica Fellow’, and made the trip again in 2003. Those visits, combined with a three month Japanese residency in 1998 that sparked an interest in translucent porcelain, have resulted in several major exhibitions, TERRA NOVA and DESIGNS ON ANTARCTICA. These exhibitions were inspired by the relics left by past human endeavours in Antarctica, along with the present focus related to global warming and tourism.
Raewyn’s work is held in many private and public collections including Te Papa, the Los Angeles County Museum, USA and the Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Art. Te Papa holds a large number of her works including pieces from her Antarctic series.
NB: Access to the studio involves climbing 17 steps and limited seating is available.
Numbers are limited. Booking is essential.
Feature image: You don’t know, 2016 by Raewyn Atkinson. Slip cast porcelain, inscribed, Tekapo glaze. Photo Raewyn Atkinson.