Painters and sound artist at Ceramic Break this Saturday

September 25, 2009

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park has the pleasure to welcome back sound artist John Moran for one day only Saturday September 26th from 12-5pm.  John’s show last year was a moving experience as he investigated the intricacies of his moog synthesizer.  This year he has some “new gadgets” and says to expect more percussion in the performance.  

John will be moving again playing compositions from his new double album, Train Ride, which according to John is currently getting a lot of airplay in the United States.  His son James will be accompanying him on the viola and some of Johns’ poet mates who will perform “free form verse” to his music.

John Moran is also a fantastic painter.  Last year at the park, he had a wonderful selection of oils.  This time he’ll only have one painting, but will have a lot of sketches and ink washes.  These drawings are in sharp contrast to his meticulous painting style.  They are spontaneous, cartoony and quite humorous and very nicely presented.

3 painters are also part of the exhibition.  Pam Fysh was born in Moree in 1940 and grew up in the Barraba/Bingara district.  She moved to Grafton in 1963 and was actively involved in the establishment of the Grafton Regional Gallery where she chaired the Advisory Committee for 10 years.  Pam has won many awards and has participated in many solo and group shows.  Her work is part of the collections of the Port Macquarie, Grafton and Lower Clarence Regional Gallery collections.

Pam’s show includes still life, figurative, some nice landscapes, birds and a large cat.  Her work includes paintings and mixed media with bright colours and well balanced tonal quality.  They’re a very sunny group of pictures.

The third artist in the exhibition is Katoomba based painter and sculptor Tanya Kingston.  Tanya is truly an international artist.  Born in the UK, raised in Washington DC and Baltimore, schooled in the UK and Australia, she has travelled the world creating her art with residencies in Vermont, Newfoundland and Paris to name a few.  She has exhibited since 1991 in Australia with many solo and group shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tanya is showing some large abstract oil paintings that look like aerial views of the landscape.  She also has some nice naïve landscapes and some purely abstract paintings.  A nice selection of smaller works will also be part of her show.

"Robyn Berling is back!" Kerry Cannon from Ceramic Break Sculpture Park announced,  "She just can’t help herself! She’s bringing some fresh new works on yupo paper and other mediums.  She just won the 2009 Singleton Art Prize from 1000 other entries, quite an achievement!.  If you’ve never seen Robyn’s work, you’re in for a treat-she’s a wonderful colourist and a very well known Sydney artist.  Don’t miss her return to Ceramic Break! She will also be here in Warialda to conduct another yupo paper watercolour workshop on Sunday Sept 27th.

The exhibition continues through October.  Kerry says, "I hope you all can make the opening and John’s performance.  It will be a cracker!"

Ceramic Break is located 15 kilometres south of Warialda on the Bingara road.  It opens September 26 at noon to 5pm and then continues through October during regular hours.  Entry on the 26th is by gold coin donation with lunch and refreshments provided.  Entry during our regular hours Thurs-Sun 10-5 or by appointment is $5 for adults and $1 for children.  Everyone welcome.  Call 6729 4147 for more information