Janetta Kerr-Grant
9–26 May 2024

Shigaraki is the latest exhibition by Janetta Kerr-Grant that explores fragments, details, jottings and vistas. It is a diary about time spent in the mountains of Shigaraki, one of Japan’s ancient pottery towns. Marching powerlines, hillsides of swaying Japanese silver grass, wrapped and strapped tree trunks, the studiowork bench – these works, recorded in clay, are Janetta Kerr-Grant’s notes and also her memories.

Interconnections between landscape, atmosphere, mood and memory are at the heart of Janetta Kerr-Grant’s ceramic practice.

Janetta graduated with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University in 2012, after being awarded a Trudie Alfred Bequest National Scholarship. In 2013 she received an Australia Council Grant to establish her practice.

Career highlights include being awarded artist residencies at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan and the Fiskars Artist Collective in Finland. In 2018 she won the Klytie Pate Ceramic Award. She has held several solo exhibitions and exhibited in group exhibitions across Australia. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Bluestone Collection of Contemporary Craft, the AIR collection, Finland and Manningham Art Gallery.

Please join us for a drink to celebrate the opening of Shigaraki on Friday 10 May (6–8PM).

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