6 November 2015
SAM final Showcase for 2015 opens Saturday 7 November
In the second year of Showcase exhibitions curator Anna Mass has focused on the work of four extremely accomplished ceramic artists who are each represent within the SAM collection.
Janet De Boos is an educator, author and ceramic practitioner. She employs a range of imagery and artistic approaches, from the pinnacle of Chinese porcelain decoration (Qing overglaze) through to colour and line from the deserts of Australia (Ernabella terra sigillata, Australian flora) and techniques from antiquity such as sgraffito or ‘scratching’. De Boos states her “interest in the history of ceramic decoration and the way in which it both absorbs and expresses cultures, has continued to be the focus of my work.”
Janet De Boos Showcase #8 displays a selection of wheel thrown pieces which display her hybrid pottery which incorporates ancient technique creating timeless pieces with a contemporary flare.
De Boos is an elected Member for the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, representing Australasia and South Africa. Collections include: National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of China, Beijing, plus private collections in Australia and overseas.
Showcase #8: Janet De Boos will be on display until Sunday 1 February, 2016 with all works for sale through the SAM Shop.
Media enquires contact Gabriella Calandro, Marketing Coordinator, Shepparton Art Museum (03) 5832 9522 gabriella.calandro@Shepparton.vic.gov.au
Image: Showcase #8 artist, Janet DeBoos with her ceramic works currently on display at SAM.