SAM Spotlight: Aleisa Miksad

3 December 2022 - 12 February 2023

In Between Scylla and Charybdis | Amphora, Aleisa Miksad presents a series of porcelain vessels, each embodying different female characters depicted in Homer’s The Odyssey – from mythic sirens and monstrous Charybdis to Odysseus’ mortal wife, Penelope.

SAM Spotlight is an annual opportunity for local creatives to showcase their work in a commissioned solo exhibition at SAM. Each year, artists can submit their exhibition proposal for consideration through an open EOI process.

Image Aleisa Miksad: Between Scylla and Charybdis | Amphora, 2022, installation view. Shepparton Art Museum, 2023. Photo by Leon Schoots.

Image: Aleisa Miksad.  Courtesy of the artist.

About the Artist

Aleisa Miksad (b.1980, Mackay QLD) lives in Kialla. She has exhibited with Craft Victoria and was a finalist in the 2022 Lake Art Prize.

Between 2018 to 2020 she attended classes with celebrated ceramicist Damon Moon, which has had a lasting influence on her ceramics practice.

Aleisa Miksad is the first artist to feature in SAM Spotlight at the new SAM.

Curator: Caroline Esbenshade

Location: Community Gallery, Level 2