Current Exhibitions

2022 Exhibition Cultivate

March 11 - April 21, 2022

"A knowing response to earth, a reconnection to self and a connection to others through creativity."

Cultivate

CULTIVATE is a response to Fiona’s recent journey to the USA to study at Penland School of Craft. It is a body of work, expressive in nature, including small and large figurative and portrait sculpture, large vessels and ceramic installations incorporating the use of natural found objects.

The work embodies deep personal narrative around issues of life and death, loss, reconnection, rebirth and personal identity, igniting a personal and authentic response to the collective themes of awakening from the unconscious human experience. There are also strong themes referencing earth and materials used in the ceramic process.

This body of work freely and openly explores the processes of what it is to be human: the dark and the light, the traumatic and the healed, the introspective and the retrospective. The work aims to convey belief in the value of self-exploration and personal resolution, both individually and collectively. It hopes to portray a message that we are joined by our processes, although we may experience them in unique and individual ways.

Old Ambulance Station Gallery Nambour.

 

Exploring Transformative Healing Through Art

After many years of working in trauma related holistic environments, Fiona acknowledges the human impulse to attempt to both make sense of and heal personal wounds and to realise the power of their transformative ability if the space is held for deep exploration. The 2020 pandemic has pushed the universal themes of reality as we know it, and Fiona believes, offers us an opportunity for deep reflection and personal enquiry. The work is always self-reflective and of an introspective nature.

It is Fiona’s intent to provide a safe space for us to reflect upon our own responses to enable us to develop a deep compassion for not only our own communities, but for humanity as a whole. The universal symbolism and strong narrative in her work invites the viewer to connect and reflect with the work, allowing authentic response and the potential for personal insight and understanding.

Intermediate Ceramics & Wheel Throwing

Prerequisites required; Ceramic Glazing 101 & Wheel Throw workshop must be completed.

Commence anytime based on availability, however, there is a waiting list for this class. 

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Booking T&Cs

When you purchase a ticket, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • Cancellations made with more than 7 working days in advance of the event start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made with less than 7 working days to the training start date will not be eligible for a refund of any kind. Class sizes are kept small to optimise your experience and we ask that you are clear about your dates please. Due to small class sizes and the specialised equipment required, we cannot offer make-up sessions if any classes are missed within your workshop timeframe.
  • You may transfer your registration to another one of our scheduled Workshops in the same calendar year (pending availability) any time before 7 working days of the event; you will not be entitled to a refund for the difference.

Next Steps

Once you’ve secured your spot, in addition to your tax receipt, you’ll receive an email from Fiona acknowledging your registration.

If you haven’t received the confirmation email within a couple of hours of your purchase, please check your junk mail.

Fiona will be in contact a week before classes start to provide you with instructions and what to bring.