so…here we are in 2019, with loads of plans and fresh new year’s resolutions. PJ Pottery has recently moved from the Sunshine Coast to the Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland so the set up of the new studio has been all consuming but – we are nearly there!
The big news is the XX FACTOR exhibition at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, if you’re around come in, say hi, buy a piece or two.
The concept behind the XX Factor exhibition was designed to shine a light on the extraordinary talent of the Sunshine Coast region’s women ceramic artists, dedicated to their unique creativity and that mighty XX factor. The rationale for the theme to create works of scale and gusto over half a metre in size was to unify the display, offer a challenge to the participating women artists and create a spectacular exhibition.
Initiated and driven by ceramicist, Nicci Parry-Jones – who will co-curate the exhibition at the BFAC – this show will coincide with International Women’s Day 2019 (7 March) with generous support from WINDO and the Noosa Regional Council through a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund. The XX Factor exhibition opens 3pm Sunday 3 March at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, Qld. This will be the official opening of 3 exhibitions to celebrate women artists from the region, more details here.
I am very happy to be part of the Noosa Open Studios in August with 5 other local artists at French and Gorgeous Cafe, Cooroy. Mark it on your calendar, it is a wonderful art adventure once a year with over 60 of the region’s artists and multiple galleries involved.