Greg Daley 101st

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Nancy Sever Gallery
  • COST: Free
  • PRESENTER: Nancy Sever Gallery
  • WHEN: 11am to 5pm
    28 August 2019 - 22 September 2019

In 1976 his first solo exhibition was held at Melbourne’s Potter’s Cottage. After 45 years of making, this is his 101st. The Australian landscape is a constant in his art.

“I have always drawn inspiration from my surroundings,” he writes, “and this prompted the original working title of this exhibition, Line of Sight: Land, Sky, Light. The views I see from my studio have been distilled into these pots, from the grasses at the doorstep to the far hills seen across paddocks full of eucalypts. And beyond, upwards into the atmospheric realm full of vast ephemeral structures that tower over the land and keep it nourished. And across all this, the light. Light falling on, reflecting off and diffusing through all that surrounds me, emphasising textures and, most importantly, bringing with it colour”.

Greg Daley is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist specialising in rich glaze effects. His work has been included in 24 international book publications and is held in over 85 national and international art gallery and museum collections, including those of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He has exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions and won 36 national and international awards.

Master of his medium and with a highly developed aesthetic, Greg Daly produces what the art critic Peter Haynes has described as “sophisticated essays in the ceramic medium, striking for the balanced harmony of elements and precise geometries of form.”