PROGRAM

PLEASE NOTE:

●Clay Gulgong Program is current as of 18 January 2020 and is subject to change. Enter your work into Emerging and World Stage Exihibitions here.

GANG GANG GALLERY, 206 MAIN STREET LITHGOW warmly invites CLAY GULGONG 2020 delegates to STOP.REVIVE.SURVIVE on their journey to Gulgong at their beautiful space. Enjoy a courtesy coffee/tea/water/snack while viewing works by Kwirak Choung, Anna Culliton, Lise Edwards, Susie McMeekin, Chester Nealie, Sarah O’Sullivan, Bill Samuels, Linda Seiffert, and Rebecca Verporten Laws. Please make this pit-stop part of your travel itinerary – not only to make sure you take a prescribed break, but also to begin your week of ceramics by viewing some of the best works made on and around the Blue Mountains.

Clay Gulgong 2020 introduces a new component to its festival this year, WRITERS+READERS. We are working hard to finalise the series which will run concurrently within the 2021 program. We are excited to be working with colleagues to build CLAY GULGONG WRITERS+READERS substantially for the 2021 festival. Register your interest in attending the Ceramic Wordsmith Workshop here.

Saturday 3rd April, 2021

9am – 4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
GET SET-UP AND READY FOR THE BIG WEEK AHEAD….
Delegate registration desk open in the Trade Marquee COLLECT YOUR PERSONALISED LANYARD, DELGATES BAG and FESTIVAL CUP MADE BY THE CERAMIC STUDY GROUP Inc NSW.
– magazines and books for sale; festival merchandise; purchase your ticket for DANCING UNDER THE STARS festival dinner; purchase raffle tickets for our huge BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER.
-Check-in for dormitory accommodation in the Trade Marquee
-Memorial Hall opens for delegates to set-up their work for the Delegates Exhibition
-Shop Front Trail exhibitor’s set-up their work
-Work to be delivered for World Stage Exhibition and Emerging onto the World Stage Exhibition at the CWA Hall
-Work to be delivered for Pioneering Ceramics Exhibition at the Pioneers Museum
-Other exhibitors to set up their spaces
-Bill Powell (AUS) throwing in the Trade Marquee to whet your appetite for the week ahead
-Register for mold-making Masterclass with Somchai Charoen (THAI/AUS)
-Register for your place at the 5 minute open mic forum on Education in the Ceramic Arts

-Keith Brymer Jones (UK) to meet with THROWDOWNUNDER contestants in the BIG MARQUEE behind the Commercial Hotel in the centre of town at 1pm.
-Rudy Kistler (USA/AUS) begins work on his incredible street art project. *open to the public

6pm-7:30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
OFFICIAL OPENING OF CLAY GULGONG 2021 *Clay Gulgong delegates only
-Acknowledgement of Country: the name ‘Gulgong’ is derived from the word ‘deep waterhole’ used by the Wiradjuri, traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting.
-Introduction to the irreplaceable TEAM GULGONG.
-Introduction to the Master’s Assistants for Clay Gulgong 2021.
-Two CLAY GULGONG Awards for special contribution to the field of ceramics.
-Introduction to the CLAY GULGONG 2021 Masters with an opportunity for each artist to explain their project for the week.
-Keith Brymer Jones introduces the contestants for THROWDOWNUNDER.
-Announcement of the winners of the K-12 National Ceramics Competition

7:30pm-10pm
The Prince of Wales Hotel, the Post Office Hotel, the Centennial Hotel, the Bank Corner Wine Bar, the Ten Dollar Town Motel and Phoebes Wine Bar; Thai to Go, the Indian Restaurant throw open their doors to celebrate ‘THE POTTERS’ BEING BACK IN MAGICAL GULGONG. Pace yourselves people ….
 

Sunday 4th April, 2021

8am
Red Hill Classroom
Yoga for Potters with Jacqui Hudson: beginners and advanced participants welcome. Please make sure you pack your own mat. Namaste. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9am – 4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Registration and Administration desk open in the Trade Marquee. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Trade Marquee open to discuss and purchase all your studio needs from the best suppliers/experts in Australia. And the friendliest, actually. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– magazines and books for sale; festival merchandise; register for DANCING UNDER THE STARS festival dinner; purchase raffle tickets for our huge BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

-THROWDOWNUNDER gets underway in the Big Marquee behind the Commercial Hotel in the centre of town. *open to the public
-DELEGATES EXHIBITION OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
-OTHER EXHIBITIONS OPEN WITH FORMAL OPENINGS TO FOLLOW *open to the public
-SHOP FRONT TRAIL BEGINS *open to the public

9am – 11am
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

11.15am – 12.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
The first presentation of Clay Gulgong 2021 by PETER PINCUS (USA) *presentations are a genuine highlight of the festival. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

12:45pm – 1:15pm
Memorial Hall
Official Opening of the National K-12 Ceramics Competition by Keith Brymer Jones (UK). Head to the Memorial Hall to show your support for ceramics in the classroom and the art teachers of Australia. Also be there to congratulate the students who are trailblazing their own paths in the field, and even with their busy school workloads, are committed to producing outstanding ceramic works. *open to the public

1.30 – 2pm
Opening of exhibitions by winners of the Mansfield Ceramics/Clay Gulgong Graduating Students Awards from the National Art School and the ANU School of Art, Canberra. *open to the public
PLUS
Solo exhibitions by MARINA PRIBAZ and BRONWYN CLARKE *open to the public
PLUS
A joint exhibition by CHER SHACKLETON + JACKIE GASSON *open to the public

2pm – 4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)
– Throwing and sharing tips with Bill Powell (AUS)

4.15pm – 5.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by ANNEMARIE LAUREYS (BELGIUM) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

5.30pm – 6pm
The Big Marquee at the Commercial
-KEITH BRYMER JONES and fellow judges decide which potter must leave the THROWDOWNUNDER *open to the public

6.15pm – 7.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by GERRY WEDD (AUS) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

7.30pm – 8:30pm
Commercial Front Bar
Masters Exhibition Opening by GARTH CLARK (USA) and MARK DEL VECCHIO (USA) curated by MARTA DONAGHEY (UK) *open to the public

8:30pm
CWA Hall
World Stage and Emerging onto the World Stage Exhibition
Opening by GARTH CLARK (USA) and MARK DEL VECCHIO (USA) *open to the public

9:30pm
Prince of Wales Hotel
The sensational MARJ HOGARTH (UK) performs live on stage *open to the public

Monday 5th April, 2021

8.00am
Red Hill Classroom
Yoga for Potters with Jacqui Hudson: beginners and advanced participants welcome. Please remember to pack your own mat. Namaste. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

8:00am
Breakfast Exhibition Opening
Chester Nealie and Jan Irvine Nealie @ The Cube on Mayne *open to the public

9am – 4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Registration and Administration Desk open in the Trade Marquee *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Trade Marquee open to discuss and purchase all your studio needs from the best suppliers in Australia. And the friendliest; actually. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– THROWDOWNUNDER continues in the Big Marquee in the centre of town with KEITH BRYMER JONES. *open to the public
– DELEGATES EXHIBITION IN THE MEMORIAL HALL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
– ALL OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND SHOP TRAIL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public

9am-11am
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public.open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)
– Sit and have a yarn with Robert Barron (AUS) as he works on his wheel. Talk him into a quick lesson.
– Get some tips from Bill Powell (AUS) as he throws on his wheel.

11.15am-12.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by JUSTIN ROTHSHANK (USA) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Memorial Hall
CLAY GULGONG FOR WRITERS + READERS: whether you’re a novice writer or an established writer; whether you’re writing about your work or the work of others; or if you are a reader of all things associated with our field, our WRITERS + READERS series is for you. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

1.30pm – 2pm

Exhibition Opening
Pioneering Ceramics at the Pioneers Museum * an incredible venue for ceramic artists to exhibit. Enter over an acre of bygone eras as you follow the map to see world-class ceramics that have been curated into this special space. *open to the public

2pm-4pm
Red Hill EEC

Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)
– Get some tips from Bill Powell (AUS) as he throws on his wheel
– Have a yarn with Robert Barron (AUS) as you watch him work on his wheel

4.15pm – 5.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by THOMAS BOHLE (AUSTRIA) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

5.30 – 6.15pm
KEITH BRYMER JONES and his fellow judges announce which potter must leave the THROWDOWNUNDER *open to the public

6.25 – 6.30pm
5 minutes open mic for any delegate to share a view or opinion on Education in the Ceramic Arts (sign-up at the registration desk)

6.30pm -7.30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by MONIKA PATUSZYNSKA (POLAND) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

7.40 – 7.45pm
5 minute open mic for any delegate to share a view or opinion on Education in the Ceramic Arts (sign-up at the registration desk)

7.45pm-8.45pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by LINDA CHRISTIANSON (USA) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

8.30pm – 11pm
Chris Keane Memorial Pub Crawl – dress up and join the throng as we visit each hostelry in Gulgong and raise money for charity.
Or
Have a quiet night in the Prince of Wales Opera House courtesy of Marty Gross Films http://mingeifilm.martygrossfilms.com/ ,as seen at NCECA 2019 – among other places around the world *Clay Gulgong delegates only

 

Tuesday 6th April, 2021

8am
Red Hill Classroom
Yoga for Potters with Jacqui Hudson: beginners and advanced participants welcome. Please remember to pack our own mat. Namaste. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

8:00am – 9:00am
Venue TBA 1
EMBERS – AN EXHIBITION OF SPECTACULAR AUSTRALIAN WOODFIRED WORK curated by Su Hanna and to be opened by Garth Clark and Bernadette Mansfield (in our pajamas; feel free to wear yours). Artists: Isaac Patmore, Daniel Lafferty, Grant Hodges, Susie McMeekin, Geoff Thomas, Ray Cavill, Rowley Drysdale, Kirk Winter, Owen Rye and Su Hanna. *open to the public

9am-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Registration and Administration Desk open in Trade Marquee *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Trade Marquee open; discuss and purchase all your studio needs from the best suppliers/experts in Australia. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

THROWDOWNUNDER continues in the Big Marquee behind the Commercial Hotel in the centre of town. *open to the public
– DELEGATES EXHIBITION IN THE MEMORIAL HALL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
– ALL OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND SHOP TRAIL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public

9am-11am
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public
CLAY GULGONG FOR WRITERS + READERS continue. Details TBC soon …… *Clay Gulgong delegates only

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

11.15am-12.15pm

Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by JUZ KITSON (AUS) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

12.25-12.30
5 minute open mic for any delegate to share a view of opinion on Education in the Ceramic Arts (sign-up at the registration desk)

12.30pm-1.30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by ZEMER PELED (ISRAEL) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

2pm-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Bill Powell throwing demonstration accompanied by a wealth of tips for makers. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Have a yarn with Robert Barron as he demonstrates his throwing style. Talk him into giving you a go. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN FREDERIK SCHEEL HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

4.15pm-5.15pm

The Big Marquee
KEITH BRYMER JONES and his fellow judges announce which potter must leave THROWDOWNUNDER *open to the public

5.30pm-6.30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by MADODA FANI (AFRICA) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

6:45pm – 7:45pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by FLEUR SCHELL (AUS) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

7.55-8pm
5 minute open mic for any delegate to share a view or opinion on Education in the Ceramic Arts (sign-up at the registration desk)

8.00pm – 9.00pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by BETH CAVENER (USA) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9.00pm- 11pm
Prince of Wales Hotel
80s Disco: get your groove on for a fabulous throwback evening.

Wednesday 7th April, 2021

8am
Red Hill Classroom
Yoga for Potters with Jacqui Hudson. Suitable for beginner to advanced practitioners. Please remember to pack your own mat. Namaste. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9am-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Registration and Administration Desk open in the Trade Marquee *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Trade Marquee open; discuss and purchase all your studio needs with the best suppliers/experts in Australia. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

THROWNDOWNUNDER continues in the Big Marquee behind the Commercial Hotel in the centre of town with KEITH BRYMER JONES. *open to the public
– DELEGATES EXHIBITION IN THE MEMORIAL HALL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
– ALL OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND SHOP TRAIL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public

9am-11am
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Rudy Kistler (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for Jorgen Frederik Scheel Haarstad (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

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10am – 11am
Prince of Wales Opera House

CLAY GULGONG FOR WRITERS + READERS CONTINUES. MORE DETAILS SOON *Clay Gulgong delegates only

11.15am-12.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by PENNY EVANS (AUS) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

2pm-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all. *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public
– Look out for JORGEN FREDERIK SCHEEL HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues. *open to the public

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

4.10 – 4.15pm
5 minute open mic for any delegate to share a view or opinion on Education in the Ceramic Arts (sign-up at the registration desk)

4.15pm-5.15pm

Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by STEVE WILLIAMS (AUS) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by FLEUR SCHELL (Aus) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

6:30pm – 7.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Inaugural IVAN MCMEEKIN Lecture presented by OWEN RYE

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by ANDREA DU CHANTENIER(NZ) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9.pm – 11pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
SPECIAL BUSHFIRE BENEFIT EVENT – DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON AS WE WORK ON FIRMING-UP THIS SPECIAL NIGHT

Thursday 8th April, 2021

8am
Red Hill Classroom
Yoga for Potters with Jacqui Hudson. Suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners. Please remember to pack your mat. Namaste. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9am-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
– Registration and Administration Desk open – LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE, MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS, MAGAZINES, BOOKS ….
– Trade Marquee open – LAST CHANCE TO DISCUSS AND PURCHASE ALL YOUR STUDIO NEEDS WITH THE BEST SUPPLIERS/EXPERTS IN AUSTRALIA…

Keith Brymer Jones and the final day of THROWDOWNUNDER in the Big Marquee behind the Commercial Hotel in the centre of town. *open to the public
– DELEGATES EXHIBITION IN THE MEMORIAL HALL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
– ALL OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND SHOP TRAIL OPEN ALL DAY *open to the public
CLAY GULGONG FOR WRITERS + READERS continues. Details to be released soon …. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

9am-11am
Red Hill EEC

– Demonstrations by all the Clay Gulgong masters. Sit with one, wander to another …. immerse yourself in it all.
– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art.
– Look out for JORGEN FREDERIK SCHEEL HAARSTAD (Norway) who will be performing his ceramic sound work at different venues.

Hands-on masterclasses: *Clay Gulgong delegates only
– Mold-making with Somchoi Charoen (THAI/AUS) *please register for this masterclass when you arrive
– Kintsugi with Tatsuya Tsutsui (JAPAN)
– Overglazing with Johanna DeMaine (AUS)

– 
11.15am-12.15pm
Prince of Wales Opera House

Special Presentation.

12.45-1.45pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Presentation by JORGEN HAARSTAD (NORWAY) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

2pm-4pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
PACKING-UP AND BUMPING OUT THE FESTIVAL ON RED HILL by TEAM GULGONG
DELEGATES SHOW MUST BE PACKED UP
ALL OTHER EXHIBITION SPACES PACKED UP
SHOP FRONT TRAIL PACKED UP

– RUDY KISTLER (USA/AUS) find him in town to watch him create his stunning street art. *open to the public

Prince of Wales Opera House 2pm-3pm
Presentation by RICHARD STRATTON (NZ) *Clay Gulgong delegates only

4.15pm-5.15pm
The Big Marquee
KEITH BRYMER JONES and his fellow judges crown the winner of THROWDOWNUNDER 2021 *open to the public

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Prince of Wales Opera House
Formal Fabulous Farewell of Clay Gulgong 2021. More details TBA soon… *Clay Gulgong delegates only

7.00pm
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
DANCING UNDER THE STARS FESTIVAL DINNER – Cost $45pp BYO wine and water. Make sure you’ve purchased your ticket for the night that’s become one of the biggest hits of Clay Gulgong. *Clay Gulgong delegates only

 

Friday 9th April, 2021

PICNIC DAY at Morning View 100 Woodburn Rd MEBUL
10am – 4pm Start
Pack your wine, your water, a chair, some spare clothes and a towel (if you intend to get stuck into the fun of Morning View Day) and even tho’ there will be food available for you to buy (pizza), pack your own if you wish. And pack your musical instruments!
All week Jorgen Frederik Scheel Haarstad (Norway) has been working up to this major performance of ceramic sound
Clay Fashion Extravaganza conceived by Neil Hoffmann (get your teams organised now)
Sculpture Walk
Morning View Ceramics Collection Open
Kiln Building Competition
Clay Gulgong Writers + Readers Workshop under the trees, in the shade. Learn how to write about your work. Share tips on the best reading around. Pack a notebook and a chair.
Wheel-throwing competition
And much more ….!

 

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