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Portage Ceramic Awards Exhibition 2023


  • Tue 27 Feb 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Sat 2 Mar 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Sun 3 Mar 2024, 10:00am–4:30pm

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Te Uru is delighted to present the Portage Ceramic Awards Exhibition 2023. This annual award provides a vital platform to showcase the diversity of contemporary clay practices in Aotearoa. This year's 46 finalists will have their remarkable works on display at Te Uru, Titirangi from 24 November 2023 – 3 March 2024, offering a unique and fascinating insight into the rich diversity of contemporary ceramic practices.

Award-winning ceramic artist John Parker is the judge of this year’s Portage Ceramic Awards. Parker gained a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London in 1975. He returned to Aotearoa to take up the post of Director of the Auckland Studio Potters centre in 1977 and was made a life member in 1999. Among the many honours he has received, Parker was awarded a Waitākere City Millenium Medal for services to the community in 2000 and was made a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate in 2010.

The 2023 finalists are Debbie Barber, Franca Bertani, Blue Black, Maak Bow, Michelle Bow, Annette Bull, Anna Campbell, Didi Chapman, Peter Collis, Julie Cromwell, Andrea du Chatenier, Suzy Dunser, Debbie Fleming, Dominique Ford, Mel Ford, Darryl Frost, Renate Galetzka, Kirsty Gardiner, Mandy Gargiulo, Pru Gudex, Evelyn Hodowany, Jino Jeong, Elise Johnston, Chuck Joseph, Ted Kindleysides, Nicole Kolig, Judith Lauvao, Yueh Luo, Kylie Matheson, Marama Mayrick, Annie Mciver, Matt And Kate Mclean, Jackie Muller, Sung Hwan Bobby Park, Aidan Raill, Kit Rennie, Louise Rive, John Roy, Rick Rudd, Takaaki Sakaguchi, Mary Schollum, Aaron Scythe, Liz Sharek, Annie Smits Sandano, Sarah Urwin and Teresa Watson.

Image: Sam Hartnett

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