Exhibition Dates : Friday May 24th - Sunday June 30th 2019
Exhibition Opening: Friday May 24th at 6pm
Willow pattern submerged in political jibes, classic urns decorated with lyrical portraits, garniture figurines poised in confrontational narratives, Wedd’s work is a day at the beach - with a smash of home-baked reality pie in your face for good measure. Traditional ceramic styles imbued with meaty metaphor and peppered full of personal gusto burst the seams of this solo exhibition of new and staple works, showcasing the breadth of this iconic artist’s career.
Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation in Australia for his hand-built blue and white ceramics that brim with a dry wit oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing. From his beginnings at the kitchen table, guided by his Mother’s hobby-obsession, through to formal training at University of South Australia and his studio tenancy at JamFactory, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.
JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition.
JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body.