Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Australian Ceramics


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

An Australian Ceramics Association members exhibition presented with Manly Art Gallery & Museum.


Accompanying TABLED at Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M), HELD continues the exploration into what nourishes us. HELD as a thematic continues the opportunity for functional tableware to be exhibited within the gallery space, alongside sculptural works that respond to the narrative of the title.

This exhibition will showcase the diversity and excellence of contemporary Australian ceramics providing 90 TACA members with an opportunity to exhibit, promote and sell their recent work.

Presented on one continuous shelf around the Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s Rubbo Gallery, HELD will feature 90 small artworks by TACA members. The depth and width of each piece will be 15 x 15cm or less, and can be up to 40 cms in height. The work can be any utilitarian or sculptural item that lends itself functionally or narratively to the exhibition title.

HELD; carry, bear, clasp, embrace, hold on to.
As both a verb and a past tense HELD may refer to the experience of holding an object (physically and emotionally) or the way in which a memory is manifested. This duality invites both functional and experimental works to be exhibited.

Exhibiting artists are:

Amanda Walker, Andrea Barker, Audrey Liew, Avi Amesbury, Barbara Campbell-Allen, Brett Smout, Bridget Saville, Caroline Wright, Cathryn Brown, Cathy Hicks, Claudia De Salvo, Danielle Vibert, Debbie Hill, Denise McDonald, Donna McDonald, Edward Whitelock, Elnaz Nourizadeh, Emma Guthrey, Flic Leung, Gillian Hodes, Glenn England, Goosullae Kim, Greg Daly, Helen Earl, Helena Blackstock, Jacqui Sosnowski, Jan Downes, Jann Kesby, Jayanto Tan, Jean McMaster, Jen Lyall, Jennifer Johnston, Jennifer Hillhouse, Johanna De Maine & Tatsuya Tsutsui, Joseph Boas, Josephine Powell, Judy Greenfield, Julie Excell, Karen Wells, Kate Combes, Kaz Davis, KirikoSatsuma, Kirsten Perry, Kristen Halkett, Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Lene Lunde, Leonard Smith, Lilach Mileikowski, Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Marlize Myburgh, Mary Henry, Michael Olsen, Michelle Carr, Michelle Merrifield, Mike Hall, Minna Graham, Mollie Bosworth, Natalie Velthuyzen, Neville French, Nicci Parry-Jones, Nicole Lister, Pattie Beerens, Pauline Meade, Peta Berghofer, Pie Bolton, Rina Bernabei, Robert Linigen, Roshni Senapati, Ruby Pilven, Ruby Yu-Lu Yeh, Sam Ward, Sandra Bowkett, Sandra Lockwood, Shinhee Ma, Shira Ash, Simon Reece, Sonali Patel, Sophie Horvat, Steph Wallace, Susannah Spittle, Tamasin Pepper, Terry Wright, Tess McAuslan-King, Thannie Phan, Tina Wheatley, Trisha Dean, Wayne Smithers, Wonki Kim & Jaeha Lee, Yvette De Lacy, Zsolt Faludi.

HELD will be presented at Manly Art Gallery & Museum (Manly, NSW) from 19 April – 9 June 2024. An online catalogue of the works will be created through social media, allowing the audience to view and read about the works on their hand HELD device.


The Australian Ceramics Association
SQ1 Studios, 32 Bowden St, Alexandria NSW 2015
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
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Contact 1300 720 124
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The Australian Ceramics Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and First Nations peoples connections to land, sea and community.

We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and that we are on stolen land. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who engage with the Association, our events and programs.