Free, no bookings required
Join Gerry Wedd for an illuminating and off-beat lecture on his immersive exhibition, SONGS FOR A ROOM. From Victor Hugo to Byzantine pottery, the history of cobalt, and the emotional force of music and song lyrics, join us for an artist talk that celebrates learning from the academic, the everyday and everything in between.
GERRY WEDD (born 1957) is one Australia’s most celebrated ceramicists. Having studying jewellery, painting, and drawing, Wedd obtained a Masters in Fine Art from the University of South Australia in 2005. Early on in his career, Wedd became a graphic artist for quintessential Australian design company Mambo, where he continued to design for them until 2006. Wedd has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally, including Havana Bienal, JamFactory, Ian Potter Museum of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum. He has received numerous awards including the Hobart Art Prize in 2010 and the 1998 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award and is represented in public collections around the country including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Powerhouse Museum – Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Shepparton Art Museum and Queensland University of Technology.