Hit the road with ACE Open for a not-to-be missed studio visit experience with artist and South Australian icon, Gerry Wedd.
After starting the day with a private tour of Wedd’s 2018 South Australian Artist Commission exhibition SONGS FOR A ROOM, led by ACE Open CEO and curator Liz Nowell, you’ll be driven south to Port Elliot to visit the artist’s home and studio, which he is generously opening to guests for the afternoon.
Together you will share an intimate and locally-sourced lunch, before joining Gerry in the studio to make your very own Wedd-inspired ceramic tile. A unique celebration of South Australian art-making, and a peerless opportunity to connect with one of Australia’s most celebrated ceramicists.
A Sunday Drive: Itinerary
Exhibition tour with Liz Nowell
Drive to Port Elliot
Lunch at Gerry’s home
Tile Making workshop in the studio
Drive back to Adelaide, drop off at ACE Open, program ends
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.