“You can experience the arid country of central Australia on many levels. It has worlds within worlds; from a vast emptiness dwarfing our tiny human selves, to the complex microcosms of birds, insects and lizards. It is also a strikingly beautiful landscape of strong patterns, like the dots of soft grey spinifex laid out on the rich terracotta reds of the soil. These are the elements that stay with me, that I want to express in my work.”
– Henrietta Norris
The hand-sculpted forms are reflective of the structures of the land, such as the round hollow of a waterhole or ripples in sand and stone from winds new and vastly old. Henrietta Norris then uses physical imprinting and glazes to add the colours and textures of those environments.
The exhibition is at the Sidespace Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre:
Friday 24 February – Sunday 5 March 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Friday 24 February 2017 at 6:00 pm
Exhibition to be opened by Lou McCallum, Sydney Potter and Board Member of the Australian Ceramics Association