Sturt Gallery : Sentient - New work by Rachel Wood

The natural landscape of the Southern Highlands inspires a stunning new exhibition of ceramic vessels by international artist in residence, Rachel Wood.

In awe and overwhelmed by the Australian bush on her first residency at Sturt Craft Centre in 2013, English ceramicist, Rachel Wood, has returned to Sturt this year to make new work on site specially for her solo exhibition, Sentient, to be presented in Sturt's own gallery.

Rachel Wood is known for her expressive, visceral, calm and considered vessels, each brought to life with lively and complex surfaces. The unique personal touch of human spirit and physicality of the core material are key to Rachel's practical and intellectual ethos. Every fingerprint, tool mark, rip and join, trace the journey of her making with clay, just as every footstep in the Australian bush of the Southern Highlands infuses the images and feelings in her head and heart.

Rachel Wood is a multi-award winning ceramic artist based in the rural midlands of England.  Rachel has exhibited her work widely including exhibitions in not just England but also Germany, the Netherlands, France, Brussels and Italy.

The exhibition opening will take place on Sunday 29 September at 11am.  The exhibition will be opened by special guest, Southern Highlands based ceramic artist, Elizabeth Charles.

Artists talk - Meet Rachel in the Gallery on Saturday 28 September, 10.30-11.30am.

Makers at this event include (Members in Bold)