Embracing form and void, translucence and opacity, line and light, my sculptural practice is characterised by the pursuit of pure perception. It is inspired by my experience of the changing natural world and my delight in the orders and rhythms of language, calligraphy and architecture.
My work bears strong artistic affinities with Mondrian and the De Stijl movement, and more recently, echoes of German sculptor Gertrude Goldschmidt (known as 'Gego').
Where my previous exclusively bone china configurations poignantly resonate with the vulnerability of life (‘The Other’), the present configurations also incorporate bronze to explore strength and solidarity, and thereby encourage meditations upon community, culture and the landscape.
Structures loosely resembling circles, ellipses, cones and scrolls typically juxtapose an outer layer of smooth or corrugated bronze with a superfine interior form of either black French Limoges porcelain or stained bone china.
Courtesy of Karen Woodbury Gallery
Born in Holland, Titania Henderson currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2002 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at RMIT, Melbourne and following this studied Honours in ceramics in 2004 at RMIT. In her recent career, Titania has held a solo exhibition at Christine Abrahams Gallery and was recently included in both the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. Her work is widely admired and features in various public collections that include National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museo Internazionale Della Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy and Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.
bronze, bone china porcelain
23 x 31 x 10.8 cm
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).