Rip me apart (2018) explores the expressive nature of porcelain. As if stuck in a movement, this work shows pink, almost flesh-coloured, porcelain frozen in the act of being torn apart. Referencing both the physicality of throwing porcelain on the wheel as well as the plasticity of clay itself, this work is porcelain being pushed to its limits. Both sharp and soft, flowing yet static, the binaries in this work keep it on the precipice of appeal and repulsion.
Courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney
Eloise Rankine is a Sydney based artist (b. 1992, Sydney). Eloise completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) majoring in ceramics at National Art School in 2015. Select group exhibitions include Clay 4, Utopia Art Sydney (2018); Museum III, Utopia Art Sydney (2017); Form & Function, Glasshouse Port Macquarie (2016); Stuck in the Mud at Verge Gallery Sydney and been included in Utopia Art Sydney’s exhibition at Sydney Contemporary (2015, 2017) at Carriageworks, Sydney.
Eloise has been a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing at the AGNSW (2011), Clunes Ceramic Award (2015, 2017), North Queensland Ceramics Prize (2016), Gold Coast International Ceramics Award (2016); and Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize (2018). Eloise has completed artist in residences with Woollahra Council (2016) and Arterie at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, RPA (2015). Her work Local Faces (2016) has been exhibited at Woollahra Library at Double Bay and Woollahra Council Chambers.
Eloise is represented by Utopia Art Sydney.
porcelain, ceramic pigment, glaze
13 x 30 x 30 cm
Judges of the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Michael Lynch AO CBE (Australian Arts administrator, former Director of Sydney Opera House and former CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong) and Amanda Love (Director Loveart, independent Art Advisory).
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