I love to investigate the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up but I like to challenge this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating errors, especially through humour. Mould making is central to my ceramic practice. I enjoy the technical challenge of casting objects or textures not usually associated with ceramics, such as foam, paper and cardboard. This process has the ability to transform the object's original purpose. I like to then arrange the forms to form a narrative that I don't expect or plan. Many of the pieces are inspired from quiet moments of contemplation.
Kirsten Perry is a Victorian based artist with a background in industrial design, fine art, gold and silver-smithing and multimedia. Highly influenced by Japanese culture and aesthetics her work is inspired by Japanese wabi-sabi, a ceramic practice evolved from Zen Buddhism that embraces the transience and natural flaws of materials.
Perry has been included in various exhibitions in Australia and overseas including Klytie Pate Ceramics Award (2018 finalist); Georges River Art Award, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, NSW (2018 finalist); Victorian Craft Award (2018 finalist), 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award (2016 finalist); and the London Independent Film Festival (2013 finalist).
22 x 10 x 4 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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