5 - 24 September 2013
about the exhibition
For over thirty years, the Australian landscape has been at the heart of Anita McIntyre’s ceramics. Her porcelain paper clay forms and vessels evoke a true sense of place as she continues to explore narratives of journey through space and time. First hand observation and memories of certain landscapes are combined with historical and topographic references, allowing Anita to visually express her own very personal relationship with the land. This relationship is always underpinned by a quiet acknowledgment of the deeply spiritual connection between the land and its indigenous owners. Anita depicts her connection to the landscape through a language of text, distinctive cultural symbols and patterns as well as impressions of objects found on her many journeys. In effect, both a physical and spiritual connection to these landscapes emanate from her ceramics, creating a distinct and profound impression of her journeys and experiences.
Anita McIntyre studied ceramics at the Canberra School of Art, graduating in 1976. She has travelled extensively across outback Australia and overseas, continually finding inspiration for her work. She has been a long and active member of various arts boards and committees, including the Craft Council of the ACT, National Ceramic Award Committee, Strathnairn Arts Association, and most recently the board of the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery. Anita McIntyre’s work is represented in collections throughout Australia, including the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Anita is currently a visiting fellow in Ceramics at the Australian National University.