TERESA PETERS - EXHIBITIONS



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PORTAGE CERAMIC AWARDS 2021 PREMIERE AWARD WINNER - ECHOES at TE URU WAITAKERE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY DEC 2021 - FEB 2022 ︎






ECHOES, clay collection archived as framed photography, 1500 x 700 x 30mm.



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PORTAGE CERAMIC AWARDS 2021 - PREMIERE AWARD WINNER - ECHOES 

PRESS: 

https://95bfm.com/bcast/artbank-121221-1000-mp3


https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/2018823303/teresa-peters-ceramics-but-not-as-we-know-them





NZ LISTENER: JAN 15 - 21 2022 - SHAPE of THINGS





https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/taonga-artist-teresa-peters-and-the-venus-of-willendorf/ZNWQUFZFENT56GSQ463WOSVIUE/





https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU2112/S00028/aotearoas-top-potter-picked-in-the-2021-portage-ceramic-awards.htm


https://www.thebigidea.nz/stories/gallery-takes-stand-against-censorship-controversy









 



ECHOES & FOSSIL in situ, clay collection/ceramic specimen archived as framed photography. with merit winner Soft Fall, Andrea du Chatenier (foreground)







PORTAGE JUDGE - RAEWYN ATKINSON’S ESSAY

CERAMICS IN A TIME OF COVID AND THE ANTHROPOCENE


Ceramics in a time of Covid and the Anthropocene It is two years since the last Portage Ceramic Awards and much has changed in that time. We are living in the midst of a virus that is still morphing into more contagious forms, and extreme weather events signalling global warming. Entries to this year’s awards reflect these times. Covid has changed our ability to travel and to gather. This level of uncertainty made inviting an international judge too difficult. The invitation was extended to me and came out of the blue. It is not a role I coveted but I felt honoured to be asked and saw it as a way to give back to an award that has benefited me. I knew when I accepted that it would be an interesting and challenging task. I was told that fewer entries were expected, given the short notice and the award not being held last year. However, there were 226 entries (compared to 205 entries in 2018 and 256 in 2019). I was asked to select a much smaller number than usual, almost half, as the exhibition was to take up a single gallery, which made for a more concise show and some very hard decisions. My first view of the entries was in the form of individual computer files and it was with a sense of anticipation that I opened each one looking first at the images and then at the title, biography and statement. The cumulative effect was a sense of being on a digital journey, visiting studios from one end of Aotearoa to the other. Although the work of some entrants was familiar, there were many surprises. There were those whose style was instantly recognisable, but there were others relatively new to ceramics entering the competition. Among them were students, recent graduates and those moving to ceramics from other disciplines. There was conceptual photography and a time-based video, reflecting contemporary practice. Ecology and concern for the environment were notable, either overtly in the work, or in the description and statement. There seemed to be an increased awareness of the value of, and pressure on, resources, leading to the use of local and recycled clay and glaze materials. The increased interest in wood-fired surfaces possibly reflects a concern for sustainability, the values that this type of firing conveys, as well as aesthetic appeal. It was a challenge to be called on to select from a wide range of divergent styles, a heterogeneity that is testimony to a rich ceramic history. The plasticity and versatility of clay means it can be made to look like almost anything and serve many purposes. I looked for the poetic, for synchronicity of concept and process, for resonance. I looked for relevance and for fresh approaches to the exploration of materials. I could appreciate pieces that were highly finished and ones where the materials were barely manipulated. Decisions were made based on emotions and experience. First impressions matter. Without the ability to experience the physical presence of the work, the photographs had to impress. Presentation was very important, from how the work was arranged to its background. I looked to the title and the statement to provide clues and possibly additional layers to what I was seeing. I did not want the statement to tell me, however, what the object was doing. After reducing the number of entries by half, I received a box of colour print-outs which were immediately spread out on the living room floor. These were shuffled repeatedly as I considered the merits of each work, a debate that continued in my head even when I was not looking at them. I could see objects falling into thematic groupings, connections between seemingly dissimilar objects became apparent. The shape of the exhibition started to take form. Covid continued to affect plans for the Portage Ceramic Awards, with dates for the selection and the opening repeatedly put back. It was exciting to finally see the actual works, to get up close and to handle them. No matter how carefully I tried to visualise scale from the dimensions given, it was still a surprise to see them. Most of them lived up to their image or exceeded my expectations. I wondered how our closed borders affected the development of ceramics in Aotearoa without the stimulus of visiting international artists and with the opportunity for residencies overseas cut off. Interest in working with clay does not seem to have diminished. A number of ceramic residencies now exist in this country, notably Driving Creek in the Coromandel. This seems to have become a hub for facilitating the growing enthusiasm for wood firing and collaboration among artists, both reliant on the generosity of the ceramic community in the sharing of kilns, knowledge and experience. I would like to thank Andrew Clifford and the Portage Trust for inviting me to judge this year’s award. I would also like to thank Kenny Willis for making the process as smooth as possible in challenging circumstances. All who entered have shaped this exhibition. The task of making the selection was a very demanding but enriching one. I hope that the exhibition will provoke curiosity and debate as it has for me.

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PORTAGE CERAMIC AWARDS 2021 FINALIST at TE URU  WAITAKERE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY DEC 2021 - FEB 2022 ︎













ECHOES, clay collection archived as framed photography, 1500 x 700 x 30mm.




FOSSIL, ceramic specimen archived as framed photography, 700 x 700 x 30mm.


 
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UPCOMING INTERVIEW!! CERAMICS NEW ZEALAND MAG VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2 - SUMMER 2021 - TO PURCHASE ︎











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PACK AND SEND - MERIT AWARD WINNER - ARTEFACTS

Ceramics NZ 60th Diamond Jubilee Exhibition 2021. OTAGO ART SOCIETY︎
VIRTUAL TOUR ︎

https://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/ceramic-innovation

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/ceramics-exhibition-returns-dunedin


                                                                      








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TENT 2021 ︎ @AOTEAROA ART FAIR  ︎ WITH ‘pricks and curses’ MOTHERMOTHER collab with WEST AUCKLAND RESEOURCE CENTRE ︎





https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/300446716/te-hkoi-toi-cruel-boundaries

https://artnow.nz/exhibitions/tent-mothermother


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MOLTEN ENTITIES: NOTES ON MOVING MOUNTAINS as part of FROM THINGS FLOW @RM, GALLERY - JULY 2021, with Shelley Simpson, Kate van der Drift and  Kathryn Tulloch ︎











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MOLTENENTITIES.COM ︎

VIEW WITH PLAYLIST ︎















MOLLUSK REFERENCE  ︎ a video collaboration with Maree Horner, From things flow @ RM, Gallery July 2021, with Shelley Simpson, Kate van der Drift and  Kathryn Tulloch 



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DINA JEZDIC -
A MUSEUM PORTAL FOR A PANDEMIC AESTHETIC ︎
is archived at AUCKLAND MUSEUM ONLINE COLLECTIONS ︎

AUCKLAND MUSEUM TWITTER
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THE BIG IDEA - HOW DO WE NAVIGATE CHANGE? ︎


TERESA PETERS’ ESSAYS - DISASTROUS FORMS ︎ & GROUND ZERO ︎
































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FEMISPHERE 4 2021 - ODE TO MOTHER EARTHED ︎









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AOTEAROA ART FAIR 2021 WITH MOTHERMOTHER ︎

ITERATION 10 - PORTRAITS PUBLICATION ︎










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AOTEAROA ART FAIR 2021 WITH ‘FOOLSCAP’, RM GALLERY ︎









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MOTHERMOTHER ARCHIVE LAUNCH 2020 ︎ @mothermother_archive ︎



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OTTO8POTTS SELLING @STRANGEGOODS K’RD ︎






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ECHO BONE AS PART OF NEW CERAMIC AQUISITIONS 2020 - PAH HOMESTEAD ︎ COLLECTION ︎








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MOTHERMOTHER END OF YEAR GROUP SHOW 2019 ︎








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CLAY DREAMS - UKU MOEMOEA - NATHAN HOMESTEAD 2019





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MOTHERMOTHER 4 2019 ︎






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MOTHERMOTHER ITERATION 3 ︎








︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎




ECHO BONE - CERAMICS CREATVE STUDIO RESIDENCY EXHIBITION 2019






︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎



STUDIO ONE TOI TU - CERAMICS CREATIVE STUDIO RESIDENCY 2018/19
THE BIG IDEA - WHO GOT THE GIG? ︎







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RENDEZVOUZ 2015 - PGDipFA ELAM SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS






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CREATIVE ASSISTANT - MR MINSCH TORTEN, BERLIN 2010 - 2014









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P.P.O.W. GALLERY, NYC - BESTIAL VERTIGO PEEP SHOW 2010





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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF - TE TUHI 2007 ︎






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UNNERVED: THE NEW ZEALAND PROJECT - QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY ︎