NEWS & EVENTS 2021

2021 Ravenswood Australian Womens Art Prize
FINALIST

CLAY DYNASTY,
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney,
20 August 2021 - 17 July 2022

'ELEMENTAL PRESENCE'

Rochfort Gallery is proud to present a beautiful new large-format publication celebrating the new large-format publication celebrating the work of Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM

ELEMENTAL PRESENCE

Rochfort Gallery
www.rochfortgallery.com

As an Australian ceramic artist my practice engages with landscape as a source of inspiration, whilst the anagama process provides my aesthetic framework. My making and firing are a reflection of the processes of nature, sometimes life giving, sometimes destructive. The outcome is not just a happy accident, though chance does play some part in the firing. It is the result of the inherent synergies of the making and firing processes informed by my conceptual framework and a desire to achieve a unique personal aesthetic.

‘ The measure of so many Australian artists is to bring us into landscape. Barbara Campbell-Allen goes further - her forms both echo landforms and reinvent them. The sensuality of her textures engage our desire to know through touch.Her ability to paint with fire and sculpt with clay is the bedrock of her invention. Her best pieces seem to slow time and hum with the silence of vast space.’

Elemental Presence by Anna Johnson 2021 Rochfort Gallery publication

Into the Kiln - Barbara Campbell-Allen

Barbara Campbell-Allen - Gondwanna Horizons

Gondwana Horizon from Art Weaves on Vimeo.

Barbara Campbell-Allen - An Australian Landscape Narrative

This video was developed for The Australian Ceramic Association  film festival that was part of the Australian Ceramic Triennial 'Stepping Up' , that was held in Canberra July 2015.