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Clay Workshop - Collective Invention with Margaret Feeney

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Join artist Margaret Feeney in this workshop to explore ideas of motion, travel and navigation through clay.

Never afraid to ‘colour outside the lines’ with his ceramics, Robert Rapson’s work demonstrates his joyful and unrestrained love of working with clay. Using Robert Rapson: Against the Tide as a launching pad, this open and inclusive workshop invites participants to embrace the unpredictable properties of materials such as charcoal, ink, and clay to develop their ideas and create a small-scale ceramic sculpture.

All materials are provided and everyone is welcome. No experience or knowledge of art is necessary.

Margaret Feeney is a practising artist and experienced art tutor. She has taught at universities, polytechnics and private art schools as well as coordinating Art Therapy Corrections programmes at Auckland Prison, Paremoremo. A focus of her teaching practice is encouraging artists to embrace risk, accident and failure alongside intuition and orthodox research methods. This approach inspires courage and keeps the artist alert to the living project of discovery. She has exhibited in public and dealer galleries throughout New Zealand and is represented by Caryl McKirdy at pop-up gallery Visual Culture in Wellington.

Against the Tide is part of The Dowse Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary programme. It continues our long-standing commitment to ceramic arts, including recent exhibitions such as Dirty Ceramics (2019) or Slip Cast (2014). It also reflects The Dowse’s support of artists operating outside the mainstream, such as Bob Gerrard’s arks or the iconic textile art of Malcolm Harrison.