by JULIE BARTHOLOMEW
Eramboo 2022 Artist in Residence & winner of the Eramboo – Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence Award
EXHIBITION & OPEN STUDIO
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2022
Times: 10am – 4:00pm
Eramboo Artist Environment, 304 McCarrs Creek Rd, Terrey Hills
My exhibition titled Habitat: the bee project responds to the global and local decline of bee populations. It features innovative and habitable clay beehives and honeycombing sculptural forms inspired by the exquisite u-shapes of prismatic structures built by bees in the wild. In addition, a series of sculptural forms will be shown that have developed from microscopic imaging of pollen grains collected by the local bees. Tiny Casuarina, Grevillia, Callas Lilly and Hibiscus pollen grains are re-envisaged as large and colourful ceramic forms.
My studio will also be open to the public as part of
The Australian Ceramics Association Open Studio national event during the 12 and 13 November.
There will be on sale a series of terra cotta and slip decorated functional items inspired by bees and honey, such as cups, bowls, jugs and dishes.