Join Artist Gabby Malpas and ArtSHINE for a high tea as we celebrate the opening of Chinoiserie Reimagined, a ceramic art show
Come enjoy the art and meet Gabby in a relaxed and informal environment. We will be serving high tea.
About Gabby's ceramics:
I majored in ceramics at the Dunedin Art school, NZ in 1986.
As a Chinese adoptee raised by white parents, at that time all I wanted to do was be like everyone else. I flatly rejected Asian art while embracing the western art teachings of the time. I worked with colour on majolica glazes over terracotta, taking inspiration from Italian and Spanish ceramics.
For the next 35 years, I worked as a painter – working chiefly in liquid colours as a natural progression to glazes.
During COVID in 2020, I made a return to clay and this time I am embracing my heritage and have spent countless hours in museums and online, researching traditional Chinese shapes and motifs.
I currently work with white clays, with Chinese inspired designs painted freehand in Cobalt oxide. My forms are inspired by Chinese temple and altar vessels - adaptations of, rather than copies.
We have a Covid Safety Plan to adhere to and work with NSW Public Health Orders.
As per current guidelines, the venue will require guests to check-in and to also provide evidence of double vax status.
ArtSHINE is mindful of NSW Health guidelines and updates, so we'll be notifying guests of any special requirements or conditions closer to the time should any circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding. Please be on time for the opening sessions. Bring your mask along too.
Due to limited numbers please only book your ticket if you are coming to the event. If you're unable to attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite so someone on the waitlist may be notified and come along instead. We'll also be notifying guests of any special requirements or conditions closer to the time should any circumstances change.