Come clay with us!

ARTIST CALL OUT!  Calling all clayworkers, potters or ceramics-based art practitioners living in the ACT Region who are out and proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community! 

As part of Canberra’s SpringOUT Festival, you are invited to participate in a group exhibition showcasing the talents of LGBTQIA+ ceramicists being held over four weeks during October and November 2022. 

Theme: Responding to the way in which all of us engage with our rainbow community and the wider community around us, this exhibition theme “Not the only clay in the village” gives participants an opportunity to explore issues of isolation and connection; of community and engagement; of seeking “our tribe” within the context of our clay practice and our identity in the rainbow village. 

When: Opening on Thursday 13th October, running to Sunday 9th November 2022 

Where: Canberra Potters. The Gallery, Watson Arts Centre, 1 Aspinal Street, Watson 

What will it cost to participate? 

$100 per person. This fee is to meet the $2400 gallery hire costs. If we have more than 24 participants, the participation cost will be pro-rata reduced. 

All exhibits must be for sale – a commission of 30% is charged by the Gallery. 

Come clay with us! 

Conditions of Participation 

  • Exhibits must be substantially made from fired clay (mixed media work is welcome) 
  • All functional ware work must be food safe 
  • Each participant will provide an artist statement (template will be provided, content will be displayed in a standardized format) 
  • Participation fee to be paid by 1 September. Note, if this fee is a barrier to your participation, please advise whether you would prefer to defray exhibition costs via a reduced participation fee in exchange for a higher sales commission 

Note: The gallery has a large television that is used to screen short videos of exhibiting artists talking about their work or their art practice. Exhibitors will be encouraged to participate in making a suitable short video or to submit suitable photographs to be included in the digital display. 

For more details email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the exhibition coordinator James Collier on 0422 976 430. 

Name and preferred contact details (email and mobile preferred) 

A paragraph about yourself and 2-3 images of your work or a link to your clay-related social media 

Please confirm you’re intending to produce work to the theme of the exhibition as described above and that you have noted the key dates set out above (conditions of participation) and will meet each deadline with the required content/materials. 

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