Doors opened slightly late to Paper Plane Gallery in Rozelle and the waiting crowd entered tentatively to find a teapot fantasia! Curator Rebecca Murphy sent each of the artists a teapot which they were to decorate and create a matching artwork. The results were incredible and this exhibition was one of the best group shows we’ve seen – contemporary, imaginative and filled with artists skilled in their respective fields. (We’re sorry about delay in posting this – a lot of things got lost in the haze of the loooong weekend).
UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by a few people and have added artist names to the works. Thanks y’all!
We were disappointed that the artworks had no citations and there were no room sheets ready by the time we left: we’ve had to leave these works untitled. If one of these is yours, please hit us in the comments or contact us so we can add your details! We had expected rather similar painted teapots and were happily surprised by the incredible lengths that some of the artists had gone to make the teapot their own.
More than this, the accompanying artwork was generally exceptional.
We love group shows and the opportunities they provide to emerging artists, but all too often they’re just a hodge-podge collection of poorly executed artworks (which we don’t bother posting!). Lately however we have noticed that curators are taking their job more seriously and This Little Teapot is another example that group shows can be cohesive and artistically excellent, so thank you Paper Plane Gallery. We’ll see you next time.