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A Gentle Misinterpretation: Australian Artists and Chinoiserie

Sandra Black

Art centre


1950 Wy-Young I Bairnsdale Victoria

Lives and works

Walyalup | Fremantle

Sandra Black is globally renowned for her mastery of porcelain, developed over a forty-year career. Introduced to ceramics while training as a high school art teacher, she soon embraced the medium, practising as a full-time ceramicist since 1975. Black has held 33 solo shows in Australia, New Zealand and the USA and participated in over 280 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in important collections throughout Australia, Canada, China, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Black’s work has been included in major ceramics books and catalogues in Australia, the UK and the USA, along with numerous international magazines. She has presented workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and participated in residencies in Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. She has received several grants from the Western Australian Government and Australia Council for the Arts, and won a number of major prizes including the Fletcher Challenge award in New Zealand in 1988, at that time the world’s richest ceramics prize.

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