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M.U.D Workshop: Abstract Forms with Holly O'Meehan

M.U.D Workshop: Abstract Forms with Holly O'Meehan

Sunday, 12 March 2023

Karlup Ceramics Studio

586 Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove WA, Australia

Join us for a Demonstration and hands-on workshop exploring Abstract Forms with Holly O'Meehan.
A CAAWA social is included in the price - meet your fellow potters and indulge in drinks and nibbles.

About the Instructor:
Holly O’Meehan’s experimental practice sees the combination of clay, ceramic, fibre and found objects, pushing the materials’ limits through manipulation by hand and experimental firings. The resulting sculptures have a whimsical, creature-like presence; their playful and defensive structures seem to repel and beguile in equal measure. Working in her Boorloo/Perth studio, O’Meehan appropriates natural forms in an attempt to highlight the beauty of the hidden and unassuming, exploring the microscopic worlds of the natural vegetation found with in unique landscape of Western Australia’s south west regions. Her process is influenced by the slow growth of the land and vegetation, purposely making with slow, repetitive movements in a way that honours the time it takes the environment both recover and flourish. Her art practice has also been strongly influenced by growing up on her family’s cropping and cattle farm located north of Koi Kyeunu-Ruff/Stirling Rangers, immersed with the typical runnings of an agricultural business on a daily basis.

O’Meehan has developed her approach throughout the course of a double Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art & Design at Curtin University (2014) and more recently an intensive Ceramic Skill Set Post Graduate course at North Metropolitan TAFE (2020). She has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions and significant solo exhibitions, Elusive Tactility at Paper Mountain in 2018, and Defence/Defiance at Heathcote Gallery in 2021, as well as prizes such as the 2019 John Stringer Prize and the Joondalup Invitation Art Prize in 2022. Selected for a major 2017 residency with Art Ichol in India, and more recently the highly competitive funded residency at The Farm Margaret River in 2021 which also resulted in a solo exhibition Hidden and Unassuming. The most recent achievement has been the invitation to participate in this year's Bunbury Biennale.

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