Clay Stories – contemporary indigenous ceramics

I’ve been looking forward to this exhibition for months! Clay Stories is a touring exhibition of contemporary indigenous ceramics from five remote Australian communities: Hermannsburg Potters in the Central Desert (Northern Territory), Ermabella Arts in South Australia, Erub Arts in the Torres Strait Islands, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre in far north Queensland and Tiwi Designs on Bathurst Island. It opened yesterday at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Hermannsburg Potters

Judith Pungkarta Inkamala, Hermannsburg Potters (the pot depicts Albert Namatjira)

Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka, Hermannsburg Potters

Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Hermannsburg Potters

Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Judith Pungkala Inkamala and Hayley Panangka Coulthard, Hermannsburg Potters

Eileen Tep, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Far North Queensland

Abe Muriata (back), Nephi Denham (front left), Emily Murray (front right), Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre

Rupert Jack, Ernabella Arts (detail below)

Rupert Jack, Ernabella Arts

Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya, Ernabella Arts

Elizabeth Dunn, Ernabella Arts

Elizabeth Dunn, Ernabella Arts (detail)

Alison Milyika Carroll, Ernabella Arts (detail)

Carlene Thompson, Ernabella Arts

Lynette Lewis, Ernabella Arts (detail)

Jimmy Kenny Thaiday, Erub Arts, Darnley Island, Torres Strait

Ellarose Savage, Erub Arts, Darnley Island, Torres Strait

Jock Puautjimi, Tiwi Design