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Clay Dynasty

See the evolution of Australian studio ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum with over 400 works by 160 different artists.
By Elyse Genrich
May 31, 2022
By Elyse Genrich
May 31, 2022

From a feminism-inspired ceramic car to a parcel made of pottery, The Powerhouse Museum's Clay Dynasty will show you all you need to know about Australia's recent ceramic history.

Featuring over 400 objects by 160 different artists, the Powerhouse Museum's Clay Dynasty exhibition is a comprehensive look at the museum's extensive ceramics collection. The first major exhibition to celebrate the evolution of Australian studio ceramics, the exhibit features contemporary pieces, as well as works from more than 50 years of pottery history.

This exhibition includes 70 new works of Australian pottery, including for the first time ever a collection of pottery made by Indigenous makers in the late 1960s at the Bagot pottery in Darwin.

There are no bookings required and the exhibit is free to explore. Clay Dynasty sits alongside other Powerhouse offerings like Eucalyptusdom, which creatively examines Australia's relationship and history with Eucalyptus, and the museum's Electric Keys exhibit showcasing their 22-instrument strong keyboard collection. Clay Dynasty is running at the Powerhouse for the entirety of 2022, with the pottery being packed away on January 29, 2023.

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