Art on Cairncross hosted an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday October 7th for the opening of Ann & Gerry O'Connor's exhibition 'Showtime'.
They were treated to an fine opening speech by Maleny artist Fiona McCarron who has known them for many years.
The exhibition continues until October 29th. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. All welcome!
'Showtime' by Ann & Gerry O'Connor opens on Saturday October 7th at Art on Cairncross, Maleny.
Join us at 3.00pm for the official opening by Maleny artist Fiona McCarron. All welcome!
This remarkable couple have been lifetime partners and share a studio, but have maintained their individual approaches to clay.
Gerry O’Connor works in the Western approach to Raku creating intriguing figures and mesmerising glazes. “It is the branch of ceramics that fires my imagination and suits my personality. I love its directness, vigour and colour. I create more decorative and sculptural items” he explains.
Ann O’Connor uses white clay as the basis for her intricately sculpted figurative works and bright underglazes to great effect. There is joy and mischief in much of it and sheer wonderment at the detail.
“Showtime” is a new collection of works drawn from burlesque to baroque, but also encompasses the meaning of the ceramicists putting themselves on show too. All of it is entertaining and engaging.