Fill and Full
Isobel Thom & Lauren Winstone
10 Nov – 25 Nov 2017
Isobel Thom was born and raised in Howick, Auckland, and practiced as an artist in New York through the 1990s. She holds a Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland. Thom makes everyday objects to live with. Recent planning and building of an unusual artist’s studio in Karekare – involving the fired production of a large ceramic component for its tile clad walls, roof and floor (three different varieties), plus some furniture (lampstand, sink, charcoal burning rocket stove) was presented at an exhibition at Malcolm Smith Gallery – Read more: http://eyecontactsite.com/2016/12/the-planned-thom-studio#ixzz4zU53aI2G
Lauren Winstone was awarded a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from the Elam School of Art at The University of Auckland in 2010. She previously completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Unitec where she majored in painting, but first began exploring ceramics. A former Director of Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, Winstone was a member of the Rm Gallery collective, Auckland (2000-2004). Recent exhibitions include: Holding Holes, The Dowse Art Museum (solo, 2012); Singular Companions, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (group, 2012); Collected Fictions, Waikato Art Museum (group, 2011); Humming on a Windless Slope, a solo window project for Objectspace, Auckland (2010); and the online project Responses to New Zealand Potter magazine (with Nick Spratt) for Alterations (2011). In 2010, Winstone received a Creative New Zealand grant to attend the Guldagergaard Ceramics Residency in Denmark, and in 2007 she undertook an artist residency at the Seoksu Art Project, Anyang City, Korea. In April 2016, Winstone was one of six artists invited to show her work, and collaborate on-site at Clay Gulgong, Australia’s international ceramic festival. Her work is held in several important museum collections, including Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, Dowse Art Museum, and The University of Auckland. Her works in this exhibition are courtesy of Two Rooms Gallery.