Sydney Contemporary, 12 - 15 september 2019, Carriageworks, sydney.

Staged at Carriageworks, Sydney's striking multi-disciplinary arts precinct, the Fair welcomes over 90 galleries from around the world showcasing the work of over 400 leading and emerging artists from more than 12 countries. This year Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert will be exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary. 

With a thriving contemporary art scene, Sydney is a dynamic cultural destination with an international reputation for presenting the very best in visual art through its leading commercial galleries, public institutions, private museums, festivals and Biennale. Defined by the vibrancy of its host city, Sydney Contemporary provides collectors, industry professionals and the art loving public access to cutting-edge art from some of the world's most respected artists and galleries as well as the opportunity to discover new, emerging talent.

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Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert.

Now represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert.

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Somerville House School Residency, 23 July - 2 August 2019, Somerville house, South Brisbane.

Invited Artist for Somerville House Visiting Artist program, 1 week at the Junior school with Trish Honeywill and 1 week at the senior school with Katy Ward.

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CERAMIX, May - July 2020, Manly art Gallery & Museum, Sydney.

Collaboration with jeweller, Sophie Carnell.

By pairing ceramics with non-ceramics practices, CERAMIX will seek to explore the potential outcomes from cross-disciplinary collaboration and dialogue with a focus on experimentation. Moving beyond medium-specificity, CERAMIX will focus on the open possibilities of clay as a starting point for making work.

CERAMIX will be presented at Manly Art Gallery & Museum (Sydney, NSW) in May 2020, and will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics.

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Collected Landscapes, 30 May - 21 July 2019, Caloundra Regional Gallery.

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The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower, 3 May – 16 June 2019, Noosa Regional Art Gallery.

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Endemic Earth, Contemporary Ceramics Inspired By Tasmanian Botanicals, 1 - 15 May 2019, Kingborough Art Hub, Kingston, Tasmania.

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Flowerbones, Solo Exhibition, 5 – 29 September 2018, Onespace Gallery, Highgate Hill, Brisbane.

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The Jealous Curator.

Feature blog on The Jealous Curator: https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2018/08/21/sarah-rayner/

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The Journal Of Australian Ceramics, VOL 52 NO 2, July 2018.

Australian Ceramics Cover

Hidden Worlds- The Art of Sarah Rayner

Words by Shannon Garson

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a seed as “The unit of reproduction of a flowering plant, capable of developing into another such plant” another meaning of the word is “the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition.”  Sarah Rayner’s latest work in porcelain encompasses both these meanings.   Delicate, pure white porcelain pods defy the term handbuilt yet that is how they are formed.  Shaped like pods, seeds, twigs and stamens these sculptures morph from familiar to deeply strange as the viewer is drawn through the groups of objects. The satin, white terra sigillata surface highlights the tiny pinholes covering the outside of the pods.  Viewed individually the sculptures reveal hidden details, tiny, beautiful clefts and crevices, a speckling of fine pinholes, interior cavities filled with miniscule, porcelain balls.  Grouped, the sculptures draw you in, pulling you from one mysterious object to the next, capturing the sense of wonder and discovery found in beach combing or foraging.

This article was published in Vol 57 No 2 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, July 2018. Permission has been given to make it available on this website. © The Australian Ceramics Association 2018 https://www.australianceramics.com/