Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura — JamFactory Icon 2013
30 November 2013 to 16 February 2014
As one of Australia’s foremost contemporary ceramic artists, Stephen Bowers creates imposing and virtuoso works by applying a variety of decorative techniques to three-dimensional forms. Using an array of large vessels and other objects made by various collaborators—including wheel-thrown plates, vases, and mugs as well as hand-made surfboards—Bowers combines art historical references with Australiana motifs and icons of popular culture: from George Stubbs’ famous ‘kongouro’, the blue willow pattern, and the designs of William Morris, to cockatoos, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the cartoon character ‘Boofhead’.
A JamFactory touring exhibition
Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura—JamFactory Icon 2013 is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia