1 - 25 February 2021

Short St Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new ceramic work by Broome based artist Anna John. John’s creative practice spans ceramics, sculpture, sound and performance. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2015. Her work has been exhibited for the last ten years both nationally across artist-run spaces and institutional galleries alike as well as internationally in Japan and Germany. Her work is sensory, humourous and explores the intricate and intimate relationships held in between the space of art and the everyday. Having moved to the remote town of Broome from her home place of Sydney in 2019, this is Anna’s first solo show in the region and furthermore a first that foregrounds the fruits of her recent ceramics focused project Pots of John (instigated in the initial Covid-19 lockdown of 2020) - exploring the limits of possibility when it comes to functional ceramics. 

The exhibition part open re-imagines the common domestic vessel in our current moment of uncertainty and upheaval, during a global pandemic where we are constantly being pushed to re-think our domestic spaces and daily routines, prepare for unknown futures and reckon with the new normal. In a time where we struggle to make sense of how we managed before this moment and what lies ahead, these objects act as markers and musings on the current chapter both collectively and subjectively for the artist in her work. Short St Gallery invites you to view the exhibition and to meet the artist and view the exhibition on Friday Feb 5th 6pm @ Short St Gallery. All welcome, please note due to the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, access to the gallery is currently through the carpark door.