Opening Next Week: Abbotsford Convent presents Gather by Cone 11, a showcase of sustainable ceramic artistry

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Abbotsford Convent
31 August – 17 September

Abbotsford Convent is thrilled to announce Gather, a ceramic exhibition and workshop series by the team at Cone 11 running 31 August – 17 September.

The Melbourne-based collective will exhibit a collection of sculptural ceramic works, made exclusively from non-recycled studio waste and fired in solar-power electric kilns. Aiming to demonstrate sustainable high-temperature firing practices, the ethos of Cone 11 gives a glimpse into a “no waste” future for artists and audiences.

In keeping with this ideology, the exhibition will be opened and supported by Joost Baker, who was described by the New York Times as the “poster boy of zero-waste living”.

As well as the free exhibition in The Store, Cone 11 will host an opening night celebration, and a talk from leading ceramics maker Ilona Topolcsanyi on the Mercator Lawn outside Cam’s Kiosk.

Ilona Topolcsanyi is a founder of Cone 11 Ceramics and Melbourne Clay. She is a bespoke tableware maker who has spent the last decade working with some of Australia’s best chefs and restaurants, including Dan Hunter from Brae Birregurra, Joel Bickford from Aria Sydney, Josh Lopez from The Wolf East Brisbane, and locally with Lune Croissants, Industry Beans, and Bar Liberty, among others.

Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct—a place of art, culture and learning. The Convent is home to a vibrant creative community, wellbeing practitioners, a gallery, cafes, a radio station, two schools, and an abundance of green open space. The Convent celebrates creativity, inclusivity, wellbeing and community enrichment.

Cone 11 at Abbotsford Convent
Free exhibition: 31 August – 17 September (time)
The Store, The Store Forecourt Infirmary Lawn and outside Julie Restaurant

Opening Night Event: 31 August, from 6pm
St Heilers Street Gallery

Artist Talk: 3 September 2 – 3pm
Marcator Lawn

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