Sculpture | Objects
The hand of the artist is never far from one’s consciousness when viewing the work of David Ray, which is intentionally imperfect, asymmetrical and sometimes seemingly top heavy. Also lingering in ones awareness is the nature of ceramics; usually pristinely designed and immaculately fashioned and fragile. These two opposing qualities are a reaction to the over riding influence of machines as opposed to the natural.
Rays work is held in Australian and International collections
Ray’s work is held in Australian and international collections including The Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramics Collection, Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; RMIT University, Melbourne; Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane; Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria and The Clay Studio, Philadelphia. David Ray was a finalist of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2 at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in 2010, and again in 2016 in Basil sellers Art Prize 5.
Congratulations DAVID FOR WINNING THE 2017 MANNINGHAM CERAMIC ART AWARD
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