LAST UPDATED / FEBRUARY 2024
Welcome to 2024! After a whirlwind end to 2023, culminating in two group exhibitions and the completion of my Masters degree at the National Art School, it was time for some much needed rest over January. I was still busily knitting and crocheting, so I have a new encyclopedia of forms to tackle the new year with.
I am honoured to say I have a work (Lacuna, pictured right) included in this year's Australian Ceramics Association exhibition, Held, to open at Manly Art Gallery and Museum in April. I will also be undertaking a residency at Burnt Dirt in Wollongong in May, and am looking forward to holding my first solo exhibition at Scratch Art Space in Marrickville in November.
Keep an eye on my socials; @tinawheatley.artist for dates and invites, and a big THANK YOU to everybody who is supporting my practice through likes, shares and purchasing my work xx.
As an artist who works with clay, my practice is inherently tied up in the creation of ‘things.’ These things, once fired, have an enduring nature which transcends time and space; but they are also connected to social, political, and cultural ideologies present in the moment of their creation. Through my art I am exploring how objects in space convey their connection to these systems and ideologies.
Both clay and yarn are imperative to the themes I am conveying, they are pertinent to the modes of cultural production traditionally undertaken by women. I am interested in how these two materials interact and transform when combined. Yarn is a soft material, when knitted or crocheted it can make a myriad of forms; porcelain slip is a liquid, and when absorbed by yarn, it takes on the yarn's form. Through the leather hard stage, the clay allows this form to be moulded and manipulated. Once fired, it becomes hard, cold, and translucent. Through this materiality and process my work explores concepts of time, labour, value and transformation, and the role that gender plays in the construction of these ideologies.
It is through the language of art and craft that I am exploring my experiences of time, value, place, space, and sex/gender – an investigation of woman 'as object' and woman as 'creator of objects'.
DECADE: INNER WEST SALON SHOW / 2023
Scratch Art Space
NAS POSTGRADUATE SHOW / 2023
National Art School
DUST TO TABLE: MACARTHUR CERAMICS GROUP/2022
Campbelltown Arts Centre
FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD / 2022
FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD / 2021
FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD / 2020
FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD / 2019
FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD / 2018