Wildlife Fires Her Creativity

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"The Bayside Bulletin" - November 2004

RUSSELL Island resident Janice Maxwell has been inspired by local frogs, turtles and geckoes during the development of her career as a ceramic artist.

Janice joins her fellow graduates from the Southbank Institute Advanced Diploma of Ceramics in the Shadow of the Fire Exhibition at the South Bank Piazza this week.

While her earlier works used the caricatures of local wildlife as their theme, Janice's exhibition pieces explore form, rhythm and motion.

"In many ways, the work of British sculptor Henry Moore was an inspiration for the form of my more recent pieces," Janice said.

"I have also tried to incorporate an Australian theme with the landscapes and colours of places like the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory inspiring my hand built ceramic forms."

Southbank Institute director Craig Sherrin said the Shadow of the Fire Exhibition was a wonderful showcase of the talents of 12 very different but equally impressive emerging ceramic artists.

"Through their studies with some of Queensland's leading ceramic artists who are on staff at Southbank Institute, these emerging artists have developed unique styles which will appeal to a range of diverse tastes." he said.

"The quality of the work is equal to that currently being exhibited in many galleries around the country which makes the institute certain that our students are graduating with skills which will take the to the top in their chosen field."

All artworks on show at the Shadow of the Fires exhibition are for sale, providing an opportunity to buy a unique Christmas gift for someone special.

Shadow of the Fires exhibition hours are this Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 6 pm. Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.

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