Toni Warburton, ‘Barnacle on limpet cup (participatory object series 3) - pink barnacle/pink coral handle’, 2018. 10-12 x 12-14cm. Courtesy: the artist and Fox Galleries, Melbourne.

For Toni Warburton, the improvisation of modelling a completed cup with handle and foot from one lump of clay with no joins is a way of composing forms whereby the interior space and the exterior shape hover in an elastic dialogue, fixed by ceramic processes. 

The trope of Found Objects that have ‘found’ one another in Jules Verne like aberrations of scale may give rise to thoughts about the glue of the barnacle, the muscle of the limpet, of inhabiting the littoral zone, the steady, structural rhythms of the laying down of calcium, the colours of glazes, the movement of tides, of voyaging. 

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 20 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 13 October 2018
Location: Fox Galleries, 79 Langridge St, Collingwood VIC
Phone: +61 3 8560 5487


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