Armadale Primary School Artist in Residence
The completed glazed tiles yet to be installed.
Manorvale Primary School ‘The River’ Ceramic Mural
The completed mural from my 2018 artist in residence at MPS in collaboration with art teacher and artist Sarah Metzner and 200 Grade 1- 4 students.
Creative Clay Classes DIY Xmas Gifts
Dates for our wonderful Creative Clay Classes DIY workshops. Sunday the 25th November 1pm till 4pm Saturday the 1st December 10am till 1pm. Join us for a fun relaxed afternoon.
‘From Nature’ Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
This is the work I made for ‘From Nature’ Gasworks Arts Parks recent Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition titled ‘Flower is Life’. Seeding a creative idea and bringing it to life is so rewarding. Getting to present it to the public even more so.
‘Natures Call’ Solo Exhibition
A view of some of my photographic transparency’s looking out of Fernartz studio from my solo exhibition in October and some of my nature photos on porcelain.
‘From Nature’ Exhibition Gasworks Arts Park
I am creating a site specific work for this up coming exhibition which runs from the 3rd till the 11th of November.
Solo Exhibition ‘Natures Call’
I Am the Water, the Sun and the Sea
I Am the Breath, the Air and the Breeze
I Am the Body, the Land and the Trees
I Am the Fire, the Spark that Sees
I Am the Nature, the Nature of All
I Am the Nature, the Nature that Calls
I am driven by my love of this incredible planet we inhabit and a hope that we will all start taking the steps required in restoring our home. This work captures moments from the wonders of nature that I encounter daily, and it brings me great joy to share them with you.
As my way of giving back to the planet, I will plant ten trees through TreeSister for every sale I make.
Manorvale Primary School Artist in Residence
I am currently an Artist in Residence at MPS and have spent a day each week in term three creating tiles for ‘The Werribee River ceramic art project”. A massive undertaking working with art Teacher Sarah Metzner in collaboration and with 200 Grade 1- 4 students. We source inspiration for its imagery from the indigenous culture, flora, and fauna along the Werribee River. It also reference aspects of the history of settlement along the Werribee River.
Armadale Primary School – Victorian Tile Project
I’ve been working at APS working with students creating tiles to go on a brick wall garden bed. The students have been studying Victorian Botanical drawings and this is what will inspire the decoration on the tiles. The tiles are yet to be fired and will be installed in fourth term.
Term Three Creative Clay Classes at Gasworks
Term three was so much fun with lots of wonderful creations being made. Here is a selection of students work since the classes started.
The Song Room – Tree of Life
I have been working with The Song Room, St Joseph’s Primary School and film maker Daniel Higgins in creating a ceramic mural with Year 5 / 6 students. Over seven days visiting the school once a week the tree grew from the stories and pictures the students told and drew. The students voted on which tree we would make and I made a nearly three meter paper plan as I scaled up the winning image. Over the coming weeks we worked with the clay and made our wonderful colourful tree.
‘Inhabitants’ Exhibition 2018
I am excited to be taking part in a group exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park featuring works from my fellow Resident Artists. (Details Below)
Gasworks Arts Park is delighted to present a new exhibition by our Resident Artists. This exclusive group exhibition showcases the work and diversity of our thriving artistic community residing within the historical buildings of Gasworks Arts Park.
When: Gallery Open Daily 9.30am to 4pm July 11-29 Opening Night- Wednesday July 11th, 6-8pm Where- Gasworks Arts Park – ARH and Foyer Galleries Free entry, Wheelchair Accessible Artists in Residence
Oliver Ashworth-Martin | Visual Arts, Doron Banks | Ceramics, Kris Coad | Ceramics, Robert Lee Davis | Visual Arts, Ursula Dutkiewicz | Ceramics, Tanja George | Sculpture, Jonathan Leahey | Sculpture, John Meade | Sculpture, Elizabeth Milsom | Visual Arts, Arthur Ted Powell | Visual Arts, Tricia Sabey | Visual Arts, Scott Selkirk | Sculpture, Wen Shobbrook | Visual Arts, Benjamin Storch | Sculpture, Gilly Thorne | Ceramics
Creative Clay Classes 2018
Some clay creations from my first time Term 2 students of Handbuilding clay classes at Gasworks Arts Park. I must say they were pleasantly surprised when they came to pick up their fired works on the weekend. Great work congratulations on your finished pieces I love them.
Pinch pots – by Kelly Richmond
Vessel forms – by Samantha Tangriala
Working in the studio creating for the up coming resident artist show ‘Inhabitants’ Opening July 11th 2018.
Home Sweet Home
In the forest of my home
I never ever felt alone
Until they cut all the trees
And stole the whispers of the breeze
In this absent landscape frame
There’s no longer any rain
In my heart I feel the cost
My forest home our greatest loss
Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz Exhibition
My brother Adam Jan Dutkiewicz of Moon Arrow Press curated an exhibition of my late fathers work on what would have been his 100th Birthday. The show was at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Here is an article from the Adelaide Advertiser about the show.
Creative Clay Classes 2018
Very happy to announce I am running Creative Clay Classes at Gasworks Arts Park in the Art and Craft room this year.
The Flowering Heart Project-is going Green
Green hearts grow trees. So excited the flowering heart is going to be planting trees in the tropics through TreeSisters.
‘Tree is Life’ creation day.
We gathered on a beautiful Melbourne day on the third of January 2019 under the shade of a big gum tree and using charcoal, ocher from the central Australia desert and various other paints the five of us spent the day creating together our two by two and a half meter canvas painting. ‘Tree is Life’ : traveling art installation is a collaborative art work by artists Ursula Dutkiewicz, Tessa Wylde, Karen Hopkins, Xenica Douglas, Deborah Punton and proudly supported by ‘The Flowering Heart Project’.
Creative Clay Classes 2019
Creative Clay Classes are up and running at the Gasworks Arts Park- Art and Craft Room. We have a full class and everyone is making some fabulous clay pieces already.