Following the exhibition of Richard Slee: Work and Play at Tullie House in the Summer of 2014, this exhibition is available for tour from Spring 2015. The tour is a partnership project between Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle and Hales Gallery, London.
Richard Slee is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. His subversive work attempts to challenge every conventional notion in ceramic art, transcending its utilitarian roots, whilst also sidestepping the self-indulgent aspects of the studio tradition that became ubiquitous in the late twentieth century. His works lie within contemporary debate and reference the current positioning of material specialisations within visual creativity. For Slee, the objects he produces are intrinsically about the domestic interior and a love for the 'great indoors'. There are fabricated references in the work to the decorative, the ornamental and the symbolic both from histories and within contemporary culture. These sources, often eclectic, are brought together to explore new meanings and dramas. For now, they are resolved since the medium of ceramics permanently fixes them, as always, the drama of meaning is contingent and fluid.
Richard Slee: Work and Play includes over 60 works spanning the last ten years with two themes, one focussing on work, DIY and tools and the other on play and games. The show will include a number of key works including ‘Hammers’ produced for the V&A. The exhibition is specially designed by leading designer Michael Marriot www.michaelmarriot.com to compliment Richard’s work.
Tour Dates 2016
6 February - 20 March 2016 Tramway, Glasgow - Click HERE for further Details
Further dates in 2016 may become available, please contact the tour manager if you have any questions
For more information please contact the tour manager at firstname.lastname@example.org