Exhibition: Ted Secombe - Pursuit of Beauty

Date: March 2 to 24, 2016

Location: Manningham Art Gallery, MC² [Manningham City Square] 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Victoria

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday

Photography: Adrienne Gilligan

Artist: Ted Secombe… 'after 35 years of creating works in clay, I am still relentless in the pursuit of beauty in the objects I create'.

Talented, accomplished and highly respected, Ted Secombe is regarded as one of Australia's significant ceramic artists. Throughout his illustrious career, Ted has exhibited his work in all states in Australia and overseas including: Holland, India, Japan, New Zealand, USA and Singapore.

Ted creates works that are meticulously crafted, simple, elegant in form and feature exciting, complex, glazed surfaces. Ted is renowned internationally for his distinctive style and expertise on crystalline glazes. The masterful, multi-glaze applications and knowledgeable firing techniques result in works that are beautiful, captivating and intriguing.

… my aim is to create beauty in the objects I produce in an honest and professional manner. My current work is moving away from the constraints of perfectionism I pursued in my earlier career. I have deconstructed some of my glazes to create surfaces that are gentler and less predictable in an attempt to be more in sync with the natural world. The quest for new and different glaze formats continues along with a desire to find forms that will accommodate these new discoveries.Engaging in the new and unknown brings enthusiasm and joy to my ceramic practice. My desire has always been to create works that speak for themselves.

The Skepsi @ Manningham Art Gallery exhibition will present a stunning collection of current ceramics works, sculptural works and a survey of past ceramics from private collections.

During the exhibition, Ted will present an Artist Floor Talk and a full day workshop on Technique - wheel throwing and glaze technology.

Inquiries: Anna Maas 0416 085 002 or visit Skepsi Gallery Facebook.


PERSONAL  
Born in Australia 1957

EDUCATION  
Downlands College - Queensland, Australia
Graduated with CBLT Associate Diploma in Medical Technology
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

BACKGROUND
Commenced Potting 1979, Self Taught

EXHIBITIONS INTERNATIONAL
GROUP - 2014 New Dehli , India
GROUP - 2004 Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
SOLO - 2003 Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
SOLO - 2003 Ascension, Warkworth, New Zealand
GROUP- 2001 St. Joseph Galerie-Leeuwarden, Holland.  Galleries Mebius-Noordhorn, Holland
SOLO - 1992 & 1994 Sendai, Morioka and Sapporo - Japan
SOLO - 1991 Sendai and Morioka - Japan

EXHIBITIONS SOLO NATIONAL
2016  - Skepsi at the Manningham Art Gallery
2014 - Sabbia Gallery, Paddington NSW
2014,2013,2012 -Ted Secombe Studio - Dixons Creek, Victoria
2004 - 25th Anniversary, at Ted Secombe Studio, Yarra Glen, Victoria
2003,2001,1999,1998 Cloudehill Gardens – Mount Dandenong, Victoria
1997 Daring Gallery - Melbourne, Victoria
1995 Freeman Gallery - Hobart, Tasmania
1992,93,94,95 & ‘98 Golden Canvas - Sydney, N.S.W.
1994 Valley Gallery - Yarra Valley, Victoria
1984,85,87,93 Elgin Gallery - Melbourne, Victoria
1983, 86 Potters Gallery - Brisbane, Queensland
1982 Australia Craft - Queensland

EXHIBITIONS GROUP
2015 Sabbia Gallery, Autograph , Paddington NSW,
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award - Vic.
Stepping-up, Canberra .ACT.
Hop for Hope at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for Alannah Madeline Foundation, Yarra Glen. Vic
2014, 2013 Skepsi  pop-up Gallery at Monsalvat - Eltham, Vic.
Skepsi  pop- up Gallery at Whitehorse Town Hall - Box Hill. Vic.
2004 Skepsi Gallery Imperial Porcelain – Carlton, Melbourne
2003 Skepsi Gallery Imperial Porcelain launch – Carlton, Melbourne
1999 Objects Gallery “A Generous Vessel”- Sydney, Australia
1999 & 2000 International Flower Show - Melbourne, Australia.  Artisan Gallery - Launceston, Tasmania
1996 Bamfurlong Gallery - Hahndorf, South Australia.
Fusions Gallery - Brisbane, Queensland
1995 Manly Art Gallery & Museum  - Potters Society of Australia
1994 Golden Canvas
1991 Bond University - Gold Coast, Queensland.  Sojourners Gallery - Melbourne.
1991 Hallworth House - Yarrawonga, Victoria.
1990 Queensland Potters Association - Brisbane, Queensland
1988 Elgin Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne.
1986 State Ceramic Award - Toowoomba, Queensland. Golden Canvas Gallery - Sydney, N.S.W. Queensland Potters - Melbourne, Vic.
1983 Selected Queensland Potters - South Australia

REPRESENTED IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery Illinios - U.S.A
Artbank - Sydney, Australia
ANZ Bank - Melbourne, Australia
Auckland Museum - New Zealand
Australian Meat Workers Union Collection
Ballarat Art Gallery - Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Ceramic  Study Group - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Colgate University - New York, U.S.A.
Crown Casino Collection - Melbourne, Australia
Daiko Corporation - Japan
Fujisaki Collection - Japan
Gandell Collection - Melbourne, Australia
Gold Coast City Art Gallery - Queensland, Australia
Hamilton Art Gallery - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
High Court of Australia
Kamins Collection of Contemporary Art - U.S.A.
KenDon Museum.  Victoria. Australia
MANABI Park Tajimi - Japan
Manly Art Gallery and Museum  - N.S.W. Australia
Melbourne Meat Workers Union Collection
Muswellbrook Art Gallery - N.S.W. Australia
National Gallery of Australia - Canberra, Australia
Powerhouse Museum - Sydney, Australia
QANTAS Collection
Queensland Art Gallery - Australia
Queensland Civic Gallery - Australia
Queensland House - London UK
Queensland Potters Gallery Collection - Australia
Queensland State Collection
Shore Collection - Sydney, Australia
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - Australia
Warrnambool Art Gallery - Victoria, Australia
Western Australian Art Gallery – Australia
Whitehorse Collection - Melbourne, Australia

MAJOR CORPORATE COMMISSIONS
2012 Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
2011 Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi,
Epping Plaza, Victoria
2010 Lend Lease Gandel Group, Chadstone
2003, 04 Crown Towers - Melbourne (Art Package)
2000 Westin Plaza Hotel - Singapore (Art package)
Gandel Group - Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne, Aus.
1999  Regent Hotel - Sydney, Australia (Room package 150 pieces)
Island Pacific Hotel - Hong Kong - (Art package)
1998 Ramada Hotel - Hong Kong (Art package)
Shangri-la Hotel - Shanghai China (Art package)
Marriot Hotel - Gold Hill Plaza - Brisbane Australia (Room Package 210 pieces)
Royal North Shore Private Hospital (Art package)
Bond Street Apartments - Sydney. N.S.W. (Art Package)
Crown Towers - Melbourne
Perth Private Hospital - (Art Package)
1997 Ritz Carlton Millennia - Singapore (Art package)
Crown Towers - Melbourne, Australia (Art and Room package 380 pieces)
Sheraton Towers - Kuala Lumpur (Art and Room package 402 pieces)
1996  Ritz Carlton Millennia - Singapore (Art 30 Lobby works and Room package 600 vases)
Conrad Hilton - Singapore (Art package)
Crown Towers - Melbourne, Australia
1994  Laguna Quays Resort - Queensland (Art and room package)

MAJOR AWARDS
1995 Benalla Mining Co. Pty. Ltd. - Runner-up
1980-87 Winner of numerous regional ceramic awards
1984, 85, 86 Gold Coast Ceramic Award - Highly Commended
1986 Queensland State Ceramic Award
1986 Fletcher Brown built Merit Award - New Zealand
1985, 86 North Queensland Ceramic Award
1982, 83, 85 Caltex Warana Brisbane Winner

TEACHING BRIEF
2015 Masterclass - Tampa Florida USA
2014 Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia.  Master Classes Northcote, Melbourne Australia
2013 Powerhouse Museum - Ceramic Study Group, Sydney, Australia
2002 Sunshine Coast Potters Group and Wide Bay and Burnett  Potters Assn – Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
2001 Warwick - Gladstone - Cairns
2000 North Queensland Potters Assn - Townsville & Charters Towers
1999 Tasmanian Potter’s Society - Devonport, Australia
1998 Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia
1996 Newcastle Potters Studio - N.S.W. Geelong Potters Association - Victoria.
1996 Holmesglen College of TAFE - Victoria. Box Hill College of TAFE - Victoria
1995 Artist in residence, SHORE - Sydney, N.S.W. Lectures to Universities and Colleges
1994 Lectures to Universities and Colleges. Professional workshops conducted
1993 Lectures to Masters Degree Students - Monash University, Vic.
1993 Professional workshops for Ceramic Groups.
1986-87 Lectures to Art Gallery Patrons on Ceramic Appreciation
1982-87 Lectures and Tutorials to Urban and Country Pottery Assns.
1982-83 Lecturer Ceramics - Gold Coast College of TAFE
1981 President - Gold Coast Potters Assn.

TELEVISION PRESENTATIONS AUSTRALIA
2004 Discover Channel 7
2002 Postcard’s Channel 9
1999 Burke’s Backyard Channel 9
1998 Burke’s Backyard Channel 9