An example of Albert Verschuuren's work.
An example of Albert Verschuuren's work.

Master potter's work in exhibit

ALBERT Verschuuren is a name synonymous with pottery on the Granite Belt.

Past and Present examines the processes and experiments that have occupied this master potter for more than 40 years.

Open now at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Albert Verschuuren: Past and Present is sure to be an eye-opener for newer residents to Stanthorpe, and an acknowledgment of the enormous contribution Albert Verschuuren has made to the community and to Australian ceramics.

The exhibition will showcase dozens of works by Verschuuren since his immigration to Australia in the early 1970s.

Gallery director Justin Bishop said the artist had lent a number of pieces, and other works had been borrowed from private collections to demonstrate the breadth of his career.

“Albert Verschuuren is widely recognised as one of Australia’s master potters, especially when it comes to the wood-fired process,” Mr Bishop said.

“Most long-term residents are aware of the quality of Albert’s work and his commitment to his chosen craft, so this exhibition is designed to give other gallery visitors and recent arrivals an opportunity to see Albert’s dedication.

“There is truly an amazing variety of work that demonstrates Albert’s restlessness in pushing his own boundaries and his ceaseless experimentation with clay.”

Also now open to viewing is Creative Generation: excellence awards in visual art and design.

This touring exhibition from Museums and Gallery Services Queensland highlights the most outstanding works from Queensland senior high school students from 2009 and 2010 and covers a wide variety of mediums.

For further details and workshop participation forms call 4681 1874 or email director@srag.org.au



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