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49th National Pottery Competition & Exhibition in Gymea

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View pottery at its best and also have ago at making some
The Port Hacking Potters Group is a group of extremely talented potters who are based in the Sutherland Shire will be running their National Pottery Competition where entries will be coming in from all over Australia.

One to put into your diary. Image courtesy of the Port Hacking Potters Group.

This prestigious competition will open on the 17th September at 2pm at the Hazelhurst Community Gallery at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre in Gymea and it will continue until the 28th September. They are expecting the Mayor of Sutherland Shire, Cr Carmello Pesce to officiate.

Pottery galore at Hazelhurst. Image courtesy of the Port Hacking Potters Group.

The Hazelhurst Community Gallery will be open daily from 10am to 5pm.

The awards will go to the judge's choice in sections such as;

Open Wheel throw.

Open Hand building/Sculpture.

Student with an Encouragement Award for Indigenous artist being sponsored by the Yulang Aboriginal Education & Training Unit TAFE NSW SI Gymea Campus.

The Overall winner will be presented with the Port Hacking Potters Award to the value of $1,250.00.

Image courtesy of the Port Hacking Potters Group.

The judge for the competition will be the well-known, Glenn Barkley of The Curators Department, who is both a curator and a ceramic artist represented by Utopia Art Sydney, Niagara Galleries Melbourne and Heiser Gallery Brisbane.

For more information, click on the following link.

Prizes have been sponsored by businesses that support the pottery industry and also by local businesses, Harwood Property Agents and Mailboxes Etc Caringbah.

Try your hand at pottery. Image courtesy of the Port Hacking Potters Group.

Now here is an opportunity that you don't get too often!

How would you like to try and create your own piece of Pottery?

Well now you can. Thanks to the Port Hacking Potters Group and the IMB Foundation.

In conjunction with the exhibition you have been invited to attend the two Open Studio Days on Sunday 18 and Sunday 19 September in studio 3 at Hazelhurst from 10am to 3pm.

Here you will be able to create a piece of pottery that will go into their community project of constructing a garden sculpture.

This will be an activity for the young and young at heart and is open to all age groups. No experience is necessary and all material will be provided thanks to sponsorship from the IMB Foundation.

You will also be able to buy that piece of pottery that you have been after, while you are there. While you are at it you could also stroll around the grounds of the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre and maybe have a bite to eat or a coffee at the Hazelhurst Café.

Port Hacking Potters Group supports locally based charity, Assistance Dogs Australia. Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence. We not only donate funds but members are making dog bowls to be donated to the new dog owners.

So if you would like to find out who are the winners of the 49th National Pottery Competition & Exhibition, you should pop along to the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre at Gymea.
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Why? View some of the best pottery in Australia.
When: Daily
Phone: 0407467718
Where: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre at Gymea.
Cost: Free
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