Friday, September 19, 2014


Image: Peculiar Annes (Cleo Gardiner, Claude Jones, Jane Parker Smith), Seraph, 2014

With new collaborations, group shows, award nominations and a solo exhibition in the works, the past few months have seen artist Claude Jones keeping very busy.

Following on from her ceramic residencies in the Netherlands and at Sydney College of the Arts, the artist will exhibit new ceramic sculptures and mixed media works on paper in a solo exhibition, entitled Broken, opening at Artereal Gallery 5 November.

She is also one of nine artists exhibiting in ‘The Elephant in the Room’ at Brenda May Gallery, 4 – 29 November, an exhibition that will raise money for The Animal Welfare League.

Jones continues to be motivated by a strong conviction in the need to re-assess our relationship with other animals, with her practice an ongoing exploration the role human intervention plays in animal biology.

Her sculpture work ‘Seraph’ completed with Jane Parker-Smith and Cleo Gardner as part of their newly formed collaboration ‘Peculiar Annes’ has been selected as a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. This work will be on display at Woollahra Council Chambers from 18 October – 2 November.

‘Peculiar Annes’ will also exhibit a sculptural installation entitled ‘Bodies, Ritual and Desire’ at ‘Hidden’ at Rookwood Cemetary’s annual sculpture walk, taking place between 14 September and 12 October.

A new work on paper that will be on display at Artereal Gallery this November has also been selected as a finalist in the Flanagan Art Prize.

For more information on Claude Jones, please visit

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