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Pushing Clay Uphill – Forsyth Barr Contemporary Ceramics Award

Forsyth Barr, Arts Council Nelson and Nelson Clay Week are proud to announce an exhibition of finalists for this new biennial award. Featuring original artworks that stretch the boundaries of clay practice and challenge the more traditional views of this medium.
While entries must predominantly feature clay, artists may use any technique, or a mix of techniques, to create two- or three-dimensional pieces.
The selected finalists artworks will be on display at the Refinery ArtSpace, as part of Nelson Clay Week, from 1 to 15 October 2022 with the award winner announced on opening night. You are warmly invited to the opening celebration 5.30pm Saturday 1st October.

​The Forsyth Barr Contemporary Ceramics Award is a cash prize of $8,000.
“Forsyth Barr is proud to sponsor the PUSHING CLAY UPHILL- Forsyth Barr Contemporary Ceramics Award 2022. Our local team of advisers and support staff are delighted to support the festival and its artists through our sponsorship of the Supreme Award. We are passionate about the arts and the buzz which Clay Week will bring to Nelson. As a New Zealand-owned and operated firm for over 85 years we have been helping New Zealanders invest in their future. Throughout this time, we have been very proud of the support we have been able to provide our local communities. We look forward to congratulating the winning artist on their achievement when presenting the Forsyth Barr Ceramics Award, and celebrating the art of ceramics through the many activations and events happening across the week.”
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