Past Exhibitions

Moments in Time / Woodfire by Rowley Drysdale

Kerrie and Elisabeth invite you to the opening of Moments in Time the influence of landscape in ceramics, prints and paintings by Jenny Blackwell, Gudrun Klix, Helene Leane, Aleida Pullar, Jill Symes and Judy Whitlock.  In the Small Gallery we will have Woodfires and Retrials, ceramics byRowley Drysdale from Queensland.

Opening 6 - 8 pm Friday 31 October31
October - 18 November 2014


 Elisabeth and Kerrie invite you to our Gallery in Newtown. 

The Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics as well as supporting the ceramic community as Sydney's only inner city outlet for pottery supplies.  We also exhibit painting, printmaking, jewellery and sculpture. 

Located at the Sydney University end of King Street, our usual schedule features two concurrent exhibitions, one in the Shopfront Gallery and one in the Small Gallery.
We also support the ceramic community by providing Sydney's only inner city outlet for ceramic supplies. Located at the Sydney University end of King Street  our usual schedule features two concurrent exhibitions. One in the Shopfront Gallery and one in the Small Gallery.

Ceramics by Tamasin Pepper and John Tuckwell  and Vestige: a tribute to the giant abandoned cranes of Cockatoo Island - mixed media prints by Laura Stark.

Opening 6 - 8 pm Friday 10 October - Exhibition continues to 28 October, 2014

We look forward to seeing recent developments in the work of these two ceramicists based in Bellingen.  Each finds inspiration in the local landscape and this is evident in their subtle finishes, textures and colours and a sense of stillness in their work.

In contrast Laura's tribute to the giant sentinels of the Cockatoo Island dockyard explores these decaying man made monoliths where the ghosts of the past still seem to hover as if in protest at their fate.

Laura's work can be seen in the following link:

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Teachers 2014 Exhibition 

Elisabeth and Kerrie invite you to the opening of Teachers 2014:
an exhibition of work by teachers of ceramics from National
Art School, UNSW Art & Design, SCA (Sydney Uni), TAFE Colleges
at Brookvale, Gymea and Hornsby, Eora College, Pine Street Creative
Arts Centre, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre, Bondi Pavilion, Willoughby
Arts Workshop, Mosman Evening College, Rozelle and Pyrmont
Community Colleges, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Parramatta Art and Clay,
Gladesville Art School, Claypool Studios, Balmoral Woodfire Workshops,
Heartwise Collaboration, Department of Education Artist-in-Residence at
Merrylands High School, Ravenswood Girls' School, Burwood Girls'
School and Ceramics in Schools.

This exhibition presents examples of the great diversity of contemporary
ceramics, ranging from sculptural to functional pieces and incorporating
a variety of techniques such as hand building, wheel throwing, slip casting,
woodfiring, carved decoration and combination of media such as wood and
ceramics, glass and ceramics.

To be opened by Merran Esson, Head of Ceramics, National Art School
6 - 8 pm Friday 22 August | continues until 16 September 2014

All welcome.



Woodfire Exhibition


An exhibition featuring ceramicists from all over Australia and the different ways they use porcelain in their work. The show includes many examples of inventive and exciting ceramics to be found in Australia today, from salt fired porcelain to pleated porcelain table lamps and delightful sculptural pieces.


Many of Australia's best know practitioners are included.

13 June - 1 July 2014





New Zealand Exhibition

Artists Include :
Chris Weaver | Graham Parker | John Parker | Mark Mitchell | Cheryl Lucas






A Fresh Perspective

Student ceramics from 

Brookvale, Gymea & Hornsby Colleges of TAFE.

National Art School.

College of Fine Arts. ( University of New South Wales )

Sydney College of the Arts. ( University of Sydney )



Strange Pockets

turf wars: wild life on the urban fringe

ceramic sculpture by Bev Hogg

This exhibition observes nature, discovering remnants of wild or unusual places that seem to be at odds with their surrounding habitat.  Small or large, these sites become places of wonderment and concern.  Our idealised sense of nature is challenged and over time we become aware that we are participating in a new normal.  These spaces and their inhabitants have inspired the production of these fanciful works.

2.30 pm Saturday 15 March
In Conversation:  Bev Hogg and Dr Daniel Ramp
 Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  Director, Centre for Compassionate Conservation

In observing nature we discover remnants of wild or unusual places that seem at odds with their surrounding habitat.  Small or large, these contested spaces becomes sites of wonderment and concern. Our idealised sense of nature is challenged. Are we participating in a new normal? Join Bev and Daniel in conversation to discuss possibilities and realities of living in shared spaces - where the urban fringe meets the wild!

KERRIE LOWE GALLERY         49 - 51 King Street, Newtown 2042

7 March - 1 April 2014

Opening 6pm Fri 14 March by ABC presenter Fran Kelly

Very Short Circuit : Raw Art

by Michael Williamson

 A Raw Artist who builds large ceramic sculptures inspired by his emotions and dreams, Michael sculpts the figure and then paints using a complex mix of pattern and design.  Colour is important and images are significant.  An example is the eyes of the sculptures:  they show the importance of keeping watch.  Some have multiple eyes on front and back of the head, always on the lookout.  Some may have one eye awake and one asleep.  A related image is tears.  

One tear may descend or a stream of tears pour down the cheeks.  He puts a lot of energy into his work and if a piece is successful he names it immediately, a title springing quickly to mind. Clay is a very challenging medium where you never know what to expect from a firing, but Michael would not want to work with anything else.

KERRIE LOWE GALLERY         49 - 51 King Street, Newtown 2042

7 March - 1 April 2014

MARDI GRAS 2014 Sydney Australia

Christmas 2013




Elisabeth and Kerrie invite you to the opening of Bloom: 

an exhibition of ceramics by Queensland artists  

Stephanie Outridge Field and Megan Puls.

Stephanie has worked with community art projects for many years, fulfilling commissions and facilitating projects where children, students and artists join forces creating wall panels,  pathways, signage and playgrounds for parklands, schools, war memorials, wetland centres, children's hospitals and shire councils.  Her personal work explores self portraiture and the framework that guides our daily lives through iconic elements such as the house. She has exhibited extensively
throughout Australia and in New Zealand.

Megan is well known as a winner of the Josephine Ulrick Ceramic Award and for her ability to throw and sculpt very large pieces.  Her work has featured in art competitions, festivals, magazines, books and is included in collections worldwide.  She sees her work in the context of the past moulding the future:  exploring new techniques, ideas evolving through different clay mediums, using personal symbols and icons, meeting the challenge to contrive, construct, control and create.

Opening 6 - 8 pm Friday 1 November
1 - 18 November 2013


one foot on the black

Three established ceramics artists who are also Rural Fire Service fire fighters,
have joined forces in Sydney to present 'One Foot on the Black',
an exhibition celebrating their shared professional and volunteer commitments.

• Susie McMeekin (South Katoomba Brigade)

Gail Nichols (Mongarlowe Brigade)
Geoff Thomas (Biddon-Bulga Brigade) 
are exhibiting their ceramic work at Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown.  

Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service, will open the show, along with Chester Nealie, a well respected member of the wood firing ceramics community.

The exhibition gives gallery visitors some timely insight into bushfires and those who serve as RFS volunteers.

Opening 6 - 8 pm Friday 11 October
11 - 29 October 2013