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Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire

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Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire

Sat 5 June - Fri 25 June

Over six decades, the charismatic New Zealand-born, Gulgong-based master potter Chester Nealie has amassed a wealth of scientific and technical knowledge of the clay and glazes he uses in his pursuit of aesthetics through the making of his woodfired ceramics.

This survey charts his career and will show works by Frank Boyden (US); Barry Brickell and Richard Parker (NZ); and Peter Rushforth, Alan Peascod, Owen Rye, Janet Mansfield and Ivan McMeekin (Australia).

Nealie is represented in numerous collections, including Musée National de Céramique, Paris; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Christchurch Art Gallery; Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; Art Gallery of Ballarat; and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

Photo: Ian Hobbs. Chester Nealie, Vase 2002, wood-fired stoneware with shino slip, 21cm high.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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(02) 6333 6555


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