The Johnston Collection Museum

Featuring works by Melbourne-based makers and artists offering an inspired interpretation of the Johnston Collection.

4 October 2016 - 31 January 2017

‘RETURN TO THE CITY’ features work by Hotham Street Ladies,
The GLAD Rappers, The Melbourne Tapestry Weavers Collective
and individual artists Anne Bolitho, Lewis Brownlie, ChiliPhilly,
Amanda Dziedzic, Sai-Wai Foo, Sharron Okines, Irianna Kanellopoulou,
Abbey Rich, Robyn Rich, Louise Saxton and Ellen Sorensen.

For more information and to book a tour please visit

Wanderlust Traveller

Wanderlust Traveller


Demonstration workshop
Saturday 5 November 2-3pm

Join me for a show & tell on how I work and make the pieces

This demonstration workshop is part of the public program of the
Pinpoint exhibition at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.

It’s a free event and everyone is welcome!
Saturday 5 November 2-3pm

Venue: Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe parade, Ivanhoe , VIC 3079

Exhibition runs until 12 November 2016
Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm

Busy Line
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Finalists Announced
for Ceramic Art Award

Fifty-two local and international artists have been recognised for their outstanding artistic talent with the Gold Coast City Gallery announcing the finalists for the 30th Gold Coast
International Ceramic Art Award.

Finalists to be exhibited at Gold Coast City Gallery
27 August – 23 October



Gold Coast City Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, 4217
Mon – Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm     



Pinpoint Group Exhibition
Hatch Contemporary Arts Space

Featuring the artistic works of Rushdi Anwar, Anne Bennett,
John Billan, Anna Farago, Brady Freeman, Irianna Kanellopoulou,
Helen Macqueen, Jodi Wiley and Anthony WIlliams.

Opening night: Tuesday 13th September 6-8pm
Workshop demonstration: Saturday 5th November 2-3.30pm

Exhibition dates: 14 September – 12 November
Gallery: Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
Location: 14 Ivanhoe parade, Ivanhoe , VIC 3079
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm

Wild Thing III
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Skepsi @ Montsalvat


the Celebrated Elder turns Ninety
38 Australian Contemporary Ceramic Artists acknowledge Milton Moon

Milton Moon, Owen Rye, Chester Nealie, Janet DeBoos, Greg Daly, John Dermer, Prue Venables, Mitsuo Shoji, Tania Rollond, Ted Secombe, JaneSawyer, Victor Greenaway, Simone Fraser, Gail Nichols, Janet Beckhouse, Robert Barron, Kirk Winter, Barry Singleton, Amy Kennedy, Liz Williams, Arnaud Barraud, Johanna DeMaine, Kevin Boyd, Kenji Uranishi, Euan Craig, Susan Robey, Brian Keyte, Terunobu Hirata, Diana Williams, John Ferguson, Maria Vanhees, Craig Hoy, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Dianne Peach, Greg Crowe, Janetta Kerr-Grant, John Daly, Tim Clarkson

September 3 to 18

Official Opening
Saturday September 3 2.00 to 4.00 pm

Opening Highlight
acknowledging Milton Moon with
Owen Rye, ceramic artist, author and
Damon Moon, Creative Director, Ceramics, JamFactory S.A. ceramic artist, writer


Montsalvat, the Barn Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria 3095
Gallery hours - open daily 11am - 5pm


City of Hobart Drawing and Ceramics Art Prize 2015
Ceramics Finalist

17 September to 29 November 2015

A total of 56 works have been selected from 256 entries by the three judges: Julie Robinson (Senior Curator Prints Drawings and Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia), Dr Patsy Hely, Emeritus Fellow, ANU School of Art) and Peter Hughes (Senior Curator Decorative Arts, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery).

To view full catalogue click here

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place, Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday



Come fly with me (wall hanging)  Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Come fly with me (wall hanging)
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Funky Town (wall hanging)  Ceramic, glazes

Funky Town (wall hanging)
Ceramic, glazes


Solo exhibition at Brenda May Gallery

4 - 29 August 2015


Brenda May Gallery
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017
Open: Tues - Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6





Billy's Ark  Ceramic, glazes

Billy's Ark
Ceramic, glazes


Great news!

'Billy’s Ark'
was aquired by Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria for their permanent collection



Wild Thing II  Ceramic, glazes

Wild Thing II
Ceramic, glazes

Victorian Craft Award finalist
1 - 15 August 2015

Craft Victoria launches the inaugural Victorian Craft Award, a biennial event in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award presents emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials

'Wild Thing II' is exhibited as a Finalist
in the Victorian Craft Awards at:
Craft, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Finalists will be exhibited across four venues: Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel Melbourne and 1 Spring St foyer.

Don't forget to vote for People's Choice Award!

DIY (Do It Yourself)   Ceramic, glazes

DIY (Do It Yourself)

Ceramic, glazes

aesthetic, charm, material, challenge

25 April - 10 May 2015

You are invited to the opening celebration on Sunday 26 April, 2 - 4pm.
Come and say hi!

Opening: Sunday 26 April, 2.00-4.00pm
Opening Speaker: Professor Emeritus Barbara van Ernst AM
Location: Malvern Artists' Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern
Exhibition d
ates: 25 April – 10 May

Artists: Amy Kennedy, Kenji Uranishi, Susan Robey, Diana Williams, Simone Fraser, Irianna Kanellopoulou, 
Janetta Kerr-Grant, Tatiana Gvozdetskaya, Dean Smith, Tim Clarkson

Afternoon with the artists: Saturday 2 May, 2.00pm-4.00pm


Quiet Conversations - Skepsi @ Montsalvat
16 - 21 August 2014

Official Opening
Saturday 16th August 2pm - 4pm

Exceptional Australian Contemporary Ceramics - 56 outstanding Artists, converse quietly through their ceramics

In the woods  Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

In the woods
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Opening Guest Speaker
Professor Emeritus Helmut Lueckenhausen
Executive Dean Design Think Education, & Designer/Maker

Montsalvat, The Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria
Gallery open daily 9am - 5pm

Bernadette  Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Still firing at 45 - Ceramics Victoria 45th anniversary

Jackpot  Ceramic, glazes

Ceramic, glazes

26 June - 2 August 2014

Ceramics Victoria celebrates its 45th anniversary this year with an exhibition of significant works from the past 45 years.

Join City of Whitehorse Mayor Sharon Ellis and Jason Smith, Director and CEO, Heide Museum of Modern Art, for the opening on Thursday 26th June 6-8pm.

Whitehorse Art Space
Located at the Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm

Survey One:
Works from the Manningham Art Collection

Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Uncovers the variety of work within the Manningham Art Collection.

Wednesday 9 April,
6 - 8pm.
Exhibition dates:
9 April - 3 May 2014

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Road

Sunday 16 March 2014
Spreading some serious mouldmaking joy!


THE POSITIVE NEGATIVE with Irianna Kanellopoulou

Learn to make a 2-part mould to use for slip-casting.

Sunday 16 March 10am - 4.30pm

Slow Clay Centre
13 Keele Street
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia



Finalist - "The Figure" Sculpture in Ceramics Talent Award
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

Cupid   (detail)   Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Cupid (detail)
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired


Exhibition opening 20 September 2013

Exhibition from 21 September 2013 until 26 January 2014

Keramikmuseum Westerwald
Deutsche Sammlung für Historische und Zeitgenössische Keramik
Lindenstraße 13, D - 56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen

Curious Green   Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Curious Green
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired



Finalist - Deakin Small Sculpture Award 2013

You are invited to the opening celebration and announcement of the award winner for 2013.

Exhibition will be opened by Ken McGregor, art curator, author and consultant.

Opening on Wednesday 30 October, 6 pm to 8pm.
Speeches and announcement of winner 6.30pm

RSVP by Friday 25 October to
03 9244.5344 or

Exhibition dates: 31 October - 14 December 2013
Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm & Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Deakin University Art Gallery
Building FA
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melway ref 61 B5

Come fly with me  Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Come fly with me
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Artwork shortlisted for Clunes Ceramic Award 2013

You are invited to the opening celebration and announcement of the award winners at the Clunes Ceramic Awards Exhibition.

Opening on Saturday 21st September, 5.30 to 7pm.
Opening speaker Peter Perry, Director, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

Exhibition dates: 22nd September - 13th October
Open Thursday to Sunday 11am - 4pm
Union Bank Arts Centre
22 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria


Her name was Lola
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Eat Me
Belgian chocolate, cocoa powder, food grade colouring

Sugar Sugar curated by Megan Fizell

This chocolate installation of brightly coloured flowers is inspired by the talking character flowers in Alice in Wonderland - Through the looking glass. Particular flowers featured in the garden, some with whom Alice met and talked with included tiger lilies, roses, daisies, dahlias, irises, pansies and daffodils. These forms became the starting point from which I explored the fantastic saturated colour on chocolate that creates such a contradictory dialogue between the familiar, the expected and the super real.

Exhibition from 1 - 19 October 2013

This exhibition will feature contemporary art made exclusively with sugar by ten female artists. By embodying the ephemeral nature of the substance, many of the installations will only last for the duration of the exhibition.

Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017

Expressions of Self Skepsi@Montsalvat

31 August - 15 September 2013

Expressions of Self, Skepsi's latest group exhibition on at Montsalvat in Eltham.

Expressions of Self Skepsi@Montsalvat
The Barn Gallery - Montsalvat
7 Hillcrest avenue
Eltham, Victoria

Open Daily 9am-5pm




Tales of you
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Wild Things Roam

Solo exhibition at Brenda May Gallery

20 August - 7 September 2013

Drinks with the Artist
Wednesday 21 August 5:30 - 7:30pm

Brenda May Gallery
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017
Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri 11-6, Wed 11-7, Sat 10-6


Wild Thing I
Ceramic, glazes, multi-fired

Saturday 12 October 2013

Spreading some serious mouldmaking joy!

THE POSITIVE NEGATIVE with Irianna Kanellopoulou
Learn to make a 2-part mould to use for slip-casting.

Saturday 12 October 10am - 4.30pm

Slow Clay Centre
13 Keele Street
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia