In Reverence of Tea
A group exhibition curated by Susan Tiller
6th – 29th June 2019
Opening drinks and Jincha Darye Tea Ceremony conducted by Tea Master: Stephen Carroll
Thursday 6th June 6 – 8pm
This exhibition of objects, textiles and painting explores the value of tea and the hand crafted objects used in Tea Culture.
The Tea Ceremony encourages mindfulness and connection; the integrity, materiality and aesthetics of contemporary art and design that is both functional and authentic will be explored within this context.
Curator: Susan Tiller is a Sydney based Artist and Designer interested in exploring the boundaries between contemporary art and the everyday. With tea as the source of inspiration, Susan has curated a show highlighting the interconnectedness of Tea Culture to the arts and philosophy. Artists exhibiting include: Sue McFarland, Jiksu Shin, Marguerite Luntungan, Linda Blair, Alison Jackson, Susan Tiller and Stephen Carroll. The exhibition explores the value of time, connection and materials. Within the tea room time appears to slow, silence descends and an interaction between the host, guests and the tea objects takes place. The functional objects are at once practical and simple but are also valued for their aesthetic qualities and add to the pleasurable experience of drinking tea.
Free public event – Korean Tea Ceremony
Tea Master, Stephen Carroll will be conducting a Korean Tea Ceremony, following a talk about Korean Tea Culture in the gallery. Saturday 22nd June, 2 – 3pm. All Welcome.