TACA Board met at Square One Studios on Sunday 2 December 2018.
The newly elected Board met for the last meeting of the year with a new mix of returning and fresh new Directors elected at the AGM.
Returning: Greg Crowe – ceramic artist and tutor; Sydney
Returning: Holly Macdonald – ceramic artist, currently on an artist residency in Paris; Melbourne
Returning: Lou McCallum – ceramic artist and CEO, South Coast, NSW
Returning: Cathy Franzi – ceramic artist and tutor, Canberra, ACT
New: Amanda Bromfield: just completed MFA at National Art School; Sydney
New: Avi Amesbury: ceramic artist and community arts administrator; South Coast, NSW
New: Kate Jones: ceramic artist and tutor; Melbourne
Executive Officer/ Secretary: Vicki Grima, ceramic artist and EO, TACA; Sydney
What a big year … and it continued with the final 2018 launch of The Journal of Australian Ceramics on Sunday 25 November at Perth Studio Potters, Cottesloe WA. In Director Greg Crowe’s words, “The fully booked event started with refreshments and welcome. Danica Wichtermann then presented an hour-long talk & demonstration on her work. There was then a short break for coffee, followed by an extensive talk by Vicki Grima on various aspects of TACA, social media and photography (with particular reference to the Journal). There were many questions and much discussion. Lunch was provided by PSP and its members. In the afternoon there was a panel discussion chaired by Vicki Grima. The panel included, Pia Chomley (shop manager, Fremantle Art Centre) and potters Jackie Masters, Warwick Palmateer and me. Each panel member was asked to give a brief outline of their work and background and then there was a wide-ranging session of questions and answers. There was also a session where various pottery groups in Perth were given an opportunity to outline what they are doing. To conclude there was a relaxing and informal opportunity to talk and discuss. The whole event was very successful and brilliantly hosted by Victoria Malone (President) and Perth Studio Potters.”
In Executive Officer, Vicki Grima’s words, “The two events we have held this year have been successful beyond my expectations. It appears the events bring together people and groups who don’t usually meet. It starts up new connections and conversations. It spreads the word about what TACA does.”
2019 JAC Launches
The 2018 trial was very successful. They meet our strategic plan to be national, to connect with TACA members around the country and to share information about TACA’s membership services and The JAC