Event Guide

Powered by:

John Parker: Continuum (2018)

John Parker: Continuum (2018)

Sorry this event has been and gone


  • Sat 3 Nov ’18, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 5 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 6 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 7 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 8 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 9 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 10 Nov ’18, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 12 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 13 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 14 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 15 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 16 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 17 Nov ’18, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 19 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 20 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 21 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 22 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 23 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 24 Nov ’18, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 26 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 27 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 28 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • View all sessions


Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

John Parker’s new works sit on a monochromatic spectrum that ranges from dark charcoal to chalky white. The absence of additional colour allows the forms and finishes of the vessels to take centre stage. A number of the pieces stand over a foot high, emphasising their performance as sculptural objects in addition to their practical capacity as vessels.

As well as physically displacing/occupying/enclosing space, the ceramics play with the visual representation and materialisation of negative and positive forms. Glossy, fluid glazes cling to the ridges, curves and angles of some vessels; they shoot out reflections and seem to take up more room than the matte works which are still and self-contained.

Grouped together, similarities of pattern and form combine with the astonishing consistency of Parker’s technique to underscore the relationship of each of his vessels to another. Although each work is a discrete object: it exists in reference to those made before and those made after its creation.

Variations surface and disappear; early forms return in new guises and new forms reveal older roots. Parker’s slender-necked bottles have a lineage that reaches back thousands of years; the sharp, ridged angles and semi-cylindrical shapes seen in many of the vessels recall utilitarian industrial ceramics.

The flawless simplicity of John Parker’s works are the result of decades of making and each unique, hand-thrown piece bears the unmistakable imprint of thousands of hours at the wheel and the kiln. These are ceramics distilled to their essentials, requiring neither more nor less.

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2019, NZME. Publishing Limited