Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Habitat: @ Blockwork gallery

 Sandy Pottinger's comments on Habitat

“Blockwork, 1 Hagan St, was the venue for “Habitat” a pop up show by Tim Fry. Frustratingly brief in viewing time but enormously rewarding as an exhibition, the work signals the arrival of an artist to remember.
The ceramic sculptures of towers, dwellings places and vertical apartments speak of housing and architecture yet there is also the suggestion of isolation: solitary lives lived in quiet desperation, the loneliness of de-humanized urban space.
Vigorous mixed media drawings and funky ceramic brooches added energy and interest to this super and understated exhibition.”
The Chronical, Saturday, December 21 2013


Artist brings the ‘every day' to life

                      GRAND OPENING: Tim Fry opens his exhibition Habitat at Blockwork Gallery.

HABITAT, an exhibition by art teacher Tim Fry, questioned and celebrated aspects of every-day life such as the environments inhabited and rituals and objects which fill people's lives with the personal narratives played out.
An artist and ceramics and sculpture teacher at Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, Mr Fry exhibited Habitat at the Blockwork Gallery in Toowoomba recently.
Mr Fry has been a practising artist for the past eight years and has studied in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.
He has worked in a range of art-related roles, including a commercial sculpture studio in the Blue Mountains, a regional art gallery in Lismore, and in a screen printing studio in Berlin. Bev Lacey - The Chronicle


Handmade sign at the entrance to the exhibition. 

Abandoned Warehouse. Stoneware, oxide and underglaze.

Funky Handmade stoneware badges! Some still available.


Artist Statement.

Rapunzel's Castle. Stoneware fired with oxides.

The Old Foundry. Stoneware with oxide and glaze.

Australian Dream No.1. Stoneware with oxides.

Landscape from an economic perspective No.2. Biro, pastel, conte and collage on cardboard.

 Portrait of a wire bottle. Biro and gouache on cardboard.

Veranda Dreaming. Biro, pastel, conte and charcoal on cardboard.

Installation View.

Still life with knitting needles, cider and laptop.Biro, pastel and gouache on cardboard.

BBQ in a bottle. Biro, pastel and conte on cardboard.