Open Studios of the Scenic Rim

The Open Studios of the Scenic Rim weekends are held annually throughout May and in 2017 until the first weekend in June, allowing visitors to see artists at work in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm on the days indicated.

Event Date 06-05-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-06-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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Influential Queensland Woodfirers: a tribute exhibition

Ceramic Arts Qld presents Influential Queensland Woodfirers, a showcase for the Smoke on the Water Woodfire Conference.

Event Date 28-06-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-07-2017 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Stretching Potential

This exhibition is of recent work by master potter Bill Powell where he explores new techniques and themes.  The concept for the exhibition arose from Bill's recent residency at Vallauris in France where he says he stepped out of his "comfort zone" of producing fine crystaline glazed vessels to a freer, more conceptual style of work.  This exhibition explores the harsh probabilities of climate change on the Australian landscape.

Event Date 15-07-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 30-07-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award

The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award Finalists Exhibition

Event Date 16-08-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 23-09-2017 5:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
A POTTER’S PICNIC - Darling Downs Potters’ Club

Take part in the Darling Downs Potters’ Club event, where there’ll be market stalls, spring-themed ceramics and light food and refreshments. Don’t miss the music and entertainment throughout the day, with activities such as interactive clay demonstrations for children and adults.

COST: Free

ENQUIRIES:  07 4632 7021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7am – 4pm
Darling Downs Potters’ Club, 145 West St, Toowoomba

Event Date 17-09-2017
Event End Date 17-09-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Dawn to Dusk

Greg Daly is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist specialising in rich glaze effects, and also as the author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques (1995 Simon & Schuster).

Event Date 21-09-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 21-10-2017 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

'Ephemeris' Some Notes from The Natural World

Jeff Mincham AM Master of Ceramics

Event Date 24-09-2017
Event End Date 12-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
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Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

A competition for all Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. Entries across many mediums and techniques including Drawing,Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.

Entry instructions:

Entry forms + fees: due by 4 pm, Tuesday 5 September 2017. No late entries will be accepted as labels are compiled from entry form information well in advance.

Delivery: to Warwick Art Gallery no later than 4 pm Thursday 21 September during opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Late work will not be accepted. Works are not to be delivered before 5 September except by prior arrangement.

Opening: Friday 29 September, 6.30 pm

Collection: from Tuesday 31 October (work to be collected within 30 days)

Terms of Entry


1. The entry fee is $10 per artist. No work will be accepted or exhibited without payment of the entry fee. Works for sale will attract a commission rate of 20%. Entry fees are to be submitted with the entry form. Payment for works sold will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

2. Items must not have been previously exhibited at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery or Warwick Art

3. All work submitted must be labelled on the rear or base with artists’s name, title of the work and
contact details

4. 2D and Textile artwork must not exceed 150 cm in any direction including the frame. 3D artwork must not exceed 200 cm.

5. The Gallery Director reserves the right to not exhibit work if space is limited or if the work is deemed inappropriate or if the work is not suitably framed and/or presented. If an artist’s work is not selected to exhibit the entry fee of $10 will be refunded.

6. All paintings must be dry. 2D works without “D” rings will not be hung. A stretched canvas is considered framed, but must have “D” rings attached. Our hanging system requires two “D” rings positioned 6 cm from the top of the work. Textile works must be ready to display - by rod, pin, fishing line or 3MMM Command strip. Self installation of Textile and 3D work will be allowed only if prior arrangements are made.

7. The winners of the Major, Commendation and Encouragement Awards will be announced at the opening on Friday 29 September.

8. By entering the competition artists give permission for their work to be reproduced by any form of the media related to the promoting of the event.

9. Entrants are responsible for packing, freighting and insurance charges. The Warwick Art Gallery accepts no liability for loss or damage in the course of transit. Transit Insurance remains the responsibility of the exhibitor. All due care will be taken of entries submitted. Appropriate security will be in place during the Gallery’s possession of art works.

Entry Form CLICK HERE  

Event Date 28-09-2017
Event End Date 29-10-2017
Capacity Unlimited

Weathering is an exhibition by Cathy Keys at Makers Gallery in Brisbane.

Event Date 07-10-2017
Event End Date 05-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Open Studios 2017

You're invited to Open Studios 2017

Event Date 14-10-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 15-10-2017 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

Leisa Russell – Pipedream, Solo Show Hosted By 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace 21 October - 1 December 2017

Event Date 21-10-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 01-12-2017 5:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
ReFire Project

ReFire Project is coming to Fireworks Gallery from 1-5 November for its first large commercial exhibition. Join us in reviving Cherbourg's legacy as a hub for Indigenous ceramic art creation!

Event Date 01-11-2017
Event End Date 05-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Chandeliers and other ocean ornaments

Chandeliers and other ocean ornaments showcases the work of artists: Lisa Black, Zimmi Forest, Megan Puls and Sabine Brosche.

Event Date 03-11-2017
Event End Date 10-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Gold Coast Potters Members' Exhibition

Gold Coast Potters Association Members' Exhibition

Event Date 04-11-2017
Event End Date 18-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Sunrise Arts 2017 Exhibition

Paul and Esther Button and friends invite you to their annual exhibition and gallery sale of ceramic and wood sculptures, pottery, paintings and silk scarves in a spectacular ocean-view setting.

Event Date 18-11-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 19-11-2017 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Art & Crafters Market

It is time to book your place in the exciting Gold Coast Potters Association Art & Crafters Market day on the 19 November, 2017!

Event Date 19-11-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 19-11-2017 5:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Open Day and Pottery Sale

Come along to John James Pottery and have another chance to purchase hand made pottery before Christmas!

Event Date 25-11-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 26-11-2017 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Ceramic Arts Queensland Christmas Gathering

Details will added shortly . . .

Event Date 09-12-2017 1:30 pm
Event End Date 09-12-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 20-12-2017
Crossdale 4

The Condensory - Toogoolawah
Opens Saturday 10 February 1 pm

Mark on your calendar a visit to Somerset Regional Art Gallery for the Exhibition Crossdale 4 which opens on Saturday 10th February and continues until the 8 April 2018.

This is an exhibition for lovers of Sculpture, ceramics and painting featuring Shillam Prize winner Jan Williams and with Jane Harthoorn-Williams, Sharon Lee and Ian Clark.

Crossdale 4 is a unique exhibition based on everyday life, capturing emotional and social interactions and expressing these emotions through art.

Whether you enjoy sculpture, painting or ceramics there is something for everyone.

PLACE:  Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery :: 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah QLD 4313
EMAIL:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WEBSITE:  Facebook Page
PHONE:  +61 (0)7 5423 1036 / 5424 4000
OPENING HOURS:   February 10 - April 8, 2018
9am – 5pm Wednesday to Friday
10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Event Date 10-02-2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date 08-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Pottery Expo @ Warrandyte

The 18th annual Pottery Expo @ Warrandyte will be held on the last weekend in February 2018, on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River in the heart of Warrandyte Village, just 30 minutes by car northeast of the Melbourne CBD, Australia.

Event Date 24-02-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 26-02-2018 5:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Works by Laith McGregor

Laith McGregor – Borrowed Time

Caloundra Regional Gallery
8 March - 29 April 2018

Borrowed Time brings together new and recent works by leading contemporary Australian artist Laith McGregor, focusing on the themes of time and labour.

Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture and video, the exhibition will be anchored by an installation of ceramic sculptures recently gifted by the artist to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring a new text by exhibition curator Hamish Sawyer. The exhibition will also be presented at Tweed Regional Gallery later in 2018. Caloundra Regional Gallery Floor Talk Wednesday 7 March, 5.30 pm Official Opening Wednesday 7 March, 6.00 pm

Image Credits: Laith McGregor | St Petersburg (detail) | 2014 | wood, plastic, clay, steel, acrylic and enamel | 26 x 30 cm | proposed donation through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Laith McGregor, 2017 | Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

PLACE:  Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra QLD 4551
WEBSITE:  Caloundra Regional Gallery
PHONE:  +61 7 5420 8299
Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed public holidays.

Event Date 08-03-2018
Event End Date 29-03-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Re Painting

Recent works by Barabara Penrose, Nameer Davis and Sally Cox.


PLACE:  Metcalfe Gallery 41 Grafton Street, Windsor
PHONE:  0412 544 159
OPENING HOURS:  Fri March 09 2018 ‐ Wed March 21 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Event Date 09-03-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 21-03-2018 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
CAQ at Gulgong | Delgates Exhibition

CAQ AT GULGONG | The Delegates Exhibition When: 15 – 21 April
Place: IGA Liquor Store, Mayne Street, Gulgong NSW

Event Date 15-04-2018
Event End Date 21-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Raku Demonstration & Artist Stalls Southside Art Market

Join the members of Ceramic Arts Queensland for another fun day of Raku at the Southside Art Market.

Choose your favourite shaped pot, glaze it and the skilled CAQ volunteers will fire it.

Southside Art Market is growing in popularity with buyers and artists with new artists joining each market to make this the place to be on Sunday 2nd December - just in time to get some last minute hristmas gifts!

Ceramic Arts Queensland will be there with their very popular Raku Demonstration and the "You glaze it, we fire it" opportunity for all ages to select their favourite shaped pot, thrown by master potter, Bill Powell and glaze it under the guidance of one of the experienced CAQ members.

The pot is fired, dropped in sawdust and paper and then cooled in water and polished. The results are unique, lustrous pots that you can take home with you to impress your friends.

Event Date 29-04-2018
Event End Date 29-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents the Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival in Sydney on 5 and 6 September 2018. 

Real to Reel is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. Featuring an eclectic program of 28 short films (across two screenings), the films have been selected from around the globe. There’s an incredible array of styles, people and approaches - from BAFTA-winning, hand-crafted animation and music videos to glimpses behind the scenes of makers’ studios, a life-size ceramic car and so much more.

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy these films - themes are at times playful or meditative, some highlight social impact projects, there’s poetry and song, even boxing! Crafts include glass, basketry, ceramics, weaving, felting, letterpress, blacksmithing and metalwork, puppet and violin making.

In the lead up to Sydney Craft Week join us at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington for Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Screening One: Wednesday 5 September,  7pm
Features the first 14 short films (including ADC's film on Sydney weaver Liz Williamson from the Obsessed: Compelled to make exhibition).

Screening Two: Thursday 6 September, 7pm
Features the second program of 14 films.

There are two seperate screenings in the festival on two consecutive nights. Each screening has a different program of 14 films that run for 90 minutes in total. Seating is unreserved and limited. Theatre doors open at 6:30pm.

A discount rate is available for ticket purchases of two nights. Select each date separately and then tick the 'buy both nights' box in the checkout. 

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is co-produced by the UK Crafts Council and Crafts magazine. The Australian tour is made possible by Maker&Smith and is presented in Sydney by Australian Design Centre.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival 2018
When: Wednesday 5 September and Thursday 6 September, 7pm
Where: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford St (Cnr Oxford st & Oatley Rd), Paddington, NSW
General admission, one night, Program 1 = $27.50
General admission, two nights, Programs 1 and 2 (5 and 6 September) = $49.50

Purchase tickets here 

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival 2018 from Crafts Council on Vimeo

Image: Still from Garry Fabian Miller - Voyage, Simon Ray, 2018. Copyright Dovecot Tapestry Studio. 

Event Date 05-09-2018
Event End Date 06-09-2018
Capacity Unlimited
2019 Members Exhibition
Event Date 23-08-2019
Event End Date 03-09-2019
Registration Start Date 20-05-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 19
Cut off date 20-08-2019

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2019 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence

 Ceramic Arts Queensland is delighted to announce a call for entries for the 2019 Siliceous Awards.


Event Date 23-08-2019
Event End Date 03-09-2019
Registration Start Date 02-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 23
Cut off date 22-08-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Members: $20 | Non-Members ($55 or $40 Concession/Student)

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Ceramic Arts Qld 2020 Members Exhibition

We would love to see our members participate in this - your event. Please consider participating and displaying your creative efforts this strange and crazy year.

The Ceramic Arts Qld Annual Members' Exhibition will take place between 1-13 October at Brisbane Institute of Art, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor.

PLEASE NOTE: there is no physical opening Friday 2 October at 6.00pm, you can join us for a virtual tour on the CAQ Facebook page at 6pm.

Event Date 02-10-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 13-10-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 18-06-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 18
Cut off date 07-10-2020

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

long 1200Noosa Open Studios Art Trail provides locals and visitors to our beautiful region on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with the unique chance to visit artists in their private studios over several days in October. Whilst there, visitors can learn about the artists’ creative processes, see their work and perhaps even make an art investment to call their own!

This year there are 97 artists participating, with 17 ceramicists. All artists can be seen on the website.


Download the Art Trail Guide HERE

Event Date 09-10-2020
Event End Date 18-10-2020
Capacity Unlimited

ACOS Logo Horizontal FINAL 110620 1024x624Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend held event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, over 100 ceramics studios – including many in and around Australia’s capital cities and regional centres – open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.


Mark your diaries for a road trip and check for open studios near you HERE


Event Date 21-11-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-11-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

GCPA Xmas Market sm

The Gold Coast Potters Art and Crafters Christmas Market 

is a much loved annual event with 30 stalls of handmade craft, food, music and pottery demos throughout the day.


Event Date 06-12-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-12-2020 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Shannon Garson: Shimmering World


Noosa Regional Gallery 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin

SHIMMERING WORLD is an exhibition of new works by popular local Maleny ceramicist Shannon Garson. Highlighting the unique beauty of the sub-tropical rainforest landscape from a contemporary perspective, Garson’s multidisciplinary approach draws connections between the physical landscape and the landscape tradition- predominantly from a male perspective- within art. Garson’s installation of ceramic forms and mirrored drawings create both aesthetic and philosophical connections to our view of natural places as visitors, and even as part of the eco-system itself.

Artist Statement

“Shannon Garson is known for her thrown porcelain vessels decorated with intricate drawings exploring the relationship between domestic forms and the infinite variety of striations, spots, and marks found in nature. Intense observation and drawings of the rainforest and the river’s edge underpin her entire work, intense, solitary work, consistently exploring the boundaries of what it is to be human in this shimmering, changeable, dazzling, world.”



Event Date 29-01-2021
Event End Date 21-03-2021
Capacity Unlimited
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2021 Siliceous Award

Call for entries 

Ceramic Arts Qld welcomes entries into the

2021 Siliceous Award For Ceramic Excellence


The $7,000 award will be given to the artist who best presents a work of ceramic excellence in any format

The 2021 Award is open to ceramicists across Australia


Event Date 08-03-2021
Event End Date 03-09-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 6
Cut off date 03-09-2021
Open Studios Sunshine Coast


Open Studios Sunshine Coast is an exciting opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike. It is a chance for the keen art goer to rub shoulders with the artists in their places of creation. This event held over two weekends in March 2021 is bridged by 5 days of exciting workshops anyone can be part of. If you are a ceramic artist working in the Sunshine Coast Council area and are interested in this event take a look at our website for more information and to register.

Event Date 20-03-2021
Event End Date 28-03-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Gold Coast Sculptors Open Gallery

Gold Coast Sculptors Society will open their gallery

Saturday 27 March and each Saturday throughout the year

Old School House Gallery

Corner of Ashmore Rd and Cararra St Benowa

Check their website for more information on events, workshops and classes


Event Date 27-03-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 27-03-2021 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Gold Coast Potters Mother's Day Market

Gold Coast Potters are hosting their much-loved Mother's Day Market at their Benowa campus

corner of Ashmore Road and Cararra Street, Benowa

40+ stalls of hand crafted ware | food | music | pottery demonstrations

Event Date 02-05-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 02-05-2021 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
$7,000 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence Exhibition

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 22 October at 6pm Butter Factory Arts Centre 11A Maple St Cooroy 4563


The $7,000 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence is a biennial competitive exhibition for ceramic artists in Queensland and Australia wide. This is the fifth exhibition, the inaugural event taking place in 2016. In 2021 the award has significantly increased to $7,000 with sponsors contributing to this award.

        Guest judge: Diana Warnes

        Diana is Head of Curatorial Projects at HOTA Home of the Arts, Gold Coast

        The exhibition will be officially opened by: Timothy Roberts 

Timothy is an Australian Art Historian; President of Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Inc; Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland; and member of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation.

Join us at BFAC for a night of nights and celebrate the talents of our ceramic artists from around Australia.


Event Date 22-10-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 28-11-2021 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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