The SA Power Networks Jingdezhen Residency, China

Situated in one of the most fascinating and ancient creative centres in China, The Pottery Workshop is a residential retreat offering artists from diverse cultures the opportunity to interact, learn and create. The facility is surrounded by hundreds of small and independent craftsmen and artists with every kind of ceramic skill; clay producers, throwers, sculptors, mould makers, blue and white decorators, overglaze decorators, glaze and colour shops, kiln firing workshops, brush makers, blacksmiths, box makers and shippers.

While the residency lends itself to ceramicists, the placement is open to visual artists of all disciplines. This residency will be very beneficial for all the participating Helpmann Academy artists – past experience has shown that the boundaries of each artist’s knowledge and practice are broadened during this unforgettable opportunity.

This international placement is open to graduates of the Helpmann Academy’s visual arts partner schools (up to five years from the final year of study).

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy 7320 3330 / [email protected]

Visit The Pottery Workshop website

Header image: Artist working in Jingdezhen, photo courtesy of The Pottery Workshop.

Generously supported by the Macquarie Foundation

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Applications for the 2018 residency closed on Friday 8 June.

2018 Jingdezhen Artist:
Geoffrey Mitchell | AC Arts (TAFE SA/Flinders)

2017 Jingdezhen Artists:
Michael Carney | UniSA
Sophie Green | UniSA
Christeen Tenni-Smith | UniSA
Karlien Van Rooyen | UniSA

Previous Jingdezhen Artists

Residency artists participate in an annual exhibition.
Click here for info about Kaleidoscope 2018.