6 February – 16 March 2024

Australian Design Centre is delighted to present TILED in collaboration with kil.n.it Experimental Ceramics Studio.

Valued for the enduring properties of their clays and glazes, ceramic tiles are one of the oldest universal forms of decorative art. Today, tiles are used extensively in contemporary architecture and interiors.

The 17 studio artists use the tile as a canvas for exploration and experimentation. Each artist has brought their own style and technique to create a diverse response in TILED.

Some artists have focused on traditional flat tiles, using intricate designs and patterns to create visually stunning pieces. Others have taken a more organic approach, creating tiles that resemble slabs of clay or sculptural reliefs. This variety showcases the versatility of ceramics as an art form and a form of interior decoration.

The inclusion of the 'test tile' in this exhibition is a nod to the artistic process of ceramic artists. These small, often discarded, pieces represent the journey of discovery and experimentation that is essential to the creation of ceramic art. They demonstrate the artist's commitment to constantly pushing the boundaries of their materials and techniques.

Artists: Beanie Aldrett Fleming, Ellen Bagge, Rina Bernabei, Kelly Brown, Kirsty Collins, Jan Downes, Scott Duncan, Vivienne Hill, Dani River King, Charlie Komsic, Sassy Park, Kristen Radge, Adrienne Richards, Kate Robinson, Ebony Russell, Alexandra Standen, Jayanto Tan.

Information for buyers
Many of the works in this exhibition are available for purchase. If you are interested please contact the Centre on 02 93614555 or enquire at the desk. 
Please view the exhibition price list here.


In Conversation: Craft & Interior Design

Together UK curator and journalist Corinne Julius and Sydney design educator and practitioner Rina Bernabei discuss how interior designers integrate handcrafted objects into interior spaces.
Where: Australian Design Centre
When: Wednesday 21 February, 5.30-7.00pm
Bookings: Free event. Book here

TILE Making Workshop with kil-n-it

Join kil-n-it Experimental Ceramics Studio at St Helens Community Centre, Glebe for an immersive tile-making workshop led by talented kil.n.it  artists Kirsty Collins and Beanie Aldrett Fleming.
Disabled and chronically fabulous people are encouraged to participate.

Where: St Helens Community Centre, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
When: Saturday 9th of March. 12.30pm – 2pm
Bookings: $95, includes materials, tools, glazing and two firings. Book here

Floor Talk

Join us for this talk with artists from TILED in conversation with Lisa Cahill, CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre, as we tour the exhibition and share insight into the creative practices and inspiration behind TILED.
Where: Australian Design Centre
When: Saturday 10 February, 2.00pm–3.00pm
Bookings: Free event. Book here.

Free Exhibition Tours

Make the most of your trip to the Australian Design Centre with a free exhibition tour. The curator will introduce you to the current exhibitions and Object Shop.
Find out what's on here
Tour times:
Thursdays, 12.30pm
Book here or call on us on 9361 4555 to make a booking or register at the front desk 10 minutes prior to tour time. 

Top image: Rina Bernabei, PRESSED (detail), 2024. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

Presenting Partner

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