Book, film and audio

Book: Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables

The exhibition monograph designed by Ian Robertson includes essays by Prue Venables, Alison Britton OBE and Neville French with photography by Terence Bogue and is available for sale from Australian Design Centre or from Object Shop online. The publication offers a rich insight into the depth and dedication of Prue’s practice, and the exquisite and graceful forms that result.


Filmed at Prue Venables’ home studio in Castlemaine, Victoria, this documentary film offers a glimpse into the work and practice of one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed ceramicists. Created to celebrate the selection of Venables’ selection as Australian Design Centre’s ninth Living Treasure: Masters of Australian Craft and shown alongside the exhibition, which tours around Australia between 2019 to 2022, this film was made by Angus Lee Forbes for Australian Design Centre.


This conversation was recorded at the Australian Ceramics Triennale on 1 May 2019 at Princes Wharf One, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Barbara Campbell-Allen was joined by Prue Venables and spoke about her selection as an Australian Design Centre's Living Treasure. Republished here courtesy of The Australian Ceramics Association.

Image: Prue Venables, Hairbrush, sieve and black tea caddy, 2017. Photo: Terence Bogue.