Barry Tate receives first place for the This is Portland TRAILS inaugural Sculpture Exhibition in 2021

Barry Tate receives first place for the This is Portland TRAILS inaugural Sculpture Exhibition in 2021

BARRY TATE  Noah’s Ark, 2020. Glazed earthenware, partially Raku fired, 98 cm by 58 cm by 12 cm

Congratulations to Barry Tate for being placed first prize in This is Portland inaugural 2021 TRAILS Sculpture Exhibition for his ceramic work ‘Noah’s Ark‘. Tate’s sculpture will be showing as part of TRAILS Sculpture Exhibition from Sunday March 28 to Saturday May 2 2021.

Barry Tate is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist based in Warrnambool, Victoria. Tate holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Deakin University, a Post Graduate Fellowship in Fine Art (Ceramics) and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne. Tate is an esteemed Educator and Mentor with an ambitiously detailed and intensive art practice that spans over three decades. Recent accolades include Tate as a finalist for the Blake Prize, 2018; a finalist in the Hillview Sculpture Biennial and the Western Sydney University Sculpture Award & Exhibition. His works are held in the collections of Griffith University Brisbane, Warrnambool Art Gallery, and in private collections in Australia and Japan. Tate’s epic ceramic sculptures and kitsch paintings are iconographic in subtext, alluding to Rococo art with their ornate qualities and theatrics. His meditations on contemporary value systems are apparent throughout his repertoire of works to explore themes of spirituality, wonder, idealisation, death, decay and regrowth. This playful use of allegory in his practice highlights the excesses of human desire and the impacts on human security.

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