Inspired: Ceramics and jewellery shaped by the past

The exhibition drew on contemporary and historic objects from Te Papa and considered how objects can be connected across time.

When | Āhea

24 Aug – 19 Sep 2016

Where | Ki hea

Level 6

Cost | Te utu

Free entry

Discover the links between contemporary decorative arts and ancient objects.

See how a Picasso jug reflects the drama and techniques of Greek red-figure pottery, and how the quirky ceramic work of New Zealander Richard Stratton echoes the patterns in Chinese cobalt-blue porcelain.

This exhibition brought together some of the newest and oldest items in Te Papa’s collection, including work by many of this country’s most acclaimed ceramic artists and jewellers.

My Creature, from the installation ’My Creatures’, 2009, New Zealand, by Bronwynne Cornish. Purchased 2011. Te Papa (2011-0022-1/C-G)

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