SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962-2022

ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition

Gerry Wedd, Welcome Pot, 2015. Photo: Grant Hancock. 

SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962-2022

ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre National Touring Exhibition


This is a touring exhibition presented by Australian Design Centre in partnership with The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA), to acknowledge this significant anniversary for the ceramics community in Australia.

For sixty continuous years a print publication, The Journal of Australian Ceramics (The JAC) has documented ceramics in Australia, in 176 issues and close to 20,000 pages.

The JAC has unified the thousands of artists in this community, as well as their generosity in passing on skills and knowledge to fellow artists and for the next generation of makers. It is because of the many that have been involved over the years that The JAC has been such a success.  

The ceramic artists selected for this exhibition represent their contemporary peers and those who came before them throughout the history of Australian ceramics. All have a strong and enduring connection to The JAC.

This major exhibition will showcase the work of twenty-two acclaimed ceramic artists from across Australia: Glenn Barkley | Kirsten Coelho | Greg Daly | Pippin Drysdale | Dan Elborne | Penny Evans | Honor Freeman | Susan Frost | Shannon Garson | Patsy Hely | Alison Milyika Carroll | Jeffery Mincham | Damon Moon | David Ray | Ben Richardson | Tania Rollond | Owen Rye | Jane Sawyer | Yul Scarf | Vipoo Srivilasa | Kenji Uranishi | Gerry Wedd

This celebratory exhibition is guest curated by Anna Grigson and ADC’s Lisa Cahill with design by Studio Garbett.


The burgeoning interest in ceramic art is recognition of the accomplishments of Australia’s ceramic artists and potters and The JAC and its contributors have played a key role in this revival. We are delighted to partner with Tamworth Regional Gallery to present this exhibition’ said Lisa Cahill, ADC CEO and Artistic Director.



SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962-2022 is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia program. The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

 Australian Design Centre is assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

10 August - 29 September 2024