FANTASTICAL – the art of Janet Beckhouse

In her practice Janet Beckhouse sculpted clay, loving the tactile feeling and plastic quality of the medium.

Closing 2pm Saturday 28 May 2022

Date: Saturday 07 May 2022 at 10am - Saturday 28 May 2022 at 2pm

Closing 2pm Saturday 28 May 2022

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 4pm | Saturday, 12pm - 4pm

Entry: Free Admission

Location: Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall

Bookings essential to attend the free floor talk on Saturday 14 May 2022.

Early in her career, Beckhouse acknowledged that she ‘made stuff’ purely ‘by whim’. Her highly accomplished work progressed to feature fantastical subject matter, with the ‘skull’ as a disquieting motif.

Undertaking a Master of Arts Degree (2012) was a cathartic process for the artist and she declared that ceramic art gave ‘meaning’ to her life and it was in the sea, in particular, that the artist ‘found peace and refuge’. Prior to her untimely passing in 2020, Beckhouse spoke that her artwork was a ‘joy’ to share. Discover this joy in the skilful, intricate artwork created during 18 years of consistent studio practice.

Artwork credit: Night Hunt (detail) by Janet Beckhouse. Stoneware, glazes.

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