GOLDEN PLAINS: RECENT WORKS BY RUBY PILVEN & PETER PILVEN
FRI 16 MAR - SAT 21 APR
The exhibition was opened by Gordon Morrison, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat, on Sat 17 Mar 2018.
Golden Plains is an exhibition by well-known and respected Ballarat ceramic artists, and father and daughter duo, Ruby and Peter Pilven. Influenced by the natural surroundings and rich cultural heritage of the Golden Plains Shire from Ballarat to the Bellarine Peninsula (Wadderung country), Ruby captures the rich pink-orange sunsets and blue seas and skies, while Peter’s interests focus on the pre and post gold mining era and the degradation and transformative effect of mining on the topographical and geological landscape. Presenting an extraordinary selection of Individually created and collaborative work, the exhibition not only reflects the artists’ individual and familial standard of excellence but also highlights their combined passion and exceptional knowledge of their medium.
Image: ceramics by left, Peter Pilven, and right, Ruby Pilven. Photograph: Ben Mangan