Isadora Vaughan finalist in 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

20 June 2019

Isadora Vaughan is a finalist in the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Museum.

The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic award.

The shortlisted artists have created new works for an exhibition, which opens tomorrow night and runs until 1 September.

Isadora's new work ‘Brickworks (Touch, Cut, Embed)’ responds to the materiality of ceramics and the regional context of the award. Working onsite at family-run Krause brickworks in Stawell, Victoria, Vaughan has produced a series of sculptures that take the form of walls with bracing akin to hoardings. Each brick has been altered, touched, affected, before being fired in large gas kilns, leaving a distinct trace of the artist. The sculptures carry the scale of industry as well as the intimate, tactile and utilitarian aspects of clay.

Image: Isadora Vaughan ‘Brickworks (Touch, Cut, Embed)’ 2019)