Artist Talk: Vipoo Srivilasa

event date: 
Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Please join Vipoo Srivilasa as he discuss his latest collaborative project Re/JOY, an exhibition developed for the Warrnambool Art Gallery. 

Re/JOY

Designing fixed rules to govern WAG Curator of Exhibitions and Outreach Aaron Bradbrook’s participation, Srivilasa intricately ‘repaired’ damaged ceramics donated by members of the South West Victorian community. Each damaged object, selected for its sentimental connection to the owner, entered into what Srivilasa titled a “process of ‘restorative happiness’”. Through this process, Srivilasa interrogates our emotional connections to objects, while instilling a direct relationship of trust between the artist, curator and participant.

Free admission, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE

Biography

A Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. His work is a playful blend of European historical figurines and Asian decorative art practices with a healthy dose of contemporary culture often exploring cross-cultural and migration experiences. Vipoo regularly organises projects that create opportunities for cultural exchange between artists as well as taking part in many collaborative projects.

Vipoo was awarded a Bachelor of Art (Ceramics) from Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1994; a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Ceramics),  Monash University, Melbourne 1997; and a Master of Fine Art and Design from the University of Tasmania, Hobart in 1998.

Spanning 20 years, Vipoo has exhibited internationally and throughout Australia, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saatchi Gallery, London; Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Nanjing Arts Institute, China and the National Gallery of Thailand. His work is held in national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, GOMA, and the Craft Council, UK. Vipoo Srivilasa has been awarded the 2021 Ceramic Artist of the Year by the editorial staff of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, The American Ceramic Society, USA.