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Play: Community Clay | Sydney Design Week

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Saturday September 17, 2022
  • Good Chemistry | Ace Hotel Sydney
  • 47-53 Wentworth Ave.

PLAY: Community Clay.

Inspired by the history of the site of Ace Hotel Sydney, which was home to the first ceramic kiln in Australia, Ace Hotel Sydney and Sydney Design Week present the two-day-long PLAY: Community Clay. A takeover of Good Chemistry — the laneway cafe and gallery space at Ace Hotel Sydney — and the adjoining Foy Lane, artist Karen Black and a group of renowned and rising Australian ceramicists will lead a weekend of PLAY, as the public is invited to participate in a growing body of clay work. 

PLAY is curated by Flack Studio, the interior design partner for Ace Hotel Sydney, and will see this community of artists, alongside members of the public of all ages, come together to participate in the building of an evolving collection of temporary life-size raw clay sculptures. Participants are invited to either work collaboratively, adding to existing sculptures formed across the weekend, or to work on smaller pieces that will be scattered throughout the laneway. Other participants may wish to simply wander and explore the tactile collection of sculptures that will bring the laneway to life. The project is based on the notion of collaboration, and is designed to promote playful, free communication among all attendees.

The public-made figures will become part of a growing exhibition in Good Chemistry for the
week. The exhibition will be supported by a sound installation by Flack Studio.

PLAY: Community Clay takes place at Ace Hotel Sydney and Foy lane on Saturday September 17
and Sunday September 18 as part of Sydney Design Week.

Tickets are $25 and available for an all-day session (11am-3pm) on either Saturday or Sunday – stay as long or as little as you like.