Danish ceramicist Anders Ruhwald was invited to Whitecliffe as an International Guest on the 2015 MFA programme in January. Ruhwald has exhibited extensively and his work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Currently, he is based in Detroit and runs one of the top graduate ceramics programmes in the US at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
MFA Lecturer Anthony Byrt comments “one of the great privileges of our programme is that twice a year, we get to bring an overseas guest as a visiting artist or critic, to spend a week with our students. This is obviously great for them, but it’s also great for us as faculty – to have the good things we do affirmed, to have other things challenged, and to learn from our overseas colleagues. But most of all, our guests suffuse the programme with a rejuvenating energy, helping our students, and us, get excited about our place in the world, and think about how the things we work so hard to make might find new homes and networks of meaning beyond Whitecliffe’s walls.”
While in New Zealand, Ruhwald was also invited to speak about his work at an After Hours Talk taking place at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium on 21 January.
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