Klytie pate was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1912. In the 1930's she attended the National Gallery School and studied drawing. Following this she attended the Melbourne technical College (now RMIT University) and studied Sculpture and modelling for five years. From 1937 - 1945 she was a pottery instructor at the College. Following 1945 she became a full-time professional potter.
Klytie Pate exhibited regularly until her last exhibition at Distelfink Gallery, Armadale, VIC.
I thoroughly enjoyed the NGV, Wedgwood talks over the last two Saturday's. Apparently it's not just blue Jasper ware.
Josiah Wedgwood established Wedgwood in 1759. So this year celebrates its 250th anniversary. To commemorate that milestone, the National Gallery of Victoria is displaying over 70 works from its own Wedgwood holdings; one of the world's best collections of Wedgwood.
I've been in Melbourne, but missed the Footy. It's the best time of year to get around town and see things. Although not the best Melbourne Spring weather yesterday, the fact that almost everyone was either in front of a TV or at the "G" meant getting around was a breeze. Melbourne was almost like a ghost town from 2PM Then at about 4, I made my dash for the Calder Freeway and home, before the mob took over town again. On the horizon in the direction of home were some very heavy rain clouds. Could not think of anything worse than 2 hours driving in rain with Commodores constantly overtaking and throwing more water on the windscreen. That was my trip down on Friday.
Pictured above is Eureka tower an intriguing building, different from every angle, Some really ugly some stunning. I think I found my favourite angle the other week. From Southbank you can view it between two buildings at it's narrowest. Though it's too close for my 50mm lens to capture. I'll take my little Canon Ixus next time, That fits in almost everything (though the downside is the lines get distorted)
"This year we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the ceramic firm of Wedgwood by Josiah Wedgwood. The NGV has a substantial holding of Wedgwood ceramics and celebrates with a seminar over two weekends."
Sat 19 Sep Wedgwood in the Early 20th Century: Keith Murray, Eric Ravillious & Arnold Machin
Speaker Amanda Dunsmore, Curator, International Antiquities & Decorative Arts, NGV
From Pottery to Porcelain – An 18th Century Transition Speaker Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, International Antiquities & Decorative Art, NGV
Sat 26 Sep Beyond Neo-Classical-Style & Design
Speaker Robyn Ives, Wedgwood Society of Australia, Melbourne
Wedgwood at the International Exhibitions Speaker Dr Robert Wilson, Program Coordinator, NGV
Cost per morning $20 Adult / $14 NGV Member / $16 Concession / $12 Student
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International