Anna Miles Gallery


Cups with Stands

25/05/22 — 25/06/22

Cups with stands by Peter Hawkesby, a special exhibition until 25 June.

A number of these works were included in Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, the Objectspace exhibition curated by Richard Fahey, that opened at Objectspace in November 2020 before travelling to Sarjeant Art Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui and CoCA Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

Peter Hawkesby’s ceramic career dates to the 1970s. After working on Waiheke Island he travelled to the West Coast of the US and a period of intense productivity followed. In 1980 Hawkesby’s work was included in the prescient Denis Cohn Gallery exhibition Five by Five alongside that of Bronwynne Cornish, Denis O’Connor, John Parker and Warren Tippett. In 1984 Hawkesby left Aotearoa to live in Tokyo. Returning to Tāmaki Makaurau in the early 1990s, he spent two decades as proprietor of Alleluja Café in Karangahape Rd’s St Kevin’s Arcade.

Hawkesby returned to full-time ceramic making in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Scratch a Cenotaph (Anna Miles Gallery, 2018), MNVWZ ANTICKS (Anna Miles, 2019), Professor Tick & Company, with Madeleine Child, Cheryl Lucas and Richard Stratton (McLeavey Gallery, 2020) and Dirty Ceramics (Dowse Art Museum, 2019-20). Hawkesby now lives and works in Ōtepoti Dunedin. His work is represented in public and private collections including those of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, The Chartwell Collection at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Dowse Art Museum, MTG Hawkes Bay Tau Ahuriri and Te Papa Tongarewa.

Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby

Cup with stand 1, 2022

Cup with stand 2, 2022

Cup with stand 3, 2022

Cup with stand 4, 2022

Cup with stand 5, 2022

Cup with stand 6, 2022

Cup with stand 8, 2022

Cup with stand 7, 2022

Cup with stand 9, 2022

Cup with stand 10, 2022

Cup with stand 11, 2022

Cup with stand 12, 2022

Cup with stand 13, 2022

Cup with stand 14, 2022

Cup with stand 15, 2022

Cup with stand 16, 2022

Cup with stand 17, 2022

Peter Hawkesby, Nasturtium Dance, 2020

Peter Hawkesby, Untitled with Pink Tick, 2020