Publication Details

This exhibition catalogue was originally published as Lawson, A and Judd, C, Alan Peascod - influences and dialogue, Wollongong City Gallery, 2008, 8p. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Wollongong City Gallery 4 December 2008 - 22 March 2009 and the National Art School Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 8 July - 15 August 2009.

Art Monthly review of exhibition here.


Alan Peascod was an influential teacher, mentor and friend to many in the ceramics community of Australia, especially in the places where he lived and worked, the Illawarra, Canberra and later Gulgong. Timed to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Wollongong City Gallery - an apt moment for reflection on the culture of the region - this exhibition is an investigation of traditions and techniques, creative interaction and influence over three decades, centering on Peascod’s practice. Interestingly, the research we undertook for this exhibition revealed a wealth of ceramics held in private collections throughout the Illawarra and beyond - a source of cultural richness in the region that has been largely overlooked.