on March 13, 2018 News

Showcasing the landscape of the golden region

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TALENTED ceramic artists Ruby and Peter Pilven will have their stunning works on show from this week as part of a new exhibition at the Post Office Gallery.

Titled Golden Plains, the exhibition by well-known father-and-daughter duo will open this Saturday to coincide with White Night Ballarat.

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Featuring Ruby's work capturing the rich pink-orange sunsets and blue skies of the region, and Peter’s pieces focusing on pre- and post- gold mining history, Golden Plains pays tribute to the natural landscapes and historic influences of the Wadawurrung country.

“The work for this exhibition references no cities or individuals; rather it speaks about the natural environment from Ballarat to the Bellarine Peninsula, and the emotional response this natural space generates for people," Ruby says.

Post Office Gallery curator Shelley Hinton said the exhibition showcased an extraordinary selection of individually created and collaborative work reflecting Peter and Ruby’s individual abilities.

"It also highlights the Pilven’s familial standard of excellence and passion and exceptional knowledge of their medium.”

Having studied a Masters of Visual Arts (Printmaking) and Business (Marketing), Ruby has had an interest and passion for ceramics since she was a small child. The daughter of two artists, her work draws inspiration from her mother’s vibrant colour pallete and her father’s lustre work from the ‘80s. 

Find out more about Ruby Pilven and her ceramic works here.

Peter Pilven is currently a ceramics lecturer at FedUni’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. His research interests focus on the pre- and post- gold mining era of Ballarat and district.  

Golden Plains will run until April 7.