Alice Springs based ceramic artist Pip McManus uses both universal human symbols and images taken directly from nature to explore issues of identity and survival in a world of destruction and dispossession.
Watershed: (Touring with Object Gallery) 'In a contemporary, technology obsessed world perceived through the lens of lightning edits and media grabs, the natural rhythms of organic systems are often pushed to the verge of collapse before we are willing to take notice.'
Reconnaissance: 'I was never given a story as a child to explain the absence of a father. It was a taboo subject... not so long ago
my father’s flying log book came into my hands. Reading it was both revealing and sobering. He flew Catalina flying boats out of Darwin throughout the Pacific region in the final stages of WWII. As it turns out, the most intense entries all relate to sorties in and around the Philippines...'