Juz Kitson in her Jingdezhen studio. Photograph by Xiao Tong Ji
____________27.04.19 Juz Kitson in 'SODEISHA: connected to Australia'
Juz Kitson is amongst a group of ten contemporary Australian artists selected to produce new work for the commemorative SODEISHA: connected to Australia 2019 exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery.
This exhibition in part, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the SODEISHA: Avant Garde Japanese Ceramics exhibition that toured Australia between 1979 and 1981. The original exhibition featured the work of 32 Japanese artists and at the culmination of the tour, the Sodeisha group gifted a substantial portion of the work to the Newcastle Art Gallery.
SODEISHA: connected to Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery
2 March – 19 May 2019
Image credit: Juz Kitson You are what you think about most 2018 Jingdezhen porcelain, glass, bone, rabbit fur, merino wool, horse hair, turtle shell, marine ply and treated pine 145.0 x 85.0 x 30.0 cm Photo: John Cliff
____________05.03.19 Juz Kitson in Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Juz Kitson has been selected as one of six finalists for the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award.
The award is one of the country’s most prestigious prizes and will be judged by Dr Lisa Slade, Stephen Benwell and Dr Rebecca Coates. The winner will be announced at the opening on Friday 21 June 2019.
Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Shepparton Art Museum
22 June – 1 September 2019
For more information, please click here.
Image credit: Photo by Ji Xiao Tong
____________11.10.18 Juz Kitson in Artist Profile
Juz Kitson has been featured by Artist Profile in an interview with Emma-Kate Wilson.
Kitson discusses her evolving artistic practice including new drawing work on display as part of group exhibition, Warm Bodies, at Cement Fondu in Sydney.
Image credit:Warm Bodies installation view, 2018, Cement Fondu, Photo: Anna Kucera
____________14.07.18 Juz Kitson in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Juz Kitson has been interviewed for Beautiful Bizzare Magazine, Issue 022, for their ‘Studio Visit’ section. Speaking with Jennifer Susan Jones, Kitson discusses her studio practice including her split of studio time between spaces in China and Australia.
Image credit: Juz Kitson in her studio in Jingdezhen, China, 2018. Photo: Ji Xiao Tong
____________16.05.18 Juz Kitson at Newcastle Art Gallery
Juz Kitson features in group exhibition Hunter Red: Corpus at the Newcastle Art Gallery. Bringing together works from the Newcastle Art Gallery Collection and other institutions that form the Hunter Cultural Collective, the exhibition interrogates the human body through works across ranging platforms.
The overarching theme of red brings with it loaded symbolism and tactile metaphors in representing the body. Kitson will be exhibiting alongside work by Dani Marti, Julie Rrap, Patricia Piccinini, Rosemary Laing, James Gleeson, Mike Parr and others.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Thousands of words exist silently in your memory 2017 hand blown glass, merino wool, rabbit fur, polyester string, marine ply and treated pine 200.0 x 78.0 x 60.0 cm
____________16.05.18 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2018
Juz Kitson is a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2018 with her work, You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018.
Presented by Ravenswood School for Girls, the annual prize for emerging and established female artists in Australia awards the winner a $35,000 prize. The theme for the 2018 prize is ‘resillience’.
Image credit: Juz Kitson You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018 Jingdezhen porcelain, merino wool, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 105.0 x 62.0 x 30.0 cm
____________08.03.18 Juz Kitson in 2018 Alice Prize
Juz Kitson is a finalist in the 40th Alice Prize at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs for her work, Grown under variable conditions; these are the reeds that bend in the storm, 2018.
To be judged in 2018 by Brian Ritchie, MONA FOMA curator and Violent Femmes bass player, the 40th Alice Prize will award a $40,000 acquisitive prize for the winning artwork.
The winner will be announced at the official opening on Friday 27 April 2018.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Grown under variable conditions; these are the reeds that bend in the storm 2017 Indonesian Raku clay, porcelain with volcanic sand, sagger and soda fired 70.0 x 270.0 x 26.0 cm
____________24.02.17 RMIT Art Collection Exhibition
Juz Kitson features in Chaos and Order, 120 years of collecting at RMIT, a survey exhibition of the RMIT Art Collection curated by Jon Buckingham, Collections Coordinator at RMIT Gallery.
Exploring the contradictions inherent in public art collections this survey embraces the challenges faced in acquiring works adhering to strict criteria, and the serendipitous acquisitions that fall outside the stated ambit of a collection.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Founded on the belief that there is order. 2017 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, Physical vapour deposition, beetle wings, rabbit pelt, wild goat hide, resin, silicone, bone, treated pine and marine ply 130.0 x 75.0 x 30.0 cm RMIT University Art Collection
____________24.02.18 Juz Kitson at Fremantle Arts Centre
Juz Kitson is in group exhibition, Sensual Nature, at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Featuring twelve artists, the exhibition includes sculptural, tactile and seductive work inspired by nature, bringing to the fore organic forms that lurk beneath the conscious mind, wrapped in suppressed desires and fears.
The exhibition is curated by Dr Ric Spencer and developed from an original idea by participating artist, Lia McKnight.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Something sacred 2015 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta clay, horse, goat and human hair, paraffin wax, resin, Chinese silk thread, Merino wool, fox and goat pelt, deer and horse hide, wood, bone 300.0 x 140.0 cm
____________03.03.18 Juz Kitson at Shepparton Art Museum
Juz Kitson features in a collection exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum. Intimate Realities: Recent Works from the SAM Collection features sculpture, video, photography, printmaking, painting and ceramics by leading contemporary artists and evokes the uncanny and surreal.
Kitson’s work It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II, 2015–2016 was first exhibited at Jan Murphy Gallery in 2016 as part of group exhibition, Road Trip.
Image credit: Juz Kitson It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II 2015–2016 Southern Ice porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, Merino wool and rabbit pelt 90.0 x 40.0 x 50.0 cm Shepparton Art Museum Collection
____________02.02.18 Juz Kitson in Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2018
Juz Kitson is a finalist for the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2018 with her work, Flesh tones of carnation. The continuum of life 2017.
The 2018 finalists for the biennial prize will be judged by Dr Felicty Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries and faculty member of UNSW School of Art and Design; Professor Richard Goodwin, artist, architect and academic at UNSW School of Art and Design; and Ingrid Morley, sculptor and former student at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Flesh tones of carnation. The continuum of life 2017 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, glass, horse hair, polyester thread, rabbit and fox pelt, treated pine and marine ply 111.0 x 60.0 x 34.0 cm
____________18.11.17 Juz Kitson at Gippsland Art Gallery
Juz Kitson will feature in the inaugural exhibition, Imagine, at the new Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria.
Curated by Simon Gregg, Imagine showcases the capacity of human imagination through 134 works from 81 artists from around the globe spanning five centuries of creation.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Preserved in the ball of an eye that could once see 2016 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, paraffin wax, Merino wool, Cashmere goat pelt, marine ply and treated pine 120.0 x 60.0 x 32.0 cm
____________11.10.17 Juz Kitson in CFile Magazine
International ceramic organisation, CFile, has featured Juz Kitson in their magazine, C-Folio. The issue contains an insightful and in-depth interview with Juz Kitson by Whitney Jones, Managing Editor, CFile,
____________20.07.17 Juz Kitson in Wynne Prize 2017
Congratulations to Juz Kitson who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2017 for her work, That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in 2016.
Image credit: Juz Kitson That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in 2016 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta clay, paraffin wax, resin, silk thread, Merino wool, fox and rabbit pelt, Tibetan gazelle horns, teeth, echidna quills, Bodhi seeds, marine ply and treated pine 200.0 x 133.0 x 50.0 cm Collection, Gold Coast City Gallery
____________24.05.17 Juz Kitson in E-Squared Magazine
Juz Kitson is featured in an article in the latest issue of E-Squared Magazine.
It contains images of works from her 2016 exhibition, You are here; right here, right now, as well as Kitson in her Jingdezhen studio.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Shfting manifestations. The continuum of life. 2016 Jingdezhen porcelain, Australian terracotta, Angora goat pelt, rabbit pelt, wool, crocodile skin, marine ply and treated pine 150.0 x 67.0 x 38.0 cm
____________29.09.16 Juz Kitson in Art Almanac
Juz Kitson’s upcoming solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery, You are here; right here, right now has been featured by Art Almanac.
In an interview with Chloe Mandryk, Kitson dicusses this newest body of work and the methods involved in her practice
Image credit: Juz Kitson All but a series of moments, no II 2016 Southern Ice porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, Merino wool, paraffin wax, resin, marine ply and treated pine 130.0 x 65.0 x 30.0 cm
____________17.05.16 Juz Kitson acquired by Art Gallery of South Australia Collection
In the wake of the success of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, the Art Gallery of South Australia has acquired Juz Kitson’s featured work, Something sacred 2015 to their collection.
Kitson’s suspended installation was constructed from Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta, raku clay, parrafin wax, resin, horse hair, fox fur, cashmere goat hide, cow and deer hide, merino wool, teeth, bone and animal husks, Chinese silk thread, treated pine, and marine ply. Something sacred was the largest of Kitson’s suspended installations that featured a part of the biennial.
Image credit: Installation view of Juz Kitson Something sacred 2015 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta, raku clay, parrafin wax, resin, horse hair, fox fur, cashmere goat hide, cow and deer hide, merino wool, teeth, bone and animal husks, Chinese silk thread, treated pine, marine ply dimensions variable, photograph courtesy of Saul Steed
____________30.04.16 Road Trip in Brisbane News
Group exhibition, Road Trip has been featured in an article by Phil Brown in the Brisbane News. Featuring work by Juz Kitson, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon and Guy Maestri, the exhibition explores the concept of a road trip in the Australian landscape, with each of the artists portraying their varied experiences and interpretations.
Road Trip is current until 14 May 2016
Image credit: Juz Kitson Renewed ritual, no II 2016 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta clay, fox pelt, rabbit fur, crocodile leather, Tibetan gazelle horns 80.0 x 50.0 x 25.0 cm
____________22.10.15 Juz Kitson in 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Juz Kitson has been curated into the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Titled Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists.
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and curated by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at AGSA, Magic Object runs from 27 February to 15 May 2016 as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Featuring work by significant Australian artists, the 2016 biennial will be held across a range of Adelaide venues including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at UniSA.
Image credit: photograph courtesy of Saul Steed
____________11.07.15 Turn Turn Turn Exhibition Review in The Australian
Turn turn turn: The studio ceramics tradition at the National Art School featuring artwork by National Art School alumna and JMG artist Juz Kitson has been reviewed in The Australian.
The exhibition runs at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney until 8 August 2015.
Please click here to read the review
____________09.07.15 Juz Kitson in Turn Turn Turn Exhibition at National Art School
Juz Kitson is currently part of a group exhibition at the National Art School Gallery until 8 August 2015.
Curated by Glenn Barkley, Turn Turn Turn: The studio ceramics tradition at the National Art School focuses on the history of ceramic teaching at the school for over 60 years.
For more information please click here
A review of the exhibition by Artshub can be found here
Image credit: Juz Kitson Outside the symbolic order of things 2014 Angora and cashmere goat hide, Taiwanese Jingdezhen and Southern Ice Porcelain, goat hooves, antlers, paraffin wax and traditional Chinese medicine ball with preserved herbs
____________03.04.15 Juz Kitson in 2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Prize
Juz Kitson features in an exhibition at the National Art School Gallery as part of the annual Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize.
Twenty two leading Australian artists were selected for the show by artist and curator Tim Johnson. An article by The Daily Telegraph discusses Kitson’s inclusion in the 2015 prize as well the eclectic composition of her sculptural installation works made from a vast array of hand-made and found materials.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Something sacred 2015 Jingdezhen porcelain, southern ice porcelain, terracotta clay, horse goat and human hair, paraffin wax, resin, chinese silk thread, marino wool, fox and goat pelt, deer and horse hide, wood, bone 300.0 x 140.0 cm
____________07.06.14 Juz Kitson in Art Collector
Juz Kitson was featured in an article by arts writer Prue Gibson in the April – June 2014 issue of Art Collector Magazine.
The article explores Kitson’s intricate use of materials and colour to produce sculptural works with equal parts visual conundrum and tactile allure.
Please click here to read the article
Image credit: Juz Kitson Changing Skin (no 4) 2014 (Detail) Jingdezhen porcelain, Imperial white porcelain, paraffin wax, horse hairsheeps wool, bone and resin 150.0 x 32.0 x 22.0cm
____________03.10.13 Juz Kitson in Primavera 2013
Juz Kitson was selected as one of the artists in Primavera 2013, which focuses on national emerging contemporary artists and is presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney
The exhibition catalogue essay on Kitson provides an insightful look into the artists’ practice.
Please click here to read the essay.
Image credit: Changing Skin (no 6) 2013 Southern Ice porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, paraffin wax, Chinese silk thread, flocking, tulle, polyurethane 140 x 48 x 15cm
____________01.08.12 Juz Kitson in Vogue Living Magazine
Juz Kitson was featured in an article in the July/August 2012 issue of Vogue Living Magazine.
Arts writer Madeliene Hinchy explores Kitson’s studio practice in the article, giving an insight to the process of creating her sculptural assemblages.
Please click here to read the article.
Image courtesy of Caroline McCredie
____________14.04.11 Juz Kitson in The Journal of Australian Ceramics
The Journal of Australian Ceramics discussed Juz Kitson’s sculptural assemblages in the context of collecting as an animal instinct or compulsion.
Please click here to read the article
Image credit: Juz Kitson Corruption of flesh series 2014 Jingdezhen porcelain 46.0 x 35.0 x 13.0 cm