Monday, April 17, 2017

'Hold' vessel exhibition at Gallery Funaki

April 18 - May 27, 2017

Curated by Natasha Sutila, Gallery Funaki presents a survey of contemporary vessels by Australian and international makers David Clarke, Sally Marsland, Robin Bold, Christina Schou Christensen, Marian Hosking, Barbara Schrobenhauser, Lindy McSwan, David Bielander, Vito Bila, Inari Kiuru and Peter Bauhuis. 

As a prevailing form in craft tradition and daily life, the vessel affirms itself as unparalleled in the consideration of function, materiality and domestic ritual. A finely tuned relationship with material and process forms a common thread amongst this diverse group of artists (

So happy and proud to be a participating artist. My vessel contemplates the rapid mutation observed in butterflies, sensitive indicator species, in the Fukushima area in the wake of the nuclear accident in 2011. It is presented with water in it, interacting with thin blades of steel. The form and function of the vessel are also a respectful nod to the old Japanese tradition of mizusashi, fresh water jars.

Inari Kiuru
'Heavy water (Fukushima butterflies)'
concrete, iron oxide, mild steel, pigments, iron filings, wax 
120 x 120 x 140mm

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Heavenly Vessels exhibition at AVID Gallery, New Zealand

Inari Kiuru
mild steel, found object, enamel, pigment, wax, human ashes

Blink is a contemplation of the passing of time and the cyclical nature of all life.

AVID Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand / 08 - 22 April 2017
Raewyn Atkinson, Barry Clarke, Inari Kiuru, Elizabeth McClure, Lindy McSwan, Mark Mitchell, Masahiro Sasaki and Layla Walter

Heavenly Vessels is a collection of vessel objects worked in glass, metals and ceramics. Eight artists from NZ, Australia and Japan have explored a range of ideas in their work for this exhibition: the passing of time, feelings relating to connection with place and the beauty and materiality associated with the medium they are using.