Ceremony webpage

There's just under a week remaining to see my latest completed body of work, Ceremony, now showing at Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery (CNRAG). See my post below for more details before it closes on August 19th.

Ceremony also now has a dedicated webpage at http://www.danelborne.com/ceremony/

Beyond being displayed in CNRAG, you can catch the work in person by contacting & visiting Alexandra Lawson Gallery, who will be housing the remaining pieces.


Photography: Theresa Hall.


I've recently completed a new body of work, Ceremony, which continues from my experimental/incremental series Remains (2014-17).

The majority of this work is now showing in a solo exhibition at Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery and officially opens this Sunday, June 29th from 1:30PM. More details for this exhibition are on the poster below.

Small portions of this work are also currently showing at Alexandra Lawson Gallery at 19 Goggs Street, Toowoomba as part of a group show to introduce Ali's new gallery space. Alongside this is another small portion currently in the Foyer Gallery of the University of Southern Queensland, West Street, Toowoomba for a group exhibition, Art Haus IV.

A webpage specifically for Ceremony will be on my site soon but for now, you can have a peek at some of the pieces via my Instagram @danelborne.

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Over the past few months i've reached several milestones for the Deathgate project. Working toward the ultimate goal of 1.3 million handmade ceramic 'stones' for each detainee of the Auschwitz camps, I recently cleared 3 years since I started this project. The deadline of finishing later this year (November 21st) is clear in sight and absolutely achievable.

The final work will present two separate beds of the 'stones:' one containing 1.1 million for those who were killed in the camps, and the other containing 200,000 for those who survived. Not too long ago I exceeded 1.1 million ceramic 'stones' made, meaning that (as I have structured the production in my head) I have now shifted to producing a 'stone' for each survivor. Mentality-wise, this has been a personal shifting point and an interesting adjustment to be experiencing. I'll write more about this in the future.

For now, my lack of updating this page isn't for a lack of work. Amongst maintaining the production of 10,000 pieces per week for the Deathgate project, I am also blending the different fired clay types in an attempt to closely colour match what can be found onsite at the Auschwitz camps today. This means a lot of shovelling, re-weighing and re-bagging the completed 'stones' so they are exhibition ready, and to confirm my total number made so far.

More updates to come.

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Photography: James Green (Instagram @jamestgreen)

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.