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2/08/2016

Collaborating for a special cause

Eve Howard is a ceramic sculptor. Working full time from her studio in South Eastern Tasmania and producing a range of sculptural pieces inspired by her wild island home.

In 2016, Eve was asked to be a part of a collaborative exhibition with photographer Matt Newton at Wild Island Gallery at Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania, entitled ‘Albatross: The world of Tasmania’s mysterious shy albatross’.

'Albatross have been a part of my work for many years now, as an artist and maker they have brought both immense joy and also heart break and tears, as through my own process of development, not all pieces make it through the firing process.'

Eve and albatross biologist Rachael Alderman spent a day building an albatross nest in Eve’s studio at Sommers Bay which became a vessel to hold a 3D printed Shy Albatross egg.

‘When I first walked into the exhibition I was hit with how the Shy Albatross egg was in fact the star of the show, it wasn't until that moment that the whole joining of work between Matthew Newton, Dr Rachael Alderman and myself came together. This egg contained all the hard work, hopes and inspiration that brought this event together.’

Eve continues her major ongoing exploration of birds, in particular the sea birds that live around Tasmania. Her studio is at the edge of the water at Sommers Bay, a beautiful place filled throughout the year with an ever changing array of bird life. 

Eve runs workshops by invitation and from her home studio. www.evehoward.com

Her beautiful albatrosses are for sale at Wild Island gallery. www.wildislandtas.com.au

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