4 – 20 May

Paper & Clay’ brings together the work of twenty-nine Australian artists traversing the timeless materiality of two enduring artforms.

Featuring award-winning and celebrated artists ‘Paper & Clay’ is a shared observance of the natural world. Wild, sweeping landscapes and organic surfaces converse with gentle still lifes and close-up fragments of flora as each artist looks to the world around them for inspiration, and guidance. Vessels forged from the earth, fortified by fire, tell tales of hardship and immutability, while vivacious painted topographies lure us into the embryonic energy of natural forces.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with OBODO Contemporary Furniture featuring the Maiori ‘Huggy’ collection designed by international, award-winning designer Antonie Lesur. ‘Huggy’ is a playful, curvy, indoor/outdoor furniture collection which perfectly lends itself to the timeless materiality of this show.

Exhibition Video – Paper & Clay from Arthouse Gallery on Vimeo.

Featuring John Baird, Susan Baird, Jo Bertini, Fabrizio Biviano, Michaye Boulter, Dean Bowen, Jo Davenport, Kate Dorrough, Scott Duncan, James Ettelson, Belinda Fox & Neville French, Leah Fraser, Caroline Gibbes, Ian Greig, Deborah Halpern, Naomi Hobson, Clifford How, Nicole Kelly, Amelia Lynch, Nicola Moss, Lauren O’Connor, Sassy Park, Colin Pennock, Hobie Porter, Peter Simpson, Robyn Sweaney, Emma Walker & Shona Wilson.


Every Huggy piece is a standalone statement full of character and restraint. The emblematic armchair, the playful stools, the charismatic hanger … Huggy revisits bistro furniture to redefine it with a unique aesthetic and unseen playfulness.

Containing exactly zero sharp angles, its nonchalant outlook and sturdy design are an example of brilliant engineering at the service of originality. A body of aluminum T6 means every piece is ultra light yet heavy-duty, add a layer of trademark powder coating and you have a high performance promise from any piece, on any location, in or outdoors.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011
+61 2 9332 1019