New publication: The Journal of Australian Ceramics
60 years special edition.
Focus: Function and Art
New publication: Tanversalidades en ceramica contemporanea
Museo de Cántir, Argentona, Spain
Finalist - Byron Arts Magazine Prize
Exhibition: 'Clay Dynasty' at Sydney Powerhouse Museum
Sfat-Em (Mother Tongue) was the first of my works to be acquired for a permanent collection of a public museum in Australia in 2006. Now on exhibition along with some 400 significant ceramic artworks in the collection of the powerhouse Museum.
11 October 2021 - 29 January 2023
BAM - An interview by Nadine Abensur
Byron Arts Magazine - Issue 20
Avital Sheffer at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 8-12 September 2021
A new acquisition
2 works were purchased through Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London to be on permanent exhibition on Silver Sea luxury cruise ship.
London Original Print Fair
Represented by Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
1-31 May 2020
New publication: La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, Issue 236 January 2021
Avital Sheffer D'un Contimemt A Un Autre
New Publication: White Paper by: Avital Sheffer, de cerámica, vidrio y caligrafía
2020 Ceramic Congress - Presenter
27 - 29 November 2020
New Publication: La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre - Object Fétiche: Le vase arménien d'Avital Sheffer
The article tells the story of a historical Armenian vessel I inherited and how it influenced my life and art.
Download PDF from this website (474 kb)
A new collection: Silver Moon
A collection of 12 works was purchased through Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London to be on permanent exhibition on Silver Moon luxury cruise ship.
New representing gallery: Nissarana Galleries
Address: 5 Hastings street, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
Avital Sheffer at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
25 May - 30 June 2020
Gippsland Art Gallery
Art Aid Gippsland 15 Feb - 15 march 2020
Gippsland Bushfire Appeal exhibition and auction
Byron Arts Magazine Bushfire Charity Art Auction
Panel presenter and exhibitor at the Australian Ceramics Triennale
Shannon Garson, Tania Rollond, Fleuer Schell, Honor Freeman and myself present a panel discussion: Authentically Mid-Career at The 15th Australian Triennale, Hobart, Tasmania.
Our exhibition: Share My Table is presented as well at the venue.
Selected Artist for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019
The 10th Gueonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 Korea will be celebrated September 27 till November 24 2019
GICB 2019 Korea - event website
Master Class presenter: Hand building a large vessel - A three part Masterclass series produced by The Australian Ceramics Association, released September 2018 and June 2019
New representing gallery in Melbourne, Australia
Artvisory Gallery is now representing Avital Sheffer
Intersection Art and Life, by Kevin Wallace.
Publisher: Beatrice Wood Centre for the Arts.
New Representing gallery in the UK
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London and New York, is now representing Avital Sheffer.
An Exhibition review - The Canberra Times
A review of Wanderlust, my solo exhibition at Beaver Galleries published at the Canberra Times 17 Aug 2017.
The review by Kerry-Anne Cousins can be read in Publications section.
Selected by the Australian Ceramics Association to deliver an online course
The 3 part video tutorial will be released in 2018.
New magazine article
The Journal of Australian Ceramics volume 56 #2 2017
Cross Cultural Intersections by Jane Denison
Selected Finalist - Muswellbrook Art Prize
New publication: Subversive Ceramics by Claudia Clare
"This is a book that has been needed for a very long time. It examines the intriguing histories of how clay has been used as a medium for dissent, as a commentary on political life and to critique ideas of domesticity. It argues that ceramics' access to the everyday, and its use of a material that is little regarded, allows it to rewrite narratives around power. Claudia Clare's book is a corrective: passionate, lucid, funny, beautifully illustrated and frequently surprising."
- Edmund de Waal.
Awarded - Australia Council Grant: Arts Residency In Barcelona
The Skills and Arts Development grant awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts facilitates a three months residency in the Barcelona studio commencing in April 2016.
New representing gallery in the US
Tansey Contemporary Gallery - Santa Fe NM, is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United States.
New Public Acquisition
Bendigo Art Gallery acquired my work Patera V for the permanent collection.
New representing gallery in the UK
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery - London, is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United Kingdom.
An Exhibition Review - The Canberra Times
A review of Edge of Memory, my solo exhibition al Beaver gallery was published in the Canberra Times, 5 April 2014. The review, by Peter Haynes, can be read in Publications.
New Public Acquisition
Grafton Regional Gallery acquired Askos II for their permanent collection.
NEW PUBLICATION: 500 PRINTS ON CLAY
Juried by Paul Andrew Wandless, Lark Crafts publication 2013.
My works Shefah VI & Sharkiyah IV feature on pages 47 & 373.
A review, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum
17 March 2012, Open Gallery - Life of Form by Lynne Dwyer
Invited to participate in "ceramics now international exhibition"
Bucharest, Romania - www.ceramicsnow.org
Selected finalist - gold coast international ceramic award
Selected finalist - The Wilson Visual Art Award
Winner "Byron Arts Classic" 2012.
First prize for sculpture For the work Tamati I
Selected for Stanthorpe Art Festival competition
Midbaar II was selected for the competition. See website - www.srag.org.au
New publication: The Pot Book by Edmund De Waal with Claudia Clare (Phaidon Books)
The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods. Each entry is sequenced in alphabetical order by the name of the artist/potter, the school, or style, creating a grand tour through the very finest examples of the artform.
My work Tumulus IV features on page 247.
Selected for the 60th Blake Touring Exhibition
See exhibition itinerary below.
New publication: The Blake Book - Art Religious and Spirituality in Australia, by Rosemary Crumlin
Featuring my work Omphalus V
Selected Finalist - The 60th Blake Prize
Selected Finalist - Manning Art Prize
New Public acquisition: Grafton Regional Gallery
Temimah IV was acquired by Grafton Regional Gallery from the exhibition Fairytales in Fairyland.
Collection - Atelier d'Art de France, Paris
Inannah VI 2010 was selected for the permanent collection of the Atelier d'Art de France, Paris
New representing gallery in the UK
Beaux Arts Bath is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United Kingdom
New representing gallery in Asia
Gaffer Gallery is now representing Avital Sheffer in Hong-Kong and Asia