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VERGE 2006
The 11th Australian National Ceramics Conference


Verge, the 11th National Ceramics Conference will be taking place in Brisbane, Australia, from 10-14 July 2006. Its theme is "Sustainability for the Individual and the Collective". The conference aims to celebrate and debate contemporary ceramics practice and to look at what can be done to ensure a sustainable future for ceramics.

Verge promises to be an interesting event, with eminent British-American Gallery Director and author Garth Clark delivering the keynote speech. Other key speakers include Robert Bell (Australia), Janet Deboos (Australia), Mark Del Vecchio (USA), Moyra Elliot (NZ), Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (Australia), Chris Lefteri (UK), Herbert Maly (Luxemborg), Janet Mansfield (Australia) and Kevin Murray (Australia). Demonstrators include Greg Daly, Johanna DeMaine, Michael Doolan, Kevin Grealy, Victor Greenaway, Won Seok Kim, Ludmilla Kovarikova, Vipoo Srivilasa and Kenji Uranishi.

Panellists and speakers will include Michael Keighery, Ray Cavill, Alexis Tacey, Phillip Hart, Fleur Schell, Johanna DeMaine, Bernadette Mansfield, Mel Robson, Merran Esson, Wendy Hatfield-Witt, Gerry Wedd, Peter Battaglene, Shannon Garson, Avi Amesbury, Catrina Vignado, Montelupo, Ray Meeker, Tampopo no ye, Frank Gordon, Brian Parkes, Bernard Kerr, Greg Daly, Damon Moon, Karen Weiss, Helen Stephens, Ian Were, Virginia Jones, Rowley Drysdale, Cathy Keyes, Alison Bailey and Graham Mercer.

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