Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Blending childhood nostalgia with long-standing East Asian ceramic traditions, Chen applies his imagery to hand-thrown plates and vases, which are then fused with geometric patterns from traditional sources. The result is a cultural pastiche, and a dynamic conversation between traditional craft and contemporary perspective. The exhibition title Lazy Dynamite refers to the fickle nature of ceramics and the process between the periods of feverish making and the slow times in between.