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Post  Ev on Thu 17 Dec - 17:36

This exhibition opened at Rotorua last Friday, hon-john went and thoroughly enjoyed it.
He spoke to Mirek about his time at Crown Lynn while he was there.
The exhibition will be showing in Auckland at the Corbans Estate Henderson from
21st July 2011 to 4th September 2011.
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Post  Ev on Fri 18 Dec - 16:46

A link to this outstanding exhibition ....
http://www.exhibitionservices.co.nz/exhibitiontours/show/smisek
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60 years 60 pots book

Post  Ev on Mon 28 Dec - 16:29

This 140 page book is available at all of the exhibition venues and costs $45.
It covers all of Mirek's potting history and includes all of the marks that he has ever used,
as well as photos of all of his work that is being exhibited.
I've heard that libraries have this book .... must check our local library for it.
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Post  Ev on Mon 28 Dec - 18:46

Hmmm Manukau Libraries have 2 copies ordered... 76 pages they say?
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Post  TimCaulton on Tue 29 Dec - 16:06

What a long time to wait for it to get to Auckland !!!!
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Post  Ev on Wed 6 Jan - 13:46

The Rotorua Museum will send me a copy of this book cheers
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Post  Ev on Tue 12 Jan - 11:41

My copy of the Mirek Smisek 60 years 60 pots book arrived Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
What a fantastic tribute it is to a great man and an awesome potter!
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Post  TimCaulton on Tue 12 Jan - 12:30

I thought the book was good, the essays ok, but I just felt I needed something more
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Post  Ev on Wed 13 Jan - 17:36

I was left fulfilled after reading the book...... the pots speak volumes to me *sighs*
Maybe you should meet Mirek yourself ..... I know I would like that honour.
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Post  TimCaulton on Wed 20 Jan - 12:52

I talked to him one time on the phone. Perhaps if he comes up to Auckland I can have a chat
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Post  Ev on Sat 26 Feb - 18:52

This Exhibition is still rolling it's way around the country .....
The Manawhatu Standard mentions this Exhibition plus other things that made me chuckle Smile
There are neverending ways to spell Smisek it appears Wink

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/features/arts-on-friday/4703803/Art-from-Earth
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Post  TonyK on Sat 26 Feb - 20:23

Do you think that's been spell-checked rather than proof-read?
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Post  Ev on Sun 27 Feb - 7:30

I'm sure that the Curators at the Crown Lynn Exhibition pronounced his name Smiek ....... ?
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MIREK SMISEK

Post  signal red on Mon 28 Feb - 19:38

Hi there, are you sure 60 years 60 pots is caming to little old Henderson Corban Center? Lopdell would be a better option apart from the parking. I have just looked at thumb nail He puts colour to the shapes so well.

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Post  TonyK on Tue 1 Mar - 7:58

Hi

This is part of the draft itinerary from the web site of the organisation arranging the tour of the exhibition: "2011 Te Manawa, PN. 12 Feb - 17 April; Expressions, Wellington. 29 April - 19 June;
Corbans Estate, Auckland. 21 July- 4 Sept; Sarjeant, Wanganui. 17 Sept - 13 Nov 2011;
Puke Ariki, NP. 19 Nov - 29 Jan 2012; 2012 Hastings Art Gallery. 18 Feb - 1 April;
Tairawhiti, Gisborne. 5 April - 27 May; Otago Museum. 8 June - 2 Sept

from: http://www.exhibitionservices.co.nz/exhibitiontours/show/smisek

It is a 'draft' itinerary so maybe subject to change?
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merik smisek

Post  signal red on Wed 2 Mar - 19:22

thanks for that can't wait.

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Post  Ev on Thu 5 May - 16:40

This Exhibition won't be held at Corbans Estate Henderson now ....
Here is the new Itinery:
2009
Rotorua Museum. 11 Dec - 31 Jan 2010

2010
The Suter, Nelson. 6 Feb - 28 March

Eastern Southland, Gore. 10 April - 6 June

Southland Museum. 12 June - 1 Aug

Aratoi, Masterton. Sept - Oct

2011
Te Manawa, PN. 12 Feb - 17 April

Expressions, Wellington. 29 April - 19 June

Available 21 July- 4 Sept

Sarjeant, Wanganui. 17 Sept - 13 Nov 2011

Puke Ariki, NP. 19 Nov - 29 Jan 2012

2012
Available 18 Feb - 1 April

Tairawhiti, Gisborne. 5 April - 27 May

Otago Museum. 9 June - 2 Sept

Millennium Gallery, Blenheim. 15 Sept - 28 Oct

Ashburton Art Gallery. 10 Nov - 27 Jan 2013

2013
Available mid (Wallace Art Centre Akld?)

So it looks like there is a chance that it could be held at the Wallace Art Centre in 2013!!!!
I hope so, as it is a retrospective look at a great potter's life long work.
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Mirek Smisek, 60 Years 60 Pots.

Post  Thelma on Sun 25 Nov - 10:35

Saw in the Press on Friday that there will be an exhibition at Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring Square East, until Jan 27th 2013. Can't wait to go and look and it is only 1/2 hr from where I live! bounce
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