APMERE MPARNTWE: The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022

@ Mparntwe (Alice Springs) on Arrernte Country, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen, 19 – 23 July 2022

The Program is out now and it looks like it’s going to be an event not to be missed!

CLAY ON COUNTRY @ Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

Venue: Araluen Art Gallery, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen
Opening 5-7pm Tuesday 19th July 2022 Vanhees M_Random Thoughts 2

Clay on Country showcases the work of over 30 artists living and working in Central Australia including those living in Mparntwe as well as those working out of studios based at the end of long corrugated desert roads throughout the Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

A diverse and eclectic survey, works in Clay on Country reflect the rich complexities of Ancestral stories, lived experiences and settler histories, alongside the joys and challenges of making with clay, the stuff of country itself. The exhibition is the first survey of its kind, developed by Artback NT to coincide with the 16th Australian Ceramics Triennale.–country

Past events

REVERIES @ Living Art Space (Post Office Gallery), Bendigo

‘A delightful exhibition of works by three Central Victorian artists, including watercolours by Terry Jarvis, sculptural ceramics by Maria Vanhees and metal sculptures by David Dawson.’ 15 November 2017 – 11 February 2018.

RESONANCE @ Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigovanhees_resonance

Resonance is part of an ongoing exploration into the embodiment of personal feelings, emotions and memories as they resonate with the forms, colours and textures I encounter and interact with in my natural environment. 2 – 12 November. Launch Thursday 3 November 2016 6pm.

RE-FORMED @ Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo

La Trobe University students and graduates respond to pieces from the Etta Hirsh collection, part of the La Trobe University art collection. 13 – 28 October 2016. Click here for more info.


Australian Ceramic Artists exhibiting and celebrating the 90th birthday of Milton Moon at the Montsalvat Barn Gallery in Eltham, 3 -18 September 2016. For more information: Distinctive or Skepsi.


Visual Arts Festival, Castlemaine. March 12 – 14th (Labour Day weekend) AND March 19 – 20th 2016.

My work will be part of the group exhibition at the Old Castlemaine Gaol, 36 – 48 Bowden St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Vanhees Maria_More than SkinDeep_Beyond first Impressions

“Visual arts from all corners of the Mount Alexander Shire will throw open their studio doors for the 2016 Arts Open. Over two weekends, members of the public have a unique experience to meet the artists this region is renown for, witness the spaces in which work is created, gain insights into the creative process and purchase work directly from the artists.”

For the complete program and information on participating artist, go to

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