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Arrival 50 Ari Athans Ari Athans - Arrival 50
Arrival 50 2024
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Arrival 502024
ceramic, acrylic paint, underglaze and metal base
72 x 30 x 30 cm
$3,000  ENQUIRE
Osmosis Ari Athans Ari Athans - Osmosis
Osmosis 2023
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Osmosis2023
ceramic, wood, acrylic
44 x 24 x 18 cm
$2,800  ENQUIRE
Somewhere In Between Ari Athans Ari Athans - Somewhere In Between
Somewhere In Between 2023
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Somewhere In Between2023
acrylic on ceramic
28.5 x 20 x 5 cm
$1,800  ENQUIRE
The Offering Ari Athans Ari Athans - The Offering
The Offering 2023
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The Offering2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
40 x 40 x 10 cm
$2,200  ENQUIRE
Arrival 42 Ari Athans Ari Athans - Arrival 42
Arrival 42 2021
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Arrival 422021
ceramic, acrylic paint, underglaze, metal base
60 x 20 x 20 cm
$3,000  ENQUIRE
Ultra Surface Ari Athans Ari Athans - Ultra Surface
Ultra Surface 2022
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Ultra Surface2022
ceramic, wood, vesicular basalt, acrylic paint
36 x 22 x 20 cm
$2,800  ENQUIRE
Strata Samples Two Ari Athans Ari Athans - Strata Samples Two
Strata Samples Two 2022
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Strata Samples Two2022
ceramic, wood, acrylic paint
58 x 20 x 20 cm
$2,800  ENQUIRE
Sulfur Glare Ari Athans Ari Athans - Sulfur Glare
Sulfur Glare 2023
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Sulfur Glare2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
40 x 40 x 10 cm
$2,200  ENQUIRE
Arrival 41 Ari Athans Ari Athans - Arrival 41
Arrival 41 2021
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Arrival 412021
ceramic, acrylic paint, underglaze, metal base
70 x 30 x 30 cm
$3,000  ENQUIRE
Arrival 36 Ari Athans Ari Athans - Arrival 36
Arrival 36 2021
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Arrival 362021
ceramic, acrylic paint, underglaze, metal base
60 x 30 x 30 cm
$3,000  ENQUIRE
Demeter Ari Athans Ari Athans - Demeter
Demeter 2023
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Demeter2023
ceramic, wood, acrylic
62 x 23 x 21 cm
$2,800  ENQUIRE
Ebbing Mass Ari Athans Ari Athans - Ebbing Mass
Ebbing Mass 2023
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Ebbing Mass2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
30 x 30 x 10 cm
$1,800  ENQUIRE
Moss Vale Ari Athans Ari Athans - Moss Vale
Moss Vale 2023
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Moss Vale2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
40 x 40 x 10 cm
$2,200  ENQUIRE
Future Mountain Ari Athans Ari Athans - Future Mountain
Future Mountain 2023
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Future Mountain2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
40 x 40 x 10 cm
$2,200  ENQUIRE
Fortitude Ari Athans Ari Athans - Fortitude
Fortitude 2023
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Fortitude2023
acrylic, enamel on mild steel
100 x 100 x 10 cm
$3,600  ENQUIRE
Ari Athans

The Law of Superposition states that in any sequence of layered rocks, a given layer must be older than any layer on top of it. A basic law of geochronology, it is fundamental to the interpretation of Earth’s history and understanding the order of things. For Ari Athans, who studied Geology and worked in the mining and exploration industry before training in jewellery and object design, it has become the foundation on which she forms her art practice.

Materiality, experimentation and transformative states are constant threads in Ari’s work. Science informs the process, but so too does intuition and emotion. Using mild steel and enamel, she reimagines geological interactions and events as fantastical new landscapes that represent passages of time and moments of being. Her stacked ceramic forms are a natural progression of this highly sculptural painting style, allowing human interaction in physical space and encouraging contemplation on geologic time and how we relate to it.

Ari Athans studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) at University of Technology Sydney (1988), before completing her Diploma in Gemmology at the Gemmological Association of Australia (1989), and Associate Diploma of Arts (Jewellery Object Design) at the Sydney Institute of Technology (1994). A finalist in the Moreton Bay Art Awards (2017) and Smart State Designer at the Design Institute of Australia (2008), her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows through Australia and internationally such as Sydney Contemporary (2020); Trace 4101 Festival, Brisbane (2019); Expanded discrete states, Artisan Brisbane (2018); 15 Artists, Redcliffe Art Gallery (2017); Silver, Museum of Brisbane (2014); Freestyle, Melbourne Museum, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Object Gallery and Milan Museum, Italy (2007); Blurred Boundaries, Kick Arts Cairns (2007); South Project, Santiago Museum, Chile (2006); Self, United Kingdom tour (2004); Schmuck, International Handwerksmesse, Munich (2001); and X-Ray Craft, Queensland Art Gallery (1997).

Carrie McCarthy 2020

Born 1965, Sydney

Lives and works in Brisbane

EDUCATION

1994

  • Associate Diploma of Arts (Jewellery Object Design), Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney

1989

  • Diploma in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Australia, Brisbane

1988

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Geology), University Technology, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Upcoming 'Ingrained', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • 'Aggregates in Construct', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2021

  • 'End of Days', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2020

  • 'Arrivals', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2018

  • 'Remains', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2016

  • 'Volcanic Bloom', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2015

  • 'Andromeda', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2014

  • 'Geophyllia', EDWINA CORLETTE Brisbane

2013

  • 'Rockheads', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2011

  • 'Field Trip', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2010

  • 'Facet', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2002

  • 'Stonewear', Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2001

  • 'Cha Cha Charms', CQ Store, Craft Queensland, Brisbane

2000

  • 'Bodyguards', Craft Queensland, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE

2019

  • ‘The New Gallery Show’, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Trace 4101', Various locations in West End, Brisbane

2018

  • 'Expanded Discrete States', Artisan Gallery Brisbane
  • ‘10th Anniversary Group Show’, EDWINA CORLETTE

2017

  • '15 Artists', Redcliffe Art Gallery
  • Moreon Bay Art Awards, finalist Pine Rivers Gallery

2015

  • 'Attitude as Form', Artisan, Brisbane (Touring regional galleries Australia)

2014

  • 'Silver', Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

2011

  • 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor', Artisan Gallery, Brisbane (Touring regional galleries Australia)

2010

  • 'Transformers' feat. Ari Athans and Darcy Clarke, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Audio Design Museum, Object Gallery Initiative Online
  • 'Heat Fashion', Creative Industries QUT, Brisbane

2009

  • Ari Athans, Kill Pixie, Vexta, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Mod Squad', Touring Regional Galleries Queensland

2008

  • Smart State Designer Finalist, Design Institute of Australia, Melbourne

2007

  • 'Bowerbird: A day on Earth', Brisbane & Melbourne, collaboration with David Bromley
  • 'Freestyle', Melbourne Museum, QUT Museum, Object Gallery and Milan Museum
  • 'Blurred Boundaries', Kick Arts, Cairns
  • 'Pecha Kucha', Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2006

  • 'South Project', Santiago Museum, Chile

2005

  • 'Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious', Craft Vic, Melbourne
  • Arc Art Design Craft Biennial, City Gallery, Brisbane

2004

  • 'Self', Touring 7 UK galleries

2002

  • 'Less is more/Less is a Bore', Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane

2001

  • 'Schmuck', International Handwerksmesse, Munich
  • 'Contemporary Wearables', Toowoomba Regional Gallery
  • Travelling Talent: Australians in Germany Touring Craft VIC', Craft QLD, Craft ACT

1998

  • 'Past Tense/Future Perfect', Object Gallery, Sydney

1997

  • 'X-Ray Craft', Queensland Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Project: Object', Performance Space, Sydney

GRANTS

2007

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

2002

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

2000

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

  • Alison Kubler, Object, Vault Magazine, Issue 25, February

2017

  • Louise Martin-Chew, Volcanic Bloom: Ari Athans, Preview, Art Guide Australia, 2 August
  • Featured, Vogue Living, July
  • Featured, The Design Directory: Ari Athans, Est Living, 8 August
  • Interview, Daily Practice: Ari Athans, Imprint House, 26 July

2015

  • Carrie McCarthy, Controlled Chaos, Review, Cultural Flanerie, 25 June
  • Saskia Edwards, Amber Wallis and Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Review, Aesthetic Fixation, 7 June
  • Featured, Ari Athans: Andromeda, Art Collector, 2 June

2014

  • Interview, Artist + Jewellery Designer Ari Athans, Daily Imprint, 4 November

2013

  • Interview, TFAQ&A, The Fashion Archives, Issue 6, 5 November
  • Dan Pike, Ari Athans Sells Out, Australian Infront, 8 August

2012

  • Megan Morton, Things I Love, Penguin Books Australia
  • Margie Fraser, Ari Athans and David Bromley Collaboration, Vogue Living
  • Brian Parkes, Freestyle, Object and Melbourne Museum

2007

  • Clare press, Finders Keepers, Vogue, November, p 118
  • Robyn Daw, Studio, Object, Issue 52, November, p 60

2005

  • Kevin Murray, Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious, Fishermans Bend

2003

  • Megan Morton, Personal Space, Harper's Bazaar, April, p 103
  • Cameron Bruhn, Ari Jewellery, Artichoke, Issue 13, p 63

2001

  • Arbitare, All the worlds products, Issue 402, January, p 127

2000

  • Tim Morell, Bodyguards, Object, April, p 92

1998

  • Rhana Davenport, Diagnostic Imaging, Object, January

COLLECTIONS

  • Toowoomba Regional Gallery
  • Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital
  • Private collections in Australia and Internationally

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

22 March 2023 – 11 April 2023
Ari Athans ‘Ingrained’

29 November 2022 – 28 February 2023
THE SUMMER SHOW

23 November 2021 – 15 December 2021
THE ART OF CHRISTMAS | ONLINE ONLY

8 – 15 June 2021
Ari Athans ‘End of Days’

27 August 2020 – 16 September 2020
Ari Athans ‘Arrival’

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

9 – 28 August 2018
ARI ATHANS 'Remains'

3 – 23 August 2016
Ari Athans ‘Volcanic Bloom’

2 – 27 June 2015
Ari Athans ‘Andromeda’

30 September 2014 – 18 October 2014
Ari Athans ‘Geophyllia’ (Gallery 2)

30 July 2013 – 17 August 2013
Ari Athans ‘Rockheads’ (Gallery 2)

27 September 2010 – 16 October 2010
Spring Exhibition

3 – 22 May 2010
Ari Athans ‘Facet’

May 6, 2023

ARI ATHANS FEATURED IN QANTAS TRAVEL INSIDER MAGAZINE

Ari Athans has been featured in QANTAS Travel Insider Magazine.

March 21, 2023

ARI ATHANS IN QANTAS IN-FLIGHT MAGAZINE

Ari Athans was featured recently in the Qantas In-Flight magazine in an article written by Noelle Faulkner.

March 4, 2023

ARI ATHAN'S WORK FEATURED IN BELLE MAGAZINE

Ari Athan's work 'Strata Sample One' is featured in the current issue of Belle Magazine inside Anna Spiro's home.

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ARI ATHANS
Strata Sample One 2022
Ceramic, wood and acrylic paint
57 x 20 x 20 cm

March 11, 2022

ARI ATHANS FEATURED IN ART ALMANAC

The disparate textural layers of Aggregates in Construct blend the myriad forms and patterns of nature marked by the boundaries of human action. Ari Athans’ stacked, sculptural arrangements flow between the handmade, organic and industrial, marking the liminal points where the landscape rests upon and collides with the built world.

Sculpture in the latest issue of Art Almanac.

Ultra Surface, 2022
ceramic, wood, vesicular basalt, acrylic paint
36 x 22 x 20 cm

READ MORE HERE

February 27, 2019

ARI ATHANS IN VAULT MAGAZINE

Alison Kubler interviews Ari Athans a jeweller whose creative practice extends into painting and sculpture in the latest issue of Vault magazine.

READ MORE HERE

July 8, 2017

ARI ATHANS: REDCLIFFE GALLERY 15 ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Ari Athans' work has been selected for Redcliffe Gallery's 15 Artists Exhibition 2017.

This annual award plays a pivotal role in the growth of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. The $8000 acquisitive prize exhibits 15 Artists that reflect the collection’s focus of culture, identity, spirit and sense of place.

Artists selected for 2017 are Ari Athans, Glenn Barkley, Sue Beyer, Megan Cope, Hannah Cutts, Jeremy Eden, Martin Edge, Ian Friend, Stephen Hart, Barbara Heath, Abbey McCulloch, Kate McKay, Stephen Nothling, Graeme Peebles and Nan Dingle.

The exhibition runs from 01 September to 28 October 2017. Read more here.


May 8, 2017

ARI ATHANS, FINALIST IN THE MORETON BAY ART AWARDS

Ari Athans work 'Felsic Plume' has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Moreton Bay Art Award. This annual acquisitive award exhibition is supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The Art Award offers two acquisitive prizes of $7,500 and two supplementary $1,000 prizes for a Local Artists and a People’s Choice Award.

The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards is an important feature in the cultural landscape of the region and has featured prominent and emerging artists in its 24 year history.

Dr Campbell Gray, Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum is the 2017 judge.

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