Making Waves by Csongvay Blackwood

26 MAR – 5 APR

10AM – 5PM MON – SUN
FREE ENTRY

Making Waves presents the latest range of Csongvay Blackwood ceramic sculptures. These hand-built pieces are layered in a series of undulating waves, representing the dramatic forms of pandemics across human history. Pandemics have affected our lives since the ancient Greeks and the Plague of Athens, where disease challenged democratic institutions and human behaviour to the point that it undermined the world’s first democracy.

The hard-edge geometries of Making Waves reference how each step towards hygiene and common good is the foundation in reducing these pandemic waves from growing into a tsunami, and by following these steps we can ultimately overcome our current COVID-19 crisis.

Making Waves is a part of NGV Melbourne Design Week, and the exhibition can be experienced in person at our gallery—134 High Street, Preston, Victoria, from March 26 to April 5, 2021.

Making Waves presents the latest range of Csongvay Blackwood ceramic sculptures. These hand-built pieces are layered in a series of undulating waves, representing the dramatic forms of pandemics across human history. Pandemics have affected our lives since the ancient Greeks and the Plague of Athens, where disease challenged democratic institutions and human behaviour to the point that it undermined the world’s first democracy.

The hard-edge geometries of Making Waves reference how each step towards hygiene and common good is the foundation in reducing these pandemic waves from growing into a tsunami, and by following these steps we can ultimately overcome our current COVID-19 crisis.

Making Waves is a part of NGV Melbourne Design Week, and the exhibition can be experienced in person at our gallery—134 High Street, Preston, Victoria, from March 26 to April 5, 2021.

Meet the Makers

SESSION 1
FRI 26 MAR 6PM – 7PM

SESSION 2
SAT 3 APR 2PM – 3PM

The ‘Meet the Makers’ sessions will be an opportunity to hear Csilla Csongvay and Matt Blackwood discuss their process of designing and making the pieces for Making Waves: their latest range of ceramic sculptures. Book your free ticket via the link below.