Sidsel Hanum’s artistic practice has resulted in her current status as one of Norway’s most noted ceramists. Through repeatedly exploring the possibilities of clay, she has developed a distinctive ceramic expression. In the exhibition we present works from 2000 to today, focusing especially on Hanum’s more recent production. We show individual works and larger installations conveying a wide scope of expressions and formats. The exhibition will also include a brand new work, Caravan, inspired by Hanum’s visit to the Chinese city of Jingdezhen, world-renown for its porcelain.
Sidsel Hanum was born in 1955 in Hedmark, but in the mid-1980s moved to the island of Borøya near Tvedestrand, Norway. Since completing her education at the Norwegian National
Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1981, she has been active in exhibiting her works at home and abroad. In 2010 she won the prestigious Kunsthåndverksprisen (Craft-Art Prize), thus confirming her position as one of Norway’s foremost contemporary ceramists.
Image: Sidsel Hanum, Night will fall, should have known better, 2015, horning in porcelain. Photo: Dannevig Foto