Wednesday Night Pottery

Wednesday Night Pottery presents:

A screening of Ghost

// 6pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014
// RM, Samoa House Lane, Auckland

Every Wednesday evening for the past year, an interchanging group of artists and makers have been gathering in a shed in Grey Lynn to play with clay. The group is a mixed bag – of ages (mental and physical), expertise, and style. Rather than focusing on any specific outputs, the nights normally revolve around Making together, sharing techniques, resources, and laughs.

Whenever we tell anyone about the Wednesday Night Pottery group they always bring up the movie Ghost. Even the hit American television series Community has an ode, as the pottery teacher says ‘the one and only rule in this class – I will tolerate no reenacting, whether it is ironic or sincere, of the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore pottery scene in ghost.’ It seems people are obsessed, and hey, why not– what could be better than Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore getting freaky to the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody. Potters are sexy after all, so we are celebrating with a screening of the infamous film, a ‘ghost scene photo booth’, some food, and of course drinks.

6pm for 6.30pm movie start…

This is the second event in Auckland to accompany RM’s participation in International Artist Run Initiatives at David Dale Gallery. For this exhibition, RM has taken the work of thirteen collectives and collaborative groups to Glasgow. We have also invited the participants in our project at David Dale to look at ways that they might recontextualise their work for our community back in Auckland.

During this time a selection of publications from the project in Glasgow will also be available to view.

RM's office in Glasgow, with cups and bowls by members of Wednesday Night Pottery in the foreground