Ceramic Break Sculpture Park

Current Exhibitions and Events

Touring exhibition to travel to Warialda

Opening April 27th, 12 pm to 5 pm

Body of Work, a collaborative exhibition by ten women artists from across the New England North West, will make a third stop on its regional tour, opening at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, Warialda on 27 April.

The exhibition features a series of re-imagined shop mannequins and accompanying artworks by ten contemporary female artists, a concept inspired by a chance find at a Tamworth op shop.

Tamworth artist Joanne Stead saw an online ad for a bulk lot of secondhand shop mannequins, and says she “knew straight away that it was an exhibition opportunity”.

The resulting artworks and successful exhibition showed in Gunnedah and Wee Waa in 2023, and is now touring to Warialda.

“The final result has turned out to be so much more than I even imagined,” Ms Stead said.

“Suddenly I had this amazing group of diverse artists, and there was this great sense of collaboration and shared inspiration as to how they might reimagine the mannequins to showcase the mediums that they were working in.

“The resulting artworks have just blown my mind,” Ms Stead said.

The mannequins in the final exhibition include works completed by artists working in oils, acrylic, pastel, pencil, textiles, metal fabrication, digital projection, ceramics, paper mache, foraged materials and glass mosaic.

“All of the artists have really pushed into their own expertise and created something breathtaking! We were thrilled that the exhibition proved to be so popular last year, and looking forward to the opportunity to showcase them at the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park in 2024,” Ms Stead said.

Apart from this amazing collective of artists Ceramic Break Sculpture Park will be exhibiting work by Cheri Bate. Cheri is an emerging artist and this is the first exhibition of her work anywhere!

This wonderful exhibition of 11 artists is opening at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, Warialda on Saturday 27 April from 12-5 pm and continues until 2 June.

Corset of Florence and is Powdercoated Corten steel

Karen Balsar's Corset of Florence - Powdercoated Corten steel


Gravidity - mixed media piece by Joanne Stead

April 2024 Exhibition

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Entry by gold coin donation.

Bring your own utensils to enter the “The Green Raffle” to a win a beautiful plant and a beautiful planet.

View the catalogue here.


Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is currently housing a diverse arrangement of artists from across the state.

Some of these artists are extremely successful in their own right having shown and sold work in many Galleries over the years.

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