Tongue in cheek ceramics



Mabelle Marra came out to Australia from Argentina in the early 1990s. She discovered ceramics at Chisholm TAFE and has been a big presence there ever since. When Mabelle returned to Argentina, she met up with an archeologist who had learnt ceramics in order to work with people in the north of the country, linked to the ancient Condorhuasi people. Mabelle became fascinated by the forms and started creating her own interpretations. They show a characteristic Andean facial feature – a bulging cheek (abruñita) stuffed with coco leaves. The other cheek has a coco leaf painted on it. Should they sue Toblerone for copyright?

Mabelle’s show is currently at Pan Gallery,

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