Barry Brickell’s Plastic Memories book launch celebration
Barry Brickell launched his handsome book Plastic Memories at Depot Artspace last Wednesday in the midst of Artweek Auckland festivities. Many familiar faces joined Barry (pictured above centre) in the release of this limited edition hand-bound book including Cultural Icons patron Denys Trussell, Gil Hanly, Tony Watkins, Greer Twiss and Ruth Coombs. The launch made for a celebratory atmosphere with Barry and Linda Blincko (Depot Artspace’s Creative Director pictured below right) introducing the book with a candid Q&A.
The book focusses on Barry’s ’38 years of story telling in clay’.
Between 1967 and 2007, Barry Brickell was commissioned to make eleven series of multi-tile ceramic murals, using a technique he calls ‘two and a half’ dimensions. These major works are in wood-fired terracotta, using clay from Barry’s Driving Creek Potteries.
Plastic Memories is limited to 300 copies each individually numbered. It is available now from Depot Artspace for $80NZD.