Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania - host city for the 15th Australian Ceramics Triennale - May 2019.

The Triennale is Australia's landmark national ceramics conference, bringing artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice.

For the first four days of May 2019, the magnificent Princes Wharf 1 (PW1), in the heart of Hobart’s waterfront arts precinct, will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place.

Conversations and opportunities for exchange will continue throughout the venue in the first ever Triennale Sideshow Alley – including The Thinking Space, Ask the Doctor, Don’t Think Just Make and the The Philosophy Café. Exhibitions, performances, trade stalls, The Pot Shop, lounge areas, bar, café, chill out spaces, exhibitions and more exhibitions – all under the one roof, mean you’ll never miss a moment of the action.

In the forecourt there’ll be food trucks and a blazing fire (or two) to mingle by.

And then there's the special projects - Petal Kiln and Fire Sculpture, Under the Shadow of the Banyan Tree, Boxplot, Marine Ostinato and Yasmin Smith.

Satellite events around Tasmania both before and after the conference will include workshops, master classes, and of course, more exhibitions.  Round out your Triennale experience and take the opportunity to further explore our gorgeous island state.

See you in May!

Opportunities to get involved .....

Image by Mel De Ruyter

Major Sponsors

This Triennale has been made possible through the Australian Ceramics Triennale Seeding Fund. This fund was initiated by the Australian Ceramics Triennale 2009 (NSW).


The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) fosters a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia. TACA publish The Journal of Australian Ceramics, organise nationwide open studio events, support ceramic artists in their studio practice and advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training. The Association works to spread the excitement and passion of ceramics throughout Australia so that everyone has the opportunity to recognise, experience and value ceramics in their daily lives.

We thank Events Tasmania for subsidising the hire cost of our amazing venue, Princes Wharf One.



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.




This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts



This project has been supported by Hobart City Council.



This project has been supported by the University of Tasmania.

Thanks also to our trade suppliers who will be present in the trade area at the Triennale