Hiroe Swen Exhibition

11 AM - 5 PM, 7 September 2024

10 AM - 5 PM, 8 September 2024

Mural Hall, Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Free Admission. Internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Hiroe Swen, distinguished with both the Order of Australia and the Order of the Rising Sun, will be featured in our festival where all exhibited pieces will be available for purchase.

Hiroe Swen

Ceramic artist and former Lecturer in Ceramics at the Australian National University Institute of the Arts.

Hiroe Swen AM is one of the most celebrated Australian ceramic artists.&nbsp; Born in 1934 in Kyoto, Japan, Hiroe navigated a vibrant Kyoto art scene before moving to Australia with her husband in 1968. Her ceramics are hand-built, and her glazes are original. Over 60 years, her art has evolved through life challenges. Recognitions include an Order of Australia Medal (2023) and an Order of the Rising Sun (2016). Her impact extends globally, with 120+ works in public institutions. In 2023, a digital archive, 'The World of Hiroe Swen’s Ceramic Art,’ was launched.<br>Hiroe has been a judge for the Ikebana Gallery Award, the first online ikebana competition for all ikebana students.  


日本政府より旭日双光章、オーストラリア政府よりOrder of Australia(オーストラリア勲章)を授与されたオーストラリアを代表する国際的な陶芸家。元オーストラリア国立大学芸術学部講師。