For her latest project, Montague is stepping out of her studio and collaborating with the ocean. She's submerging new ceramic pieces in crab traps in the intertidal zone, allowing barnacles to grow on them. Barnacles are small crustaceans that build a "house" around them made of calcium carbonate — which happens to be the most common source of calcium in ceramic glazes.Read More
My Of Things I Can't Unthink show will be at one of my favourite galleries, The Elissa Cristall Gallery from June 7 – June 30, 2018. I will be giving an Artist Talk at the gallery on June 16th at 1:00 pm to coincide with the South Granville Art Walk. I'd love to see you there if you can make it!
"Susannah Montague’s art is as humorous as it is subversive. Her pieces are a daydream in clay, wryly communicating the intransience of the human condition. Stepping into her studio is like discovering an Eighteenth-Century Cabinet of Curiosity. Her art is a collection of shamanistic characters which imbibe the peculiar, scientific and mythical qualities involved in creation. Rollicking, cherubic figures wearing masks and antlers frolic among symbols of decay, in a world that is equal parts shadowy and lighthearted. Combined the images evoke a whimsical narrative of folk tales, childhood fantasies, dreams and nightmares."
Susannah Montague is a British born, Bowen Island-based ceramic sculptor. She earned her BFA from Emily Carr University and Ontario University of Art and Design.
June 7 – June 30, 2018 | Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. |
Earlier this month I got to participate in an "Interview Off" with Danielle Krysa AKA The Jealous Curator. Danielle interviewed me and then I got the opportunity to interview her and learn more about her new book "A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women!)". This event was hosted at Victoria's Club Kwench and it was a real honour to have been a part of this event. You can listen to the Danielle's Pod Cast entitled of the event entitled "Enjoy The Now" at her Art For Your Ear podcast page. I hope you enjoy it!
I am thrilled to have been featured in the issue IX of Create! Magazine. This issue of Create! Magazine was curated by none other than the amazing Danielle Krysa AKA the Jealous Curator.Read More
Inner Critic Talisman Project with Susannah Montague
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Seymour Art Gallery
A wonderful blog from France! Merci Le Blog Du Kitsch!Read More
Dimitris Manolas has created a beautifully curated collection of inspiring work on his site theVanderbild.com.Read More
GraphiGeek is an online hub where creative ideas are celebrated. I was thrilled to be included in their collection. The writeup on this site was beautiful and it really touched me. I would love to find out who the author was.Read More
The Gallery at Artisan Square and the Bowen Island Arts Council are presenting a solo show by local ceramic sculptor Susannah Montague from March 4th to the 26th entitled “Out of My Head”. The works in the show call on the rich Vanitas tradition. Vanitas is a tradition of highly symbolic works often associated with 16th - 17th century paintings from Flanders and the Netherlands.Read More