When Mud met Honey Fingers

Published on 14 April 2021

Photo: Mud meets Honey Fingers

Earth and sky, sweetness and light meet in this remarkable conversation between ceramics and beekeeping.  

"The magic and art of beekeeping” is the subject of the next Mud Talks evening held by Australian ceramics firm Mud. In what should by rights be one of the more unusual cross-disciplinary discussions taking place on Gertrude Street this month, Nic Dowse of cult Melbourne apiarists Honey Fingers takes the stage for an hour with artist and fellow beekeeper Stanislava Pinchuk.

The evening also showcases an exhibition of new sculptural works: Mud porcelain refashioned by Dowse’s bees into a kind of beeswax-scented kintsugi.

Having your mind blown isn’t the only attraction, either: each ticket includes a cotton tote gift bag from Mud containing some Honey Fingers honey, an unframed photographic art print and (perhaps fittingly) a Mud sugar bowl in a lucky-dip colour. Don’t miss out.

Mud Talks 03: The Magic and Art of Beekeeping with Honey Fingers, 6pm-7.30pm, Thursday 22 April, At the Above Gallery, 198 Gertrude St, Fitzroy; tickets $80, mudaustralia.com.

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