Colourful, contrasting and ever evolving, the creative block collection is the result of a one-of-a-kind art initiative. Each unique Creative Block artwork represents one of more than 250 participating artists; their individual stories, subject matter and style, it’s when they’re displayed together that they create something magical – a rich and striking expression of South African art.
The GFI Art Gallery is proud to be associated with this inspirational project and has once again partnered with SPIER ARTS TRUST to bring you an exciting exhibition of local and national artists currently participating in the Creative Block project.
Bianca Whitehead - Artist Statement
My work stems from an interest in naturally occurring forms, patterns, and textures. I make forms that nudge the boundaries of utility. I particularly enjoy an object that has an unclear narrative – its ultimate purpose may just be to be enjoyed and admired. My colour palettes are influenced by trends in interior, fashion, and textile design. The ceramic surface is my design canvas.
Make = Design = Create
Bianca Whitehead has recently started working as a full-time ceramist at her home studio in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
She previously worked as a Lecturer in Ceramics Fine Art at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, from 2004 – 2018.
She has been making ceramics since 2001, participating over the years in local, national, and international exhibitions.