Art & Heritage Collections
Milton Moon has been a ceramist for more than 50 years and has been both a lecturer and practising potter. His work is in all major Australian collections.
Moon's work shows an intersection of European and Asian influences. His creative inspirations are drawn from Australia's coastal, mountain and inland areas.
This platter illustrates how Moon's work can evoke a powerful sense of Australian landscape, with its rich blackish brown base infused with opalescent splashes. It is difficult to do justice to the shimmering quality of this artwork in a photograph, so please visit the University's Barr Smith Library to view the piece yourself.
The University has three of Moon's artworks in its Visual Arts Collection. Moon's Mandala incorporates the ancient Chinese Yin-Yang symbol, symbolising male/female, and light/dark.
This work can be seen in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room. The third piece is an untitled ceramic pot.
Anna Gardner, Collections Officer, Art & Heritage Collections