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    Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe (Exhibition Tickets)

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    Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe


    23 September 2023 – 27 January 2024 (Closed Australia Day Friday 26 January 2024)
    Tuesday - Saturday
    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Guided Tours

    11.30am - 12.15pm

    (Ticket does not include entry to Fermoy House and The David Roche Collection, please purchase a Guided House Tour ticket for this. A Guided House Tour ticket includes entry to the Wedgwood exhibition)

    In 1769, Josiah Wedgwood famously declared his intention to become “Vase Maker General to the Universe”. Experimentation and innovation brought Wedgwood’s name and product into homes worldwide, and continue to be the defining features of this internationally celebrated ceramic manufacturer.

    Nearly 200 works sourced from Australian public and private collections will evidence Wedgwood’s diversity. See historically celebrated pieces from the Frog Service, created for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia; the Portland Vase, based on the ancient Roman original in the British Museum; and the Sydney Cove Medallions, made from Australian clay in 1789. Lovers of mid-century and modern design will relish the work of Keith Murray, Norman Wilson, and Australian studio potters Michael Dillon and John Dermer. From familiar white on blue jasper to the glittering colours of Fairyland Lustre, this exhibition promises to surprise, enchant, and delight.

    This Adelaide-exclusive exhibition curated by TDRF is the first Australian survey of Wedgwood in nearly 30 years. Explore 265 years of history, experience iconic works of art, and expect the unexpected.

    Admission Prices

    Adult: $12.00

    Concession: $10.00 (Seniors, Pensioners, Full Time Students, Museums Australia members)

    Members: $9.00

    Children under 12: Free

    (All prices include GST)

    Entry to exhibition must be made on the day that the ticket has been purchased for.

    Please choose carefully. All bookings are final; no refunds or transfers once tickets have been purchased.

    Please note, large bags or backpacks are not permitted into the exhibition therefore you will be asked to cloak them before entering the exhibition space.

    Guided Tours

    Each Thursday, join one of our volunteer guides on a tour of the exhibition. Bookings can be made by selecting the 11.30am - 12.15pm time slot when purchasing a ticket. Price is the same as the entrance fee. You are welcome to enter the exhibition before the guided tour begins, and to carry on viewing the exhibition after the guided tour finishes.


    Limited free parking is available onsite for visitors to The David Roche Foundation House Museum.

    Disabled Access

    Disabled car parking is available. The house and galleries accommodate wheelchair access, although access is limited in some areas of the house, which is a Federation villa. Mobility scooters are not suitable for use in either the house or the galleries. Both ambulant and non-ambulant toilets are available.

    Please make us aware of the special needs of any member of your group in advance of your arrival, so that we can offer every assistance.

    Call (08) 8267 3677 for further information.

    Link Image:  Wedgwood lidded vases from the collection of David Roche, AM. Photo: Jad Laraway.

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