Clayarch Gimhae Museum is both a hub and a bridge. In other words, it is a place where the traditional meets the contemporary,
fine art interacts with applied art and ceramic art, and ceramics gives and takes inspiration with architecture. As is happening here, the most
salient feature of contemporary art today is the blurring of boundaries between genres, which means that art is created by assembling disparate
elements. Clayarch Gimhae Museum hosts exhibitions about very contemporary and innovative themes, which are quite appealing to both the
audience and artists alike. Set in a place of historical significance, Clayarch Gimhae Museum has great potential and is very important in that it
represents regional reinterpretation of the traditions of a potters’ village and the culture of the ancient Gaya Kingdom in ways that suit the
Ceramic Creative Center (CCC)
The CCC of Clayarch Gimhae Museum fully supports programs that bring together artists of different nationalities working on different genres to share ideas, master new skills and techniques, and create experimental artworks. It also encourages participating artists to build their own network in search of sustainable and creative evolution of architectural ceramics and other fields of ceramics through fusion with other genres of art.
The CCC runs programs associated with exhibitions, symposiums, education, international exchange, and architectural ceramics projects arranged by Clayarch Gimhae Museum. The CCC aspires to establish itself as a forum of communication where artists, curators, art critics, and the audience can interact and share views on culture, the environment, and architectural ceramics freely through its programs such as the open studio, artists’ research seminar, hands-on educational programs, and architectural ceramics projects.
In partnership with the Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF), Clayarch Gimhae Museum offers a few foreign artists among artists selected at the International Competition of KICB2019 an opportunity to participate in its residency program.
|1st Session||Nao Hara||Sep. 10.(Tue) ~ Sep. 26.(Thu), 2019||Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea|
|Sayaka Oishi||Sep. 1.(Sun) ~ Sep. 26.(Thu), 2019||Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea|
|2nd Session||Nao Hara||Sep. 27.(Fri) ~ Oct. 20.(Sun), 2019||Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea|
|Sayaka Oishi||Sep. 27.(Fri) ~ Oct. 20.(Sun), 2019||Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea|
|3rd Session||Aeyoung Kim||Sep. 7.(Sat) ~ Oct. 6.(Sun), 2019||The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park|
Clayarch Gimhae Museum hosts permanent and special exhibitions.
Clayarch Gimhae Museum runs a variety of educational programs based on its exhibits and collection for preschoolers, children, teenagers, adults, the elderly, and the disabled. Programs associated with the exhibition are arranged to help the visitors more easily understand and appreciate artwork. The hands-on program “Art – Kitchen” features tiles to help the visitors better understand architectural ceramics. To raise the public’s interest in ceramics, the Museum operates the Clay Academy for hands-on activities open to the public all year round.
Clayarch Gimhae Museum includes the Dome House and the Cubic House for exhibitions; the Ceramic Creative Center for artist-in-residence programs; the Clay Academy for hands-on pottery making; Art-Kitchen for hands-on creation of mini-tile mosaics; and Clayarch Tower, the iconic structure of the Museum. Occupying a total area of nearly 11,814.39 square meters, the museum has facilities for visitor amenities and programs such as exhibitions, classes, symposiums, and cultural events.
The striking exterior of the museum is a huge ceramic work of 5,000 tiles called Fired Painting. It is listed as the first ceramic work of the museum collection. The glass dome in the Central Hall of the Dome House underscores the mission of the Museum as an open space that facilitates dialogue with the audience. The stone slabs that lead from the museum entrance to the promenade are well suited to the rounded Dome House and the hexahedral Cubic House, greatly accentuating the overall aesthetics of the Museum. These stone slabs were once part of an ancient palace in China. Following the opening of the Dome House on March 24, 2006, the Cubic House opened on March 24, 2012. It houses three galleries, a children’s studio workshop, the Terra-studio, and an A/V room. It also features large picture windows that command a panoramic view of the museum grounds. The Cubic House hosts exhibitions of various genres, educational programs for children and adults, symposiums, lectures, and cultural events.
The facilities at Ceramic Creative Center include kilns; the wood and metal workshop; the plaster and mold making room; glaze making, spray, dip, and drying facilities; and other facilities for a wide range of experiments, research, and production of works. The Ceramic Creative Center has a 4-lube gas kiln for large artworks taller than two meters, a 2-lube gas kiln, and three electric kilns of different sizes. The 3rd floor features a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside and has guest rooms for artists and a multi-purpose room for seminars and presentations of works by artists.
① Plottage : 41,952㎡ including the Museum
② Floor space : 2,281㎡ – first basement at 170㎡, first floor at 957㎡, second floor at 567㎡, third floor at 586㎡
③ Major facilities : Studio 1 & 2, kiln and glazing room, laboratory, wood and metal workshop, plaster model and mould making room
④ Other facilities : Concierge for artists, 13 guest rooms (10 single rooms, 3 double rooms), cafeteria, storage, parking lot, etc.
- Gas Kilns : one 0.8-lube, one 2-lube, one 4-lube
- Electric Kilns : one 0.056-lube, one 0.2-lube, one 0.5-lube
There are ten single rooms and three double rooms. Each room has a shower booth, toilet, sink, refrigerator and a desk, and bedding is provided.