Current Exhibition

Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe

Galleries 1, 2, 3 | 23 September 2023 - 27 January 2024 [Closed 24 December - 8 January]. Ticketed.

In 1769, Josiah Wedgwood famously declared his intention to become ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe’ . Experimentation and innovation saw Wedgwood become a household name, and continue to be the defining features of this internationally celebrated ceramic manufacturer.

240 works sourced from Australian public and private collections will evidence Wedgwood’s diversity. See historically celebrated pieces from the Frog Service, created for Catherine II, 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 be prepared for the unexpected.


Exhibition Tickets

You may now pre-purchase your exhibition tickets online! Book here.
Tickets may still be purchased at the door.

Guided Exhibition Tours

Each Thursday at 11.30AM, join a TDRF Volunteer Guide on a tour of the exhibition. Book here.
Price includes exhibition entry and reserves your place on a tour led by a TDRF Volunteer Guide at 11.30AM. Available Thursdays only.

Twilight Evening

On Thursday 7 December, we will open from 5.00-7.30pm for an evening viewing of Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe. Find out more.

Exhibition Catalogue

Enhance your visit to Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe by purchasing our exhibition catalogue! Featuring texts by Museum Director, Robert Reason, Curator, Timothy Roberts and Wedgwood Collector, Author and Presenter, Colin Jones, this catalogue includes images of over 240 pieces featured in the exhibition from a broad range of public and private Australian collections, including pieces from David Roche’s collection. Buy here.



Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe

23 September 2023 – 27 January 2024.
[Closed 24 December – 8 January]

Tuesday to Saturday 10AM – 4PM

Purchase Tickets Online
Adult: $12
Concession: $10
TDRF Member: $9
Children under 12: Free


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

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