Eliza Au


April 22 - June 3, 2007

Above: Eliza Au, Wreath/Wreathe, 2006, Stoneware.

The title of the exhibition, Wreath/Wreathe, references the cycle of life; “wreath” alludes to a ring of flowers or foliage, whereas the word “wreathe” refers to the act of coiling, curving around or encircling an object. The wreath is a universal symbol encompassing concepts of fertility, life, regeneration, death and mourning. Eliza Au utilizes moulds to create ceramic multiples which she uses to form complex symmetrical structures. The forty individual vessels that comprise each wreath are the scale of handheld objects such as a bowl or cup, referring to portable devotional objects. Her work in this series has been influenced by places of worship, notably the repetitive ornamentation of Islamic mosques and gothic cathedrals. These sculptural works address how the sacred is expressed through scientific means of organization.

Eliza Au is a Richmond-based artist who studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design and at the University of Regina. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2005. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States since 2001.

Above: Eliza Au, Wreath/Wreathe, 2006, Stoneware.



Asian Heritage Month Exhibition Catalogue
Authors: Joni Low
test Purchase for $2
See all publications.


Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed on statutory holidays.

Current Exhibitions


By donation


Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


Google Map

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Find us on Social Media

Richmond Art Gallery on Facebook Richmond Art Gallery on Twitter Richmond Art Gallery on YouTube Richmond Art Gallery on Instagram