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ARTISTS | Lynda Draper

ARTWORKS EXHIBITIONS CV

Lynda Draper is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading ceramicists. Her work explores psychological scenarios often representing a journey within the dualities of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present. She is interested in the relationship between the mind and material world and the related phenomenon of the metaphysical.

Lynda has received numerous prestigious national and international awards including the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award in 2019 and her works are included in significant collections including: Smithsonian Institute Washington; IAC Collection FLICAM Museum, Fuping, China; International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy; FA Grue collection, Italy; Collection of the Dutch Royal Family; National Gallery of Australia; Artbank; Shepparton Art Museum (SAM);  Myer Foundation; Campbelltown City Art Gallery and Gold Coast City Art Gallery; University of Wollongong.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WORKS >

Artworks:

2018 – 2019

2015 – 2017

Lynda Draper, Merlin, 2016, earthenware, glaze, (three pieces) 80cm high

Lynda Draper, Merlin, 2016, earthenware, glaze, (three pieces) 80cm high

Lynda Draper, White Lion, 2017, hand-built earthenware, glazes, 47x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, White Lion, 2017, hand-built earthenware, glazes, 47x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara 7, 2016, 28x26x26cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara 7, 2016, 28x26x26cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #3, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #3, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #2, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #2, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #1, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, Tiara #1, 2015, earthenware, 35x30x30cm

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Lynda Draper, earthenware

Summon, 2014

Lynda Draper, Bruce, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 25x25x23cm

Lynda Draper, Bruce, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 25x25x23cm

Lynda Draper, Rob, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 31x23x23cm

Lynda Draper, Rob, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 31x23x23cm

Lynda Draper, Mel, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 28x40x20cm

Lynda Draper, Mel, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 28x40x20cm

Lynda Draper, Jen, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 25x30x23cm

Lynda Draper, Jen, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 25x30x23cm

Linda Draper, Annette, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 52x50x40cm

Linda Draper, Annette, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 52x50x40cm

Lynda Draper, Janice and Garry, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 27x26x15cm

Lynda Draper, Janice and Garry, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 27x26x15cm

Lynda Draper, Chris, 2014, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 19x11x18cm

Lynda Draper, Chris, 2014, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 19x11x18cm

Linda Draper, Barb, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 23x15x15cm

Linda Draper, Barb, 2013, earthenware and glaze, 23x15x15cm

Lynda Draper, Heath, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 20x12x13cm

Lynda Draper, Heath, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 20x12x13cm

Lynda Draper, Paul, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 24x13x15cm

Lynda Draper, Paul, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 24x13x15cm

Lynda Draper, Pam and Fran, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 12x12x12cm & 18x18x11cm

Lynda Draper, Pam and Fran, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 12x12x12cm & 18x18x11cm

Lynda Draper, Fred, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 15x18x20cm

Lynda Draper, Fred, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 15x18x20cm

Lynda Draper, Walt, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 19x13x16cm

Lynda Draper, Walt, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 19x13x16cm

Lynda Draper, Tony, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 20x12x18cm

Lynda Draper, Tony, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 20x12x18cm

2009 – 2011

Linda Draper, Home Altar installation, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Home Altar installation, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Home Altar installation, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Home Altar installation, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Owl, 2009, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings, 26x20x12cm

Linda Draper, Owl, 2009, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings, 26x20x12cm

Linda Draper, Squirrel, 2009, hand built porcelaneous stoneware, multiple glaze firings, polymer clay, 26x20x12cm

Linda Draper, Squirrel, 2009, hand built porcelaneous stoneware, multiple glaze firings, polymer clay, 26x20x12cm

Linda Draper, Jesus, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Jesus, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Kangaroo, Linda Draper, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Kangaroo, Linda Draper, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Mary, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Mary, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Wonderland, Hand Built porcelaneous stoneware

Linda Draper, Wonderland, Hand Built porcelaneous stoneware

Linda Draper, Doe, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Doe, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Doll, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Doll, hand built porcelaneous glaze firings, multiple glaze firings

Linda Draper, Caravan, 2010, hand built porcelaneous stoneware, multiple glaze firings, 15x19x12cm

Linda Draper, Caravan, 2010, hand built porcelaneous stoneware, multiple glaze firings, 15x19x12cm

Early works

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Lynda Draper, Still Life

Exhibitions:

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Gallery

Lynda Draper was awarded the $50,000 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award on June 21, 2019.
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Lynda Draper, White Lion, 2017, hand-built earthenware, glazes, 47x30x30cm

The Other | Lynda Draper

Lynda Draper's work explores psychological scenarios often representing a journey within the dualities of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present. She is interested in the relationship between the mind and material world and the related phenomenon of the metaphysical. Her work for The Other comprises a series of 'tiaras' and other abstracted forms, expanding the expressive freedom of her hand-built ceramics practice.
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Overundersidewaysdown, an exhibition at Manly Art Gallery featuring Lynda Draper.

overundersidewaysdown | a group exhibition curated by Glenn Barkley

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN explores ceramics present currency within the art world and the reasons why it is of such interest to artists.…

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Summon | Lynda Draper

Lynda Draper‘s new body of work is a series of ceramic avatars that grew out of an assortment of domestic souvenirs collected by the artist over many years.
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CV:

Born 1962, Sydney Australia. Lives Thirroul, NSW

QUALIFICATIONS
2010          MFA (Research) University of NSW College of Fine Arts
2006          MFA Award Scholar at University of NSW College of Fine Arts
1991           Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts – Sculpture, COFA UNSW
1987           Post Certificate, East Sydney Technical College (National Art School, Sydney)
1984 – 86  Ceramic Certificate, East Sydney Technical College (National Art School, Sydney)
1980 – 83  Bachelor of Education (Art) City Art Institute, UNSW

TEACHING / LECTURING APPOINTMENTS
2016-  Head of Ceramics, National Art School, Sydney
2005   Lecture and Workshop, Ecole des Arts Decorative, Geneva, Switzerland
1989 – 2016   TAFE Art & Design (Ceramic) Sydney Institute
1999 – 1996   University of NSW School of Architecture (Painting, Drawing & Visual Communication)
1984 – 1996   Department of Education (Art Teacher)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
Somnambulism, Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum
Sleepwalking, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
2017
The Other, Gallerysmith
2014
Summon, Gallerysmith
2013
Revisit, Firstdraft, Sydney
2010
Home Altar, Gallerysmith
Sam, HOME ALTARED, Shepparton Art Museum
2008
Kangaroo, Gallerysmith, Gallery 2
2006
Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2005
Galerie Marianne Brand, Geneva, Switzerland
2003
Ceramic Art, Sydney
2002
Haecceity Arts, Melbourne
2001
Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney
1996
Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney
1993
Black Gallery, Sydney
1988
Breewood Gallery, Katoomba
1987
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

CURATED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks (upcoming)
Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker beyond the Modern, Heide Museum of Modern Art
National Treasures: Contemporary Ceramics from Australia and New Zealand, Vivian Gallery, NZ
Seattle Art Fair, Mindy Solomon, Miami, USA
2018
Ceramics (Now) : An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Adelaide Perry Gallery PLC, Sydney
Bad Mannerism, curated by Chelsea Lehmann, Pom Pom Gallery, Sydney
2017
Salon des Refusés 2017, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 2017
Weird Ceramic, Gippsland Art Gallery, curated by Simon Gregg
2016
Borne, Stanley St Gallery
602 Melbourne, represented by Gallerysmith
Collective Material, Craft Melbourne
Overundersidewaysdown, Manly Art Museum, curated by Glenn Barkley
2015
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks represented by Gallerysmith, Melbourne
TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School curated by Glenn Barkley
Biggie Smalls, curated by Toni Bailey, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Friends with Benefits, curated by Chris Dolman
Gesture and the Hand: drawing from the Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramic Collection, Blue Urchin Gallery, Victoria
2014
Loose Canon, curated by Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Artbank, Sydney
Slow Burn, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Compassionate Voices, Koskela Gallery. Sydney curated by Liane Rossler
Danger Will Robinson, Airspace, Sydney
Monuments to the Frontier Wars, Damien Minton, Sydney
The Course of Objects, Manly Art Gallery & Museum curated by Sue Ostling
Terra firma: The Inquisitive Collector, Chapter House Melbourne
The Democracy of Drawing, Airspace Projects, Sydney
Collectors Space, Art Month, the collection of Lisa Havilah & Glen Barkley.
2013
Home & Hosed, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
Zoologica, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2012
Cross-Pollination, COFA space, University of New South Wales
Man and Beast, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Anim(us), Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2011
SOFA, Chicago, USA, represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
CAA, San Franscisco USA, represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
The Narrative Knot, Manly Regional Gallery
IN CLAY, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2009
Ceramics Trienniale, Manly Museum and Art Gallery
Ivy Troupes, Group exhibition curated by Melissa Loughnan, acga Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne.
White Heat: Social, Political, Cultural issues, Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Stella Downer Fine Art, ceramics exhibition in conjunction with Ceramics Triennale  09
2008
Wollongong City Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Wollongong City Gallery
IAC Members Exhibition, Qujaing exhibition centre, Xian, China
Rebirth, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Salute, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair with Stella Downer, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2007
Bloodlines: Art and the Horse, Curator Peter Fay, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.
Celebration, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney.
2006
Clay Statements, Verge – 11th National Ceramics Conference, Qld
Crust – Gold Coast Art Gallery traveling Exhibition
Sass & bide – COFA Art Award exhibition, COFA space, Sydney
2005
54th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D’art, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Europ’art, (Galerie Marianne Brand), Geneva
2004
The Hollow and the Whole –Contemporary Ceramics, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Vessel : Diverse, Quadrivium, Sydney
2003
Surface, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
White Out, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
Ceramics – The Australian & New Zealand Context, Campbelltown City Art Gallery
Hypercrafting, Monash University
2001
Serenely Vital, Haecceity Arts
2000
Ceramics – The Australian Context, Campbelltown City Art Gallery
1999
Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne
1998
4th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, National Art Centre of Fine Arts, Egypt
1997
50th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D ‘art, Faenza Museum, Italy
Australian Ceramics at SOFA, Chicago, USA
Homebrand, Casula Regional Gallery

AWARDS, GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2019
Winner – Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum

2016
Finalist – Gold Coast International  Ceramic Award
Finalist – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2015
Nominated – Museums & Galleries of NSW 2015 Imagine Award
Finalist – City of Hobart Art Award, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

2014
Finalist – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2013
Grant – Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant for Established Artists
Finalist – 62nd Blake Prize for Religious Art
Finalist – The Fishers Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Finalist – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2010, 2011, 2012
Finalist – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2008
Scholarship – Planex Scholarship COFA UNSW

2007
Finalist – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Merit Award – Cowra Art Prize
Elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics

2006
Finalist – Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton
Winner – COFA Art Award – Sass & Bide
Scholarship – UNSW Research MFA

2005
Grant – Australia Council VAFC Skills and Development
Premier Acquisition Award – 54th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D’art, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
International Ceramic Award, Carouge Museum, Switzerland

2004
2nd Prize – Maroogal Women’s Art Prize

2002
Acquisitive Award – 18th International Gold Coast Ceramic Award
Finalist – Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton
Finalist – 19th International Gold Coast Award, Qld

1999, 2001, 2000
Winner – Port Hacking National Pottery Award

1999
Winner (ceramics section) – Fisher’s Ghost Art Award1998
Grant – Australia Council VAFC New Work Grant

1997
Winner – 16th International Gold Coast Award
Finalist – Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Auckland Museum, NZ
Finalist – 16th International Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld
Winner (ceramics section) – Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Gallery

1995
Finalist – Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland Museum, NZ

1990
Finalist – 3rd Commonwealth Bank National Ceramic Award, Canberra, ACT

1986
Residency – Canberra School of Art in conjunction with the National Symposium of Young Ceramic Artists

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2003, 2009, 2019)
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy (2005)
Collection of the Dutch Royal Family (1991)
Renwick Alliance Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA (2000)
F’A’Grue Collection Castelli, Teramo Italy (1997)
IAC Collection, FLICAM Museum, Fuping China (2008)
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria (2006, 2019)
Myer Foundation (1986)
Campbelltown City Art Gallery (1997)
Gold Coast City Art Gallery (1997, 2002)
University of Wollongong (2012, 2001)
Artbank (2014, 2016)
Bluestone collection, Melbourne (2016)

SELECTED PRESS
2019
www.artistprofile.com.au/lynda-draper/
Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award , SAM Shepparton Art Museum, ex. cat cover and inside pages
2018
Artist Profile, Issue 44, 2018, Profiles , Lynda Draper pg. 112
2017
Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, Phaidon Press
2016
Clay, by Amber Creswell Bell, Thames & Hudson2016
Hohe Luft Magazine, November 2016
Art Monthly, August issue 291, In Every Direction ‘Overundersidewaysdown’ At Manly, by Toni Warburton I
Art Collector , New Directions by Peter Hill, Issue 75, pg 142, Jan- March 2016

2015
Journal of Australian Ceramics, Thinking Through Colour ,  by Madeleine Preston, pg 24 Vol 54 No 3 Nov 2015
Tom Polo Important Objects: a conversation with Lynda DraperStamm
Interview by Greg Swinger for USA podcast Final Friday http://www.finalfridaypodcast.com/lyndadraper
Sturgeon, Changed Material by Miriam Kelly, pg 37 Issue 3
Art Collector, If I could have…Glenn Barkley, pg 197 Issue 71, Jan-March 2015

2014
Documentary Glazed &confused Ceramics in contemporary Art practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAX-BgQu8o
Glazed and Confused, by Lynda Draper The Journal of Australian Ceramics The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 53 No 3, November Handmadelife.blogspot.com/2014/02/show-of-week_19.html‎ 19 Feb 2014
Manuscript, Issue X 2014, News, pg 22I
Ceramic Review, A Maker Greatly Missed, Janet Mansfield’s legacy by Inga Walton, issue 269, pg 43 September/October 2014
Vogue Australia, issue 09, September 2014, pg 166
The Course of Objects: The Fine Lines of Inquiry, The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 53, No1
The Age March 22 2014, Your Weekend : in the Galleries, Review by Dan Rule Lynda Draper, Summon, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2013
Home and Hosed, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre

2012
Julie Bartholemew, ‘Beautiful Intent; Lynda Draper and Jacqui Hudson’,  Ceramics Art & Perception, December
Gerry Wedd, curator ‘The Narrative Knot Stories in Ceramics’ Manly Art Gallery & Museum

2011
Ceramic Sculptures, 1st ed, Lark Studio Series. USA
The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Contemporary Ceramics at Hazelhurst, 50/2 July 2011 p 53& 54
IN CLAY, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, catalogue essay Karen Weiss

2010
Home Altared by Kirsten Paisley Director Shepparton Regional Gallery Catalogue August- September
Incubate Issue 5 COFA UNSW

2009
Past in the Present , Lynda Draper  presentation Australian Ceramics Triennale 09, conference paper, published on Craft Australia Website, Issue 44, August     www.craftaustralia.org.au
Seven 21st Century Ceramists, Object 59, October, p 10
White heat: Social, Political, Cultural Issues catalogue essay by Julie Batholomew
Fluidity, Shift and Bloom: Understandings of an Oceanic Sublime in an Age of Ecological Collapse Conference, paper presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale,
The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2009. 95-108.
500 Ceramic Sculptures: contemporary practice, Suzanne Tourtillott, Lark books, New York/ London.

2008
Wonderland & the Irony of Memory, by Roderick Bamford, Ceramics Art & Perception. # 73

2007
Celebration, Prue Venerables, catalogue essay, Manly Art Gallery & Museum

2006
54th Premio Faenza, Lynda Draper, Ceramics Art & Perception, #62
Clay Statements, Exhibition Catalogue, By Patsy Hely
Crust, Exhibition Catalogue by Steven Baxter

2005
The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 44 # 2, Art Monthly Australia, June No 180

2004
Whiteout, by Sarah Bond, The Journal of Australian Ceramics 43#2
The Hollow and the Whole, Sue Buckle, Journal of Australian Ceramics 43#1

2003
Hyperlaughing, Dr R Nelson, Ceramic Art & Perception, #53
Hypercrafting, Dr R Nelson/ Dr C Headley, Exhibition catalogue

2001
The Age, July 14, Visual Art, Serenely Vital, Haecceity Art, review by Peter Timms
Sydney Morning Herald, March 30, Exhibitions – Critics Pick, Courtney Kidd
Sydney Morning Herald, March 28, Irregular Desires, Galleries, Review by Courtney Kid
Contemporary Australian Design, Interiors, interactive CD ROM

1999
Ceramics in the Australian Context, Jo Litson, Ceramics Art & Perception, Issue 38, Dec

1996
Sydney Morning Herald, September 26 , Domain Illusions, Pottery in Australia, Vol 35 No 3

1994
It’s Hard to Know, Ceramics Art & Perception, Mark Draper, # 18 Dec

1993
Novissime Ingobita, Dr Enzo Biffi Gentilli, Ceramic Antica Anno 111 (32)n 10 Nov

1991
Meaning and Colour, Mark Draper, Ceramics Art & Perception, # 5

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