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Lynda Draper

Born Sydney Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France(upcoming)
2017 Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2014 Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013 Firstdraft, Revisit, Sydney, NSW
2010 Sam. Shepparton Art Museum, Home Altered
2010 Gallerysmith, Home Altar, Melbourne
2008 Gallerysmith, Kangaroo, Melbourne
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, Sydney curated by Mikala Dwyer
1988 Breewood Gallery. Katoomba
1987 Hogarth Gallery. Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 -19 Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker beyond the Modern, Heide Museum of Modern Art
2018 Ceramics (Now) : An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Adelaide Perry Gallery PLC, Sydney
2018 Bad Mannerism, curated by Chelsea Lehmann, Pom Pom Gallery, Sydney
2017 Salon des Refusés 2017, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2016 Weird Ceramics, Gippsland Regional Gallery curated by Simon Gregg
2016 Borne, Stanley St Gallery
2016 602 Melbourne, represented by Gallerysmith
2016 Collective Material, Craft Melbourne
2016 Gold coast International Ceramics Award
2016 Overundersidewaysdown, Manly Art Museum, curated by Glenn Barkley
2015 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks represented by Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2015 TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School curated by Glenn Barkley
2015 Biggie Smalls, curated by Toni Bailey, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2015 Friends with Benefits, curated by Chris Dolman, Gallery www.twentythirtyseven
2015 Finalist in the City of Hobart Art Award, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
2015 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
2014 Slow Burn, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2014 Compassionate Voices, Koskela Gallery. Sydney curated by Liane Rossler
2014 Danger Will Robinson , Airspace, Sydney
2014 Monuments to the Frontier Wars, Damien Minton, Sydney
2014 The Course of Objects, Manly Art Gallery & Museum curated by Sue Ostling
2014 Terra firma: The Inquisitive Collector, Chapter House Melbourne
2014 The Democracy of Drawing, Airspace Projects, Sydney
2014 Collectors Space, Art Month, the collection of Lisa Havilah & Glen Barkley
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist
2013 Home & Hosed, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery curated by Liz Nowell
2013 The 62nd Blake Prize
2013 MCA ARTBAR, curated by Tony Albert
2013 The Fishers Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2013 Zoologica, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2012 Man and Beast Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
2012 Crosspollination, Cofa Space, Sydney
2012 Anim(us) Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2011 SOFA, Chicago, USA, represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
2011 CAA, San Franscisco, USA, represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
2011 The Narrative knot, Manly Regional Gallery
2011 IN CLAY Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2009 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, curated by Rob Howe and Craig Judd
Rebirth, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal exhibition Building, Melbourne
IAC Members Exhibition, Qujaing exhibition centre, Xian, China Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Salute, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Bloodlines: Art and the Horse 2007- 2009 Touring regional galleries of NSW Curator Peter Fay Celebration. Manly Art Gallery, Sydney.
2006 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Gallery Clay Statements: Verge – 11th National Ceramics Conference. Qld Crust – Gold Coast Art Gallery travelling Exhibition Sass & bide/ COFA Art Award, cofa space, Sydney
2005 International Ceramic Award, Carouge Museum, Switzerland 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
2002 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton 19th International Gold Coast Award, Qld
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 54th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D ‘art, Faenza Museum, Italy
1997 Australian Ceramics at SOFA, Chicago, USA
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Auckland Museum, NZ
16th International Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld
Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Gallery
Homebrand, Casula Regional Gallery
1995 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland Museum, NZ
1990 3rd Commonwealth Bank National Ceramic Award, Canberra, ACT
1986 National Ceramic Symposium Exhibition, Canberra, ACT

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2017,2016,2014,2013, 2012, 2011,2010, 2007 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2016 Finalist International Gold Coast Ceramic Award
2015 Glazed & Confused: Ceramics in contemporary Art practice, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, nominated for a Museums & Galleries of NSW 2015 Imagine Award
2015 Finalist in the City of Hobart Art Award
2013 Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant for Established Artist
2013 Blake Prize (finalist)
2013 Fishers Ghost Art Award (Finalist)1999 & 1997 Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Ceramics section winner)
2008 Planex Scholarship COFA UNSW
2007 Cowra Art Prize, Merit Award
Elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics
2006 Sass & bide – COFA Art Award
Sidney Myer International Ceramic Award (special acquisition)
UNSW Research MFA Scholarship
2005 Australia Council for the Arts- Skills and Development Grant Premier Acquisition Award 54th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D’art, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
2004 Maroogal Women’s Art Prize (2nd)
2002 18th International Gold Coast Ceramic Award (Acquisition)
2000 2001 1999 1998 1997 1987 Port Hacking National Pottery Award (Winner)
1998 Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant
1997 16th International Gold Coast Award (Winner)
1999 1997 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (Ceramics section winner)
1986 Residency Canberra School of Art in conjunction with the National Symposium of Young Ceramic Artists


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

Selected Publications

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 & Hudson
2016 Hohe Luft Magazine, November 2016
2016 Art Monthly, August issue 291, In Every Direction 'Overundersidewaysdown' At Manly, by Toni Warburton
2016 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
2015 Stam, Important Objects: a conversation with Lynda Draper by Tom Polo August 2015
2015 Interview by Greg Swinger for USA podcast Final Friday
2014 Sturgeon, Changed Material by Miriam Kelly, pg 37 Issue 3, 2015
2014 Art Collector, If I could have...Glenn Barkley, pg 197 Issue 71, Jan-March 2015
2014 FILm Glazed &confused Ceramics in contemporary Art practice
2014 Glazed and Confused, by Lynda Draper The Journal of Australian Ceramics The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 53 No 3, November 2014
2014 19 Feb 2014
2014 Manuscript, Issue X 2014, News, pg 22I
2014 Ceramic Review, A Maker Greatly Missed, Janet Mansfield's legacy by Inga Walton, issue 269, pg 43 September/October 2014
2014 Vogue Australia, issue 09, September 2014, pg 166
2014 The Course of Objects: The Fine Lines of Inquiry, The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 53, No1
2014 The Age March 22 2014, Your Weekend : in the Galleries, Review by Dan Rule
Lynda Draper, SUMMON, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013 Home and Hosed, 2013, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre
2012 Beautiful Intent Lynda Draper and Jacqui Hudson, by Dr Julie Bartholomew
2012 Gerry Wedd, curator 'The Narrative Knot Stories in Ceramics' Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2011 Ceramic Sculptures, 1st ed, Lark Studio Series. USA
2011 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Contemporary Ceramics at Hazelhurst, 50/2 July 2011 p 53& 54
2011 INCLAY, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, catalogue essay Karen Weiss
2010 Home Altared by Kirsten Paisley Director Shepparton Regional Gallery Catalogue August- September
2010 Incubate Issue 5 COFA UNSW
2009 Conference Paper Past in the Present , Lynda Draper presentation Australian Ceramics Triennale 09, published on Craft Australia Website, Issue 44 August 2009.
2009 Object 59 October, Seven 21st Century Ceramists p 10
2009 White heat: Social, Political, Cultural Issues catalogue essay by Julie Batholomew
2009 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
2009 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, by 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


2010 Master of Fine Arts by Research, UNSW College of Fine Arts
2013 TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment
1991 Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts – Sculpture, COFA UNSW
1987 Post Certificate, East Sydney Technical College
1984 - 1985 Ceramic Certificate, East Sydney Technical College
1980 - 1983 Bachelor of Education (Art) City Art Institute, UNSW


2016 - Present Head of Ceramics National Art School, Sydney
2016 - 2017 Artist Worksop Little Orange Group Campbelltown Arts Centre
2008 - 2015 External Assessor National Art School, Sydney
1989 - 2015 Ceramic Design Studio TAFENSW, Sydney Institute , Sutherland College, Gymea Campus
2015 TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School National Art School Art Forum Talk panel discussion with exhibiting artists Lynda Draper, Toni Warburton, Artbank Curator and Collection Coordinator Miriam Kelly and Gallery 9 Director Will Sturrock.
2015 Art Month, Speaker Burn Bay Burn : New approaches to ceramics , Gallery 9 Sydney
2015 Casula Powerhouse artists work shop
2014 Curator GLAZED & CONFUSED, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, nominated for a museums &Galleries of NSW 2015 Imagine Award
2013 MFA External Assessor University of NSW College of Fine Arts
2008 - 2015 External Assessor National Art School, Sydney
2011 Auburn Community Developments (ACDN) Artist in Residence at School (AIRS) Program, collaboration with David Capra, Claire Pettigrew & J.D Reforma
2011 Curator INCLAY, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre
2011 Elected TAFE Ambassador Sydney Institute 120 year celebration
2005 Lecture and Workshop, Ecole des Arts Decorative, Geneva, Switzerland
1993 & 2000 Lecture and Workshop Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1996 - 1999 University of NSW School of Architecture (Painting, Drawing & Visual Communication)
1984 - 1988 Department of Education (Art Teacher)