Lynda Draper

2015, Sydney Contemporary


2014, Summon

2011, Home Altar

Early works

Lynda Draper

Born 1962, Sydney Australia. Lives Thirroul, NSW


2014      Summon, Gallerysmith

2013      Revisit, Firstdraft, Sydney

2010      Home Altar, Gallerysmith
Sam, HOME ALTARED, Shepparton Art Gallery

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


2013      Home & Hosed, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
62nd Blake Prize for Religious Art
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
The Fishers Ghost Award
, Campbelltown Arts Centre (finalist)
Zoologica, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2012      Cross-Pollination, COFA space, University of New South Wales
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (finalist)
Man and Beast, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Anim(us), Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2011      SOFA, Chicago, USA ,represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (finalist)
CAA, San Franscisco USA, represented by John Natsoulas Gallery
The Narrative Knot, Manly Regional Gallery
IN CLAY Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2010      Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (finalist)

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, Royal exhibition Building, Melbourne

2007      Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, (finalist)
Bloodlines: Art and the Horse. Curator Peter Fay, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.
Celebration. Manly Art Gallery, Sydney.

2006      Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton
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      50th 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



2013   Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant for Established Artists

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
UNSW Research MFA Scholarship
2005Australia Council VAFC 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   Port Hacking National Pottery Award (Winner)

1998      Australia Council VAFC 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


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2009, 2003)

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)

Myer Foundation (1986)

Campbelltown City Art Gallery (1997)

Gold Coast City Art Gallery (1997, 2002)

University of Wollongong (2012, 2001)

Artbank (2014)


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

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


2010          MFA (Research) University of NSW College of Fine Arts

2013          TAFE Cert IV in Training and Assessment
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

1984 – 85  Ceramic Certificate, East Sydney Technical College

1980 – 83  Bachelor of Education (Art) City Art Institute, UNSW


2005   Lecture and Workshop, Ecole des Arts Decorative, Geneva, Switzerland

1989 – Present   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)

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