Pippin Drysdale

Born 1943, Melbourne, Australia

As an artist, I have never wanted to be in the safe zone. Challenges, even when tinged with fear and trepidation, have facilitated and strengthened my artistic practice.

Pippin Drysdale is an acclaimed Australian ceramic artist whose international profile has seen her art works represented in museums, galleries and private collections worldwide.

She has always seen the form as a three dimensional canvas, and to that extent, the form dictates the surface. It is the translation of her intuitive response that she has to her surroundings and her experiences that makes her work so compelling.

Retrospectively, one can see each phase of her creative process and its inspiration, but it is the Australian landscape that is the dominant influence in her work.

Through her lavish use of colour and lustres and her precision of line, she has captured the minutiae of mapping a vast and varied landscape.

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Working in Fremantle, Western Australia

2008   Master of Australian Craft, Australia Council for the Arts
1997   to date Adjunct Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia
1986   Curtin University, Western Australia, BA Fine Arts

Pippin Drysdale has work in the following public collections:

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lotte Reimers Foundation, Deidesheim, Germany
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza Ravenna, Italy
Palazza dei Colsoli and Museo Civico, Gubbio, Italy
Tomsk State Gallery & Museum, Siberia, Russia
Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Siberia, Russia
American Foundations, USA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
The Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
The University of Western Australia
ANZ Bank, Adelaide, Australia
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Australian Capital Equity, Perth, Western Australia
Bank of New Zealand, Perth, Western Australia
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, South Queensland, Australia
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Gifu Prefectural, Japan
Chongju National Museum, Chungbuk, South Korea