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:

Devonshire Collections, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Farmleigh House and Estate, Dublin, Eire
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Hetjens-Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lotte Reimers-Stiftung, Deidesheim, Germany
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany
Museo Civico Palazza dei Colsoli, Gubbio, Italy
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza Ravenna, Italy
Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Siberia, Russia
Tomsk State Gallery & Museum, Siberia, Russia
Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
ANZ Bank, Adelaide, Australia
Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Australian Capital Equity, Perth, Western Australia
Bank of New Zealand, Perth, Western Australia
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
City of Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia
Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Joondalup, Australia
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
The Curtin University Art Collection, Perth, Australia
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Perth, Australia
University of Southern Queensland Art Collection, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Chung-ju National Museum, Chungbuk, South Korea