Pippin Drysdale

Born 1943, Melbourne, Australia

“Working from her studio in Fremantle, surrounded by the catalogue of her trials and experiments – racks of wonderful pots of all colours and sizes that failed her almost impossible test of quality – Pippin Drysdale continues to interrogate her practice from the perspective of an artist without borders.

The Falstaffian spirit that imbues her every action is pitched always at maximum intensity, from her explosive laugh - that fills not only rooms but auditoria - to her extravagant generosity and, of course, to her total commitment to her work.
The landscape is the ever-constant lure, the catalyst for work, the connecting point and anchor for each new development. Her work is ambitious. It negotiates interweaving journeys through various landscapes describing her artistic practice and her engagement with the sites she documents. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of these unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge.”

Ted Snell AM CitWA, Director Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia & Chair, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council

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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


Works for Sale