My work explores the psychological scenarios often representing a journey within the dualities of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present. I am interested in the relationship between the mind and material world, and the related phenomenon of the metaphysical. Creating art is a way of attempting to bridge the gap between these worlds.
In the process of making, I utilise many different clays and glazes depending on my vision for a work. I like to work in a way where there can be options after the firing process and allow any mishaps to inform the outcome. Multiple firings almost always occur. I find this gives an additional freedom to the creative process.
Courtesy of Gallerysmith
Lynda Draper is a visual artist who primarily works in the ceramic medium. She has received numerous national and international awards and grants including two New Work and a Skills and Development grants from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Her works are in significant collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, International Museum of Ceramics (Faenza, Italy), Smithsonian Institution Washington, SAM Shepparton Art Museum, Myer Foundation, Artbank Australia, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, University of Wollongong and the FLICAM Museum, China. Lynda is currently represented by Gallerysmith, Melbourne.
ceramic and various glazes
80 x 43 x 50 cm
Judges of the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Djon Mundine OAM (Curator, Writer, Artist and Activist), Roslyn Oxley OAM (Gallerist and arts benefactor) and Alexie Glass-Kantor (Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney and Curator, Encounters, Art Basel | Hong Kong).
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