Lynda Draper

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Lynda Draper is an Australian visual artist who works primarily in the ceramic medium. Her work explores the intersection between dreams and reality. Many ceramic sculptures evolve from a state of reverie shaped by fragmented images from her environment, memory, culture and ghosts from the past. She is 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. Lynda has a fascination with pareidolia, and the phenomena of universal mythologies linked to the spirit image. Her work aims to invite imagination and the contemplation of some kind of other realm. 

Draper has received numerous national and international awards, including being the recipient of the 2019 Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award. Other awards include; The 16th International Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Fisher Ghost Award, 54th Acquisition Award MIC, Faenza, Italy. Grants include a Skills and Development grant and two New Work grants from the Australian Council for the Arts.

Draper’s works are included in significant national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy; Renwick Alliance Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Washington; Artbank, Australia; Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Victoria; FA Grue collection, Italy; Collection of the Dutch Royal Family; Myer foundation; Campbelltown City Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; University of Wollongong and the IAC Collection FLICAM Museum, Fuping, China.

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