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ART MONTH – Burn Baby Burn: New approaches to Ceramics

It was great being part of this panel

After years spent in craft wilderness ceramics is in the midst of a total rediscovery by younger artists across Australia.

Ceramics are being eagerly collected and exhibited in major institutions across Australia, signifying a major turn in the mediums’ fortune. What does this rediscovery mean for the medium? As ceramics becomes more commodified what should potential collectors look out for? Speakers include Merran Esson, Brett Stone, Emily Hunt, Lynda Draper, Glenn Barkley (MC)


Book via the Art Month website

Come along to the inaugural opening of TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN for the group exhibition Friends with Benefits. Opening 29 Jan from 6pm.

Friends with Benefits

Kylie Banyard

Kate Beckingham

Harriet Body

Leo Coyte

David Capra

Lynda Draper

Rosie Deacon

Marc Etherington

Emma Finneran

Heath Franco

Belem Lett

Deb Mansfield

Jonathan McBurnie

Anna McMahon

Peter Nelson

Tom Polo

Nicola Smith

Jodie Whalen

Paul Williams

Opening: 6-8pm Thurs Jan 29 2015

Exhibition runs Fri 30, Sat 31 and Sun Feb 1

Glazed and Confused: Ceramics in Contemporary Art Practice


Exhibiting the creative outcomes of the Artist Residency Project at the Ceramic Design Studio Gymea TAFE. Project initiated and exhibition curated by Lynda Draper

It’s been fantastic working with these artists …

David Capra, Emily Hunt, Joan Ross, Chris Dolman, Mikala Dwyer, Connie Anthes , Justin Cooper, Harriet Body, Leahlani Johnson , Paul Williams, Peter Sharp, Sarah Contos, Madeleine Preston, Jodie Whalen, Glenn Barkley, Not, Josie Cavallaro, Karen Black, Frank Nowlan, Marc Etherington, Rosie Deacon, Giselle Stanborough & Tom Polo.


2014 Finalists announced

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 45 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 14th annual Prize and exhibition.

The finalist group was selected from a record number of entries this year including artists from Australia, Hong Kong, USA, the United Kingdom, and Italy, highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation.

The innovative submissions – each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected from 597 entries by a judging panel comprised of Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah, former Director of Sotheby’s Australia, Justin Miller and philanthropist Gretel Packer.

The exhibition will be on view, free to the public, from 18 October until 2 November 2014 at the Woollahra Council Chambers in Sydney.


Lynda Draper, Starman finalist 2014 Woollahra Small Scuplture Prize




From 23 August, the new Artbank headquarters in Sydney’s Waterloo art district will be open to the public.

‘Loose Canon’, Curated by Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is the inaugural exhibition in Artbank’s new gallery, features artworks that span the entire history of Artbank, from 1980 to the present. The exhibition features work by artists Lynda Draper, Billy Tjampitjinpa Kenda, Peter Maloney and more.

Loose Canon navigates the conventions of a ‘collection exhibition’ in relation to the way art historical ‘canons’ are formed. The idea of the ‘canon’ itself – referring to art reflecting the highest quality standard against which something can be judged within any given historical moment – has been applied loosely and according to the peculiarities of this collection. Representing a diverse range of contemporary practice, Loose Canon presents an alternative canon with the work of well-regarded artists alongside those who are often left out of the recent histories of Australian art.