Melbourne, 7 Jun 2022 — 25 Jun 2022

28 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

The Patterning of Light: Breakaway Series II-III
- Pippin Drysdale

Floor talk Saturday 11 June 3pm
Jánis Nedéla, Curator of Paintings & Works on Paper
Kerry Stoke Collection


Individual works within groupings may be purchased, but will not proceed if the grouping is acquired.


Pippin Drysdale is regarded as the foremost interpreter of the Australian landscape in the field of ceramics. Her works are known for their intensity of colour and linear markings that interpret the artist’s relationship with the Australian natural environment.

Australian Galleries is delighted to present Pippin Drysdale The Patterning of Light: Breakaway Series II-III; the artist’s first solo exhibition with our gallery.

Pippin Drysdale has been a member of The Australian Ceramics Association since commencing her career in the 1970s and has been active as a member of the ceramic’s community – exhibiting, holding workshops, undertaking residencies both nationally and internationally. Her works have been collected by galleries, museums, curators, and private collectors worldwide.

Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, Pippin’s career spans over 50 years, over half of which has been a hugely successful collaboration with Warwick Palmateer who throws the vessels that Pippin decorates in her iconic style.

‘As I have continued to explore my Breakaway Series I have become increasingly fascinated with the properties of light within the landscape and my focus has moved from the “vastness” of the images to the “smallness” of things – the way light bounces and bends with the breeze on the water; filtered Light through gently moving vegetation; the iridescence of dragonfly wings; the fluttering of fish; the glisten of frogs; the dew on the leaves and rocks. Correspondingly I have been consciously seeking an increased sheen to my vessels, making smaller vessels as little surprises and my palette has shifted from the broader colours of the land, the water and the sky to the subtleties of the small and wonderful.’ – Pippin Drysdale, 2022

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