B Ed, Grad Dip Visual Arts(UNSW), Ceramics Dip (National Art School),MFA (UNSW)
Lynda Draper is a visual artist who primarily works in the Ceramic medium. She has been Head of Ceramics at NAS since 2016. Lynda has received numerous national and international awards and grants including a Skills and Development grant and two New Work grants from the Australian Council for the Arts. Awards include the: Sidney Myer fund Australian Ceramic Award, Premier Acquisition Award at the 54th International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, held at the International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy; 16th International Gold Coast Award, Gold Coast Regional Gallery and the sass & bide COFA Art Award held at COFA UNSW. In 2010 she completed an MFA at COFA UNSW with the assistance of a Planex scholarship. Lynda’s works have been featured in numerous publications including Vitamin C: New perspectives in Contemporary Art and Clay and Ceramics, Phaidon Press.
Lynda’s works are included in significant National and International collections including at 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; Wollongong Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery University of Wollongong and the IAC Collection FLICAM Museum, Fuping, China.
Lynda is currently represented in Australia by Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney and internationally by Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France.