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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1943


Koh-E-Nida 2000 Place made: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: ceramics, glazed porcelain

Dimensions: 48.5 h x 23.5 w x 23.5 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2001
Accession No: NGA 2001.189

Pippin Drysdale produces series of ceramics based on her experiences abroad and extensive travel and research in outback Australia. This work is from a series she developed after a period of research in Pakistan. Its surface decoration of multicoloured and multiple-fired glazes derives from her earlier ceramics depicting the colour and landforms of Australia's north-west. Drysdale's innovative glazes are realised with particular brilliance in this work, giving it a richness and intensity of surface that suggests the shifting colour of Pakistan's mountain landscapes and the vivid, layered and wrapped silk garments typical of this region.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra