Rowley Drysdale works acquired by Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Rowley Drysdale works acquired by Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum – Thursday, 6 December 2018

Rowley Drysdale - Gladstone

Rowley Drysdale, Wood fired trio, 2018. Image via Quixotica Art Space


Congratulations to Rowley Drysdale on the recent acquisition of his work by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum was established in 1985. It is dedicated to promoting art and heritage for the communities of the Gladstone Region and Central Queensland and act as custodians for the preservation and display of the region’s history and cultural heritage.

Drysdale created this wood fired trio in the Japanese “kurinuki” style. The forms represent survivors from the fire box of a wood kiln, one of the most astringent environments in which art can be created.

Drysdale creates and teaches at his art space, Quixotica, located in the hinterland of Noosa in Cooroy, Queensland. His creative energy is divided between vessel orientated ceramics, and wall works combining clay and mixed media. Long recognised as an ambassador for Australian wood fired ceramics, Rowley has forged significant relationships with other renowned international potters, particularly in South Korea. His work is in numerous private collections, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and Japan. Additionally, his work is represented in more than a dozen public collections around Australia and has won almost 20 awards. He was awarded a Master of Arts (by research) from Monash University in 2000.

Drysdale is also a writer, poet, musician, lover of nature, designer of homes and gardens and is a long standing, highly respected tertiary educator of visual arts on the Sunshine Coast.

Keep your eyes peeled for Rowley Drysdale’s forthcoming exhibition at Fox Galleries in 2019, alongside Bec Juniper.

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