sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre


Pippin Drysdale, Wolfe Creek Crater Installation, 2023, porcelain incised with coloured glazes - 17 components, 330 h x 1530 w x 480mm d

An enormous congratulations to Sabbia’s own Pippin Drysdale, who is a finalist in the one of Australia’s most acclaimed award, the prestigious Wynne Prize 2023, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney. Pippin is one of only 41 finalists in this years prize. A deserved honour for one of this country’s finest makers in ceramics.

The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.

This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Art Gallery (although in the early years all entrants were hung). Many winning paintings have become icons in Australian landscape art, entering the collections of public galleries, including our own.

The Wynne Prize was established following a bequest by Richard Wynne, who died in 1895, and first awarded in 1897, in honour of the official opening of the Art Gallery at our present site.