About Katherine

Katherine Cooper

Katherine is a Hobart based artist whose work is dedicated to raising awareness of the beauty and fragility of our wildlife and their habitats.

Her work is particularly drawn to the birdlife of our wilderness areas, islands and oceans.

She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1990 and her works are represented in corporate and private collections in Australia, UK, USA and the House of Krug, France.

Katherine was the winner of the Holmes Art Prize for Excellence in Realist Bird Art 2015 and a Finalist in 2016 and was recently voted the People's Choice Award Winner - Wrest Point Art Award 2017.

Winner of the 3rd round Artist of the Year with the Wildlife Art Society of Australia in 2014.
She was also a Finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year 2012 and 2011.

In 2012, Katherine traveled to the Shetland Isles to participate in a 6 month art residency and exhibition held at The Old Haa, Isle of Yell, Shetland.

Katherine holds the following memberships:-

  • Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • Art Society of Tasmania
  • Wildlife Art Society of Australia
  • Wildlife and Botanical Artists – Canberra
  • Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Professional Info

  • 2018 - Tutor - Grampians Brushes Halls Gap, Victoria
  • 2017 - Tutor - Art Society of Tasmania
  • 2017 - Tutor - Bundaberg Art Society May 2017
  • 2017 - Tutor - Raptor Refuge of Tasmania
  • 2016 - Tutor - Grampians Brushes Halls Gap Victoria September 2016
  • 2016 - Tutor - Watercolour Art Society of Western Australia May 2016
  • 2016 - Guest Speaker - BirdLife Tasmania, University of Tasmania 14 January 2016
  • 2015 - Guest Speaker - BirdLife Tasmania, University of Tasmania - 9 July 2015.
  • 2015- Tutor - Grampians Brushes, Halls Gap, Victoria
  • 2015 - Facilitator 'Vanishing Point - an art/science collaboration on ocean plastics
  • at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Castray Hobart 1 May - 12 July 2015
  • 2014 - Tutor - Grampians Brushes, Halls Gap, Victoria
  • 2014 - Key note Speaker, CSIRO/WABA Art in Science Symposium, Canberra
  • Demonstrations - Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia, Carlton, Melbourne
  • Raptor and Rehabilitation Refuge, Kettering, Tasmania
  • 2012 - Artist in Residence – The Booth , Scalloway, Shetland Islands
  • 2006 - Artist in Residence – Spirit III - Living Artists Week – Devonport/Sydney
  • 2005 - Artist in Residence – Spirit III - Devonport/Sydney
  • 2005 - Artist in Residence – Australia Post Program – Living Artists Week Devonport Imaginarium

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018/19-'Avian' - Birds of Tasmania - Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2016/17- 'Per Mare' - by Sea - Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2013 - 'The Hemisphere Travellers' - University of Tasmania/Ten Days on the Island
  • 2012 - Gallery Salamanca - works on display.
  • 2012 - 'Birds of Shetland' - Isle of Yell, Shetland Isles UK
  • 2011 – Handmark Gallery – 'Birdland'  Evandale, Tasmania
  • 2010 – Salamanca Collection Gallery – 'Moments of Observation'
  • 2007 – Studio Gallery – Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2006 – Nautilus Gallery – King Island
  • 2005 – Artist in Residence – Devonport Imaginarium
  • 2003 – Artist of the Month, Strickland Gallery, Hobart Grand Chancellor
  • 1998 – Freeman Gallery, Tasmania
  • 1994 - King Island
  • 1993 – King Island
  • 1992 – King Island/Burnie
  • 1990 – King Island
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Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 - 'Marina DeBris' - A Haute Couture and Vanishing Point' - Arts/Science Collaborative exhibition Carnegie
  • Gallery Maritime Museum of Tasmania
  • 2018 - 'Vanishing Point/Unseen' - Arts/Science Collaborative exhibition IMAS/University of Tasmania
  • 2017 - 'Vanishing Point/Unseen' - Arts/Science Collaborative exhibition IMAS/University of Tasmania
  • 2016 - 'Studio Stories' - Salamanca Studio Artists Group Exhibition
  • 2012/2016 - Group Works - Gallery Salamanca, Hobart
  • 2015 - 'Vanishing Point' - an art science collaboaration - University of Tasmanian and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • 2014 - Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia 'Birds in Backyards' and 'Wild Awards'
  • 2012 - BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition
  • 2011- Australian Guild of Realist Artists Annual Spring Exhibition
  • 2011 - BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition
  • 2011 – Dunalley Waterfront Café/Gallery – 'Observation' - joint exhibition
  • 2010 – Handmark Gallery, Salamanca – Group Christmas Exhibition
  • 2010 – Loch Shiel Festival, Scotland – Noyes Fludde – Children's Mask – Tasmanian Eastern Barred Bandicoot
  • 2009 – Salamanca Collection Gallery – Grous Christmas Exhibition
  • 2008 – Studio Gallery, Salamanca arts Centre –'Look Both Ways' – Keith Climpson/Katherine Cooper
  • 2008 – Salamanca Collection Gallery – 'Endangered Species'
  • 2007 – Finalist – Australian Guild of Realist Artists – Australia at Large Exhibition Weld Echo Exhibition – Long Gallery – Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2006 – Studio Gallery Artists – Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2006 – Australian Guild of Realist Artists – Australia at Large Spring Exhibition
  • 2005 – Studio Gallery Artists – Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2003 – Off-Centre Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
  • 2003 – Saddler Court Gallery, Richmond Tasmania
  • 2002 – Together with Melbourne based Wildlife Artist, Janet Matthews, Strickland Gallery, Hobart Grand Chancellor
  • 1998 – 7NT Tasmanian Art Exhibition
  • 1997 – Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia – Annual Exhibition, Melbourne
  • 1997 – Bottomley Holdings Gallery/Framer - Brighton, Victoria
  • 1997 – Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Victoria
  • 1996 – Adele's Gallery of Fine Art, Camberwell, Victoria
  • 1996 – From Ship to Shore – King Island and Burnie
  • 1995 – Circular Head Arts Festival
  • 1995 – Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia Annual Exhibition, Melbourne
  • 1995 – Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Victoria
  • 1994 – Circular Head Art Festival
  • 1994 – Arts Council of Tasmania – Joint Island Exhibition
  • 1994 – Freeman Gallery, Sandy Bay
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Awards

  • 2017 - Winner - Peoples Choice Award, Wrest Point Art Award
  • 2016 - Finalist, Holmes Art Prize, Caloundra, QLD
  • 2015 - 2nd Wildlife Art Society of Australasia WOW Exhibition
  • 2015 - Winner - Holmes Art Prize, Caloundra QLD.  
  • 2014 - Winner - Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia ' Birds in Backyards' Exhibition
  • 2014 - Winner - Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia 'Wild Awards' June exhibition
  • 2012 - Finalist - BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012
  • 2011 - Finalist – BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011
  • 2007 - Finalist - Australian Guild of Realist Artists - Artists of Australia Spring Exhibition
  • 2007 – Rotary Club of Hobart – 1st People's Choice Award
  • 2006 – Rotary Club of Hobart – 1st People's Choice Award
  • 2006 – Australian Guild of Realist Artists Spring Exhibition - Finalist
  • 2005 – Rotary Club of Hobart – 2nd People's Choice Award
  • 1998 – Burnie Private Hospital – Art Acquisition Award
  • 1996 – Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia – Award for work in watercolour/gouache
  • 1996 – King Island Council $1000 art Award
  • 1996 – Festival of King Island People's Choice Award $1000
  • 1995 – Finalist Circular Head Art Festival – Patrick Hursey Memorial Award
  • 1995 – Finalist Circular Head Art Festival – Runner up People's Choice Award
  • 1995 – Finalist Circular Head Art Festival – Marine Board of Hobart Art Award
  • 1994- Circular Head Art Festival – Winner - Marine Board of Hobart Art Award $2000
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Commissions

  • Commissioned to create children's mask of endangered species for production of 'Noyes Fludde' – LochShiel Festival - Scotland
  • Remy Krug Australia for House of Krug, France – Menu Covers for National product promotion
  • Airport Murals – King Island Council
  • Natural Resource Management Logo
  • Collections
  • House of Krug, France
  • Burnie Private Hospital
  • King Island Council
  • King Island Hospital
  • Represented in various private collections including Australia, France, Canada, UK, and USA 
  • Publications
  • Remy Krug Australia
  • Herald Sun
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1994 - Advocate Newspaper
  • 1994 - Examiner Newspaper
  • 1994 - The Mercury
  • 1994 - Arts Council of Tasmania
  • 1995 - The Examiner and Advocate
  • 1996 - Wildlife Artists of Australasia Catalogue
  • 2002 - The Mercury 
  • 2003 - The Mercury
  • 2006 - Cradle Coast Authority Promotional Magazine
  • 2006 - Living Artist's Week Magazine
  • 2007 - Living Artist's Week Magazine
  • 2008 – The Mercury Newspaper
  • 2009 – Tasmanian Life Magazine, The Art Collector, The Mercury Newspaper
  • 2010 - The Shetland Times
  • 2011 - Australian Guild of Realist Artists
  • 2013 - Zoneone Arts, The Shetland Times, BBC Radio
  • 2014 - Canberra Times, CSIRO/Wildlife and Botanical Artists magazine, ACT
  • 2014 - 'On the Wing'  The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania

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