Zoonoses

Zoonoses

SOLO EXHIBITION LOGAN ART GALLERY
OCT 19 – Nov 24 2018

This exhibition is primarily focussed on exploring concepts surrounding ‘Zoonoses’. The mechanism of lithography is used as the primary medium to explore perceptions of animals in the context of fear of disease.

Zoonoses

Zoonoses

SOLO EXHIBITION
TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY, 
2018 Mar 2 – May 20 
Zoonoses, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW

This exhibition is primarily focussed on exploring concepts surrounding ‘Zoonoses’. The mechanism of lithography is used as the primary medium to explore our perceptions of animals in the context of fear of disease.

Hosts

Hosts

                   
SOLO EXHIBITION,
REDLAND ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND
Hosts: Nicola Hooper Exhibition Opening 6.30pm Friday 13 October 2017
Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Middle & Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland

Hosts: Floor Talk and Morning Tea 10.30am Sunday 15 October 2017
Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Middle & Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland

Hosts by Brisbane artist Nicola Hooper presents her study of the concept of the animal body as a host or vessel for disease through the medium of lithography. Her works reference people’s often contradictory perceptions of animals in the context of fear of disease. Hooper explores the dichotomous concept of animals as demonised or revered, healthy or diseased, and human or animal through these exquisite works on paper. Final image courtesy Redland Art Gallery

Accompanying polyester plate lithography workshop
Adult Workshop
10am – 1pm Sunday 19 November 2017
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Cost        $10 non-refundable booking fee
For more information and bookings visit: artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/programs/
or phone (07) 3829 8484

minimus

minimus

SOLO EXHIBITION
OPENING EVENT WEBB GALLERY, SOUTHBANK, Fri June 16, 6 – 8pm


Continues until  June 30, 2017 open 10 – 4pm Tues – Sat

Photos by Jonathan Tse

There are many animals, who, though far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime,
because they are considered as objects of terror.
As serpents and poisonous animals of almost all kinds.
And to things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater 
– Edmond Burke 1757

Exhibition Rationale:
My current art practise and research is primarily focussed on exploring concepts surrounding ‘Zoonoses’.
The minimus exhibition is my first foray into sculptural/installation work and has a specific focus on the role of tiny zoonotic hosts such as mosquitos and fleas, both capable of causing mass destruction.

The work created for minimus is my response to Edmund Burke’s quote (above), exploring extemities in size and scale. Historically plague infected fleas have been responsible for the loss of an estimated 75 million lives.  During World War 11 plague fleas were used as weapons of war. Worldwide, the World Health Organization reports there are still between 1,000 – 3,000 cases of plague each year.  The mosquito is regarded as the most deadly animal in the world.  According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year.

Watermarks

Watermarks


GROUP EXHIBITION

Watermarks – Anastasia Tyurina, Nicola Hooper, Svetlana Trefilova, Helen Wyatt

March 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am – March 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm.

Exhibition Title: Watermarks
Artists: Anastasia Tyurina, Nicola Hooper, Svetlana Trefilova, Helen Wyatt
Dates: Wednesday, 9 March – Thursday, 24 March 2016
Opening Event: Friday, 18 March 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: WEBB Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, South Bank
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
About: Four artists use diverse media to explore the traces, impacts and qualities and relationships of water.

Nicola Hooper investigates Zoonoses (infections/diseases transferred from animal hosts to humans). She explores the animal body as a ‘host’ and the role ‘water’ and these animals play in the origin and spread of potential pandemic diseases. The mechanism of lithography is used to explore the way humans treat animals in the context of fear of disease.

Specimens

Specimens

  
  

GROUP EXHIBITION – Specimens
Feb 3 – Mar 6, 2016  Hilltop at Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Qld
A specimen is defined as an individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc.
used as an example of its species or type for scientific study or display.
3 artists: Anne Grant, Chrys Zantis and Myself exhibited work in this exhibition as a response to our interpretations of specimens.
I conducted a Polyester Plate Workshop to accompany this exhibition.