MORTON BAY COUNCIL’S 15 ARTISTS – FINALIST

MORTON BAY COUNCIL’S 15 ARTISTS – FINALIST

  
Really honoured to be a part of this exhibition. This annual award plays a pivotal role in the growth of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. The $10,000 acquisitive prize exhibits 15 artists that reflect the collection’s focus of culture, identity, spirit and sense of place.
This year’s artists include Kathryn Blumke, Nadine Cameron, Jon Cattapan, Jun Chen, Chantal Fraser, Denise Green, Nicola Hooper, Winnie Luk, Donna Marcus, Tom Moore, Rosella Namok, Robyn Stacey, Alex Standen, Charlotte Tegan, and Alick Tipoti.
Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Guest speaker Michael Wardell
OFFICIAL OPENING 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Friday 24 August 2018
My work titled Little Peter Rabbit has a Fly Upon his Nose (2018) explores and pays homage to the Bancroft families research into entomology, parasitology, rabbits and zoonoses. The work draws on the Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter, 1902) to discuss Tularaemia (Rabbit Fever) and how rabbits and horseflies, along with ticks, mosquitoes and rodents are hosts to this zoonotic disease.

 

2018 WATERHOUSE Natural Science Prize FINALIST

2018 WATERHOUSE Natural Science Prize FINALIST

Really excited that my The Giant Flea, 2017 is a finalist in the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and is being exhibited at the beautiful South Australian Museum, exhibition res from Friday 8th June and continues until Sunday 5th August 2018. Photos courtesy of Cristina Metelli.

 

QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES’ WINDMILL EXHIBITION

QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES’ WINDMILL EXHIBITION

 

From early July to late December 2017 my work James the Rat King Diptych and artists book will be exhibited at the Qld State Archives Windmill Exhibition.
The ‘Report on Plague in Queensland’ by Burnett Ham was inspiration for this work (a copy of which is housed at the Qld State Archives) It focuses on a documented event in 1907 at New Farm. Garnett’s Produce store, on James and Hawthorne Sts, contained plague rats. During the January school holidays 11 children contracted the plague, along with five others. 16 were infected, 6 died. During the investigation of this site, floor-boards were lifted, to find skeletonised rats, the perfect place for a rat king to fester. This is a gothic fiction, almost too ghastly to be real, born out of the events from 1907.

Artists in Conversation: Nicola Hooper