PREVIEW by Barnaby Smith

PREVIEW by Barnaby Smith

Any visitor to Nicola Hooper’s Zoonoses exhibition will be immediately confronted by a gigantic mosquito and a gigantic tick hanging by fishing line from the ceiling. The idea behind these models, according to the artist, is to bring a sense of sublimity to these tiny creatures so that their new stature corresponds with the fearful awe they might inspire as carriers of death and disease.
click on the link to read Art Guide Australia journalist Barnaby Smith’s full preview

https://artguide.com.au/nicola-hooper-zoonoses

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.