Zoonoses Caboolture Regional Gallery

Zoonoses Caboolture Regional Gallery

    

Open Saturday, 29th June continues to 7th September 2019
Drawing from a range of historical and popular literary references, the exhibition investigates zoonotic diseases – illnesses carried by animals that can be transferred to humans. Lithography and drawing are used as a method to create immersive experiences through which visitors can explore their relationships with these creatures and the world around them. Zoonoses offers a creative perspective on fear, disease and animals through fairytale iconography, rhymes, artist books, sculpture and wallpaper.

New works include Run Rattus Rattus Run (above) animation by Dr Zaynep Akcay lithographs by myself and Concerning Cats and Toxoplasmosis works inspired by Lady Francesca Wilde’s Irish Myths. Zoonoses runs concurrently with Lynley Dodd’s Scarface Claw Exhibition.

Events include Spooky Stories after dark in torch light, thank you Penny Nelson for the image and Art + Science = Soiree Panel Discussion with panelists David Harris, Donna Davis, Nicole Crosswell, Geoff Thompson and myself. Other events include artist talks, adult polyester plate workshop, children’s fly making and collaborative wallpaper.

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.

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.

 

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

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