Salamanca Arts Centre presents
the works of SAC Resident Artist Katherine Cooper.
Celebrating the beautiful;
the many and varied birds of Tasmania.
“Tasmania and its surrounding islands – home to a rich and diverse bird fauna.
Birds enthral us with their stunning plumage, amusing antics, their freedom of flight and their fragility.
Looking past the obvious; close observation and engagement of the subject is paramount for me in my efforts to capture the essence of the subject’s unique self.
I hope to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them.
Paying tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down – to reconnect.”
– Katherine Cooper
Monday 10 December 2018 – Wednesday 30 January 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays
10:30am – 3:00pm Sundays
*Opening hours during Christmas / New Year period TBC
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 6:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Nick Mooney
Nick Mooney is an Australian conservationist, biologist, writer, wildlife expert, raptor specialist and ecological educator best known for his work with the Tasmanian Devil. He has also participated in a number of expeditions, including studies on Macquarie Island in Antarctic waters, and for many years lecturing on marine mammals and seabirds while guiding and driving zodiacs in Antarctica.
Katherine Cooper. Focus – White Bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster). (Photographic reference courtesy Dr Mehrdad Abbasian – with thanks) Watercolour/gouache on Ampersand Clayboard. 100 cms x 85 cms.
Katherine Cooper. Montgomery the Great – Tasmanian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae castonops) (with thanks to Luke O’Brien and the Raptor Refuge of Tasmania). Watercolour/gouache on Ampersand Clayboard. 110 cms x 90 cms.
Katherine Cooper. Balance – Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos). Watercolour/gouache on Fabriano Artistico 640 gsm hot press rag paper. 80 cms x 70 cms.