Edwina Cooper is an Adelaide based artist producing kinetic sculptural and installation works. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Adelaide Central School of Art in 2015. Edwina is a current member of The Boiler Room studios in Adelaide. In developing her practice she has been influenced by her experiences as a competitive sailor. She has a continued interest in ways in which humans experience and interact with oceanic thresholds.
In 2014, Edwina won the James Martin Award for most Outstanding Graduate Student (BVA). In 2015, Edwina collaborated with Sam Howie for FELTspace’s ephemeral public art project FELTpublic. In June 2016, Edwina exhibited with Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne in a group show called Four Walls. She has been awarded the Adelaide Festival of Arts’ Destination Art: Emirates Artist Development Opportunity, which enabled her to travel to Marseille in May/June 2016 to undertake a three week research residency at Dos Mares. The outcomes of this residency will be presented as two separate solo shows at FELTspace in November 2016 (Port-all), and Contemporary SA during 2017 (newly amalgamated Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia and Australian Experimental Art Foundation). Edwina was awarded funding from the FELTspace Philanthropic Fund to assist with her exhibition Port-all.
Edwina is a founding member of the website Verso, which launched in January 2017, as a curated platform encouraging innovative writing practices and accessible writing in the visual arts.