Education
2015 Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] – Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

 2014              Bachelor of Visual Art - Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2017          Port-all, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania

                  Submerge, ACE Across at ACE Open, Adelaide, South Australia 

2016         Port-all, FELTspace, Adelaide, South Australia

2015          The Sailcloth Work, Mint Artist Studios, Adelaide, South Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions / Projects
2018 Primal : Ephemeral Eco Art Residency, Streaky Bay, South Australia

Leeward Bride, collaboration Christina Peek, Floating Goose Studios inc. Adelaide, South Australia

2016                Four Walls, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

                        Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia

2015                Propositions, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

                        FELTpublic, Ephemeral Public Art Project for FELTspace, Whitmore Square, South Australia

                        Wish You Were Here, Adelaide Central Gallery, South Australia

                         Provenance, Adelaide Central Gallery, South Australia

2014                Breaking Silence, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

Awards
2016                FELTspace Philanthropic Fund

2015                Adelaide Festival of Arts’ Destination Art: Emirates Artist Development Opportunity

 2014               James Martin Award for most Outstanding Graduate Student (BVA)

Residencies
2017           Submerge, Ayatana Artist's Research Program, Ottawa, Canada

2016               Dos Mares International Residency Program, Marseille, France

Bibliography
2017           Tower, A. 2017, 'Shipshaped', catalogue essay for Submerge at ACE Across for ACE Open.
                       Viewable at: http://aceopen.art/essay-shipshaped/

2016                Boisvert, E. 2016, ‘World of Weather and Art’ Guardian Messenger, 10th February, p. 12

                        Interview at Dos Mares, Marseille. Viewable at: http://www.2mares.org/EN/index.html

2015                Lloyd, T. 2015, ‘Young artists’ Euro adventure’ The Advertiser, 1st June, p. 28 

Other
2017            Co-founder of Verso - an online platform for writing in the visual arts

 

Bio. 
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 was 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 was presented FELTspace in November 2016, in an exhibition titled Port-all. Edwina was awarded funding from the FELTspace Philanthropic Fund to assist with her exhibition.  In July 2017, Edwina traveled to Canada to take part in a residency called Submerge with Ayatana Artists' Research Residency Program. This activity was supported by the Adelaide Central School of Art's Graduate Support Program. Selected works from both residencies in France and Canada were shown at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston in December 2017. In 2018, Edwina collaborated with fellow Adelaide artist Christina Peek, resulting in an entirely new body of work shown at Floating Goose Studios inc. In December of 2018, Edwina traveled to Streaky Bay and worked with local artists Lauren Karp and Toni Foster to install a new site responsive public art work for the shelter shed at Doctors Beach.