2015 Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] – Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia
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
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)
2017 Submerge, Ayatana Artist's Research Program, Ottawa, Canada
2016 Dos Mares International Residency Program, Marseille, France
2018 Interview for Primal : Ephemeral Eco Art Residency.
Viewable at: https://www.visiblestreakybay.com/copy-of-oceanic-space-art-installat-1
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
2017 Co-founder of Verso - an online platform for writing in the visual arts
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. Cooper currently works out of a warehouse/studio in western 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 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. In July 2017, Edwina travelled to Canada to take part in a residency 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 travelled 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.