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Skymasters : Tasmanian Raptors & Owls

Paintings in watercolour and gouache, graphite works and prints by Katherine Cooper


Paintings in watercolour and gouache, graphite works and prints
by Katherine Cooper, member of the Society of Animal Artists USA and the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, and SAC Resident Artist.

“I’ve got everything I need: a nice piece of land with hawks and owls and incredible sunsets, and the good will of my neighbours”
– Burt Shavitz (Burt’s Bees)

Although this comment was made many years ago, Burt Shavitz’s words resonate today more loudly than ever.

Despite our daily interaction with, and our affection for things, we take them for granted without considering their complexity, their worth and I often find myself deliberating about ‘what we need’ versus society’s persistent pursuit of ‘what we want’.

I grew up on Islands, surrounded by wild seas, abundant subject matter, and the complete freedom to explore, learn and appreciate these natural places.  I treasure those times but, in hindsight, I did perhaps take these special places/the inhabitants for granted and assumed that they would always be ‘there’.   

I now live in a time of change, where many of Tasmania’s endemic species are listed under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Act 1995 including the magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax fleayi) and Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae castanops)

There is still great beauty all about us, sometimes found in the most uncomplicated places. My work is dedicated to inspiring others to look, then look again; to explore; to appreciate their surroundings; to acknowledge; to slow down and most importantly, to reconnect.
– Katherine Cooper

“Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes”
– E. F. Schumacher

Tuesday 14 December 2021 – Wednesday 26 January 2022

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sundays 10:30pm – 3:00pm
*CLOSED Christmas Day : Saturday 25 December 2021*

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Skymasters : Tasmanian Raptors & Owls

Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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