Katy Woodroffe is a contemporary Australian artist who lives and works in Hobart. She has been featured in more than 25 solo exhibitions since 2001 both within Australia and overseas.

Travel has been an important influence on her arts practice and she has been awarded many international residencies, including Paris (twice), Greece, India and Spain.

New exhibition – Family Heirloom – opened at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts in Hobart on November 30 2018


This exhibition has evolved over many years. It uses fragments of stories from both sides of my family history to explore the complex legacy of early migrants arriving in Van Diemen’s Land. Most of the work is displayed in the main gallery with some small pieces featured in the Museum Rooms. The exhibition continues until the end of March, 2019.


View the exhibition here

Selected finalist, Women’s Art Prize Tasmania 2019

In Search of Utopia: Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land Circa 1825
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
150cms (h) x 100cms (w)

Selected finalist, Burnie Print Prize, Burnie 2019

In the Courtyard of Odysseus Elytis: The Mad Pomegranate Tree Unique state
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
100cms x 150cms

Selected finalist, Megalo International Print Prize, Canberra 2019

Inside the Courtyard of Odysseus Elytis
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
150cms x 150cms

Selected finalist, Korea-Australia Foundation Prize KAAF, Sydney 2018

The Porcelain Life Raft
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
100cms (h) x 100cms (w)

Recent commission for a villa in the Algarve, Portugal

In the Palace garden: Ritual of the Full Moon
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
75cms (h) x 50cms (w)

Great to open the Friend’s School Art Exhibition November8, 2018

Opening speaker
Friends’ School Grade 11 and 12 Art Exhibition

Studio visit by the Sydney based Culture Scouts as part of their Dark Mofo tour – June 17, 2018 (culturescouts.com.au)

“Katy Woodroffe’s Sandy Bay artist studio turned out to be our final day sweet treat. It was like sharing an intimate moment with your best friend over a plate of nice brownies by the fire. Katy’s stories of life, travel, history, family and creativity had us as spellbound as her exotic acrylic works on paper”.

Anabel Dean (culturescouts.com.au/blog)

Selected finalist in the 2018 Kennedy Prize at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide (celebrating beauty) September 9 – September 23, 2018

In the Palace Garden: Dusk in the Courtyard
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
50cms (h) x 50cms (w)

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