Katy Woodroffe is an Australian artist who lives and works in Hobart. Her work has been featured extensively in solo exhibitions 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.

Van Diemensland – opening July 2021 at KEG expo, Schijndel, the Netherlands (with Dutch artists Marielle van den Bergh and Mels Dees).

This exhibition responds to the historical links between Tasmania and the Netherlands. Abel Tasman’s ‘Journal of the Voyage to the Unknown Southland in the Year 1642’ provided valuable background information for the work.

Solo Exhibition 2021

into the Light
Handmark Gallery

September 24 – October 13

Artist book
Occupation and Loss
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

32cms x 25cms (150cms fully extended

Encounters in a New Land: Past meets Future
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

49cms x 47cms

Last Days

Acquired for the City of Schijndel Municipal collection

Tiger Moon

Now part of the Australian Ambassador’s collection in his residency in the Hague (this is the third Embassy residence displaying Katy’s work)

Work displayed in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Work displayed in the Australian Embassy residence in New York

Forbidden Fruit: Only the Cool Water of the Lily Pond can Subdue our Desire

Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
150 x150 cms

Recent Exhibitions 2021

Poimen@20
Poimena Gallery, Launceston

“It’s a marvelous night for a moon dance, With the stars up above in our eyes”
2021

Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
97cms x 97cms

Celebrating our Landscape
Handmark gallery

Moonrise. Treasure Island
2021

Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
100cms x 100cms

Short listed exhibitions 2021

Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie

Colonisation by Seed: Adventure Bay 1788, 2019
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
150cms x 150cms x 4cms

Short listed exhibitions 2020

Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize
A Corona Dream
2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

96cms x 85cms

Women’s Art Prize Tasmania
Bird Call Theatre: The Inheritors Act 1 and 2 (diptych)
2019
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

100cms x 100cms

Tidal 20 – the City of Devonport National Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery

From the Tide Pool to the Stars and Back Again 2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
150cms x 150cms

Major work heading to New York

Forbidden Fruit: Only the Cool Water of the Lily Pond can subdue our desire
2018
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

150cms x 150cms

Recent exhibitions at Handmark Gallery, Hobart 2020

 

Summer Salon

The Power of a Dream
2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
96cms x 85cms

Landscape exhibition

Celebrating the End of Lockdown: Trophy Night
2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

75cms x 69cms

Celebrating the End of Lockdown: Souvenir Hunting
2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

27cms x 76cms

Still Life exhibition

Life in Lockdown #1-6
2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

35cms x 26.5cms

Life in Lockdown 
#lockdownchallenge
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper

35cms x 26.5cms

Recent Exhibitions at Clarendon Arms, Evandale, (Handmark) 2020

Spring Salon

Pop Up Christmas Exhibition

Dreaming of Spring 2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
96cms x 85cms

Treasure Island 2020
Acrylic and ground pigment on paper
68cms x 68cms

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Less than two weeks to go! So relieved to have all the work in the hands of the fabulous team @wagner_framemakers #upcomingexhibition #intothelight #handmarkgallery #contemporaryart #katywoodroffe #hobarttasmania ...

The Van Diemensland exhibition in the Netherlands has now finished. So grateful to @mariellevandenbergh and @melsdees for all their hard work in making it such a success. And very honoured and thrilled to have Tiger Moon heading up to the Australian Ambassador’s residence at the Embassy in The Hague today!#internationalexhibition #kegexpo #schijndel #thenetherlands #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist ...

Wednesday #backinthestudio #contemporaryart #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

Winter is done courtesy of library Woody and early nights! #bookstack #readersofinstagram #bibliophile ...

Last week of poimena@20. A big thankyou to @psnell1 for finding my special life member glass! #groupexhibition #contemporaryart #poimenagallery #launceston ...

Such a wonderful farewell for my sister today. Travel gently over that rainbow Lizzie ❤️❤️❤️ ...

Such a wonderful celebration of friendship and fun over the past 20 years in Poimena. So good to catch up with so many fabulous people ❤️#poimena@20 ...

So looking forward to being back in Poimena tomorrow night with these fabulous people ❤️ ...

Finishing off work for “Into the Light” @handmarkgallery next month #studioday #upcomingexhibition #contemporaryart #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

Very honoured to have this piece acquired for the Schijndel Municipal Art Collection @kegexpo #thenetherlands #vandiemensland #contemporaryart #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

New fire screen #scorched #newwork #upcomingexhibition #handmarkgallery #intothelight #contemporaryart #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

Fire screen : trapped - first experiment of three #contemporaryart #upcomingexhibition #handmarkgallery #intothelight #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

Thrilled to have Tiger Moon heading into a special private collection in the Netherlands #vandiemenslandexhibition #kegexpo #schijndel #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

So special to be live streamed into the exhibition opening in the Netherlands last night! A massive thank you to @mariellevandenbergh and @melsdees for all their hard work, enthusiasm and belief that it could all still happen in these tricky times. And fabulous to have the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Matthew Neuhaus and his wife Angela making it such memorable occasion. Long post but I really felt that I was there although a bit daunting to see myself on such an enormous screen representing the Tasmanian link in the exhibition!#vandiemensland #kegexpo #schijndel #thenetherlands #katywoodroffe ...

Van Diemensland opens this Friday @kegexpo in the Netherlands. Hopefully joining @mariellevandenbergh and @melsdees online. Colonial hunting plate 144 cms x 144 cms #forthcomingexhibition #schijndel #thenetherlands #contemporaryart #katywoodroffe #tasmanianartist #hobart ...

Very honoured to have the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Matthew Neuhaus, opening our exhibition Van Diemensland @kegexpo on July 23 and fabulous to be collaborating again with @mariellevandenbergh and @melsdees #internationalexhibition #kegexpo #schijndel #thenetherlands #tasmaniancollaboration #contemporaryartists ...

Looking forward to being part of the landscape exhibition @handmark on Friday #moonrisetreasureisland #tasmanianartists #contemporaryart #hobart ...

Best ever winter feast 2021 #darkmofo #hobart #tasmania ...

Such an amazing night out in Hobart. Started at the penitentiary and ended up at the sensational performance of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet with the composer Gavin Bryars and the TSO #darkmofo2021 #hobart #tasmania ...

Really chuffed to get this photo of my work in the embassy residence in Indonesia 😊 ...