Through drawing and lithography, Dr Nicola Hooper uses fairy-tale iconology and rhymes to explore concepts surrounding zoonoses (animal diseases that can infect humans). The exhibition ZOONOSES explores how we perceive certain animals in the context of fear and disease.
Nicola is a Logan-based artist with a background in design and illustration. Lithography and drawing became integral to her studio practice whilst she completed a MAVA and MAVA (Hons) at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. She completed her Doctorate in 2019 with her research titled ZOONOSES – A Visual Narrative, after being awarded a GU Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
ZOONOSES is a touring exhibition of works by Dr Nicola Hooper presented by Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council, in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. Proudly sponsored by Haymes Paint.
Image: Dr Nicola Hooper, The Giant Flea, 2017, digital print of hand coloured lithograph on foam board, 100 x 100cm, image courtesy the artist.