Filomena Coppola CV

Solo Exhibitions

2017                Earthly Tales, Gallery152, York, WA

2017                I Stand Alone, Arcade at Five Walls, Melbourne, VIC

2015                Fish out of Water, Murray Cod, Palimpsest #10 ADFA Building, Mildura, VIC

2013                Mother Tongue, Palimpsest #9, ADFA Building, Mildura, VIC

2013                Chasing the Disappeared, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW

2012                Wallflower – The Event, Australian Galleries Melbourne, VIC

2011                Wallflower – Mirror, rorriM, Palimpsest #8, Rio Vista, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC

2010                Penumbra, Gallery 25, Mildura, VIC

2009                Moon Shadow, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

2008                Heart Song, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2006                Transient Light, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

2005                Transit, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

2004                Seam, Lawrence Gallery, RosemontCollege, Philadelphia, USA

2003                The Dialogue of Difference, Tina Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne

2002                Pulse, Tina Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne

1999                Swoon, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1998                String of Pearls, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1996                Paradise Lost, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1995                In the Garden of Eve, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania


Group Exhibitions

2021               Earth Canvas, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC

2020               Home2020, Museum of Innocence, Arts Mildura, VIC

2018               Circle of Stones, Gallery 152, York, WA

2018               This Wild Song, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC

                       VIVID, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, VIC

                       Swan Hill Drawing and Print Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC

                       New Horizons, and exhibition of Italian Australian Artists, Museo Italiano, Carlton, VIC

2015               f generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, VIC

                       Reclaiming Isis, PPG, La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC

                       The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2014               The F-Word, Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

                       Imagining Social Equity– migration, gender & community, Museo Italiano, Carlton, VIC

                       London Works on Paper Fair, Celia Lendis Galleries at Science Museum, London

                       quietNOISE, Chapman and Bailey, Melbourne, VIC

2013               Observance, Celia Lendis Contemporary, UK

              Wonder Room, Maroondah Art Gallery, VIC

2012               Deck the Walls, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

                      Beautiful Soup, St Heliers Street Gallery, Abottsford Convent, Melbourne

                      Fish out of Water, whitecubemildura, Mildura, VIC

2011              Large Exhibition of Small Works, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

                      The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                       Mayoral Art Show,Maroondah Art Gallery, VIC

                       Freak of Nature, Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland, VIC

                       Fair and Square,Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2010/11         JADA Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

2010              The Catalano Collection, Art Gallery Ballarat, VIC

                        Filomena Coppola, Janet Dawson and Merrick Fry, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2009               Banyule Works on Paper Award, Banyule City Council, Melbourne, VIC

                        40 x 40 x 40, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

                       ‘…a thousand words, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

                       On Paper, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

                       Don’t Stand on the Grass, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2008              City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2007               Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                        Banyule Works on Paper Award, Banyule City Council, Melbourne, VIC

2006               Robert Jacks Drawing Award, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

                        Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive, Swan Hill Art Gallery, VIC

                        Melbourne 06, Dickerson Gallery at the Melbourne Exhibition Building, VIC

                       The Printmakers Gallery, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, TAS

2005               Robert Jacks Drawing Award, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

                        Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                        Banyule Works on Paper Award, Banyule City Council, Melbourne, VIC

                        Recent Acquisitions, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

2004               Movimento Rapido, Dickerson Gallery at Steps Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

                        2004 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery VIC

                        EveN, Mildura Regional Gallery, Mildura, VIC

                        Group Exhibition, Glen Eira Arts Complex, Melbourne, VIC

2003               The Book Show, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

                        Distant Noises, Print Council of Australia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne VIC

                       The Print Council of Australia’s Member Print 2003, touring nationally

2002               Bendigo Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC

                        Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2001               Stitches, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW

                        Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                        Group Show, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

                        Food in Art, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS

2000               Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibitions Buildings, Melbourne, VIC

1999               Milles bon Baisers, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

                        Rosamond, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                        Hutchins Art Prize, Hutchins School, Hobart, TAS

1998               1998 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, VIC

                        Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, TAS

                        Inkpots to Internet, La Trobe University Gallery, Bendigo, VIC

                        In Praise of Make-Up, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS and touring

1997               The 1997 Collectors Print Folio, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                         Contemporary Tasmania Art, Dick Bett Gallery at Caulfield Art Complex, Melbourne, VIC

1996                Mornington Peninsula Print Award, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, VIC

                        Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, WA

                        University of Western Sydney, Macarthur Printmedia Acquisitive, Casula Powerhouse, NSW

                        Poets and Painters, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

1995               Hobart Art Prize, Carnegie Gallery, Town Hall, Hobart, TAS

                        Blundstone Art Prize, QVMAG, TAS, touring Victoria and NSW

                        Partners in Print, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

1994               Canson Student Print Award, QLD College of Art; COFA Gallery, NSW; APW, Melbourne

                        Triennale Mondiale D’Estampes Petit Format, Musee d’Art Contemporain, France.

1993               The Conversation of Humanity, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne & touring with PCA.



1993/95           MFA, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

1992                Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, University of Tasmania,Tasmania

1988/90           Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, LaTrobe UCNV, Victoria



Marsh, A, Doing Feminism, Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia, Melbourne University Press, 2021

Wilson, R, Ch 21, Sites of Translation in Melbourne, The Handbook of Translation and the City, Routledge, 2021

Polezzi, L, Ch 13, From Substitution to Co-presence, Translation, Memory, Trace and Visual Pracrics of Diasporic Italian Artists, Transcultural Italies, Liverpool University Press, 2020

Yoeman, W. Rich Relationship Runs Deep in Work, October 15, 2018, The West Australian, WA

Yoeman, W, Subtle Themes of Sensuality, July 15-16, 2017, The Weekend West, WA

Phillips, C, Call to Arms, Catalogue Essay, Reclaiming Isis – Auset, 2015

Phillips, C, The F-Word, Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia, Catalogue, Gippsland Art Gallery and Ararat Regional Art Gallery, 2014.

Garden, Wendy, Wonder Room Catalogue, Maroondah Art Gallery, 2013

Vivian, Helen, Catalogue,  Mildura Palimpsest #8, collaborators and saboteurs, 9-11 September 2011

Vivian, Helen, Filomena Coppola, Mildura Living Magazine, Winter 2012

Gates, Merryn, Mildura Palimpsest #8: Collaborators and Saboteurs, Art Monthly, 248 April 2012

Fonseca, Allyson, $5000 Grant for Local Artist, Sunraysia Daily, July 5, 2012

Cotching, K. Wallflower – The Event, Imprint, Summer 2011, Vol. 46, No.4

Marks, L. Filomena Coppola: Moon Shadow, Imprint, Winter 2009, Vol.44, No. 2

Garden, W. Catalogue Works on Paper Art Award 2007, Banyule Drawing Prize 2007

Backhouse, M, Transient Light, The Age, A2, Nov 25, 2006

Vaughan, L. Transient Light, Exhibition Newsletter, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne 2006

Holmes, J. How Australian Printmaking has Benefited from Australia Council Overseas Studio Residencies, Imprint, Winter 2006, Volume 41, Number 2

Frankham, N. Editor, Claiming Ground, 25 Years of Tasmania’s Art for Public Building Scheme, Quintus Publishing – Arts Tasmania andUniversity ofTasmania

Backhouse, M. Uncoiling a Mystery, The Age, A2, June 18, 2005

Bellamy, L, Founded on a Fascination With Fabric, The Age, Metro, June 7, 2005

Fowler, M. Australian Artist Work Reveals a Passion For Color, Main Line Ticket,Philadelphia, Nov 4, 2004

Donahoe, V. Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 31, 2004

Backhouse, M. The Point Where Patterns Collide, The Age, Review, Sept 20,2003

Hewitt, H. V. Rapprochement, Newsletter, Tina Smynios Gallery, Melbourne 2003

Scott, S. Pulse, Exhibition Newsletter, Tina Smynios Gallery, Melbourne 2002

Vanni, I.Stitches, Exhibition Catalogue, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney 2001

Klaosen, D. A Flourishing Ecology, A festival of prints and printmaking, Art Monthly, Aug 1998, No.112

Knights, M. Specific Times and Particular Spaces, Recent Public Art in Tasmania, Artlink, Vol.18, No.2, 1998

Klaosen, D. The Shudder of a Caress, RealTime, June/July 1998

Catalano, G. An Education in Light – Interview with Filomena Coppola, Imprint Summer 1997 Vol.32 No. 4

Bond, C. In Praise of Make-Up, Exhibition Catalogue,University of Tasmania,Hobart, 1997

Daw, R. Opus Topiarum, Paradise Lost, Dick Bett Gallery Newsletter No.33, 1996

Spinks, J. Review, City of Hobart, Art andAustralia, Vol.33, No.4, Winter 1996

Klaosen, D. In the Garden of Eve, Imprint, Summer 1995, Vol.30 No.4

Colless, E. In the Garden of Eve, Dick Bett Gallery Newsletter, No.26, 1995

Hill, P. Review, The Art of Reproduction, Imprint, Spring 1995 Vol.30 No.2

Andersch, J. Weaving New Patterns on a Classical Theme, The Mercury, Oct 22, 1994 p34

Waite, D. Australian Prints to France and Beyond, Imprint, Winter 1994 Vol.29 No.2

Australia in Print, PCA Members Prints Released, Imprint, Spring 1993 Vol.28 No.3

Weston, B. Regionalism-Localism – The Debate Goes On, Imprint, Autumn 1992 Vol. 27 No.1



2012   Chasing the Disappeared, shot and edited by Robert Klarich

2011   SBS Studio TV, Mildura Palimpsest


Commissions and Awards

2013    Arts Victoria, Development Grant

2012    Regional Arts Victoria, Project Funding

2009    Shugg Group, Drawing Commission

2005    Imagery Estate Winery andArtGallery, Wine Label,Sonoma,CA,USA

2004   Vermont Studio Centre Residency and Part Fellowship, Vermont, USA

2003    The Print Council of Australia, The 2003 Member Print Selection

2001    Judges Selection, Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania

2000    Ian Potter Foundation, Individual Grant

2000    Tonchi Dzelalija, Drawing Commission

1999    Arts Tasmania, Development Grant

1998    Arts Tasmania, Artsbridge Funding

1998    T42 Restaurant, Drawing Commission

1997    R McCulloch Scholarship, Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, University of Tasmania and Arts Tasmania

1996    Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

1996    TAAB Art in Public Places, with Robyn Daw, Queen Victoria Hospital, Launceston, TAS

1995    City of Hobart Art Prize, Works on Paper, Joint Winner

1994    ArtsTasmania Grant, Professional Development Reserve Fund

1993    The Print Council of Australia, The 1993 Member Print Selection

1989    Ilford Torphy 1989, Outstanding Photographic Achievement


Acquisitions and Collections

Artbank, Sydney

Parliament House Collection, Canberra

Print Council of Australia, Melbourne

Canson Australia, Melbourne

University of Tasmania, Launceston and Hobart

City of Hobart, Tasmania

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

Devonport Art Gallery, Tasmania

Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Victoria

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

The Hutchins School, Hobart

Mildura Arts Centre Gallery, Victoria

Banyule City Council,Victoria

Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales