Katy Woodroffe is an Australian artist who lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. She studied at the Tasmanian School of Art in both Hobart and Launceston and completed her Master of Fine Art and Design at the University of Tasmania, Launceston

Her work has been exhibited widely within Australia and overseas. She has had sixteen solo exhibitions in Australia and one each in Bulgaria and India. Her work has been featured in more than twenty different countries internationally.

This year she was selected as a winner in the “Beholding Beauty” exhibition in Rome, where she was guest speaker at the Finissage in June.

Selections and involvement in international art residencies have been an important part of her evolving practice and these have been undertaken in various countries including France, Spain, Greece and India.

She has won many prestigious prizes and awards including the City of Burnie Prize in 2013 and the $12000 Tasart Award in 2012. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections both in Australia and overseas.

Current and Recent Professional Responsibilities

  • Director of the Poimena Gallery, Launceston 1999/2010
  • Head of Art, Launceston Church Grammar School 1987/2010

  • Judge and Member of the Steering Committee, Material Girl 2009/1 

  • Rosamond McCulloch Paris Studio Management Committee, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart 2002 – 2010

  • Print Council of Australia Committee Member, Melbourne, Victoria 2007 – 2010

  • Life Member of Academy Gallery, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston

  • Life Member of Poimena Gallery, Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston

Recent Art Awards and Selections 2013

  • Winner of the City of Burnie $5000 TasArt Award, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie Selected international artist featuring limited edition prints, Monda Gallery, Dubai, UAE

  • Selected finalist, Hutchins Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart

  • Selected finalist, 33 Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain

  • Selected finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery

  • Selected finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, Gallery Parnella, St. Helens

  • Winning artist, “Beholding Beauty”, International Art Exhibition, Artrom Gallery, Rome

  • Special featured artist, “Rhythm”, Burnie Coastal Art Group, Burnie

  • Winners’ Exhibition, 20th Anniversary Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Perth

  • Selected finalist, Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie

Art Awards and Selections 2012

  • Winner of the $12000 Major Award Tasart Exhibition, Burnie regional Art Gallery, Burnie

  • Winner of Special Recognition Award, 14th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography and Print International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, USA

  • Selected finalist, International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Macedonia

  • Selected finalist, Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Reg. Gallery, Devonport

  • Selected finalist, 32nd Cadaques Miniprint International, Taller Galerie, Cadaques, Spain

  • Featured artist, Beholding Beauty International Art Competition, Artrom, Rome, Italy

  • Selected online finalist, Lethbridge Gallery Small Scale Art Award

  • Selected finalist, Scope Galleries Art Award, Scope Gallery, Vic

  • Selected artist, Budapest Exhibition, Pen Club Gallery, Hungarian Multicultural Centre

  • Selected finalist, 11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Selected finalist, Mini Print International - Asia Pacific, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong

  • Selected finalist, Shy Rabbit Print International 3, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, USA

Art Awards and Selections 2011

  • Selected finalist, Mini Print International - Asia Pacific, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong

  • Special Recognition Award, Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, December 2011

  • Selected artist, “Rituals, Relics and Icons”, ANCA Gallery, CanberraSelected finalist, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla, South AustraliaSelected finalist, Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

  • Selected finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Victoria

  • Selected finalist, A4 Contemporary Print Exhibition, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

  • Selected feature artist, “Twelve” calendar (December), Made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Queensland

  • Selected Finalist, Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Merrimac, Queensland

  • Selected Finalist, 10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Gallery, NSW