Irene Koroluk is a Tasmanian artist whose practice draws on her connections with the natural environment. Through her work, she aims to capture and reveal beauty and diversity in the landscape. Drawing on her imagination, memory and personal experiences from her travels and explorations, Irene captures both stillness and movement through detailed and layered interpretations of the places she encounters.

Primarily working in textiles, Irene creates tactile and detailed art quilts, often using mixed media in her compositions. Her practice also encompasses drawing, print making, photography and painting. 

Interested in the fragility and transitory nature of the landscape, her work aims to instil the value and importance of appreciating and protecting natural habitats, highlighting the places and species that touch and replenish her soul.

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Education

2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts, printmaking, UTAS

1995 Master of Environmental Studies, UTAS

Awards

2021 Finalist. 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Vic. (upcoming)

2021 Finalist. John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Queensland (upcoming)

2021 Artist in Residence, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

2020 Finalist. The Heysen Prize for Landscape, Hahndorf, South Australia

2020 Finalist. 2 works. The New Quilt 2021, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Windsor, New South Wales

2020 SAQA Juried Artist Member. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., Hebron, Connecticut, USA

2020 Finalist. One Step Further, Kyabrum, Victoria (upcoming)

2020 Finalist. 2 works. Australian Textile Art Award, Melbourne

2020 Finalist. Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

2019 Curator's Choice Award & Finalist. 2 works. Australian Quilts in Public Places, Metamorphosis, Whitehorse ArtSpace Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Finalist. Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney

2019 Finalist. 2 works. Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

2019 Finalist. Clip Award, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth

2018 Finalist. Henry Jones Art Prize, Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart

2018 Finalist. Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2018 Winner & second prize, Emerging. Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine, Victoria

2018 Finalist. Petite Miniature Textiles 2018, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria

2018 Finalist. Ebb and Flow, Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

2015 Finalist. History Her Story, Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize, Narryna House, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

2015 Viewer’s Choice 3rd prize. Autumn Challenge Quilters Easter Showcase, Brighton Civic Centre, Tasmania

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Lost Worlds, Onewall Artspace, Acacia Grove, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Group Exhibitions

2019 Island Quilts, Launceston Silverdome, Launceston

2019 Out of Hand, Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2019 Clip Awards Digital Showcase, Perth Cultural Centre Screen, Perth

2019 Women’s Word, Kingborough Community Hub, Kingston, Tasmania 

2019 Abstracting Time 3, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2018 Abstracting Time Petite, Onewall Artspace, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2018 Travelling Exhibition for Ebb and Flow: Bay of Fires Winter Art Festival, Gallery Parnella, St Helens; Wonders of Wynyard Gallery;

Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery, St Marys; Island Quilts Exhibition, The Goods Shed, Hobart

2017 Women of the Island, Wild Island Tasmania, Salamanca, Hobart

2017 Abstracting Time 2, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2016 Abstracting Time, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2016 Travelling exhibition for History Her Story: Wonders of Wynyard Gallery; Bay of Fires Winter Art Festival, Gallery Parnella, St Helens; Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery, St Marys; Tasmanian Quilt Expo, Hobart Show Grounds Pavilion

2015 University of Tasmania Graduation Show, Hunter St Campus, Hobart

2014 What’s Up? Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

Bibliography

The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc, The New Quilt Catalogue 2021

Australian Quilters Association Inc, 2019 Australian Quilts in Public Places, Metamorphosis

Lynda Worthington (editor), Australian Textile Art Award 2020, ArtWear Publications Pty Ltd

Collections

SAQA's Online Collection, Hebron, Connecticut, US 

Whitehorse Art Collection, Boxhill, Victoria

Private collections in Australia and internationally

Work available at Henry Jones Art Hotel

Irene Koroluk

© 2017 by Irene Koroluk.

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