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Irene Koroluk is a Tasmanian artist whose practice draws from 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.



2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts, printmaking, UTAS

1995 Master of Environmental Studies, UTAS


2024 Selected. Excellence in Fibers IX, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, Washington, USA (upcoming 2025)

2024 Finalist. 5th international Circle Foundation Artist of the Year, (virtual) Lyon, France

2023 Recipient. Artsbridge, Arts Tasmania (transport, freight and accommodation assistance for solo show in Winton)

2023 Finalist. Fiber Art Now, Excellence in Fibers IX, Oregon, USA

2023 Selected. SAQA Global Exhibitions, Quilt Festival in Korea, Coex Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea 

2023 Recipient. (Applicant for Stitching and Beyond), City of Hobart Community Grant Program, Tas

2022 Juried. Art Evolved: Intertwined, SAQA Global Exhibitions, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum, La Conner, Washington 2023/2024, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts 2025, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi 2026

2022 Recipient. (Applicant for Stitching and Beyond), Community Grants Program, Kingborough Council, Tas

2022 3rd prize. Art Quilt - Advanced/Professional, Island Quilts Tasmania, MAC02, Hobart, Tas

2022 Finalist. Dare to Differ, Gallery M, Adelaide

2022 Juried. Australia Wide 8, Touring Exhibition: Warwick Art Gallery QLD, Dysart Art Space QLD, Naracoorte Art Gallery SA, World Theatre QLD, Joel Gallery Vic, Kyabram Town Hall Vic, Cannery Arts Centre WA, Outback Regional Gallery Winton QLD, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston Tas, Millicent Gallery Millicent SA

2022 Finalist. Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize (emerging), Gordon, NSW 

2022 Finalist. John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, QLD

2021 Recipient. Creative Support Small Grants Fund, Arts Tasmania

2021 People's Choice Award x 3. Out of Hand, Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart, Tas

2021-2025 Juried. Fur, Fangs, Feathers & Fins, Saqa Global Exhibition, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona 2022, Quilt Festival Long Beach, California 2023, Detroit Zoo, Detroit 2024

2021 Finalist. Fibre Art Now, Emerging Artist Showcase, Massachusetts

2021 Finalist. Art Quilt Australia 2021, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, Vic

2021 Juried. SAQA Virtual Gallery - Impressions of Oceania From Around the World, SAQA USA

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

2021 Finalist. John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, QLD 

2020 Finalist. The Heysen Prize for Landscape, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA

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

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

2020/2021 Finalist. One Step Further, Kyabrum, Vic 

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

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, Hornsby, 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, NSW

2018 Winner & second prize (emerging). Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine, Vic

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

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, Tas

Solo Exhibitions

2025/2026 The Packing Room, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart (upcoming)

2025 Gallery 76, Concorde West, Sydney (upcoming)

2024 The Outback, the Coast and the In-between, Outback Regional Gallery, Winton, QLD (upcoming)

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

Group Exhibitions

2023 Out of Hand, Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2023 Kingborough Art Prize, Kingston, Tas

2022 BigCi Open Day, Bilpin, NSW

2022 Island Quilts, MAC02, Hobart 

2021 Margaret Oppen Prize for 2021, My World, Gallery 76, Concord West, NSW

2021 Out of Hand, Lightbox, Salamanca, Hobart

2021 d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, QLD

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, Tas

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 Silverdome, Launceston, 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


CFA 2024, Art Ideal, Circle Foundation Art Press, France (upcoming)

CFA 2024, Featured Artists, Circle Quarterly Art Review, France, Winter #10, pp. 46-47

SAQA 2024, Portfolio, SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly, USA, Issue 34, p. 65

FAN 2024, Excellence in Fibers IV, Fiber Art Now, USA, Winter Issue, p.50

SAQA 2023, Art Evolved: Intertwined, Catalogue, USA

SAQA 2023, Portfolio, SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly, USA, Issue 30, p. 66

Dianne Williams 2022, Artist Portfolio, Art Quilting Studio, USA, Spring Issue, pp. 26-37

SAQA 2022, Fur, Fangs, Feathers and Fins, Catalogue, USA

SAQA 2022, Notecards, USA

SAQA 2022, Portfolio, SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly, USA, Issue 26, p. 72

FAN 2021, Emerging Artist Showcase, Fibre Art Now, USA, Volume 10, Issue 3, Summer/Fall, p. 26

SAQA 2021, Member Gallery Emergence: Cautious Steps, SAQA Journal, USA, Volume 31, No.4, p. 17

Simone Marsh 2021, An Out of Hand exhibition, Kingborough Chronicle, Issue No 597, September 14, p. 1

The Hobart Magazine 2021, artwork image, September, Issue 26, p. 25

Dianne Firth (editor) 2021, Art Quilt Australia 2021, Catalogue, University of Canberra

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

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

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


SAQA's Online Collection

Whitehorse Art Collection, Boxhill, Vic

Marbaum Quilt Collection, Ohio (after US tour completion)

Private collections in Australia and internationally

Professional Activity

2024 SAQA Mentorship Program (mentor) 

2023 Art in Place, SAQA Mini-Conference presenter

2022 Artist in Residence, BigCi (BILPIN International Ground for Creative Initiatives), NSW

2021 Overview and Artist Insights, artist talk, Art Quilt Australia 2021

2021 An Accidental Artist, Lightning Talk presenter, SAQA 2021 Conference: Oceans Apart, Connected by Art

2021 Meet the Artist Zoom Event, artist talk, The New Quilt 2021

2021 Artist in Residence, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

Work is currently for sale at the Henry Jones Art Hotel

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