Nicola Hooper is an avid researcher whose practice explores relationships between the human and natural worlds. With a background in design and illustration, lithography and drawing became integral to Nicola’s studio practice whilst completing a Master of Visual Arts (First Class) at Queensland College of Art, Brisbane in 2014. Recent accomplishments include: 2014 Fremantle Print Award (Finalist), 2013 Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Brisbane (Finalist), GU Academic Excellence Award in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Hooper’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in public and private collections. She has recently accepted a GU Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake a Doctorate in Visual Arts in 2015.