EEDUCATION

2015                Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University 

2007                Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with First Class Honours, Australian National University

1993                 Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Midwifery), Sydney University

1987                 Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) with major in paediatrics

                                                                                                                             

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                The Colour of Eucalyptus, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra  

2017                Patterned, Bellwether Wines, Penola, SA

2017                Fire and Rain, ANCA Gallery, Canberra.       

2014                Potential Space, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra.

2011                Terroir and Texture, Bellwether Wines, Penola, SA                    

2008              Take Two, Strathnairn Gallery, Canberra.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                Naturally Yours, ANU School of Art and Design Gallery, Canberra

2017                Bay of Fires Finalist Exhibition, Tidal Waters, Tasmania

2017                Elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Vic.; Nuneaton Museum and Gallery, UK

2017                Off Grid, May Space, Sydney

2017                 Artists in Residence, Craft ACT, Canberra

2016                Citizens of Craft: Accredited Professional Members exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT

2016                Earth, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra.

2016                Petite Miniature Textiles, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta.

2016                Bush Capital. The Natural History of the ACT, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra.                 

2016                Blake Prize Director’s Cut. Online Exhibition

2015                M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Gallery, Canberra.

2015                Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver, Craft ACT, Canberra.

2015                Albany Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Albany Town Hall, Albany.

2015                City of Hobart Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Gallery, Hobart.

2015                 Hutchins Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, The Long Gallery, Hobart

2015                Bogs and Fens: Artist in Residence, Craft ACT, Canberra.

2015                Their Story, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra.

2014                M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Gallery, Canberra.

2014                The Waterhouse Natural History Prize Finalist Exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

2013                M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Gallery, Canberra.

2013                Art and Science, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

2013                Jan Brown Drawing Prize, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra.

2013                Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery.

2013                Paper Works II, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

2012                M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Gallery, Canberra.

2012                Blake Prize Finalist Exhibition, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Travelling Blake Prize

2012                Jan Brown Drawing Prize, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra.

2012                The Waterhouse Natural History Prize Finalist Exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

2012                Rain Gauge, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW

2011                 Jan Brown Drawing Prize, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra.

2010                Flow and Fusion, ANCA Gallery, Canberra

2010                Jan Brown Drawing Prize, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra, ACT

2009               Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery.

2009               The Art of Recycling. Brisbane Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

2009                Art Quilt, Australia. Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre, Canberra.

2009                Blake Prize Director’s Cut. Online Exhibition.

2009                Waverley Art Prize. Bondi Road Art School, Sydney

2009                Woven Works, Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT            

2009                Making Tracks, ANCA Gallery, Canberra.

2008                Design Shibori- International Students Juried Exhibition, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France Knitting &                                Stitching Show, Harrogate, UK; 400th Anniversary of Arimatsu village, Nagoya, Japan;      

2008                Colour and Sound, M16 Gallery, Canberra.

2008                Structure, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra.

2008                Land, ANU School of Art, Canberra.

2008                Re-Fab, Belconnen Gallery, Canberra.

2007                Lightweight?, Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Dunedin, NZ and ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra.

 

AWARDS

2016                Australia Council Grant for Individual Projects.

2012                Winner, Jan Brown Drawing Prize, ANU

2011                 EASS Graduate Materials Award, ANU

2010                Australian Postgraduate Award PhD Scholarship

2009               National Association for the Visual Arts, Janet Homes a Court Artists’ Grant

2007                ANU Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Strathnairn Arts Association Exhibition Award

2007                ANU EASS Acquisition

2007                Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship

 

RESIDENCIES

2016                Hill End artist in residence

2014                CraftACT artist in residence

 

COLLECTIONS

Australian National University; Canberra Museum and Gallery; Australian National Botanical Gardens; private collections

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cousins, K., 2015. Ways of Viewing Nature. The Canberra Times, 09/05/15

Blake Society, 2012. The 61st Blake Prize Education Kit

Cousins, K., 2010. A Beautiful Show for Contemplation. The Canberra Times, 22/03/10

Cousins, K., 2009. Ready to Push out Boundaries. The Canberra Times, 06/03/09

Reid, J., 2008. Structure. Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 4, No.92, pp. 26-27

Cousins, K., 2008. Artists dish up fine show at Homestead. The Canberra Times, 21/06/08         

Kelly, M., 2008. Finding Value in the Discarded. The Canberra Times, 14/04/08. 

Cousins, K., 2008. Recycling into New. The Canberra Times, 22/04/08. Panorama, 21