Archibald Prize - finalist

Portrait of Professor Gillian Triggs
oil on linen
137.5cm x 110cm


Article in MY NGV

National Gallery of Victoria, Magazine
Greta Voller
July/Aug Issue, p 78 - 81
View PDF [2.6MB]


Article in Portrait Magazine 2016

National Portrait Gallery
Observation Point
Summer edition, page 5
View PDF [2MB]


Untitled 2015
oil on linen
61cm x 61cm

A small show of imprerfect paintings,
curated by Chris Bond

Trocadero Art Space
June 28 – July 15 2017


9x5 Self-portrait 2017
oil and crayon on board
22.86cm x 12.7cm

9 X 5 NOW, curated by Dr Elizabeth Gower

Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts
16 – 25 June 2017


Ghetto Cabaret Poster

A Night to Remember: The Ghetto Cabaret

15-25 June 2017
Sold out season
Written and Directed by Galit Klas
Art Direction by Yvette Coppersmith


Abstraction I, 2016
Abstraction I 2016
oil on linen
35cm x 25cm

group show - berlin

Hyper Hyper
Michael Reid Berlin
3 March - 15 April 2017



National Portrait Gallery Magazine
Portrait - Observation Point
Summer Edition



Art Guide Australia
Editorial Studio
Varia Karipoff
Pages 89 - 93


Nude Self Portrait after Rah Fizelle
Nude Self Portrait after Rah Fizelle 2016
oil on linen

Finalist - Portia Geach Memorial Award 2016

4 Nov - 18 Dec 2016
Lots of Nudes, Annual
S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney


Self Portrait with Camellias
Self Portrait with Camellias

Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2016


Rose Burn Self Portrait
Rose Burn Self Portrait

Finalist - Archibald Prize

14 Oct - 27 Nov 2016
Art Gallery of Ballarat


Installation photo

Group Show - Melbourne

Modern Times
October 2016
311 Smith St, Fitzroy, 3065
Modern Times


Women in the Sun 2016
Women in the Sun 2016
oil on linen
122cm x 96.5cm

Solo Show - Brisbane

Two Piece
2 - 23 August 2016
Edwina Corlette Gallery


Portrait of a Woman in Pink
Portrait of a Woman in Pink, 2016
oil on linen
30cm x 25cm

Group Show - Melbourne

Fort Delta at Spring 1883
17 - 21 August 2016
The Windsor, Melbourne


Women in the Sun II 2016
Women in the Sun II 2016
Flashe, oil and pencil on Arches paper
29.7cm x 21cm

Group Show - London

BEERS London
35 Works on Paper - curated exhibition of international artists
24 August - 24 September 2016
1 Baldwin St, London, EC1V 9NU


Nude Self Portrait after Rah Fizelle 2016
oil on linen

Group Show - Melbourne

LON Gallery
Lots of Nudes, Annual
September 21 - October 15 2016


Self Portrait with Alida Blue 2015
oil on linen
40.5cm x 30.5cm

Solo Show - Sydney

Home @735
Opening Wednesday 28th September
28th of September - 23rd of October 2016
735 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016


Group Shows - Europe

Curated by Charlie Roberts
David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen ‪on May 4‬,
Steinsland Berliner Gallery in Stockholm ‪on May 20‬
Agnes B's Gallerie du Jour in Paris ‪on July 21.‬


Solo Show - Melbourne

Companion Piece
Opening 28th April, 6 - 8pm
Until 28th May
Fort Delta



The Design Files

Interview by Lucy Feagins


Artist in Residence

May 2 - 18th
Geelong Grammer, Corio campus


Seated Embrace
Oil on Linen
102cm x 81.5cm

group show - melbourne

26 November - 19 December 2015
Opening Thursday 26th Nov, 6-8pm

Kirsty Budge
Yvette Coppersmith
Travis MacDonald
David Palliser
Meredith Turnbull
Bradd Westmoreland

Daine Singer
Basement 325 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000




Summer featured artist at Kit and Ace,
Greville St. Prahran

Selected works from Summer Arrangements
courtesy of Fort Delta.


Chroma Still Life with Gum and Wattle
Oil on Linen
46cm x 35.5cm

group show - melbourne

Smell of an Oily Rag
23rd July - 15th August

Fort Delta Art Gallery
Shop 59, Capitol Arcade (Basement Level).
113 Swanston Street Melbourne CBD, 3000 Enter via Howey Place.
Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm
+61 3 8804 0888
Please direct all enquiries to


Group Photo
Photo - Annette O'Brien for The Design Files.

group show - melbourne

The Design Files Inaugural Annual Fundraiser
25th-31st July.
Opening Saturday 25th July 4-6pm

TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford St
Collingwood VIC
Please direct all enquiries to


Screen shot
Dan Rule review c/o The Age.

group show - melbourne

Shots off the Dices
An exhibition of Australian and International Artists
Curated by Rhys Lee
Opening 6pm, Saturday 20th June 2015
Until 19th July
Sofia Arnold (US)
Yvette Coppersmith
Matlok Griffiths
Nartchanok Jansri
Lee Johnson (UK)
William Mackinnon
Marcio Matos (PT)
Rob McHaffie
Pia Murphy
Patrick Shoemaker (US)
Lynne Urbye (US)
Heidi Yardley

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street
Collingwood VIC 3066
+ 61 3 9415 7882


Screen Shot

Profiled on The Design Files

Link here


The Age - Dan Rule

group show - melbourne

12th March - 4th April .
Opening Wednesday 11th March, 6-8pm

Tristian Koenig
19 Glasshouse Rd
Collingwood, VIC
+ 61 3 9417 0227
+ 61 498 694 715 (cell)
Thurs - Sat 12-5PM
Sun 12-4PM


Black Vase, Kangaroo-Paw oil on linen 61 x 51cm 2015
Black Vase, Kangaroo-Paw
oil on linen
61 x 51cm

solo show - melbourne

Summer Arrangements
5 - 28 March Opening Thursday 5 March 6-8pm

Fort Delta
Shop 59, Capitol Arcade (Basement Level).
113 Swanston Street Melbourne CBD, 3000 Enter via Howey Place.

Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

+61 3 8804 0888
Please direct all enquiries to


group show - sydney

Group Show
Gallery 9
18 March - 2 April

Gallery 9
9 Darley St, Darlinghurst NSW


group show - sydney

Airspace, Sydney
Opening 6 February,
Curated by Chelsea Lehman


Collections and Exhibitions Manager Peta Cook on left.


Portrait of Arnold Zable joins the collection of the Jewish Museum of Australia.
Collections and Exhibitions Manager Peta Cook on left.


Still Life with Guitar that Played for Pavarotti and Two Faces (Yvette and Michael), Oil on linen, 160cm x 234cm,2014 Still Life with Guitar that Played for Pavarotti and Two Faces (Yvette & Michael)
oil on linen
160cm x 234cm

solo show - Melbourne

Love Lifes
5 November - 22 November, 2014
Opening Wed 5th November 6-9pm

Rubicon Gallery
Level 1/309 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne Victoria 3051

Opening Hours:
Wed - Sat, 12-5pm


Self Portrait as a Mosaic oil on linen 30cm x 23cm 2014 Self Portrait as a Mosaic
oil on linen
30cm x 23cm

Finalist in Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

29 October 2014 - 15 Febrary 2015
Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St, Paddington


Arrangement with Grey and Orange Oil on linen 61cm x 46cm, 2014 Arrangement with Grey and Orange
oil on linen
61cm x 46cm

group show

The F Word
Stewart MacFarlane,
Tom Alberts
Nerissa Lea
Yvette Coppersmith
Kevin Robertson
Thomas Hoareau
Nicole Slatter
Richard Gunning
Curated by Thelma John and Kevin Robertson

25 Oct to 15 Nov, 2014

Gallery Central
Central Institute of Technology, Perth WA


solo show - Melbourne 2015

New Work
Opening 5 March, 2015
Fort Delta
Shop 59/113 Swanston Street
Melbourne Australia 3000


going backwards to hit a wall of zig-zag static, 2014 going backwards to hit a wall of zig-zag static
oil on linen
76.5cm x 56cm

solo show - Sydney

Love and Light
27 August - 21 Sept 2014
Opening Wed 27 August 6-8pm
Gallery 9
9 Darley St, Darlinghurst NSW


Vase = Valise, Bangalore Assay 2014 Vase = Valise, Bangalore Assay
oil on linen
92.7cm x 69.2cm

Solo Exhibition

Love and Light
Utopian Slumps, project space
Opening Sat 15th March, 4-6pm.
15 March - 5 April 2014

+61 3 9077 9918
+61 403 009 291


group show

Lauren Berkowitz
Nadine Christensen
Yvette Coppersmith
Rozalind Drummond
John Davis
Charles Dennington,
Emily Krum
Midori Mitamura
Nest Architects
The Field Institute
Yuko Yokota
Tom Parsons
Kendal McQuire
Curated by Rozalind Drummond

11 July - 9 August

Degraves Street Subway (Campbell Arcade) Melbourne


group show

Wild Places
Lauren Berkowitz
Nadine Christensen
Yvette Coppersmith
Rozalind Drummond
Carolyn Eskdale
Bianca Hester
Midori Mitamura
Drew Pettifer
Justin Trendall
Eiichi Tosaki
Curated by Rozalind Drummond

How other artists might consider, and speculatively represent the idea and concept of 'wilderness' and landscape is the premise for this exhibition. Spending time, being physically surrounded by the flux and instability of nature is a complex encounter in the 21st century world. Whether bounded by conventional representations or as an entirely fictive and experimental space, a site for the disruptive, memorable, transcendental, real, picturesque or psychological.

Motor Works Gallery
Opening Thurs 15th May 6pm
15th - 30th May 2014

39-41 Arnold Street, South Yarra Gallery

Hours: Mon - Fri 11-5pm, Saturday 1-5pm
Motor Works is Melbourne Grammar's self-contained Creative Arts Centre.


Wardrobe, 2011 Oil on linen Pyramid Self Portrait
Oil on linen
40.5cm x 32.5cm

Finalist in Portia Geach Memorial Award 2013

The National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery
3 Oct - 16 November 2013


Wardrobe, 2011 Oil on linen Black Points
Oil on linen
71cm x 56cm

Finalist in Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2013

24 Oct 2013 - 6 Jan 2014


group show august 2013

Breathing Room
Curated by Dr Jaime Tsai
Opening Thursday 1 August, 6-8pm
Symposium Friday 9 August 2-5pm - Media Release PDF 63KB
1 - 18 August 2013
2/39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
Sydney, NSW 2008


Article: Artists Profile

Art Collector
Chameleonic Observations
by Phip Murray
Apr-Jun 2013, p 132-7

Read as PDF 1.2MB


Methodist Ladies' College
2013 Biennial Acquisitive Exhibition

9 - 17 August 2013
opening Friday 9 August 7.00-9.00pm
MLC Common Ground Exhibition Space
207 Barkers Road Kew
Victoria 3101 Australia


To Life Art Auction

Jewish Holocaust Centre
3pm, Sunday 31 November 2013
Leonard Joel Auctions
333 Malvern Rd South Yarra VIC 3011


Melbourne Art Fair

Stand Location: C38 Ground Level
1-5 August 2012


group show March/April 2012

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Out and About, Glen Eira Artists' Exhibition
29 March - 15 April 2012
corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield VIC


Wardrobe, 2011 Oil on linen Wardrobe
Oil on linen
153cm x 117cm

Summer House

24th September - 17 October 2011
Gallery Ecosse at 'Halcyon'
Exeter Rd, Exeter NSW


Kitchen Party, 2011 Oil on linen Kitchen Party
Oil on linen
153cm x 117cm

group shows september - december 2011:

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Emerging Artist Award
RBS Tower, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
Exhibition 1 Monday, 12 September - Friday, 23 September
Exhibition 2 Monday, 26 September - Friday, 7 September
Finalist Display Monday, 10 October - Friday, 28 October


Edwina Corlette
Saison Finale
EXHIBITION OPENS: Saturday, 26 November 2-5pm
26 November - 17 December 2011
2/555 Brunswick Street, New Farm QLD


Mr Andrew Rule (Diptych) Mr Andrew Rule (Diptych)
Oil on linen
Yvette Coppersmith in collaboration with Dagmar Cyrulla

City of Perth Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
16th September - 26th September 2011
Perth Town Hall,
Cnr Hay St & Barrack Street,
Perth - Western Australia


group shows in melbourne and sydney may - june 2011:

Nothing is true, everything is permitted
7th July - 13th August 2011
Curated by Clementine Blackman and Kat Sapera
Chalk Horse
8 Lacey Street Surry Hills NSW

Painting 11
1 July – 30 July 2011
Lindberg Galleries
Level 2/289 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC

High Definition
June 22 – July 16 2011
Ausin Tung Gallery
164 High St Prahran VIC

High Definition
The State of Australian Painting in a Neo-Digital Age

Opening Friday 6 May 6-9pm
6 May - 4 June 2011
Paradise Hills
1-9 Doon St Richmond VIC

Between Sea and Sky
Shakespeare Grove Studio Artists

opening Thursday 19 May 6-8pm
19 May - 6 June 2011
8 Martin St St Kilda VIC


Lock-In 5 image: Lock-In 5
oil on linen
96.5cm x 81cm

finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

12 February – 3 April 2011

Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo VIC

Bendigo Art Gallery


Lock-In 7 image: Lock-In 7
oil on linen
71cm x 56cm

finalist in the Redland Art Awards

7 November - 5 December 2010

Redland Art Gallery
Cleveland QLD

Redland Art Gallery


Lock-In 1  (Image for Invite) Lock-In 1
Oil on linen
117cm x 152.5cm
acquired by Artbank

finalist in the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize

4 December 2010 - 6 Febuary 2011

Gold Coast City Gallery
Surfers Paradise QLD

The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize


carnival of mysteries

From 6th - 30th October 2010

Melbourne Festival

Run away to the Carnival, where circus stars and sideshow queens, poets and daredevils, painters, playwrights, aerialists and food artistes concoct a heady mix of unforgettable entertainment under a handmade starry sky

Overhead, underfoot and throughout four extraordinary intricate sites, the Carnival of Mysteries seduces audiences with the work of 30 unique artists commissioned to respond to the Mysteries of Innocence, Passion, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love.

Created by Moira Finucane & Jackie Smith

Featuring the work of David Anderson, Doyle Barrow, Jeanne Brown, Rachel Burke, Catherine Carmody, Shirley Cattunar, Julian Chapple, Carolyn Connors, Yvette Coppersmith, Paul Cordeiro, Maude Davey, Margaret Dobson, Cathy Drummond, Holly Durant, Madeline Farrugia, Christopher Green, Ben Harmer, Monique Harvey, The Sisters Hayes (Christina, Esther & Rebecca), Derek Ives, Caroline Lee, Toni Lamond, Heidrun Lohr, Brian Lucas, Lois Olney, Peta Murray, Marko Respondeck, Lily Paskas, Jess Perry, Harriet Ritchie, Betty Siemers, Anne Marie Storm, Lin Tobias, Yumi Umiumare, Azaria Universe, Timothy Webb, Darrin Verhagen, Sosina Wogayehu

Melbourne Festival Web Site


Joseph b.1974 TSV, 2010 Joseph b.1974 TSV, 2010
oil on linen
117cm x 100cm

finalist in the Xstrata Percival Portrait Award

3 September - 28 November 2010

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Townsville QLD

Link: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery


Lock-In 1  (Image for Invite) Lock-In 1
Oil on linen
117cm x 152.5cm

loft suite

From 22nd July - 7th August 2010

Solo show at Chalk Horse Gallery

94 Cooper Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Wed - Sat 12 to 6 PM
and by appointment
Ph +61 (0)2 9211 8999



Duet for two sides II Duet for two sides II, 2009
oil on linen
100cm x 80cm

finalist in the 2010 fletcher jones art prize

24 July – 12 September 2010

Geelong Gallery, Victoria

The Fletcher Jones Art Prize is an acquisitive painting prize, conducted by the Geelong Gallery on a biennial basis. The $30,000 prize money is generously sponsored by Fletcher Jones.



theoutsider The Insider
oil on masonite
61 x 45.5cm 2010

the outsider

5th May - 22nd May, 2010

Trocadero Artspace

Level 1/119 Hopkins Street
Footscray VIC 3011
Wed - Sat 11am to 5pm


Willow over ornamental lake
oil on linen
120 x 90cm

charity art auction and calendar launch
TBI calendar 2010 / 5770

Sunday 2nd August, 2009 from 2pm

Slome Hall, Temple Beth Israel
82 Alma Road, St Kilda
Entry by Donation

Featured Artists:
Rachel Boymal, Joseph Brown, Peter Churcher, Yvette Coppersmith, Jen Duband, Ben Elisha, Michelle Hamer, Rachel Irons, Gilly Jedwab, Adam Nudelman, Yaeli Ohana, Anne Ross, Wilma Tabacco, Lilian Weinberg, Frank Werther.


Lakme As Lakme
oil on linen
40cm x 30cm

the opera room

14th October - 11th November 2009

Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney
Level 2, 102 Pyrmont Street,
Pyrmont NSW 2009
(02) 9660 6071
Wed - Fri 11am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 3pm


John Safran
John Safran
Oil on plywood
2 x 120cm x 90cm

archibald finalist 2009

March - April 2009

Art Gallery of NSW

The Archibald Prize


Forever in Blue Jeans (detail)
'Forever in Blue Jeans' detail
oil on linen
122.5cm x 81.5cm

blue series

11 - 27 June 2009

Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
94 Cooper St
Surrey Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9211 8999
Wed - Sat 12 - 6pm


Jarrod and Tara
oil on masonite
92cm x 122cm


10 - 23 December 2008

Metro Gallery
1214 High St Armadale 3143
PHONE: 03 9500 8511
FAX: 03 9500 8599
Tues to Fri 10am to 5.30pm
Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm

Artshub Australia
The Age


portia geach memorial award finalist 2008

3 October - 9 November 2008

National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney

Self Portrait and John Safran
Oil on masonite
2 x 122cm x 91.5cm

Accompanying Wall Text:
Most recently my work delves into some of the tensions of relationships in everyday interactions with professional acquaintances and friends.

Prompted by interpersonal dynamics with people in positions of social/professional power, the outcome has been painted portraits and self portraits. The staging of the work toys with the notion of an intimate gaze and the agency of the gaze to transform the interplay between the artist, the subject, and the viewer.

Levels of power and control affect peoples' lives and to varying degrees are influenced by respective professional/social roles. 'Self Portrait and John Safran' draws on the tangle of trust and power between artist and muse.

As a side story, the two works were completed without the intention to be companions. John had seen his portrait, though didn't know about the later addition of the self portrait - until after the diptych was accepted as a finalist. He commented, 'it's like doing a TV interview then being completely misrepresented once it's edited'. A follow up portrait of John Safran is planned for later in 2008.

Paul Capsis with his portrait
'In the Garland'
oil on linen
122.5cm x 111.5cm

archibald finalist 2008

March - April 2008

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Forever in Blue Jeans (detail)
'Forever in Blue Jeans' detail
oil on linen
122.5cm x 81.5cm

blue series

21st February - 8 March 2008

Blindside Artist Run Space
Level 7, Room 14,
Nicholas Building
37 Swanston street,
Melbourne 3000
PH: 03 9650 0093

Download catalogue


portia geach memorial award finalist 2007

This year's Award attracted submissions of 316 works from which 55 works were selected for the exhibition at the S H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill from 28 September to 4 November.

Untitled (Moira Finucane as 'Victoriana')
oil on linen
81.5cm x 122.5cm

Accompanying text:
In the Summer of 2004 I sat in the Spiegeltent in Melbourne, grinning , as the performers of The Burlesque Hour unleashed their intoxicating magic. By the end of the show, the thought - as unreaslistic as it first seemed - had embedded itself; to paint at least just one character...the woman in the Victorian black taffeta dress. Internationally acclaimed Queen of Cabaret Bizarre, Moira Finucane in her work Victoriana - a Gothic revival, a mesmerising slow burn of repressed desire and grief.

The Burlesque Hour is a lush velvet trimmed salon, where Finucane & Smith (Moira Finucane & Jackie Smith), renowned creators of intimate theatrical spectacles where variety, fairy tale, cabaret, the gothic, and burlesque are melded into indelible visions of gender, power, violence and desire. Described by Finucane & Smith as a 'revolution in a chocolate box', The Burlesque Hour, is an astonishing and edgy performance around femininity and sexuality and packaged in an accessible, sophisticated and cutting edge salon.

In 2004 The Burlesque Hour won four Green Room Awards for Cabaret. It has toured nationally and internationally at numerous festivals. In three years The Burlesque Hour has been seen by over 25,000 people