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Website of Louise Daniels
Visual artist based in North West Tasmania, Australia


Louise's Art Practice

My my art practice incorporates drawing, painting, and wire sculpture. 

My landscapes celebrate the colours, land-forms and watercourses of beautiful North Western Tasmania where I grew up and currently live.  As a Palawa woman I feel a strong family connection with this place and I express this personal connection through my paintings.  Much of my work features the rolling, multi-coloured farmlands around Forth with the Dial Range to the west or the Great Western Tiers soaring up in the east.  I also make figurative aluminium wire sculpture and enjoy creating sculptural narratives.  

I exhibit regularly and have been a finalist in a number of state and national art prizes, held numerous solo exhibitions, and participate in group exhibitions across Australia.  My work is held in public and private collections in both Australia and overseas, and my body of work, Nungu - Box 25, was acquired in 2023 by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for its First Nations Art and Culture Permanent Collection.   

I am a Tasmanian visual artist of Trawlwoolway/Palawa heritage, with Irish and British ancestry. Much of my work references Country and cultural histories, incorporating a deep exploration and re-telling of the experiences of my ancestors, contextualised in the present.  Also a researcher and co-author of publications on Aboriginal family history, most of my recent art practice explores my connection to the palawa ancestors who endured the brutal colonisation of Tasmania in the early nineteenth century. My 2019 Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Honours exegesis, Giving Voice, was a journey into the remarkable life of my matriarch, Woretemoeteryenner (1795–1847), which led to an interpretation and visual representation of her story.  

I have completed many public and private commissions and I manage my own professional arts practice.  I am currently experimenting with natural and mixed media, including kelp, found charcoal and ochres, and working towards upcoming solo exhibitions.

Curriculum Vitae


2019               Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Honours) University of Tasmania

1997               Master of Education Studies (Intercultural Communication and Education) University of Tasmania



2024                 Solo Exhibition, The Gallery, HIVE, Ulverstone Cultural Precinct Tasmania

2022-24            Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 7& touring NSW & Qld

2021 ongoing  SWARM, Public Art Project at HIVE, Ulverstone Tasmania, permanent sculptural installation.



2022               Hearth, First Space, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston Tasmania

2022               Solo, Rialto Gallery Restaurant, Burnie Tasmania

2019               Solo, Penguin Creek Gallery, Penguin Tasmania

2017               Lush, Gawler Gallery, Ulverstone Civic Centre, Ulverstone Tasmania

2016               Landscapes, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne Victoria, , Under the Oak, Ulverstone, Store & Co Hobart Tasmania

2012-16         Unravelling, Burrinja Gallery & Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria, Atrium Gallery, UTAS Burnie Campus Tasmania



2023               Contemporary ATSI Art Prize, King & Wood Malleson’s Award, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane

2023, 22 &21 National Capital Art Prize, Canberra ACT

2023               Collie Art Prize 2023, Collie Art Gallery, Western Australia, 03 Mar - 30 April

2022-23          taypani milaythina-tu (returning to Country) Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Hobart, October 2022 – May 2023

2023               TERMS, Devonport Regional Art Gallery Tasmania, Co-Curator & exhibitor

2022-24           Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, then touring regional NSW & Qld

2022               Women's Art Prize Tasmania, Launceston, Devonport and Hobart Tasmania

2022               Huon Valley x Sawtooth x Artsbox, Multiple Sites, Tasmania

2022, 21 & 20 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney NSW,

2021                 Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award 2021, Lismore Regional Gallery NSW,

2021,19 &18  The Henry Jones Art Prize, the Henry Jones Hotel Hobart Tasmania,

2020                Tidal.20 Tasmanian Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery Tasmania

2018               Contemporary ATSI Art Prize, King & Wood Malleson's Award, Parliament House Sydney

2018               XX, Nolan Gallery, Dark Mofo Show Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania

2017               TasArt, Feature Sculpture Artist, Burnie Regional Gallery Tasmania

2016               Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, MAGNT Darwin Northern Territory

2015               SHE 2015, Walker Street Gallery Dandenong Victoria

2014               Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion Evandale Tasmania

2013                Women in the Arts 2013, Canopy Arts Space, Cairns Queensland



2023               Nungu – Box 25 – 7 mixed media works acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for its First Nations Art        and Culture permanent collection

2023               Public art Commission for Peacock Centre, Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme

2021               Public Art Commission for HIVE, Central Coast Council Tasmania – Sculptural Installation

2017               Public Art Commission, Oral Health Services Clinic in Ulverstone, Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme

2015               Burrinja Award, SHE 2015, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Victoria



Walter, M and Daniels, L, 'Woretemoeteryenner (c.1795–1847)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, 2019

 Walter, M and Daniels, L, ‘Personalising the History Wars: Woretemoeteryenner’s Story’, International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, 2008 

Walter, M and Daniels, L, ‘Searching for the Mother: A Biography of Woretemoeteryenner: An Aboriginal Woman of Tasmania’, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, 2005