Katrina Virgona

Artist Statement

Katrina Virgona creates 3D artworks and jewellery drawing on a diverse range of materials including wool, wire, wood, metal, fur and human hair. Her works have been exhibited and published locally, nationally, and internationally.

Katrina was born in Cairns, North Queensland and moved to Fiji for four years with her family when she was nearly nine. On return, she lived, worked and studied in various locations around Australia before finally settling in Perth in 1984. Katrina has completed two Bachelor degrees majoring in psychology (University of New England, NSW 1982) and visual arts (First Class Hons, Curtin University, WA 2006). She also completed an Associate Diploma in Visual Arts Management at North Metropolitan TAFE (1992). Katrina teaches at Curtin University, and also conducts independent textile workshops.

Katrina Virgona

Selection of Works

Casa Savoia: The Last Queens of Italy, Materials include: Wool, pearls, found objects and glass beads on knitting needles & wire armatures, each vary up to: H465 x W190 x D20mm, 2018-19

Crowning Glory, Hair, fur, wool, wire and needles felted and stitched over wire armatures, Approx dimensions each: H220xW140xD20mm, 2020

Mother Knows Best, Human hair, freshwater pearls, flax, jute, glass beads and wire, Dimensions installed approx: H360 x W420mm x D75mm, 2016-2020

Alexandrina’s Memoirs, Felted wool, found objects, wire, fingernails and hair, Approx dimensions each: H535xW230xD27mm, 2018-2021

Spanish Whispers, Felted merino wool, wire, plastic & coconut shell, Pendant dimensions vary up to: H100 xW150x D35mm, 2011-17

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Casa Savoia: The Last Queens of Italy, Materials include: Wool, pearls, found objects and glass beads on knitting needles & wire armatures, each vary up to: H465 x W190 x D20mm, 2018-19

Crowning Glory, Hair, fur, wool, wire and needles felted and stitched over wire armatures, Approx dimensions each: H220xW140xD20mm, 2020

Mother Knows Best, Human hair, freshwater pearls, flax, jute, glass beads and wire, Dimensions installed approx: H360 x W420mm x D75mm, 2016-2020

Alexandrina’s Memoirs, Felted wool, found objects, wire, fingernails and hair, Approx dimensions each: H535xW230xD27mm, 2018-2021

Spanish Whispers, Felted merino wool, wire, plastic & coconut shell, Pendant dimensions vary up to: H100 xW150x D35mm, 2011-17

Hoi Polloi, Riff Raff & Rough Trade, Hair, wool, flax & thread felted on wire armatures, Dimensions vary up to: H220x W95x D40mm, 2013

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