Through my artwork I explore the interface between damage and healing, the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the malleability of the psyche. I enjoy working in a space where humour and history rub shoulders, and nostalgia and discomfort mingle.
My recent art practice is predominately collage based with a focus on using salvaged, historic and unconventional materials. 
I live and work in Melbourne / Naarm, Australia. I wish to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people, and I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.



   Art Education

1997   University of Newcastle, N.S.W. – Post Graduate Diploma (Scientific Illustration)
1993   Victorian College of the Arts – Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), First Class Honours
1990   Box Hill College of TAFE – Advanced Certificate in Art & Design, 1st yr

Awards / Commendations / Residencies

2018   Finalist - Collins Place Summer Salon Prize, Melbourne, Victoria

2017   Finalist - Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria
2014   St Vincent's Hospital Artist Residency
2012   Highly Commended - Belle Arti Art Award, Chapman & Bailey, Victoria
2012   Finalist - PB Towage People’s Choice Award, Victoria
2012   Finalist - ANL Maritime Art Prize, Mission to Seafarers, Victoria
2005   Co-recipient of Artists’ Cultural Grant from Moreland City Council, Victoria
1997   Vice Chancellor’s Honours Scholarship, University of Newcastle, N.S.W.
1997   Artist Grant from The William Fletcher Trust, N.S.W.
1997   High Commendation, Australian Entomological Society Drawing Prize, University of Melbourne
1997   High Commendation, The Hunter Manning Group Surveyor’s Exhibition, University of Newcastle
1996   Grant from The Royal Society of Victoria to produce scientific illustrations for The Museum of Victoria
1995   High Commendation for Best Other Medium, Beta Sigma Phi Exhibition
Selected Exhibitions 
2020   'The Waiting Room' - Satellite Projects, Vic
2019   'Flesh' - No Vacancy, Melbourne, Vic
2019   'Scavengers' - Alternating Current, Windsor, Vic
2019   'Friends & Family' - Daine Singer, Fitzroy, Vic
2019   'Cut' - Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, Vic
2018   'Paper' - Neon Parlour, Thornbury, Vic
2017   'Conversation' - Barn Gallery at Montsalvat, Eltham, Vic 
2016   'Cut' - The Dirty Dozen, Melbourne, Vic
2016   'Wild Cards & Fugutives' - Joyce McGrath Gallery, State Library Victoria
2015   '19.08.15' - Home at 735, Redfern, N.S.W
2015   'Persona Obscura' - Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
2014   'Howl' – Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick, Vic.
2014   'I've Got You Under My Skin' – Blak Dot Gallery, East Brunswick, Vic.
2013   'Close Quarters' – Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne, Vic.
2013   'Slow Watch' – Gallery Ranfurlie, Glen Iris, Vic.
2013   'Limits of Likeness' – Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne, Vic.
2013   'Energy From Stillness' – Red Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
2012   'Belle Arti Prize' – Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Abbotsford, Vic.
2012   'PB Towage People’s Choice Award' – Atrium Gallery, Docklands, Vic.
2012   'ANL Art Prize' – Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands, Vic.
2012   'Visions of Self' – Joyce McGrath Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
2011   'You Are Here' – Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Vic.
2009   'Postcard Show'– Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Vic.
2008   'Drawn From Nature' – Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, N.S.W.
2007   'Dead Reckoning' – Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic.
2005   'Anita; A Group Show' – Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
2003   'Zen Salad' – Observatory Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Vic.
2003   'Women at the WHIC' – Royal Women’s Hospital, Carlton, Vic.
2002   'Lure' – Northern Arts Exhibition (Melbourne Fringe Festival), Artary Gallery, Regent, Vic.
2001   'Wish You Were Here' – IAA 9 by 5 Exhibition, Gasworks Park Gallery, Albert Park, Vic.
2000   'Hang in the Hedge' – Powerhouse Gallery, Daylesford, Vic.
1997   'Compendium' – Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, N.S.W.
1997   'The Margaret Senior Exhibition' – Design Gallery, University of Newcastle, N.S.W.
1997   'Australian Entomological Society Drawing Prize & Exhibition' – University of Melbourne, Vic.
1996   'Queen’s Park Artworks' Public Art Launch – Queen’s Park, Moonee Ponds, Vic.
1995   'Zooing / Zooming' – St. Francis Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
1995   'Beta Sigma Phi Exhibition' – Werribee Gallery, Werribee, Vic.
1993   'X-Officio' – V.C.A. Painters, Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Geelong, Vic.

Green Dot Films (LA)
Lowenstein Sharp Arts Management
Metro Pain Group

Museum Victoria 
National Archives of Australia
The Royal Society of Victoria

State Library Victoria
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Private collections in Australia and overseas

Publications / Media
2016   Creative Spaces, The Dirty Dozen Exhibition: CUT

2015   'Permutations at Home' - review of 19.08.15 exhibition by Susannah Smith
2015   Trouble Magazine, Salon (feature exhibitions), June Issue 
2015   Persona Obscura: Disrupted Portraits  - catalogue essay by Laura Skerlj
2014   'The Art Life', New Work Friday #173, Dec 26th
2014   Malatina Magazine, 'Inquietantes retratos inexpresivos realizados con tiritas' - Raoul Higuera, Dec 9th
2014   20 Minutos - Artrend, 'Retratos familiares perturbadores y nost├ílgicos hechos con tiritas' - Helena Cedran, July 13th
2014   'Unveiling Contemporaries - Savina Hopkins' by Petra Nicel, Oct 29th
2013   The Age, 'Small Works Get Up Close and Personal for Big Impact' - review by Penny Webb, Jan 30th, pg 13.
2013   Visual Pursuits, 'The Existential Ponderings of Savina Hopkins' - review by Marguerite Brown, Feb 11th
2013   Heritage Rescue, 'Spotlight on Savina Hopkins' by Sarah Gubby, July 25th
2013   'The Obscure You' - catalogue essay for Limits of Likeness exhibition by Laura Skerlj
2013   Arts Hub, Savina Hopkins, Close Quarters, review by Marguerite Brown, Tues 19th Nov
2013   Art Almanac, Featured Exhibition - 'Savina Hopkins: Close Quarters', November
2013   Three Thousand, Calendar: Rubicon ARI Openings, by Toby Fehily
2013   Materiality: Time, Pinknantucket Press, cover artwork
2013   Psychotherapy In Australia journal, cover artwork - Nov 2013, Feb 2010, Aug 2009, Feb 2009, May 2007, Aug 2006, Feb 2006, Feb 2005, Nov 2003, Nov 2002, Aug 2001, Aug 2000, Feb 1999, May 1998
2011   'Sunday Service' by Leah Annetta, pg. 38, published by Bounce Books
2007   The Age - A2, ‘Dead Reckoning’ review by Megan Backhouse, Nov 24th, pg 10,
2007   Yartz programme, Channel 31, episode 195, ‘Dead Reckoning’, artist interview with Ralph McLean
2007   Hand Made Life, Show/s of the Week (‘Dead Reckoning’) by Beck Jobson & Ramona Barry
2007   Fly journal, Issue 1, 2007, pg 18 – 20, ‘Tags & Bugs’ by Pauline Hopkins
2005   The Herald Sun, Oct 24th, 'Anita: a group show' Critic’s Choice review by Jeff Makin
2005   Moreland Leader, 'Anita: a group show'
2005   Moreland Community News, 'Anita: a group show'
2003   ‘Mosses and Allied Plants of S.A’ by D. Meagher & B Fuhrer (A.B.R.S.), frontispiece illustration
2002   Spiders and Scorpions of Victoria by Dr. A Yen, Dr K Walker & G Milledge published by
The Royal Society of Victoria, (series of scientific illustrations)
2001   MAFRI Institute, Exotic Marine Pests in the Port of Melbourne, Report No. 25, by B.Cohen, M. McArthur & G. Parry (series of scientific illustrations)
2001   Museum Victoria - Human Mind & Body Information Kits
2000   Waverly Gazette, May 23, pg 8, ‘Exhibitionist Loves Lizards’
2000   Channel 7 Evening News, Thurs Nov 30, Melbourne – Melbourne Museum Preparators
1998   Department of Natural Resources and Environment – artwork for website and action statements
1997  Concrete Press, Dec 2nd, pg 18