Dee Copeland – Now and Then

Kyeema Gallery, Hall, ACT
Until 1 August 2021
Open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 5pm
Official opening by Tara Cheyne MLA, ACT Minister for the Arts and Member for Ginninderra on 3 July at 5.30pm (booking required)

Dee Copeland has had a lifetime interest in art. She is mainly a landscape artist using acrylic, watercolour, pen, pencil and charcoal mediums. This is Dee’s first Solo Art Exhibition featuring artworks based on her travels overseas and locally, most painted en plein air and later completed at home.

Barbie spoke to Dee Copeland at Kyeema Gallery

Dee attended a 10-day Art Course in Tuscany, Italy with well-known Sydney Artist Annie Herron along with many Art in Action Workshops in NSW, and more recently workshops in Canberra run by the Artists Society of Canberra (ASOC).

Upon retirement she decided it was time to get serious about painting. She has also published her two historical fiction novels about the life and challenges of an English woman immigrant in outback Australia in the 1940-60s.

Dee is an active member of the ASOC and its Secretary for approximately two years. In 2019 Dee was Artist-in-Residence at the Lanyon Estate where she produced 10 artworks exhibited at Dirty Jane’s Fyshwick and the ASOC Spring Exhibition held at the Fitters Workshop, Kingston.

She is also a Tour Guide at Lanyon Homestead and enjoys sharing Canberra’s rich heritage. Her works can be viewed on the ACT Historic Places website and also at

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