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Shih (Cynthia) Hawkins - Visual / Multidisciplinary Artist

Feel free to drop me a line or 2 if I fit into your creative project. I am a working artist, I have bills and expenses just like everyone else. While I like to collaborate with many different creatives, I am only available for paid assignment. 

Art's Awards (recent years)

Paper on Skin 2018 –  Empress At Forbidden City

Cocoon Design Public Vote Award Winner

Australian Wearable Art 2019: Empress At Forbidden City II - Cixi, The Power Behind The Throne

• Winner: Haute Couture

• Winner: Headpiece

• Runner-up: Advant Garde

Paper On Skin 2020 The TasmAsian

Highly Commended

The Henry Jones Art Prize 2022


Burnie Coastal Art Group, Art in July 2023

Highly Commended

Cossack Art Award 2023, Western Australia



Government Projects:

Facilitator - Paper Wearable workshop - for textile college student at Burnie Regional Art Gallery 2019

Burnie City Council project.

Community Paper Wearable Competition 2019:

Judges for High School and Fashion Students competitors for Burnie City Council.

2020 The Art Subscription Season Launching for Paper on Skin 2020 -

Empress At Forbidden City - Wu Zhou Dynasty paper garment, showing at Burnie Art & Function Centre.


Set ME Free 2020, launched 2021

9 ft tall paper sculpture commissioned by Burnie Works, Burnie City Council:

• A moving exhibition paper sculpture I built for Burnie Works for (COVID) social recovery. Along with the sculpture, numbers of exhibitions around northwest coast were place in public places and schools as part of their Covid social recovery program. I have also facilitated numbers of workshops, talks, activities in collaborations with Burnie Works, Sea FM and Project O.

2021 Child and Family Centre North-West Tasmania 10th years Art workshop

Facilitator for an art workshop for over 30 members in the centre.


2021 FOMA, Sydney:

Australian Wearable Art representative for Fabric Of Multicultural Australia ( runway show 2021. It is the biggest annual multicultural event in Australia featuring 25 artistic and cultural exhibitions, 27 artists and designers, 18 foreign governments engagement and numbers of embassies. This project is proudly supported by Arts Tasmania. Tian Chao was also the main collection that closing the runway show with the National Foundation of Australia-China Relations, DFTA as the main sponsor of the 2021 event.

2022 Paper On Skin Launching & Promotion - Devonport City Council Exhibition:

2 of Tian Chao garments exhibited in Devonport city. 

2023 CHArts Festival: Circular Head Council

Tian Chao wearable exhibition with a new piece addition in Stanley Town Hall

2D artwork exhibition in Hugo's Brew & Chew, Smithon

Art Prize artwork exhibition in pop up gallery, Smithon

Workshop facilitator for: 

Wearable Art - Millinery with repurposed material, Stanley Town Hall

Sketch with Me - Graphite and charcoal workshop, Stanley Town Hall

2023 Havenview Primary School, Department of Education, Children & Young People

Facilitating paper plate lantern making workshop

Talk about Chinese Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival

Hosting Talk n' Walk, Lantern Walk evening 

Contact Me


Somerset, Tasmania

+6145 999 1818

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