I am a science communicator and artist from Australia. I am interested in ecology, art, digital story-telling, Indigenous natural resource management and environmental education. 

Most recently, I worked with The Nature Conservancy's Melanesia program as a Communications Coordinator. I created communications material for, and about, our work in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. I've also worked with Bush Heritage Australia, RMIT University, the Torres Strait Regional Authority, and the Queensland Government.

I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Queensland, and love being in the bush (I'm constantly seeking out remote, scientific field work!).


I hold a Master of Science (with Distinction) from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Law (Hons)/ Environmental Science from Griffith University in Queensland. I am a self-taught artist. You can download a copy of my resume below.

In 2018 I will start a fellowship with the George Alexander Foundation and the International Specialised Skills Institute. I'll travel to Scandinavia, the USA and Canada, exploring how ranger groups and other environmental non-profits tell the story of their work. Read more about my fellowship here!

Artwork and commissions

After a law-school induced hiatus, I started drawing again in 2006. Since then, I've had four exhibitions, and illustrated two books: The Little Things that Run the City and Into the Forest

Most of the artwork that I now make is commissioned work for gifts. Please contact me if you're interested in commissioning an artwork: kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com.