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BORN Yorkshire, England

ARTIST STATEMENT FOLLOWED BY CV

Carolyn Roberts is a contemporary multi-media artist. Her work includes sculpture, mixed media, installation and photography. Most recently she has been using watercolour and pencil as the most suitable medium for her current works.

Carolyn Roberts’ concerns as an artist have always been subjective and stem from a fascination with the body. This includes not only the physical form, but also the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world through experience and the fragile record of memory.

Recurrent themes involve questions of identity, dislocation and sense of place.

Originally from Yorkshire, Carolyn now divides her time – living and working in Melbourne and in Normandy.

EDUCATED

  • 2007   Master of Fine Arts (research) Monash University.
  • 1990   Photography, Outer Eastern TAFE
  • 1985     Associate Diploma of Art and Design, Monash University.

 

 MAJOR & SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected most recent)

  • 2013     Then Here & Now, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield, Vic
  • 2012     Viewpoints, Steps Gallery, Carlton, Vic
  • 2010     Christmas Show, Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Hampton
  • 2010     333 Collins St Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne.
  • 2008     Time & Tide- Angela Robards-Bird Gallery, Port Melbourne.
  • 2007     Water– curated by Julie Collins for ‘Making Space’ ARI, Yarra Sculpture Gallery,     Abbotsford, Vic.
  • 2007   Clay Bodies – Kiln Gallery, Northcote Pottery, Thornbury, Vic.
  • 2006   TRANSposed – Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Vic.
  • 2005    Under One Roof- curated by Tania Blackwell – SPAN Galleries. Melbourne, Vic.
  • 2003     Featured Artist – Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton, Vic.
  • 2000     Life & Legend– The Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Vic.

 

OTHER GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected most recent)

  • 2012     Tussock Upstairs Gallery, group show, Point Lonsdale, Vic
  • 2007-10 ANL Maritime Art Prize, (finalist), Docklands, Melbourne, Vic.
  •  2005     Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition (finalist)
  • 2004    Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition (finalist), Yarra Valley, Vic
  • 2004   “The Victorian Connection”, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington NSW
  • 2003     Northern Territory Craft Award (finalist), Alice Springs, NT
  • 2002     Clay @ Montsalvat (finalist), Eltham, Vic
  • 2002     Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Art Award (finalist), Toowoomba, Qld
  • 2002     Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award (finalist)
  • Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Vic
  • 1998-2005 Williamstown Festival Art Prize (finalist), Williamstown, Vic

 

AWARDS

  • 2005   Yering Station Sculpture Award – People’s Choice Award Clay @ Montsalvat: VCG Award for excellence
  • 1997     Glen Eira Artist Award: Judges special mention
  • 1996     Glen Eira Artist Award: National Australia Bank award.

 

COLLECTIONS

Victorian College of Arts – Margaret Lawrence Collection

Shepparton Art Gallery

Myer Bicentennial Collection (VCG)

City of Monash

Numerous private collections in Australia and overseas