Artist

Carolyn had been an internationally known jewellery designer and cloisonne enameller for more than 40 years when in 2014 she began concentrating on drawing.  Her work has always primarily been about responding to the natural world - the beauty, complexity and interconnectivity that exists around us, both seen and unseen.

She says  'My drawing practice is about looking and noticing.  I enjoy the quiet contemplation of looking, and the pleasures of interpreting the visual into two dimensions.   I am inspired by observations of plant forms and the interaction and interdependence of life forms.

I love the simplicity of pencil on paper.  No frills no fuss.  Just the hand and eye of the artist - and a direct response to the subject matter.  There is an immediacy in drawing - using the generosity of graphite to express a full range of dark and light, detail and broad stroke, observation and emotion.
To me, a good drawing will combine something of the hand and mind of the artist along with some essence of the nature of the object being drawn and will have an authenticity of artistic expression.'

Previously Carolyn exhibited her cloisonné enamel jewellery and framed miniatures here and internationally, including solo exhibitions in Germany, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin.  She has won major international awards for her work in Japan, the United States and Spain and is represented in major public and private collections in Australia and Europe.



Drawing   2014- 2022


Exhibitions of drawing:
2021 Summer Salon, (group exh) Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport, Qld
2021  All Eyes on the Arts, (group exh) Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport, Qld
2021  A Marked Change in Form, (group exh) M/Arts Precinct, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah
2020  Art Knows No Borders, (group exh)  Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery @M/Arts Precinct, Tweed Regional Gallery
2020  Semi-finalist, Byron Arts Magazine Prize, Byron Bay
2020  Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery. 
2019  The Summer Exhibition (group exh), Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport Qld
2018  Solo exhibition 'attached to the rest of the world' Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW
2018  In c.a.s.e of emergency (c.a.s.e member exhibition) Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2018  The Summer Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport Qld
2018  Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery. 
2017  30x30 art prize, (finalist) art piece gallery, Mullumbimby
2017  Arcadia, places and pleasures, (group exh), Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport Qld
2017  Paper Cuts  (c.a.s.e member exhibition) - Project Space, Mullumbimby
2017  Brisbane Art Prize - (finalist)  Brisbane, Qld
2016  The Once Upon a Summers Evening (group exh), Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport Qld
2016  The Quiet Observers  (3 artists), Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport Qld
2016  Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery. 
2016  Brisbane Art Prize -  finalist
2016  solo exhibition 'walk/look/see' - artist in residence,  Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
2016  Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld
2014  Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery.  2nd Prize winner


Awards/Residencies:
2017  Highly Commended, Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane
2016  Highly Commended, Works on Paper Byron Arts Classic, Byron Bay
2015  1st prize, Works on Paper, Byron Arts Classic, Byron Bay
2015  Artist in Residence, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane
2014  Most Innovative Award, National Awards, Aust Society of    Miniature Art, Sydney
2014  2nd prize, Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery,    Murwillumbah


Cloisonne enamel jewellery and miniatures   1982- 2014



Solo Exhibitions
2009       Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne  2014

2003       The Framed Gallery, Darwin
2001      
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
1999       Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour
1999       Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
1998       Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
1997       Galerie Hock-Graslin, Wolnzach, Germany
1986       Beaver Galleries, Canberra
1985       Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1985       Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne


Awards
2010       The Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum Award, 23rd International Cloisonne Jewellery Exh, Japan

2009       Award For Use of Precious Metal, Explorations, A&E Metal Exhibition, Sydney and Melbourne

2009       Special Award, International Exhibition of Enamel Art, Tokyo, Japan

2002       Award for Excellence (2nd Prize), International Exhibition of Enamel Art, Tokyo,

1996       City Council Award, International Exhibition of Enamel Art, Tokyo, Japan

1993       Equal First Prize, 4th Premi Emison d'Esmalt, International Enamel Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain.
1993       Mainichi Press Award, 6th Cloisonne Jewellery Contest, Japan.
1993       Chairman's Award (First Prize), International Exhibition of Enamel Art, Tokyo, Japan.
1991       Award for Excellence in Cloisonne, US Enamelist Society Conference, Kentucky, USA
1988       Makers Mark/Harringtons Award for Contemporary Jewellery & Metalcraft, JMGA Conference Exh


 

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