Artist's Statement

Caroline Wisler's work is an exploration of a ‘sense of place’. She considers how we ground ourselves within our environment, asking questions about our connection to landscape and how we exist within that space. She investigates what physical aspects tie us to place, and which emotions, memories, and perceptions hold us there.

 

Caroline has lived in and experienced many different countries, cultures, and environments. This constant relocation has informed her understanding of place, helping her become more attuned to her surroundings.

 

By establishing and developing layers of acrylic, oil, pastel, and cyanotype to construct a narrative of the landscape, she captures her observations of the environment around her. By slowly unveiling the structure of the landscape through contour, form, colour, and texture she communicates the beauty, atmosphere, and connection to the environment she now finds herself in.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017 Diploma of Visual Arts, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Murwillumbah, NSW

Artist in Residence

2019 June - November Caldera Wildscapes Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

 

Exhibitions

2020 Fall, The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria

2019 Facade, M-ARTS in conjunction with National Gallery of Australia, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2019 D'Arcy Doyle Art Award, Mudgeeraba, QLD

2019 CASE Postcard Show, BSA, Mullumbimby, NSW

2019 MAT19, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2019 Rotary Art Prize, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2019 Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, group, Brisbane, QLD

2018 Art Prize, Gallery 7, group, Byron Bay, NSW

2018 MAT18, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018 Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018 Art Prize, Ocean Shores Country Club, group, Ocean Shores, NSW

2018 Living Colour, Kirra Hill Art Gallery, joint, Coolangatta, QLD

2018 Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, group, Brisbane, QLD

2017 Cinq Femmes, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Graduate Show, Kingscliff, NSW

2017 Sheoak Shack Gallery, group, Fingal Head, NSW

2017 An Introduction, Kirra Hill Art Gallery, solo, Coolangatta, QLD

2017 Ocean Shores Art Expo, group, Ocean Shores, NSW

2016 Artable, Artable Studio, group, Robina, QLD

2016 Murwillumbah Rotary Art Prize, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2016 Bentley Art Prize, group, Bentley, NSW

2015 Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, group, Surfers Paradise, QLD

2015 Artable, Escape Gallery, group, Murwillumbah, NSW

2013 Artable, Kirra Hill Art Gallery, group, Coolangatta, QLD

 

Awards

2019 Online Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2019 Finalist, Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2019 Rotary Art Prize, Commended, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018 Finalist, Gallery 7 Art Prize, Byron Bay, NSW

2018 Highly Commended, MAT18, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018 Finalist, Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

 

Collections

Private collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Switzerland, Gold Coast, Kyneton, Mt. Macedon, Pottsville, Uki, Murwillumbah, Mt Tamborine, Germany