Artist's Statement

With a focus on place and environment, through marking time, Caroline Wisler’s practice serves as a recording of flora, found objects, and other materials in their most organic state. The historical photographic technique Cyanotype allows her to capture the transience of plant and found materials through direct imagery transfer. This process harnesses natures’ natural energy, the sun, to capture the marks, shadows, silhouettes, and outlines of found flora and other objects. Her practice is informed and inspired according to the landscape she is working within and the materials found there.

Carolines work reflects upon our connection to place, how we exist within that space, and what forces are at play which bind us. She investigates what tie’s us to place by capturing a trace, and which emotions, memories, and perceptions hold us there.

Her work captures the raw, organic beauty of the subject in its most natural state, with the bold contours and receding shadows creating imagery that is full of movement, beauty, and elegance.

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

2021 All That Remains, The Field ARI, solo, Murwillumbah, NSW

2021 Door to Door - Art Aviso, No Vacancy Gallery, group, Melbourne, VIC

2020 There is a Language, Little Known, Tweed Regional Gallery, collaboration WatsonWisler, Murwillumbah, NSW

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

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

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

2021 Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, WatsonWisler, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2021 Finalist, Petite Pieces, WatsonWisler, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2020 Finalist, Petite Pieces, WatsonWisler, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

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 Australia, United States of America, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Papua New Guinea