Approved: 16.08.2006

Carole Andrews

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts My constructions reflect my admiration for the natural world. I expand the minutiae of plant and sea life to challenge and dominate the viewer on a human scale. A 5cm developing leaf becomes a 2m sculpture. 'Coelenterates' were first constructed for a gallery commission as an installation, they are based on sea coral. I have since refined my construction techniques and continued making

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  • Location: Maidstone, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Arts in health, Disability arts, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Sculpture
 

Biography

Concepts My constructions reflect my admiration for the natural world. I expand the minutiae of plant and sea life to challenge and dominate the viewer on a human scale. A 5cm developing leaf becomes a 2m sculpture. 'Coelenterates' were first constructed for a gallery commission as an installation, they are based on sea coral. I have since refined my construction techniques and continued making similar forms in a variety of sizes for display in landscape and gallery settings. Influences Inspiration comes from snorkelling and scuba diving over coral reefs. The rich patchwork of texture and form seen in the reef, together with the diversity of sea life inform and stimulate me. The characteristics of wild and cultivated plants are also starting points for sculpture. Mine is a personal creative journey, uninfluenced by others. I like the paintings of Graham Sutherland and sculpture of Alexander Calder. Career path Degree in Fine Art from Kent University. Exhibited throughout the country and in the USA. Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. I have run workshops, given illustrated talks, received commissions and been interviewed for Sky TV and the Financial Times.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - Natural Selection, 10 Gresham St, London EC2 2010 - Exhibition, The Medicine Garden, Surrey 2006 - Broken Boundaries, Sevenoaks gallery, Sevenoaks 2003 - Natural Balance, Maidstone Gallery, Maidstone Kent 2003 - Natural Selection, Gallery by the Lake, Southwark Park, London 2001 - Fountains at Cabbages and Kings, Hadlow Down, Sussex 2001 - Worthing Museum, Sussex 1999 - Calendar Work, Shelmex House, London 1998 - Felt, Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham 1996 - Red House Museum, Christchurch 1995 - Permanently Pleated, Trinity Arts, Tunbridge Wells 1995 - Sculpture in the Gardens, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham Group exhibitions 2012 - Art Space, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames 2011 - Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Trust, Gloucestershire 2011 - Sculpture Alfresco, Great Fosters , Egham 2010 - Summer Exhibition, Hannah Peschard Sculpture Garden, Surrey 2009 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2007 - 18 @ 108, Summer Exhibition, Royal Bristish Society of Sculptors, London & Malmesbury, Wiltshire 2007 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2006 - Art and the Senses, Oxford University, Oxford 2006 - Newby Hall Sculpture Park, Newby Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire 2006 - Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery, Bury 2005 - Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Trust, Gloucestershire 2005 - Pulp Fantasy, Visual Arts Institute, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire 2005 - Radio 4 and the Artist, Bankside Gallery, London 2005 - Royal British Society of Sculptors, Centenary Exhibition, Leicester University, Leicester 2004 - Fantastic Plastics, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire 2004 - Fiberart Internaional '04, Arts Centre, Seattle, USA 2004 - Fiberart International '04, Centre For Art, Pittsburgh, USA 2004 - Fiberart International '04, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA 2003 - Material Spaces, Tullie House, Carlisle, Cumbria 2003 - Sculpture Park, Newby Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire 2001 - Covent Garden Festival, London 2001 - External Works 2001, Excel, London 2001 - Fiberart International 2001, Pittsburgh, USA 2001 - On Paper, Crafts Council Gallery, London 2001 - Royal Society of British Sculptors summer exhibition, London 1998 - Elemental!, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 1998 - Viewpoints, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire 1997 - Henley Festival, Henley on Thames, Oxon 1996 - Build It!, Brewery Arts, Kendal, Cumbria 1996 - Natural Selection, Wysing Arts, Cambridge Projects 2003 - Light Movement Publications 2011 - How to Spend It, The Financial Times 2003 - Textile Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture