Born in Hull, England, 1967

Wimbledon School of Art, London, Art Foundation Diploma, 1989-1990

Camberwell College of Arts, London, BA Honours, sculpture, 1990-1993

University of Auckland/ Hunter College, City University of New York, MFA, 1997-1998

Lives between Sydney and London



Solo Exhibitions




‘Dispersed’,The Economist Plaza, London presented by Contemporary Art Society, London

‘Slamina’, Maddox Arts, London

‘Exotopos’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney



‘Blowback’, Artspace, Sydney

‘Blowback’, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne



‘The Law of Unintended Consequences’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney



‘New Worlds’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney

‘Into the Woods’, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland



‘Elsewhere Djanogly’, Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK

‘Travelled to Gus’, Fisher Gallery, Auckland



‘Migrations’, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland



‘Psychodiagnostics’, Hanging Space, London

‘Orchis 4’, Richard Walls Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin



‘Heat Rash’, Vavasour/Godkin Gallery, Auckland



‘Up Side Down’, Vavasour/Godkin Gallery, Auckland



‘New Work’, Vavasour/Godkin Gallery, Auckland



‘Shift’, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland


‘New Sculpture’, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland


‘New Work’, Spitalfields Centre, London



Selected Group Exhibitions




‘Cass Sculpture Foundation’, Goodwood Sculpture Park, England

‘Cathy Temin and Caroline Rothwell’, Newcastle City Art Gallery

‘Nature ID’, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane

‘We are unsuitable for framing, Te Papa Tongarewa’, Museum of New Zealand



‘Summer Show’, Maddox Arts, London

‘Neo-goth/back in Black’, University of Queensland Art Museum, curated by Alison Keubler

‘Wastestate’, Bearspace, London, curated by Julia Alvarez

‘Cardoso, Quilty, Rothwell & Zavros’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

The Dream Festival, Inflatable Sculptures, Yarra River, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Fair, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne



‘2007 Year in Art’, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

‘New Nature’, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, curated by Rhana Devenport

‘Bizumic, Clemens, Rothwell, Shannon’, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

‘Arc Biennial’, Brisbane, curated by Tony Stephens

‘Bloodlines: Art and the horse’, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery –travelling-,

curated by Peter Fay

‘ABN Amro Art Award’, finalist, ABN Amro Tower, Sydney

‘Portal’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney

‘Poor Yorick’, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville

‘Unreal-Esque’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, curated by Andrew Frost

‘Footnote: Off the Edge’, Malaysian publication, curated by Lydia Chai



‘Terminus: First Fleet Park’, Circular Quay, Sydney, curated by Clare Lewis

‘Random Access’, McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, Victoria, curated by Robert




‘Material Girls and Boys’, Deloittes Head Office, Sydney, curated by Barbara Flynn

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, finalist

‘CCB Exhibition & Auction’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney



‘Shift/break’, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ, curated by Gregory Burke and     Simon Rees



‘3D Chicago’, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA, curated by David Pagel

Wonderland Artspace, Auckland curated by Tobias Berger

‘Nixies’, project preview, exhibition series in artists’ studios, Auckland



Scape Art + Industry Biennial Christchurch curated by Lara Strongma

‘Changing Spaces’, NZ Sculpture Now Wellington International Arts Festival

‘Memos for a New Millennium’, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, curated by Peter Shand

‘Lush Platform 1’, Spencer Street, Melbourne



Interior Horizons: Art on the verge of Architecture and Design

‘Manukau City’, Te Tuhi Gallery, curated by Liz Leydon

‘The Contingency of Vision’, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, curated by Dr Peter Shand

‘Off the Wall’, commission, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, curated by Natasha Conland,

‘Bloom’, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

‘Adrift’, Conical Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, curated by Emily Cormak

‘Prospect 2001: New Art New Zealand’, City Gallery, Wellington, curated by Lara Strongman

‘Colour, Queen Street Studio’, Gallery, Belfast, curated by Nuala Gregory

‘Wall Drawings: John Reynolds & Caroline Rothwell’, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland



‘Measure of Strangeness’, curated by Robert Leonard, Artspace, Auckland

‘Coopers Creek Sculpture Show’, curated by Mary Holehan



Visa Gold/Wallace Award finalist, Wellington City Art Gallery, Christchurch

‘The Promoter’, Ten Artists Northern Steamship Co, Auckland

Scale Artstation, Auckland



Committed Pakuranga Centre, Manukau City

Slide Area George Courts, Auckland



MFAs in NY, Hunter College Gallery, New York



‘Chair’s, Vavasour/Godkin Gallery Auckland

‘100x100x100’, Drawings Gallery, Auckland



‘Exposure’, curated by Andrew Bogle, Auckland City Art Gallery

‘Sculpture’, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland



Recent Commissions




Hong Kong Art Fair: Artist’s Project – Inflatable Installation

Artspace, Sydney: Crop Seed (poppy) – Donated multiple

Deutsche Bank, Sydney: Wall Drawing Installation
Ferrier Hodgson, Grosvenor Place, wall drawing installation and mobile sculpture

Auckland City: series of steel sculptures for Auckland City

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, sculpture court








Studio Residency, Artspace, Sydney

Artist in Residence, Darlinghurst Public School, Sydney

Artist in Residence, Margaret Whitlam Studio, Bondi Public School, Sydney

Universitas 21 Inaugural Cultural Residency, artist in residence, Nottingham University



Other Relevant Experience




University of Auckland, Lecturer in Fine Art, Sculpture


New York, assistant to Sol LeWitt, wall drawing installations



Selected Recent Bibliography




Johnston, R, Caroline Rothwell – Extopos, Antennae (online), UK
Clement, T., Sydney Morning Herald, Critics Picks, 20/2/09
Crawford, A, What happens when a mouse breeds with a tiger, exhibition catalogue
Bawden, L, Caroline Rothwell, Extopos, New Zealand Art Monthly (online), April
Art and Australia, exhibitions

Crawford, A, Gothic candour: I am the coffin that will not be silent, Art Monthly Australia, no 216
Morrow, C, Architecture of Shadows: the sculptures of Caroline Rothwell, Column 2
Somerville, J, Interview, New Work, Art World, #2
Clements, T, Law of Unintended Consequences review, Sculpture Magazine (USA)
Higgins, J, Caroline Rothwell, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, #43

Lewis, C, Exhibition Preview, Australian Art Collector, # 40
Crawford, Ashley, Caroline Rothwell, 50 of Australia’s Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, # 39
Iaccarino, C, The Law of Unintended Consequences, Sydney Morning Herald, 28/4/07
Clement, T, Sydney Morning Herald, critics picks, 5/4/07

Middleton, J, Artist Profile: Caroline Rothwell, National Association for the Visual Arts
Jones, J, Growing awareness, Hybrid review, Daily Telegraph 9/6/06
Artist’s interview, 2SCR
Lewis, C, Terminus projects,
Lindsay, R, Random Access, exhibition publication

Clement, T, Critic’s Pick, Sydney Morning Herald, 23/9/05
Lewis, C, New Worlds, exhibition catalogue
Australian Vogue, interview, October
Martin, L, School’s first resident artist …, Sydney Morning Herald, 16/3/05
Caroline Rothwell, resident in Bondi, Art in New Zealand
Rees, S, Break/Shift, Govett-Brewster publication
Material Girls and Boys, exhibition publication


  • Caroline Rothwell, Dispersed
    The Economist Plaza 18 September - 13 November 2009
  • Notes
    Art Monthly Australia 2009