Caroline Rothwell

Through the creation of her hybrid animals and plants, with their skewed sense of scale and environment – a sort of “nature on acid” – her works interrogate the relationships between humans and the natural environment. Says Curator Clare Lewis, “Rothwell devises fantastical species and ambiguous narratives which mimic the naïve exuberance of Disney, with a toxic edge.”

Jo Higgins, Caroline Rothwell Australian Art Collector, Issue 43, January – March 2008

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Blue 2017
Hydrostone, aluminium,bronze, Britannia metal, canvas, paint
210 x 32 x 30 cm
Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 2
Turbulence 2016
Installation view
Turbulence 2016
Installation view
Barometer (Installation view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
Threshold (Installation view) 2016t
Pressed plants, wood, 24 carat gold
204 x 72 x 3.5 cm
Threshold (Detail) 2016
Pressed plants, wood, 24 carat gold
204 x 72 x 3.5 cm
Threshold (Detail) 2016
Pressed plants, wood, 24 carat gold
204 x 72 x 3.5 cm
Turbulence 2016
Installation view
100 million years (Installation back view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, stainless steel, bivalve mollusc shell, opalised bivalve mollusc fossil (early Cretaceous period from Coober Pedy, SA)
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 84 x 68 x 22 cm
100 million years (Installation front view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, stainless steel, bivalve mollusc shell, opalised bivalve mollusc fossil (early Cretaceous period from Coober Pedy, SA)
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 84 x 68 x 22 cm