Caroline Rothwell

Caroline Rothwell’s practice engages with the politics of place, migration, conflict and mortality through the lens of the environment. Her work often draws on the anatomy of endangered or extinct species, though she is equally known for creating mutant and hybrid forms that explore the impacts of biotechnology and environmental contamination. What may at first appear playful or innocent in Rothwell’s work – shiny surfaces, toy-like contours, the allure of a flower or animal – are typically decoys for more ominous or unsettling subjects.Art Gallery of New South Wales

View Caroline Rothwell Infinite Herbarium online exhibition, February 2022.

Dandelion Seed 2009
Powdercoated Britannia metal
55 x 25 x 8 cm
Stargazers 2007 - 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
31.5 x 59 x 25
Newton’s Tree 2009
Hand-cut UV-stable structural polyvinyl chloride
2.8 x 3 m
Trophic Cascade 2010
Enamel paint on powder coated Britannia metal and Swarovski crystals
71 x 24 x 13 cm
Trophic Cascade Detail JPEG 2010
Enamel paint on powder coated Britannia metal and Swarovski crystals
71 x 24 x 13 cm
Islands 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, macquettes
Mobile Trap 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
Dimensions variable
Tygers 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
12 x 27 x 5 cm approx.
Tyger 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
12 x 27 x 5 cm approx.
Birdland 2007
Nickel-plated metal alloy
39 x 20 x 15cm