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.

Island II 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, maquette
24.5 x 20.5 x 5cm
Island Maquette II 2008
Hydrostone and lacquer, maquette
31 x 30 x 7cm
Island Maquette III 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, maquettes
6.5 x 9 x 4 cm and 5 x 9 x 7 cm
Lexicon (Weeds and Island) 2008
Structural UV stable PVC
285 x 530 cm
Islands (Blowback) 2008
Coated nylon, thread and pump
Two parts, each approx. 3.4 x 4 x .7m and 3 x 2.8 x 1.2 m
Islands (Blowback) 2008
Coated nylon, thread and pump
Two parts, each approx. 3.4 x 4 x .7m and 3 x 2.8 x 1.2 m
Law of unintended consequences vi 2007
Nickel-plated alloy
18 x 46 x 15 cm
Tyger 2008
Bronze
55 x 118 x 18 cm
Tyger 2008
Bronze
55 x 118 x 18 cm
Edition of 6
Islands (Blowback) 2008
Coated nylon, thread and pump
Two parts, each approx. 3.4 x 4 x .7m and 3 x 2.8 x 1.2 m