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 Bloom Lab online exhibition, September 2021.

Tree 2013
Britannia metal
72.5 x 52 x 40 cm
Lens 3 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Lens 1 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Lens 2 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Barometer (Detail) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
Barometer (Back view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
Barometer (Front view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
100 million years 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 2016 (Detail) Britannia metal, 23 carat gold, pyrite (fool’s gold), maple wood
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 90 x 51 x 27 cm
Orbit (Detail) 2016
Britannia metal, tillandsias (air plants), maple wood
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 87 x 57 x 17 cm