Carol Cooke - Textiles, Multimedia Artist
Carol Cooke is a Canberra based artist encompasses two threads of enquiry, textiles and sculpture to create 2D and 3D works. This is supported by a drawing practice and extensive journal records. Textiles is her preferred medium and are sublimated by mixed media skills.
Carol's work explores traditional craft techniques with research based investigations, much of her work opens conversations to environmental, social and political issues of the day, the past and the future. Carol stitches daily, exploring experimental embroidery and records the process in journals.
Carol completed a double degree at Australian National University, Canberra completing a Visual Arts Degree, majoring in Textiles, 2016 and Art History and Curatorship 2018
Working from her home studio, Carol exhibits in Canberra and interstate and overseas. She constantly draws , sews and plays with textiles during her "thinking time".
2014 - 2017 Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts, Textiles Major
2015 - 2018 ANU Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship
2014 ANU Weavers Summer School
2014 ANU Found Objects and Assemblage (8 Week) Sculpture Class
2014 ANU Object and Assemblage Sculpture Master (8 Week) Class
Untethered Fibre Group https://untetheredfibreartists.com/
Textile Arts Association http://acttextiles.org.auContinued Momentum Sculpture Group
Craft ACT: Craft + Design https://craftact.org.au/
Selected Arts Residencies
2019 Icelandic Textile Centre residency www.textilecenter.is
Finalist Small Sculpture Prize Woollahra NSW
Finalist Mini Art Series The Corner Store Gallery Orange NSW