Anything But Zen

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". 

Education                                                                                                      

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

Membership

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

Prizes

Finalist Small Sculpture Prize Woollahra NSW

Finalist Mini Art Series The Corner Store Gallery Orange NSW

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