(About)

Caroline Austin



I am an Australian artist and community engagement advisor currently based in Meanjin/Brisbane.  I examine the small and poetic interactions and behaviours of human beings, including the capacity to lose, move, remember, construct, grow, to draw attention to systems of power, particularly concerning human mobility and movement. Utilising interactive and conversational strategies and more formal research methods, I produce reciprocal artworks that include objects, installations, photography, sound, and ephemeral actions.

Alongside this, I also Co-Director the Woolstores Project, an initiative that invites artists to investigate the history and materiality of the historic site of the Woolstores, Teneriffe, and the surrounding areas.

I have participated in solo, collaborative, and group exhibitions locally and overseas, most recently in Benny, NSW Art Gallery, performance artwork (2020); 43 Minutes, Side Gallery (2020); and Future Strategies, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne (2018). I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2015 and hold a Bachelor of Business, Law and Master of International Humanitarian Law from Melbourne University and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2018, I was an Artist in Residence at the School of Visual Arts, New York.
 
Beyond my artistic practice, I have worked in the humanitarian sector for more than 15 years, developing and managing large scale community engagement and research projects worldwide, with a particular focus on disaster-affected communities. 

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