Category Archives: Artworks

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there’s something happening here…

October 2-20, 2017, Anese Projects,

540 W50th St, #1A, New York

in association with:

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With text by Austin Thomas

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Photo by Alba Navarro Hierro

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Photo by Caroline Phillips


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Various Existential Angsts

Various Existential Angsts,

Caroline Phillips, Goddess & Untitled (mustard), 2017, recycled textile, recycled plastic, acrylic rope, velcro, foam rubber. Installation view, NARS Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

NARS Foundation New York,

Summer 2017 Residency Exhibition

September 8-25,

NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Artists: Ekin Balcioglu (USA/Turkey), Rachel Garber Cole (USA), Janna Dyk (USA), Jackie Feng (USA), Bas Geerts, (Netherlands), Joshua Liebowitz (USA), Bryan Martello (USA), Amaia Marzabal (Spain), Caroline Phillips (Australia), Kara Springer (Canada).




Free Love Hurts



Council of People’s Commissars in Smolny Palace, Petrograd, circa December 1917. Alexandra Kollontai at centre, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin to her right. Image in the public domain, colour manipulated by Rachel Pearce


Bon Mott – Edward Ounapuu – Caroline Phillips – Jennifer Rooke – Callum Royle – Siying Zhou

Mailbox Art Space,

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

2 August – 2 September 2017
Opening night: Thursday 3 August, 6-8pm

This exhibition asks six contemporary artists to respond to the radical Soviet feminist activism of Alexandra Kollontai. A sexual revolutionary, an author and a diplomat, Kollontai served as one of the first women in the Bolshevik government’s inner circle after the 1917 Russian Revolution. She fought female oppression and argued that women’s emancipation should extend to their sexuality, as well as their traditional roles in society.

As many of Kollontai’s policies were overturned by Stalin in the 1920s, this exhibition stands as a reminder of feminism’s troubled path, and its powerfully optimistic future.

Curated by Rachel Pearce and Andrée Ruggeri

9×5 NOW

9 X 5 NOW


Caroline Phillips, Black Mirror, 2017, recycled rubber, plastic, adhesive paper, builder’s twine on board, 9x5inches


Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

16–25 June, 2017

This exhibition formed a central part of the ART150 programme at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. The exhibition showcased generations of practicing artists who have studied or taught at the National Gallery School or VCA Art referencing the famous 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition held at the Buxton Rooms, Swanston Street Melbourne in 1889.

See here for an interview with 9×5 NOW curator, Elizabeth Gower

View the online catalogue here




l-r works by Lynn Mowson, Emma Shin, Caroline Phillips


l-r works by Caroline Phillips, Amaia Iturri, Bronwyn Watson and Amaya Iturri

A group exhibition curated by Alojz Babic

featuring Amaya Iturri, Lynn Mowson, Caroline Phillips, Emma Shin, Bronwyn Watson

Space@Collins, March 14-19, 2017

part of VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival)




BOOB – Biased Objects Objective Bodies



C.Phillips, spherical object #1, 40x30x30cm, 2016, recycled plastic, electrical plugs and foam rubber


photos by Clare Rae


A collaborative installation of sculptural works by Karryn Argus, Stephanie Leigh and Caroline Phillips, BOOB examines the relationship between bodies and objects through abstraction and materiality. These three artists make things out of timber, fabric, rope and soft stuff that amalgamates in seductive, feminised objects. Their differing forms encompass de-constructed bodies and simplified shapes, formed through handmade and industrialised processes. BOOB questions regimes of power and control, proposing alternate frameworks of elasticity, relation and fun.

KINGS Artist Run

October 1 – 22, 2016.