PhD (Fine Art), University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts (2017)

Master of Fine Art (Research), University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts (2012)

Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts (2009)

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1993)



2017, NARS Foundation, International Artist Residency, Brooklyn, New York

2015, Feminist Art Conference (FAC), International Feminist Art Residency, Toronto

2015, NAVA, Australian Artists’ Grant

2015, University of Melbourne Student Union, Arts Grant

2015, University of Melbourne, POTS Award (Prestigious Overseas Travelling Scholarship)

2014, Creative Victoria, Vic Arts Grant

2014, Victorian Women’s Trust, Sponsorship Grant

2014, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Artist in Residence

2014, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Doctoral Academy Grant

2014, University of Melbourne, Faculty Small Grant Scheme

2013, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Seed Funding Grant

2012/3, Australian Postgraduate Award for PhD Research

2012, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Moya Dyring Studio Residency, Cité International des Arts, Paris

2012, City of Melbourne, Arts Project Grant

2011, Copyright Agency Limited, Creative Industries Career Fund Grant

2011, NAVA, The Janet Holmes á Court Artists’ Grant

2010/1, Australian Postgraduate Award for Masters Research

2010, University of Melbourne Conference and Creative Research Activity Fund

2010, University of Melbourne Student Union, Arts Grant

2009, University Melbourne Student Union, Sculpture Commission

2009, Winner, George Paton Gallery Proud Award



2018, there’s something happening here… (extended remix), Boxcopy, Brisbane

2017, there’s something happening here…, NARS presents @ Anese Projects, NYC 

2016, Materialising Feminism, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2014, Hang Ups, Factory 49, Sydney

2013, Enmeshed, Craft, Melbourne

2012, Open Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2012, Barely Breathing, Factory 49 Project Space, Sydney

2012, Easement, Blindside, Melbourne

2011, Bunker, NoNo Gallery, Melbourne

2010, Holding Pattern, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne



2018,  AbstractionTwentyEighteen, Langford 120, Melbourne (forthcoming)

2017, Various Existential Angsts, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York

2017, Free Love Hurts, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne, curated by Andree Ruggeri and   Rachel Pearce

2017, 9×5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Elizabeth Gower

2017, Selvedge, Space on Collins, Melbourne, curated by Alozj Babic

2016, F49 3D, Factory 49, Sydney

2016, BOOB – Bias Objects, Objective Bodies, KINGS Artist Run, Melbourne

2016, Cut: garments without patterns, Backspace, Ballarat, VIC, curated by Laurene Dietrich

2015, Looking forward, looking back, OCAD University Great Hall, Toronto

2015, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Prize, Deakin University, Melbourne

2015, f generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2015, AS IF: Echoes of the Women’s Art Register, West Space, Melbourne

2015, Feminist Art Conference (FAC) International Residency Exhibition, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto

2015, Relatedness, (with Cathy Johnstone), Living Museum of the West, Melbourne

2015, Fertile Ground, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

2015, Notes Towards a Future Feminist Archive, Affiliated Text, Sydney, curated by Bronia Iwanczak and Lynne Barwick

2014, Topologies of Sexual Difference, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2014, The f Word, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC

2014, quietNOISE, Chapman and Bailey, Melbourne, curated by Filomena Coppola

2014, Annual Group 2014, Factory 49, Sydney

2013, Curtain Call, Blindside, Melbourne, curated by Kali Michailidis

2013, Bird Hide and Bunker, (with Catherine Evans), M16, Canberra

2013, Regimes of Value, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Elizabeth Gower

2013, Luminescence, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

2012, Bird Hide and Bunker, (with Catherine Evans), Seventh, Melbourne

2012, A Dinner Party: setting the table, West Space, Melbourne

2012, Wild vs Man, Goodtime Studios, Melbourne

2012, The Art of Collecting, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2011, Masters Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2011, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Gallery, Melbourne

2011, The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation, Melbourne

2011, Travelling Scholarship 2011, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD

2011, Interior Architecture, La Trobe University Visual Art Centre, Bendigo, VIC

2010, Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics and Ethics, The Slade School of Art Research Centre, London

2010, Travelling Scholarship 2010, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD. curated by Claire Mitchell

2010, The Feminist Salon Group – The Envelope, The West Wing, Melbourne

2010, aRtECYCLE, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne

2010, Hide and Seek, redgallery, Melbourne

2010, SafARI 2010, Firstdraft, Sydney

2010, Current Sculpture Biennial, Rural City of Wangaratta, VIC

2009, Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2009, Albury Art Prize, Albury Art Gallery, Albury, NSW

2009, UNAP Group Show, Galleria Praxis, Managua, Nicaragua            



Melbourne University Student Union Art Collection, Hotel Sofitel Emerging Artists Collection, Byron Bay Community Health Centre, Private Collections 



2018, Conspicuous Presence, Collaborative curatorial project with the Women’s Art RegisterTrocadero Artspace Guest Curator Program, Melbourne

2017, Assistant Curator, Doing Feminism/Sharing the World, Norma Redpath House, Melbourne

2016-, Research Assistant, Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 (Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2016-18), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2015, Co-curator, f generation: feminism, art, progressions, with Juliette Peers and Veronica Caven Aldous, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2015, Co-curator, As If: Echoes of the Women’s Art Register,  with Juliette Peers and Stephanie Leigh, with the Women’s Art Register, West Space, Melbourne

2014, Co-curator, Topologies of Sexual Difference, with Louise Burchill, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2014, CuratorThe F Word,  Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Sale and Ararat Art Gallery, Ararat, Victoria

2014, Curator, Imagining Social Equity, perspectives on migration, gender and community, Museo Italiano, Melbourne

2014, Co-curator, The Technopia Tours Feminist Art Bus, with Kim Donaldson, Melbourne

2013, ConvenorRegional Feminist Art Forum,  Bendigo, VIC

2012, Co-curator, A Dinner Party; setting the table,  with Victoria Duckett, West Space, Melbourne

2012, Curator, Wild vs Man,  Goodtime Studios, Melbourne

2011, Curator, Interior Architecture,  LaTrobe University VAC, Bendigo, VIC

2010, Co-convenor, The Feminist Salon Group – The Envelope,  with Sarah Lynch, The West Wing, Melbourne



2017, Favour Economy Vol 2. 2016-2017:

2016, Ch & Ch discussion podcast, with Christine McFetridge and Charlotte Watson:

2015, Jacqueline Millner, Catriona Moore & Georgina Cole, Art and Feminism: Twenty-First Century Perspectives, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 15:2, 143-149, (148-9).

2015, No falling ribbons, Issue #1, August, 205, journal cover and artist profile: Issue 1

2015, 365 artists/365 days, artist profile:

2015, Meet the FAC Residency Artist: Caroline Phillips, artist profile:

2014, Louise Mayhew,  A history of women-only art collectives and collaboration in Australia, 1970-2010. PhD Thesis, COFA, NSW.

2014, Carolyn Barnes, Conversation, ‘The f Word’ exhibition catalogue

2014, The f word is feminism, Times-Spectator, Gippsland, July 18

2014, Breakfast with Dominic Brine, ABC Ballarat Radio Interview, Sep 1

2014, Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence Talk:

2013, Regimes of Value Blogspot:

2013, Regimes of Value, exhibition catalogue, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2013, Kali Michailidis, Curtain Call: The Material Body in Space, ‘Curtain Call’ exhibition catalogue

2013, Helen Musa,

2013, Sally Pryor, Humour and Politics at M16, The Canberra Times (Capital Life), June 1

2013, Carolyn Barnes, Enmeshed catalogue essay, Craft Victoria

2013, Debbie Pryor, Q&A with Caroline Phillips, Craft Victoria:

2012, Dylan Rainforth, Bird Hide and Bunker, The Age Newspaper, October 3

2012, Megan Backhouse, Festival of short and girlies to pique interest in feminism, The Age Newspaper, September 5

2012, SYNFM, Radio Interview for A Dinner Party: Setting the table, Aug 29

2012, Rhonda Dredge, The Art of the Stretch, ‘Easement’ catalogue essay, Blindside

2012, Kent Johnson, SNO 85 – Factory 49 – Abstract Art Baby!:

2011, Victoria Duckett, Review: Interior Architecture, un magazine 5.2

2010, Lynne Barwick, SafARI 2010: Drop your weapons, Runway, Issue 16

2010, Kate Just, The Whole Truth, ‘Holding Pattern’ catalogue essay, George Paton Gallery

2010, Craft cubed featured event: Caroline Phillips and Samantha Scott ‘Hide and Seek’:



Published Arts Writing

2018, Materialising the interval: Relationality as a feminist art practice in “Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outtakes“, Edited by Jacqueline Millner and Catriona Moore, Routledge, Oxon (UK) and New York

2015 Watch this spaceCatalogue Essay for Furies solo exhibition by Kate Just, The Gallery St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

2015 Call to Arms, Catalogue Essay for Reclaiming Isis –  Auset  exhibition by Filomena Coppola, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo

2014 The f Word ,Exhibition Catalogue

2014 Conversation (with Carolyn Barnes), The f Word, exhibition catalogue

2013 Past Livescatalogue essay for Skins and Bones solo exhibition by Eliza-Jane GilchristBlindside Artist Run Space Inc.

2013 Louise Bourgeois, Late Works, Review, Artlink Vol 33, No.2

2012 Actions speak louder than words, catalogue essay for Viewpoints solo exhibition by Timothy Kendall Edser, Blindside Artist Run Space Inc, Melbourne click here

2011 A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975-1985, Review, Artlink Vol 31, No.4 click here

2011 Death Becomes Her, catalogue essay for Swan Song solo exhibition by Catherine EvansGeorge Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. click here

2011 Interior Architecture, Catalogue Essay for Interior Architecture group exhibition with Timothy Kendall Edser, Catherine Evans, Mark Friedlander, Kate Just, Caroline Phillips, Clare Rae, Julie Shiels and Inez de Vega, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo. click here

Published Academic Writing

2017 Materialising Feminism: Object and Interval, PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, School of Art. Open access available here

2015 Art and Social Equity, a feminist approachResearching for Change, Melbourne Social Equity Institute published working papers

2013 A phenomenology of Sexual Difference in Sculpture, Writing from Below Vol 1,No.2

2012 Placing the Body – Towards a subjectivity of the feminine in sculpture, MFA exegesis, University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, School of Art. Available at University of Melbourne Libraries here



2016- Women’s Art Register, member (2017 – Secretary)

2013-,  Matters of the Body Research Cluster, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, co-founding member

2013-  Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Gender Research Network, member

2012-14 Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, volunteer Visitor Services Officer

2008- UNAP – Union Nicaraguense de Artistas Plasticos, Nicaragua, member

1992- NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts), member






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