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

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

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

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


2020 National Assistance Program for the Arts Grant

2020 Feminist Art Conference (FAC), International Feminist Art Residency,  Florence (cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)

2020 Petite Residency, Factory 49, Paris (cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)

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



2020 Deme, Factory 49, Paris (cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)

2019- #imawomanartist, durational online performance work, ongoing

2019 Totem and Taboo, Feltspace, Adelaide 

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



2020 I’ve Never Seen The Sky Like This Before, Southwest Contemporary, Adelaide, curated by Bronia Iwańczak

2020 A1 Darebin Art Salon 2020,  Online Exhibition, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne

2020 BooBoo, with Karryn Argus and Stephania Leigh, Assembly Point, Melbourne

2020 @Covid-19 Global Quilt, online global quilt project, curated by Tal Fitzpatrick and Kate Just

2020 MCA International Women’s Day, Favour Economy Installation- Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

2019 Care: Feminismart and ethics in neo-liberal times – symposium week, (with Claire Field), George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Crafting Resistance – Six Moments in Kingston, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne, curated by Tal Fitzpatrick

2019 Love Letters to Feminisms, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne, curated by Margaret Mayhew and Nilmini Fernando

2019 Women’s Work, (with Laurene Dietrich), Backspace Gallery, Ballarat

2019  MCA ARTBAR Things We Do Together, Favour Economy Installation, Curated by Lara Merrett – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

2018, Hutchins Australia Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart

2018 Hiraeth, Tacit Gallery, Abbotsford, curated by WAC (Women’s Art Collective)

2018  AbstractionTwentyEighteen, Langford 120, Melbourne curated by Wilma Tabacco and Stephen Wickham

2017 Various Existential Angsts, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York, curated by Eriola Pira

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 Favour Economy Vol 2. 2016-2017,  Co-leaders  Claire Field & Bronwyn Treacy

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

2016 F49 3D, Factory 49, Sydney

2016 BOOB – Bias Objects, Objective Bodies, (with Karryn Argus and Stephanie Leigh), 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 Iwańczak 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 



2020 Darebin Arts,  Artist Profile,  August 2020

2020 Rhonda Dredge, Being vulnerable in the COVID-19 era, Southbank News, August 4

2020 The Review Board, Review:  BOOBOO, July 14

2020 Interview | Caroline Phillips | Linking into the history of feminism at the GPG, Conversation with Sandie Bridie, May 5:

2020 The Rap with Areej Nur,  3RRR Radio interview,  February 26

2019 Women On The Line, 3CR Radio interview, November 25

2018 Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Ways of Following; Art, Materiality, Collaboration. Open Humanities Press, London

2018 Jacqueline Millner and Catriona Moore (eds), “Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outtakes” Routledge, Oxon (UK) and New York

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, September 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 Get Cereal, SYNFM Radio Interview, August 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’:


2018-20 Research Assistant, Care: Feminism, art and ethics in neo-liberal times, LaTrobe University, Bendigo.

2018 Curator, Conspicuous Presence, 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


Published Arts Writing

2020 The Long Haul: Women’s Art Archives, in “She Persists: Protest and Gender in the NGV Collection”, National Gallery of Victoria, Edited by Isobel Crombie et al, Melbourne

2018-20, Editor, Women’s Art Register Bulletin, Women’s Art Register, Melbourne

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/current Secretary

2013-15,  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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