Caroline is a currently a second year Fine Art (BA) student of Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design who as spent the past year living on the edge of Hackney Wick and Victoria Park. Originally from North-west London, Caroline has enjoyed adapting to life in the East. She has observed a notably unique vibe about the area.
Something she finds hard to put into words; - ‘like a subtle underlying sense of alienation and nostalgia, yet somehow I feel this is a place with vast potential to make things happen’. Over the past year I have been taking photographs around the local area as part of my personal documentation. I have been particularly struck by the sense of poverty, which is a historic aspect inherent in the area that can make it a less appealing part of London to visit. However, there is so much to it and I have especially enjoyed visits to Victoria Park and walking along the canal from Hackney Wick up to Stamford Hill. I think the contrasts of the more industrial side and the nature reserves make Hackney such an interesting place to live. The concerns of my practice are truth, reality, connections, reduction and interpretation, including the recognition of each opposite. With this project I intend to make a series of large scale collage/de-collage work using found materials sourced in the area, as well as integrating imagery from my own person photographic documentation and imagery with historic relevance to Hackney Wick. I have noted that the synthetic plastic parkesine was manufactured in Hackney Wick from 1866 to 1868 and also in the 1930’s Hackney wick was home to British Perforated Paper Co who are famous for inventing toilet paper. Therefore I will especially incorporate these materials into my works, which will be completely tailored for this project – Hackney Wikipedia. Effectively these will be multi-layered collage/de-collage landscapes responding to past and present aspects of the area.
October 2009- Gallery Assistant Ancient & Modern Gallery Whitecross Street (Casual/voluntary) Assistant
May 2009 – Jan 2010 Earth, Wind and Fire Assistant to Mimi Tin Tun Raschke (Part-time) http://www.earthwindandfire.eu/index.php
June 2009 Glastonbury Festival Tin Village in The Green Futures Field Sunflower Installation Creator and Curator
June 2009 CSM @ Trinity Buoy Wharf Year 1 BA Fine Art CSM Summer Show ‘BEFORE WE BECOME THEM’ Creator & part Curator
May 2009 Trees and Honey Bees Sunflower Installation Project Hampstead Heath Creator and Curator Education
2008 – 2011 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London BA (Hons) Fine Art
2007 – 2008 CITY LITERARY INSTITUTE, LONDON WC2B Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Distinction