When: 27th October - 10th November
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub
New works by artist Carol Bisset
A Sculptor and Installation artist formerly based in Auckland and Brisbane, now resides in Tauranga, Carol’s work frequently calls upon intensified emotional and physical records of past encounters with people and places.
Her use of ephemeral, ‘found objects’ and low tech materials with their associated histories creates a series of curiously subtle and elusive transformations. What is seen, and how it is seen, is controlled through the use of artificial light which softens the edges between real and invented space. Lighting with its complimentary shadows serves to define or negate information, disrupting the viewer’s reading whilst adding not only an emotional charge but a sense of secrecy and confidentiality.
Some of Carol’s most noted exhibitions have been held at Span Gallery, Melbourne, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch, Auckland University of Technology, Studio 541 Auckland. She was selected to become part of the annual 15 Artists exhibition at Redcliffe City Art Gallery Queensland Australia in 2011.
Carol holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) in Sculpture, De Montfort University, Leicester, Master of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Post Graduate Art Teaching qualification and Master of Art Education, Birmingham Polytechnic UK.
Since completing her Masters of Art at RMIT in Melbourne, Carol has worked extensively in Adult Education both privately and within a tertiary institution, (Manukau Institute of Technology), Auckland.
In 2006, Carol established a number of privately run Contemporary Art Programmes within the Moreton Bay Region, Qld.
As a result of completing these programmes, a number of mature age students have gained entry into tertiary study at Queensland University of Technology and are continuing their journey as the new emerging talents within Queensland.
Professional recognition has been gained through her involvement in various advisory panels including Regional Arts Development Funding Committee and Moreton Bay Arts Council (Vice President) Australia and Creative Communities Funding Committee Tauranga.
During 2011 Carol held the year long position of Artist in Residence at Studio Red, Redcliffe State High School Qld, during which time she organised an exhibition of regional contemporary art works and artist talks which were delivered to students at the school. Currently she is part of the ‘Incubator Artist Collective’ in Tauranga where she holds a studio space.
Carol has been involved in numerous private and publically run workshop initiatives in New Zealand and Australia, and has always enjoyed the challenge of running an arts practice alongside a teaching career; both spark a level of creative thinking, communication and interpretation which is compelling, energetic and engaging.