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Artist Bio

Carolyn Menzies (b. 1968, Otaki, New  Zealand)  is fascinated with the process of transformation. In particular, when metaphorise occurs in the slippage between the boundaries of human beings and nature. She creates abstract sculptures using craft processes with industrial materials and found objects. Producing multi-piece sculptures for gallery spaces Carolyn uses materials harvested from the  home to create forms that echo growth and change we see in nature.


Carolyn Menzies earned a BFA at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an MA in Fine Arts from Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London. The artist has participated in exhibitions at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhe tū; Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North; Suter Art Gallery, Nelson; Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, Century Gallery (ACAVA), London; Gallery 1 (Unitec), Auckland; Tinning Street Presents, Melbourne; Craft Victoria, Melbourne; The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne; Linden New Arts, Melbourne; Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville; among others. 


Curatorial projects include: ‘The Albert Park Art Walk’, a local government funded pop-up exhibition and accompanying events; ‘The Off Season’, at the Assembly Point Vitrines, Melbourne; 'Leftover Love: New Directions', for Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville.


She has been artist-in-residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Linden New Art.

Carolyn lives and works in Melbourne/Naarm.

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