Our guest today is Central Craft member Caroline Green. Caroline is one of Central Craft’s studio tenants, whose passion for people and painting is a welcome draw card to visitors to the centre. Caroline hails from Birmingham in England and came to central Australia with her husband David who works at the Alice Springs Hospital.
Caroline has fallen in love with the unique Central Australian landscape and this has been her inspiration for the large acrylic paintings she works on in her studio space.
This is the second year that Caroline has collaborated with a group of friends and fellow Central Craft members ( Betty Wilson, Bronwyn Beesley, Ursula Burmeister, Allison Foster and Michele Castagna), exhibiting in Central Craft’s June Marriott Gallery. This year the exhibition was titled ‘The Trodden Path’ which focused on the desert landscape in painting, print, silk, jewellery, enamelling and installation.
Caroline also entered the wearable art awards for the first time this year with a creation titled ‘The Red Desert Bride’. This too was a collaboration, with Kate Wilson and Ursula Burmeister, who together created an exotic vision using second hand lace doilies, netting, silk that had been dyed in various red desert colours and metallic trims with metal washer adornment, to create a fantasy desert bride dressed to meet her desert prince.
Jen Standish-White talks with Caroline Green, local artist.
Broadcast: Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 12 noon on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM