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Caroline McQuarrie

Lecturer

School of Art

Interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video and craft practices to explore meaning carried in photographic and craft based objects and domestic, suburban or community sites.  Exploring the role of the feminine in everyday life, and investigating the capacity for the act of making to create agency in women’s lives, McQuarrie is concerned with how memory and sentiment is manifested in photographs and/or hand crafted objects.  She is currently working on various projects exploring the history of the West Coast, exploring how intimate stories in out of the way places can reflect on what happens in the wider world.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 62208
    Location: T26a, T26
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Masters Fine Art (distinction) - Massey University (2006)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts - Massey University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) - University of Canterbury (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Photography, Textile art, Feminist art, Memory and how it is manifested in objects, The domestic.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Crafts (190501): Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502): Lens-based Practice (190503): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)

Keywords

Photography, Textile Art, Photographic History, Feminist Art.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3

Completed Projects

Project Title: All Roads End Here: abandoned towns on the West Coast

'All Roads End Here' is a long term fine art project exploring sites on the South Island's West Coast which were once towns but are no longer populated. Through photography, video, craft practices and performance it explores the imaginative space between current historical sites and our collective memory of the community that once existed. Early West Coast towns were usually settled haphazardly near the industry they fed, and as the industries changed so too did the places people lived. Many towns were very short lived as their gold or coal supplies turned out to be inaccessible or not extensive. Other factors, such as the ability for people to travel further to work also lead to populations shifting towards the larger towns on the West Coast, leaving more isolated settlements empty. This work will initially be exhibited in 'No Town' at Aratoi in Masterton April - June 2014, and Carnegie Gallery Hokitika November 2014, and through a performance in conjunction with community choir Womansong in Wellington with Old Hall Gigs in March 2014. The funding for this project will also allow further development of the work for exhibiting in 2015 and beyond.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2013

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Galloway, AB., Tyler, L., Ricketts, K., Handcock, R., Holloway-Smith, B., Velvin, Y., . . . Cheng, M. (2018) Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People #65. [Exhibition] Various New Zealand libraries and Australasian retailers
[Artwork]Authored by: Galloway, A., Holloway-Smith, B., McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL., & Matthews, S. (2017) Prospects Fearful. [Exhibition] [2 Digitally altered pinhole photographs printed onto fabric, 70 x 110cm and 70 x 140cm]. Group exhibition 'Where the river bends', at Ilam Gallery, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 16 Aug - 07 Sept 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL., & Podmore, C. (2017, September 8). Tunnels, pits, pools. [16 digital photographic prints, multiple small handmade terracotta pieces, original written work typed and hung on the wall, broken concrete blocks, various dimensions]. Collaborative exhibition at play_station Art Project Space, Wellington, New Zealand. 08 - 30 Sept 2017.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
Galloway, AB., McQuarrie, C., & Butler, C. (2017). Untitled (performance by The Photogenics). (Musical Performance) Untitled: City Gallery Wellington
[Performance]Authored by: Galloway, A., McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2016, June 1). To the Aether. [12 previously unpublished digital and darkroom framed photographic prints, various sizes]. Curation of exhibition at 30upstairs Gallery, Wellington, including artists: Jonathan Kay, Shaun Matthews and Bonny Stewart-MacDonald. Wellington, New Zealand. 01 - 25 Jun 2016.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2016, April 7). From the Aether. [16 digital prints in 8 pre-existing light boxes, 1.2m x 3m]. Curation of exhibition at Wellington City Council Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, including artists: Jonathan Kay, Shaun Matthews and Bonny Stewart-MacDonald. Wellington, New Zealand. 07 Apr - 31 Jul 2016.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2016) What’s yours is mined. [Exhibition] [3 digital photographic prints incorporating photographs and self-authored poetic captions, 42 x 29cm]. Group exhibition ‘Ten hours behind / Ahead’ at GONE FISHING Gallery, Liepzig, Germany. 25 - 28 Aug 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
Galloway, AB., Bryant, B., Champion, D., Te Ao, S., Turnbull, A., Tyler, L., . . . Haley, L. (2016). four songs, played twice. (Musical Performance) Untitled (performance by The New Zealand Government, Death Math, The Lies, Monsanto Bay, Elvis Mavis Javis Davis, Lucky You, The Photogenics, Crying In Cars and Wuss Volk): The New Zealand Government at Caroline, Death Math at The Blind Tiger, The Lies at The Pyramid Club, Monsanto Bay at Valhalla, Elvis Mavis Javis Davis at The Pyramid Club, Lucky You at 107 Pirie Street, Mt Vic, WGTN, The Photogenics at City Gallery WGTN, Crying In Cars at Valhalla and Wuss Volk at The Pyramid Club
[Performance]Authored by: Barnett, C., Galloway, A., Haley, L., Holloway-Smith, B., McQuarrie, C., Te Ao, S.
Bailey, J., & Mcquarrie, C. (2016). From the Aether (book design).
[Design]Authored by: Bailey, J., McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2015) Waiuta. [Exhibition] [28 Colour and black and white photographs, printed digitally 42 x 60 cm]. Solo exhibition at Foyer Gallery, School of Design, Art and Architecture, Plymouth University, UK. 16 Nov - 10 Dec 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2015) Waiuta Model Village #8-20. [Exhibition] Massey University, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2015) Homewardbounder. [Exhibition] [7 colour photographs, printed digitally 114 x 114cm]. Group exhibition 'THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS Part One' at Te Tuhi gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 12 Mar - 29 May 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014, April 24). No Town. (No. of Pieces: 53) [41 framed colour photographs, digitally printed 53 x 53 cm, 11 framed embroideries variable dimensions, 1 embroidered wall hanging 112 x 82 cm]. Te Uru Waitakere (Te Uru), Auckland, New Zealand. 5 Jun – 23 Aug 2015.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014, December 13). No Town. (No. of Pieces: 53) [41 Photographic prints, 11 embroidered samplers, 1 embroidered wall hanging]. Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014, November 3). No Town. (No. of Pieces: 53) [41 Photographic prints, 11 embroidered samplers, 1 embroidered wall hanging]. Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum, Hokitika.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014) Waiuta Model Village #1-7. [Exhibition] The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014) Elegies (for the faded). [Exhibition] [Video projection (duration 17:20) accompanied by live women’s choir, single performance]. Location: Old Hall Gig #6, Tararua Tramping Club, Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand. 24 May 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2014, April 25). No Town. (No. of Pieces: 53) [41 Photographic prints, 11 embroidered samplers, 1 embroidered wall hanging]. Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, C. (2012) Artifact. [Exhibition] [6 framed colour digital prints, 90 x 65 cm]. Solo exhibition ‘Artifact’ Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand. 19 Jun – 21 Jul 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2010). Reasons For silence. (No. of Pieces: 12 single pieces, 6 sets of work with multiple pieces) [Cyanotype photographic prints on found embroidered domestic textiles (tablecloths, tray cloths, napkins). Various sizes ranging from 12 x 12cm to 250 x 138cm]. Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (29 Oct - 14 Nov).
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2009). I think I was blind before I met you. (No. of Pieces: 1 large crocheted floor ‘doily’ in recycled wool and cotton. 3 x 2.1m.) [Wool, Cotton. 3 x 2.1m.]. High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand (20 Feb - 7 Mar).
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2008). We hold back the night. (No. of Pieces: 2 photogram triptychs) [Silver gelatin photograms from original embroideries, cut fabric and crochet, each frame 0.85m x 0.5m]. Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand (23 Sep - 18 Oct).
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
Packer, G., & McQuarrie, CL. (2008, May 2). Etiquette for the homesick. [Digital photographic print, embroidery thread, Black and white photographic print, fabric, paper]. Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2009). Kindle. [20 x Digital photographic prints with crochet thread borders, each approx. 180 x 180mm, digital photographic prints embroidered with cotton thread, each 297 x 420 mm]. The Arthouse, Christchurch, New Zealand (14 Oct - 1 Nov).
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2007). A singularity [Artefact]. : Included in 'Call and Response', Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (12 Jan - 3 Feb)
[Artefact]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, C. (2014) Back Stitch (Flying Geese). [Exhibition] [Single channel stop motion video (duration 09:20) projected onto white quilt 150 x 150 cm (quilt commissioned from Barbara McQuarrie)]. Group exhibition: 'Settling' Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand. 03 Aug - 14 Sept 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2010). Locale. (No. of Pieces: 27 x digital photographic prints, 10 x cyanotype photographic prints) [Curated exhibition. Digital photographic prints, 140 x 90cm, 28 x 41cm, 21 x 31cm, cyanotype photographic prints on paper, various sizes 12 x 12cm to 25 x 25cm]. Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (22 Jan - 12 Feb).
[Exhibition]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.

Journal

McQuarrie, CL. (2017). do, undo, redo. : Essay commissioned by artist Justine Walker in response to her exhibition 'For Sale: baby shoes, never worn' at Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington, Aug 2016
[Internet publication]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2016). Latent Room: A photographer's response. : Essay commissioned by curator K. Emma Ng, response to 'Latent Image' exhibition by Caitlin Devoy at Enjoy Public Art Gallery
[Internet publication]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.

Book

McQuarrie, CL., Podmore, C., & Garrie, B.(2017). Tunnels, pits, pools. : Self published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Tunnels, pits, pools'
[Authored Book]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (Ed.) (2016). From the Aether. : Self published in conjunction with exhibition 'From the Aether'
[Edited Book]Edited by: McQuarrie, C.

Thesis

McQuarrie, CL. (2006). On the making : The power of objects, the act of 'making' and their capacity for facilitating agency in the lives of women. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.

Conference

McQuarrie, CL., & Cooper, A. (2017, November). Like the Turf. Co-written and co-presented. In Oceanic Memory: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples. Canterbury University, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2017. Presented at Oceanic Memory: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples. University of Christchurch, Christchurch.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2011, December). Lay me down: The flatbed picture plane in photographic assemblage. Presented at AAANZ Contact 2011 Conference. Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.
McQuarrie, CL. (2010, December). First day of my life: Crafting family photographs. Presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2010 Conference: Tradition and Transformation. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McQuarrie, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Photoshop, Darkroom and wet-based photographic processes, Idea generation in art practice, Digital photography, Adobe Camera Raw.

Media and Links

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