Portfolio :

I mostly work with screen printing, letterpress and relief lino cutting because they are accessible techniques that celebrate the quotidian and familiar nature of print.

 

Each piece has an embedded relationship to production and work, revealing how it is made and building over time.

 

My installations always have an element of participation, inviting the viewer to interact, contribute and discuss their response to the request.

Final Show MA in Printmaking: 

'The Excluded Alphabet' is a book that uses letterpress, screen printing and construction to explore language and power.

The book was based on my experience of teaching in an Alternative Provision Academy for many years.

 courtesy of Sarah Packer

 courtesy of Sarah Packer

'Seven plus or minus two':

@ The Clipper, Plymouth & Tate Exchange With PCA 2019

Seven buckets full of 2p coins on analogue scales each labeled with a different cause installed in the old beer store.

The invitation was to take a handful of coins from the bucket of the cause that is least important to you and place it in the

one for the cause that is most important.

 

Each installation is recorded in a  limited edition screen print.

 'Just in Time' :

Karst test space, 2019

A print-based installation that used letterpress, lino printing and objects to explore art as labour. 

'Empty but full of Potential 2' :

@ The Buttermarket,Redruth, 2018 

Seven boxes each lino printed with a body part to represent the Shakespeare's Seven ages of man. 

Each box was repeated 3 times and installed to reflect the site in changing formations.

'Empty but full of Potential' :

in Project Space 1 @ PCA, 2018

Seven boxes each lino printed with a body part to represent the Shakespeare's Seven ages of man.

 

Each box was repeated 5 times and arranged to fill the gallery space.Three lino printed tote bags were hung in the gallery

each day and could be taken from the wall in exchange for signing a pledge agreeing to complete the task contained within. 

 

30 bookmarks  were placed in the library to advertise the exhibition, 15 people agree to complete the task and sign the pledge,their signatures were used to create a limited edition screen print.

'Catch of the day': 

pasty project @ The Buttermarket & Market Hall Redruth 2018

500 Goyataku prints of pasties representing half the pasties baked by each of the Redruth bakeries.

As the prints were made they are stamped with a lino block to represent the bakery the pasty belonged to.

Each print was hung on the stalls throughout the Market Hall, the installation grew as more prints were made.

Three stalls had questions designed to generate the sharing of pasty secrets and stories.

Copyright Caroline Wilkins 2020

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