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Curriculum Vitae of Carol Roche

Carol was born in Newcastle Australia and held her first exhibition in Ireland where she lived and worked until returning to Australia in 1980. She then operated a studio/gallery in McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane until 1993.

Since 1993 Carol has used her design, material skills and experience in the creation of two and three-dimensional artworks for the public, corporate and private sectors.

Carol is represented in USA by Arlene Angard Gallery, Madison Ave & 71st Street NYC

Carol currently works from her studio at Cleveland, Brisbane, Australia




2002        Public Art Course, Bremer Institute of TAFE

2002        Diploma of Multimedia, Moreton Bay TAFE

1999        Graduate Diploma Community Cultural Development Community Based Arts Practice

1993        Two year Certificate of Architectural Ceramics, Gateway TAFE

1988        Two years traineeship in casting and mould making with Brian Powers Portrait Sculptor

1973        Four year Diploma of Drawing /Painting /Sculpture Vocational Education Dept. Bray, Ireland




2017        2.4metre painting for Blow Salon, Fortitude Valley Queensland

2014        Ceramic tiles for Public Art Project at Wellington Point Town Centre for Redland


2011        Queensland Rail 2020 Station Renovation - Public Art Project

2010        Macleay Island Community consultation workshop for Welcome sign

2009        Q150 public Art Project for Wellington Point State School working with the students to produce drawings and ideas for the designs.

2008        Public Art Project at Capalaba Regional Park (Collaborative) for Redland Shire Council, working with Boystown clients and local school children to create sculptural ciment fondu, stainless steel and ceramic elements in pathway and surrounding Park area.

2008        Public Art Project at Wellington Point reserve, children’s playground maze sculptures, with ciment fondu, ceramic elements and stainless steel path inserts. For Redland Shire Council facilitating workshops with the local school children

2007        Public Art Project 134 Shore Street Cleveland 4.5 metre glass mosaic with Bay Islands theme

2007        Public Art Project 145 Shore Street Cleveland 7 metre ceramic tile mural with Harbour theme

2005        Public Art Project “Places" Teak Lane, Victoria Point Three polycarbonate and aluminium windows sandblasted with contemporary images and incorporated into existing acoustic fence and gate.

2004        Contemporary stainless steel entry statement for Laurence Lancini Constructions at Victoria Point Shopping Centre

2004        "Fiddlers Green" 8 metre Entry Statement Sculpture Harbour Development Masthead Drive Raby Bay Interworks Architects and Redland Shire Council

2001        Morgan Bear For water Feature (bronze) at Morgan's Place Mary Street Kingston

2001        Entry Statement in sandstone, stainless steel, Newport Quays, Scarborough (collaborative)

2000        World War 1 Memorial Sculpture Light horseman and horse in full uniform Anzac Avenue, Mango Hill (collaborative)

2000        Full restoration of Saint Teresa statue including replacing hand and crucifix and restoring marble patina. St Rita’s College Clayfield

2000        Design, fabricate and install stainless steel sculptural water drinking fountain for Skate Board  Park Mt. Cotton, Queensland.

2000        Stainless steel waterlily sculpture for Pialba Place making Project, Hervey Bay

1999        Y2K Sculptural Concept Design for Delphin Projects, Forest Lake

1999        Kallangur Town Centre Entry Statement. Two World War 2 soldiers, Pineapple farmer, woman and child on park bench. (Collaborative)

1999        Full restoration of Oxley war memorial including replacing gun. Brisbane City Council

1999        Montville Milestone Project Design, fabricate and install stainless steel and timber sculpture for Main Street refurbishment. Design, fabricate and install sculptural sandstone and timber seat for Main Street. (Collaborative)

1998        Sculptures for Capalaba Place, cast shopping bag, ball, books and repositioning original artworks to lessen the risk of vandalism

1998        Design fabricate and install contemporary headstone and grave surround for 18 year old youth. Skateboard theme

1998        Sculptural Water Feature incorporating stainless steel water lilies, sandstone carved panel 2.5m x 1m and decorative organic motif etched on glass panelling. Walker Corporation (collaborative)

1998        Design, Fabrication and installation of Three artworks in sandstone, ciment fondu, mosaic and cast steel for the board walk at Kangaroo Point. Walker Corporation (collaborative)

1998        Design fabricate and install stainless steel skateboard sculpture incorporating drinking fountain for Cleveland Skateboard Park. Redland Shire Council

1998        Kurrawa Surf Club Board Walk. Fabricate and install 15 tile mosaics for Gold Coast City Council

1997        Private commission of Bronze Mermaid and Water feature sculpture for D&R Paech, Victoria Point.

1997        Two cast ciment fondu and sandstone Totems incorporating native flora and fauna Timberland Park, Algester. Brisbane City Council.(collaborative)

1997        Suburban Centre Project- design, fabricate and install three sandstone and stainless seats for Merthyr Village, New Farm. Brisbane City Council.(collaborative)

1997        Suburban Centre Project- design, fabrication and installation of carved sandstone sculpture and bronze pelican for Sandgate. Brisbane City Council.(collaborative)

1997        Suburban Centre Project- Design, Fabrication and installation of carved sandstone, bronze and timber sculpture for Logan Road, Stones Corner. Brisbane City Council (collaborative)

1996        "Jarrah" Capalaba Place - performance space and sculptural seating area in sandstone, timber and bronze. Redland Shire Council (collaborative)

1995        Bronze portrait of Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs Commissioned by The Law Faculty Library. Queensland University of Technology






Solo and recent selected exhibitions


2018        Solo exhibition New York Design Centre 200 Lexington Avenue 

2018        Affordable Art Fair New York City Metropolitan pavilion Chelsea spring 2018

2017        Solo exhibition Arlene Angard Gallery 71st&Madison AVE NYC

2017        Where Fashion Meets Art L.K Bennett Madison Avenue New York City.K.

2017        Affordable Art Fair New York City Metropolitan Pavilion Chelsea spring 2017

2016        Affordable Art Fair Singapore November 2016

2016        Affordable Art Fair New York City Metropolitan Pavilion Chelsea Spring 2016

2015        Solo exhibition Inart Gallery Bakery lane Fortitude Valley Queensland

2015        Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre May 2015

2015        Affordable Art Fair New York City Metropolitan Pavilion Chelsea Spring 2015

2014        Affordable Art Fair New York City, Metropolitan Pavilion Chelsea Spring 2014

2013        African Safari Depot Gallery mixed exhibition June 2013

2013        Affordable Art Fair Seattle USA, November 2014

2013        Affordable Art Fair New York City, Metropolitan Pavilion Chelsea Spring 2013        

2012        Affordable Art Fair New York the Tunnel Chelsea 2012

2012        Affordable Art Fair New York City Spring 2012

2011        Gallery 307 Northbridge Sydney

2011        Art Melbourne 2011

2010        Art Sydney 2010

2010        Weekend Australian Art Melbourne 2010

2009        “Treasures of a winter’s Day” solo exhibition at Inart Gallery Brisbane

2009        Weekend Australian Art Melbourne

2009        Weekend Australian Art 09 Sydney

2009        Different spaces different places Solo exhibition sculpture& paintings Doggett Street Studios Fortitude Valley Queensland



1995        Bronze Bust Rt. Hon Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs commissioned and approved for QUT University's Art Collection

1994        "St Brendan's Voyage" was purchased for the Ormiston College Art Collection

Group exhibitions


2017         “Mixed exhibition D&D Building Manhattan New York City

2011        “Three Points of Contact” White Canvas Gallery Fortitude Valley Brisbane

2009        “30 Square” Exhibition Doggett Street Studio Brisbane

2007        Postcards from the Redlands Cleveland Regional Art Gallery

1992        "State of the Portrait" Queensland Art Council. Gateway Community College, Architectural Ceramics Art Exhibition.

Society of Sculptors-Queensland Annual Exhibition.

Redlands Art Festival - Redlands Annual Art Exhibition.

"Dogs "Exhibition Mc Whirters Artspace

1991       Conrad Jupiters Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

               Old Schoolhouse Gallery mixed Exhibition.

               Society of Sculptors-Queensland, Annual Exhibition.

               Gateway College Exhibition, Architectural Ceramics AMP Place.

               Redlands Art Festival - Redlands Annual Art Exhibition.

               Gold Coast City Art Award.

1990       Charity Auction, Queensland Flood Relief, Sanctuary Cove Queensland.

               Society of Sculptors - Queensland,New Shapes in Artspace.

               Redlands Art and Craft Festival.

               Black Tie Soup Kitchen Exhibition, Mc Whirters Artspace.

               Gallery 90, Redeemer Lutheran Collage exhibition.

               Aberdare Art Prize. 11th Annual Art Festival John Paul College.

               Premiers Welfare Committee Arts and Crafts.

Villanova College Women's Exhibition.

1989       Aberdare Art Prize.

Gold Coast Sculpture Award.

21st Gold Coast City Art Life, Sanctuary Cove. " The Space Defined", Society of Sculptors -     


Redlands Arts and Craft Festival.

Royal Queensland Art Society 100th Annual Exhibition.

Exhibition by 4 artists from the Redlands Red Hill Gallery.

John Paul College Art Festival.

Redlands Art Exhibition. Old Schoolhouse Gallery joint Exhibition with Peter Gillan.


2000       RADF grant to conduct a series of workshops working with intellectually disabled people to produce a Millennium Friendship Totem for ICAN Alexandra Hills

1998       Gaming Grant for a series of casting workshops working with intellectually disabled people to produce a series of works in ciment fondu and ceramic mosaic tiles. Horizon Foundation Alexandra Hills.

1993       Arts Queensland grant for Bloomfield Street artworks.



2001-2005 Artist/Youth worker Boystown Linkup Mary Street, Kingston. Art Program Coordinator working with          disadvantaged young people aged 17-25