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
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