20cb Meeting Point, Caroline Bartlett, Mono-printed, stitched and manipulated linen, cotton threads, 60” x 16.5,” 2020, $11,000
19cb The Great Green Wall, Caroline Bartlett, linen/hemp, cotton, porcelain, perspex, 20” x 56” x 1”, 2018, $14,000
18cb Pulse, Caroline Bartlett, linen/hemp, cotton, porcelain, perspex, 43" × 108" × 1.5", 2018, $38,000
15cb Pathways of Desire, Caroline Bartlett,
block printed, manipulated, stitched, heat-set polyester, cotton thread,
55" x 25.5"; 139.75cm x 65cm, 2009, $6,400
14cb All These We Knew, Caroline Bartlett, block, printed, pleated, stitched linen, crochet. Cotton and rayon thread, 80" x 12", 2008, $6,200
9cb Mnemonic, Caroline Bartlett, wooden canvas stretchers, battening, stretched linen, pigment, 16" x 52", 2003, $4,600
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (In Context; permanent collection); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (commission); Linden Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia (Sculpted Surface); Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, San Francisco, California (Ragged Beauty: Repaired Textiles and other Objects); Bankfield Museum, Halifax, UK (A Collective Response; permanent collection); Hove Museum & Art Galler, UK (Tracing Threads); Embroiders’ Guild National Collection, London, UK; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK (Material Spaces); Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK (Of Material Concern); Museum in the Park, Stroud, UK (Traces and Echoes); Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, UK (Arttextiles I & II, traveling exhibitions); Collins Gallery, Glasgow, UK (The Language of Touch); Orleans House, Leighton House, London, UK (The Artist’s Journey, traveling exhibition).
2cb Discours I, discharge stitch and resist techniques, handpainted and printed linen and cotton thread,
12" x 30" x 1" can also be installed on angled wall, 2001, $1,550
Textiles are at the core of my practice, providing the means and materials to process and articulate ideas, but often also acting as the reference point in relation to content. The historical, social and cultural associations of textiles, their significance in relation to touch and their ability to trigger memory become central to ideas. Imprinting, erasing and reworking, stitching, folding and unfolding become defining characteristics, whilst explorations have also resulted in works which integrate textiles with other media such as porcelain.