NAVA Artist File: Caroline Rothwell

24 Feb 2022

Born in Yorkshire, England, and based on Gadigal Country in Sydney, Caroline Rothwell has a research-driven practice investigating how ideologies and beliefs have shaped contemporary society. Approached through a scientific lens, her works explore human interaction with nature throughout history and its lasting effects. Rothwell works across two-and three-dimensional media and animated film, often manipulating representations of living systems alongside industrial forms.  

In the video below, Rothwell challenges policymakers to recognise the public value of the visual arts and reflects on building community for industry survival.

Video production by Jimmi Fenton, 2021 | Courtesy of the artist and NAVA

Image: portrait of Caroline Rothwell in her studio with her Corpus series, 2021 | Photo by Jenni Carter