CAROLYN ESKDALE’S practice encompasses drawing, photography, sculpture, and intervention, working in tension with site as a context and reference. She engages with processes of transformation and reconstruction of actual, remembered and imagined actions, objects, and architectures. Since 1995 Eskdale has worked on an ongoing series of installations and residencies in relation to the domestic interior. Her works feature a systematic use of transference of surface and relations of space & form, through the trace of hand from one surface to another. This represents a formal mechanism or language that enables a reconstruction of material memory.
Carolyn Eskdale exhibits nationally and Internationally. Her room works have been commissioned for major exhibitions including Claustrophobia IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK, All This and Heaven Too Adelaide, the Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia and On Reason and Emotion , the Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW. Recent exhibitions include Australian Artists and Louise Bourgeois 2013, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and The Material Turn 2015, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne.
Eskdale lectures in Expanded Studio Practices at RMIT University School of Art, Melbourne and Hong Kong.