The circle is a constant preoccupation: the most elemental and universal shape, it forms the core of much of Caroline’s current work. It is the fundamental shape and is found everywhere, both in nature and within cultures all around the planet. It also connects to her meditation on the fugitive nature of memory over time, the existence of an instant, a gesture, a trace which would otherwise be lost. Music, dance…how is the feeling of that fleeting moment recalled?
She uses the expressive and gestural quality of brush and ink, as well as gesso, paint, gilding and piercing in her explorations into the fluidity and fugitive quality of memory and the attempt to record the immaterial. An element of chance plays a part in the creative process with the ever-present element of unpredictability playing its part as in life.
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The most recent examples of work may be seen on her Instagram account cvbanks_art
1982 BA Honours degree (First) in Mixed Media Textiles from Loughborough College of Art & Design (now Loughborough University).
After a long break, Caroline began exhibiting again from 2014.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 The Other Art Fair – Victoria House, London
2016 The Other Art Fair – Truman Brewery, London
Twitter Art Exhibit, Trygve Lie Gallery – New York
Group show – Luminaire Arts, London
2015 ThirtyforThirty – National Theatre, London
2014 The London Collective – Luminaire Arts, London
Fiumano Fine Art Summer Exhibition, London
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
Fiumano Fine Art Spring Exhibition, London
1991 Prisma Artists – Imperial College, London
Take Five – Star Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
1989 Women’s Eye – Highgate, London
Greenwich show – London
1988 Bodies – Old Bull Arts Centre – Barnet, London
London Contemporary Art – Lots Road, London
Arthouse Cash & Carry – Battersea, London
1986 Blowing in the Wind – Aspects Gallery, Whitfield St. London
Off The wall – Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
1985 Rufford Crafts Centre, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire
Aspects Gallery, Whitfield St, London
Cirencester Workshops, Gloucestershire
1984 Textile Art – Atlantic Road Gallery, Brixton, London
1983 Textile work from Loughborough College of Art & Design – Qantas Gallery, Piccadilly, London
Women & Textiles: their lives and their work – Battersea Arts Centre, London
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1987 Plastics – East Midland Arts touring show
1986 Male Bodybuilders – Nottingham
Bodybuilders – Heaven Nightclub, London
2015 ThirtyforThirty – Buro4 anniversary publication
1991 The Art & Craft of Appliqué – Juliet Bawden.
1989 Banner for Nottingham City Festival
1985 Hanging for Southampton City Hospital
1982 Installation for Monarch Knitting Machinery Ltd. Beaumont Leys, Nottingham
Work in private collections in the UK, France, USA, South America and India.