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08 MARCH – 28 MARCH 2020

QDOS Fine Arts 35 Allenvale Road Lorne VIC Australia                      

Created largely from fishing-gear amassed over many years of exploring the coastal environment of southwest Victoria, this selection of abstract sculptural and assemblage works and limited edition prints is from a number of on-going series addressing issues relating to climate change and use of resources.


20 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 Main Gallery, Yering Station VIC

The works in this solo exhibition are selected from an ongoing series, begun in 2003, focusing on the coastal environment of my home territory in southwest Victoria, Australia. All works in Undertow are made of fishing gear broken free and washed up on the beaches of Discovery Bay. Each is made of a particular collection I’ve amassed over many years of walking this sensational coastline.

Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards

13 October – 8 December 2019 Yering Station 38 Melba Hwy Yarra Glen 3775 Australia

Carmel Wallace REFUGE 2017/8
Recycled safety-net, pine needles, thread. Size:variable (8m x 230cm x 15cm fully extended).
photo by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Carmel Wallace REFUGE 2017/8
Recycled safety-net, pine needles, thread.
Size:variable (8m x 230cm x 15cm fully extended)

Created in Billilla gardens during my 2017/18 Bayside Artist Residency, Refuge embodies migration, resilience and shelter. This work is made of fallen pine needles both thickly matted on the floor and threaded into a discarded trampoline safety-net. The tree that provided the needles is a migrant pine species from the Canary Islands off Africa. Unique in shape as a result of a lightning strike in 1918, it is listed on the National Trust register for its ‘curious form’ and celebrated for its difference. Although bearing the scars of a survivor, it is appreciated for its beauty and contribution of shade and shelter for birds, possums, insects and humans in the public garden where it grows. Many people worked with me under this tree to create Refuge and in doing so celebrate difference, community and contribution.

‘water+wisdom’ RMIT Gallery 1/12/17 – 10/3/18

Water + Wisdom exhibition & symposium invitation

Honoured to be included in this exhibition and symposium featuring the work of Australian and Indian artists, writers and researchers. This new exhibition creatively explores both customary knowledge and contemporary issues surrounding water.

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017

Exhibition at Wangaratta Art Gallery

Great to have my work Colony 4 shortlisted for the fifth biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award and currently on show at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.