Caroline Wilkinson: landscape gardener and former fine artist
Caroline Wilkinson explains how her career changed from artist and lecturer to landscape gardener, and why she has never stopped being an artist.
Caroline works as a landscape gardener in various parts of London. She completed an MA Hons in Fine Art at both Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. Her art practice has encompassed painting, photography, slide-tape, installation and performance (with the Theatre of Mistakes and Gary Stevens). Before becoming a mother she worked in adult education outreach and subsequently as a Lecturer in Fine Art, Textiles, Sculpture and as a visiting lecturer. Her current practice is concerned with the photographic imagery in jigsaw puzzles, combining fragments to make large, wall-based composite images.
Work exhibited includes Sydney Biennale 1987 (with Gary Stevens); Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 1987; British Art Show 1990 (Hayward Gallery and touring); Whitechapel Open 1984-88; Museum of Installation 1989, 1993; Los Angeles Art Fair 1993; CGP Gallery, London, 2011.
This film was commissioned by Artquest as part of An Arts Foundation, six filmed interviews with a diverse group of individuals who have all gone through an art school education but have shifted career-path later in life.