Caroline Locke has been described as one of the UK’s most innovative interdisciplinary artists. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is widely known for her large-scale installation works. Working with water, sculptural devices, new and old technology, sound, video and live elements, Locke makes works that are often sited in public spaces as well as in galleries and performance venues. Water and vibration are recurrent themes within her recent practice.
International experience includes Exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
Sound Fountains At Wollaton Hall Museum Nottingham, 2013
Singing Pools At Klankenbos Sound Sculpture Park, Belgium, 2013
Sound Inventory and Interactive Sound Fountains At Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2012
Interactive Sound Fountains and Live performance at Nottingham Contemporary 2011
Caroline is currently Senior Lecturer of Fine Art teaching on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme.
She has previously been employed as an Arts lecturer by The University of Brighton, Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University, De Montfort University, New College Nottingham and South Nottingham College.
She has also had the role as visiting academic at Monash University, Melbourne, and The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia. She Taught and was postgraduate assessor for MA Fine Art Programme at Nottingham Trent University
Research and practice focuses on Installation practice, Digital media, Interactive arts, Kinetic sculpture, Sonic art, Performance and live arts.
Caroline is a Principal Researcher within The Digital and Material Arts research Centre at the University of Derby and is a
Visiting Researcher within the Centre for Electronic Media art at Monash University, Australia.
Membership of professional bodies
External Examiner at Southampton Solent University 2005-2010
External Panel Validation Advisor at Liverpool Hope University 2006
Member of the Steering Committee for Trampoline Platform for New Media Arts Symposium 2009
BA First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Arts at Nottingham Trent University.
MA Art (by registered Project) at Nottingham Trent University
Speaker at the Seminar ‘Through flow-water and culture in changing contexts’ - Whitechapel Gallery, London 2002
Speaker at the Seminar ‘Water, Culture, Community’ as part of the world water forum event - Kyoto, Japan - 2003
Speaker at The Third Iteration Conference on Generative Electronic in the Electronic Arts - Monash University Nov-Dec 2005
The National Review of Live Art 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2008
Performing Studies International12 Performing Rights Conference at Queen Mary University of London 2006
Trampoline Platform for New Media Arts Symposium – Nottingham -January 2009
Digital Hybridity Conference – ADT The University of Derby - June 2011
New Perspectives on Joseph Wright Conference – January 2012
‘Good Things and Bad Things’ symposium – Nottingham Trent University in connection with Nottingham Contemporary June 2013
International experience includes exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
In the media
Robert Clark, The Guardian Review July
Sarah Coulson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Interview
2007 De Limburger Dagblad Maastricht news – Press release November 2005
Art Review International art –The Art of Sound Addition VolLV1 April
The Age, Melbourne Press Review November
The Courier–Mail Australia Review October
The Evening Post, Nottingham - Review/Feature - April
Japanese Nat. Press March
Kyoto Press, Japan March
Toyota Press, Japan April
“Breath” published by the City Gallery
Nicolas Zurbrugg Interview
Robert Clark, The Guardian Review April
Artist Newsletter Review April
Contemporary Review - Sept
Create 274 Review - Sept
Artist Newsletter Review September
East End Life Review – Sept
Evening Post Nottingham Article
Artist Newsletter Article
Radio and TV
2011 Verity Cowley, BBC Radio Interview Broadcast 27th and 30th November
2005 Rob Glass, BBC TV News Feature 21st March
2003 Kyoto Radio Interview 20th March
2002 BBC Radio Leicester Interview April
2001 BBC Points West TV Interview May
1997 BBC Radio Nottingham Artist of the week broadcast
1995 BBC Radio 1 Extended interview for arts broadcast
Sound Fountains - Caroline Locke
Published by Yorkshire Sculpture Park to coincide with Caroline Locke's Sound Fountains and Sound inventory at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2012