Staff profile

Caroline Locke

Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) in Fine Art


Art and Design


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts

Research centre

Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre




Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



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.

 Recent Exhibitions

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

Teaching responsibilities

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 interests

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


Undergraduate Qualifications

BA First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Arts at Nottingham Trent University.

Postgraduate Qualifications

MA Art  (by registered Project) at Nottingham Trent University

Recent conferences

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

Participant at:

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

International experience includes exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

In the media

Selected Reviews/Interviews


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

Recent publications

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