Biography - Caro Halford

 

Contact

Caro Halford, 13 Palewell Park, East Sheen, London SW14 8JQ

Tel: 0208 255 8711
Mobile: 07932 309506
Email: caro@carohalford.com

 

Education

2017- 2018

Royal College of Art, MRes Fine Art Pathway

2012 - 2016

MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London UK

2009 – 2011

MA in Art and Space at Kingston University, London UK

1995 – 1997

BA in Design: Interior at Chelsea College of Arts - UAL UK

1987 - 1989

B/Tec Design/Display, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford UK

 

Work Experience

2017

Art technician assisting Head of Art and setting up exhibitions for GCSE and A level art. St John's School, Leatherhead

Assisting Constructed Textiles Research Laboratory, Induction for students to wool tufting including selecting suitable wool yarns for textile design for tufting, how to use a tufting gun and wool tufting, techniques to completion of tufting, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Weekly Printmaking Workshop for Year 7 and 8 art Scholars including basic intaglio & relief printmaking processes in etching, mono print and lino cutting, Tower House Prep School for Boys, London, UK

Volunteer for exhibition events and duties include event set up, welcoming visitors, running the bar, completing visitors survey and pack up at Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Attended a Training Day for Wool Tufting, BA (Hons) Textile Design course and MA Surface Pattern and Textiles course, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Printmaking Workshop introducing participants to screen printing through the use of proper mesh, screens tensioned properly, use of one stroke to make a clean print on textiles at Bruton Art Factory, Somerset, UK

2016

Co curator of ‘Mothership’ exhibition exploring themes of mother artists. Project management, art technician duties, fund raising, drinks sponsorship, marketing of exhibition incl. screen print of tote bags and employment of invigilators and organizing an Artist Talk, ‘Mothership’ incl. invitation of guests, event set up, welcoming visitors, serving drinks and a Q and A session, Wandsworth, London

Artist Talk to Firm’s Art Club including a brief introduction of artist practice and works on display in exhibition, Clifford Chance Arts Club, London, UK

Studio Visit to Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Degree Show, University of London, Patrons Event, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

2015

Visiting Lecturer involving artist presentation to the BA students and including critique and cross course critiques on the (BA) Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

Student Representative for video interviews via Skype for MFA Fine Art Degree course and discussions around working process, motivations, learning and candidate’s suitability for the program, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2014

Research Assistant for Ruth Ewan exhibition ‘Back to the Fields’ Research on food and animals from French Revolutionary Calendar and compiling database, to ordering live animals and plants and sourcing a mobile farm for family event, Camden Arts Centre.

2013

Front of House Volunteer for the Phillip Lai, Moyra Davey and Shelagh Wakely exhibitions welcoming and looking after visitors, guided tours of exhibition, assist with private views and ‘Make and Do’ family events at Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.

2012

Artist Talk at the Bad Behaviour exhibition, Brixton East, London, UK

2011

Artist Assistant for Martin Westwood, Stanley Picker Fellowship exhibition ‘These Hands are Models’, clay modelling and slab building, constructing clay presses and plaster casts of mass-produced objects resulting in large scale ceramic works, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK.

2010

Artist Assistant to artist Natalie Kay, Saturday Art Club: encouragement, open exchange of ideas, hands on experimentation, making new friends, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK.

 

Group Exhibitions/Performances/Residencess

2017

Film screening of ‘Wendy’, Exovision 2017, Pasto, Narino, Colombia 2nd August 2017
Members Summer Exhibition, London Print Studio, London, UK
‘Life of a 1950’s Housewife’, Zone offices organized by Arterial ‘Mothership’, Bruton Art Factory, Somerset UK.

2016

‘Mothership’, The Sawmills, Wandsworth, London, UK
Clifford Chance’s Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2016, UK
Goldsmiths MFA Final Degree Show 2016, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Untitled BCN_8th Birthday ON PAPER, Festes de Gracia, Spain
BADASS FEMALES No. 3, Printer of Dreams, London, UK

2015

Performance of ‘I keep Losing Balance’, Maverick Expo, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
and at Lit Crawl, Peckham Yard and Room 408, ASC Erlang House, London, UK
Film screening of ‘If You Have Got That Feeling’, The Big Screen at Latitude Music Festival, Suffolk,

2014

Artist Residency at The Aldeburgh Beach and Lookout, Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk, UK

2013

Members Summer Exhibition, London Print Studio, London, UK Performance of ‘Life of a 1950’s Housewife’ Sluice Art Fair, Bermondsey, London, UK
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2012

Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Alas Summer Residency Exhibition 2012, London, UK.
Bad Behaviour’, Brixton East Gallery, London, UK
‘LDN/BCN’, Barcelona, Spain

2011

Thank you and Goodbye’ MA Show, Kingston University/The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
‘Inspired by Circus’, The CRAFTCO Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk, UK

2010

SCG Open Contemporary Print Fair 2010, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK.
Film screening of ‘Bangkok’, MA and Postgraduate Contemporary Art Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, 2009, UK

2009

Film screening of ‘Bangkok’ shown at ‘Fluxion’, Toilet Gallery, Kingston, UK

 

Corporate/Public/Private Collections

Works held in United Kingdom, United States of America, Italy and Spain

 

Awards

2016

Shortlisted for Clifford Chance Purchase Prize 2016

2016

Rector Scholarship 2012/13

 

Publications/Press

2017

LIFE AS A HUMAN - Balancing life as an artist and a mother by
AJ Dehany & Alix Mortimer,
http://lifeasahuman.com/?p=392191&preview=1&_ppp=6363012bc4

2016

Interview with Alejandro Ball and co curator Elizabeth Byrne, Mothership’ exhibition.
www.curatingthecontemporary.org

2014

Bad Behaviour – a-n The Artists Information Company – Review by Andy Luckraft
www.brixtonbuzz.com/2014/11/bad-behaviour-2014-opening-night-brixton-east-brixton-photos

2013

'The State of Art' Performance and Conceptual’ nr.1 by Bare Hill Sluice 2013 by Susak Press.
International Contemporary Artists Volume VII, ICA Publishing Artists’ Survival Guide published by Grey Tiger Books
Shelf Life, xvi artist collective La Petite Muerte, Drawers Gallery

2012

La Petite Muerte – curated by Kirsty Harris      https://artandexhibit.wordpress.com/tag/lucy-woodhouse/       
‘This is not the Gallery’, Alas Group Residency.

2007

Pilgrim with a Paintbox’ by Leigh Hatts, Church Times, 25 Sep 1998

 

Poetry

2013

Poetry Recital of Sylvia Plath hosted by Aldeburgh Beach and Lookout, Suffolk, UK

2017

The Brave Poets Salon hosted by The young Mesopotamians, London, UK

Reading of ‘I keep losing balance’, 26th July 2017

Reading of ‘Carrying’ 4 November 2017

 

Commissions

2013

Selected for the Di Carta / Papermade Biennial International Papermade Art Work, Schio, Italy, etching commissioned and held in a private collection and public collection in Schio

 

Residencies

2012

Alas professional development residency consisted of lectures and tuition over a five week period, Vyner Street, London, UK

2014

An Artist Residency with the xvi collective, to produce works in response to the location and site at The Aldeburgh Beach and Lookout, Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk, UK