Working closely with collaborators from different disciplines and with the particularities of sites, Caitlin Franzmann creates participatory works which take shape around slow practices, conversation, critical listening, and collective forms of care. Her new work for The Condensery will build on recent work and the specifics of the Somerset region and its unique landscape, ecological conditions and rural community. Natural State includes a new work by First Nations artists Libby Harward and Dominique Chen.
Caitlin has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at National Gallery of Victoria, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and Kyoto Art Centre. She was included in Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Passages at New Museum, New York in 2020, TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria and Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art at QAGOMA, Brisbane in 2022.
She was recipient of the 2014 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize and recently awarded the inaugural Metro Arts Visual Arts Pathfinder Program residency (2022-2023). She was a member of feminist art collective LEVEL (2013-2017) and is currently a member of the collective eco-feminist research practice, Ensayos.
COMMISSIONED BY THE CONDENSERY | SOMERSET REGIONAL ART GALLERY. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN ASSISTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, IT’S ARTS FUNDING AND ADVISORY BODY.
IMAGE: CAITLIN FRANZMANN, PAMPACH’I, 2021, MOTHER ACHIRA FLOWER ESSENCE CREATED WITH ANNIE MEREDITH, GLASS VESSEL HANDBLOWN BY JARRED WRIGHT, RIVERSTONE, STEEL STAND. PHOTO LOUIS LIM.