ARTIST: Carolyn Pettigrew – Dip Fine Arts

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Artist’s Statement:

I first ventured into photography developing film and making contact prints as a teenager. I fell in love with the early work of Sam Haskins. Black and White photography then was edgy and very grainy.
Lately I am attracted to the monochrome masters such as Michael Kenna. There is something in the challenge of exploring the tones of monochrome photography that I find very satisfying especially in landscapes. Another world is revealed when colour is absent. For that reason I enjoy looking into the history of black and white photography and its development as an art form.
For my own work I just like making images and I’m drawn to interpreting a subject rather than emulating any particular style.
Exhibitions and awards:

Finalist Gosford Art Prize 2015
Joint exhibition “Contemplate”, Art Space on the Concourse, 2015
Joint exhibition “Unseen Sense”, Incinerator Art space, Head On 2015
Finalist, Wyong Exposure 15, 2015
Finalist Gosford Art Prize 2014
Finalist, Ryde International Women’s Day Art Prize, 2014
Joint exhibition “Changeable Art”, North Sydney, Head On 2014
Winner Kayell Photography Prize, Hornsby TAFE 2013
Joint exhibition “Figure and Form”, Lane Cove Art Gallery, 2013
Joint exhibition “A Portrait of Hornsby”, Wallarobba Gallery, Head On 2013
Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize, 2013
Finalist, Ryde International Women’s Day Art Prize, 2013
Highly Commended Chroma Miniature Art Prize, 2012
Joint exhibition “dark room to light room”, Incinerator Art Space, 2012
Joint exhibition “Farrago”, Pop Goes the Easel, 2012
Finalist Keddie’s Rural Photographic Prize (acquisitive) 2009
Various winning entries in country shows (2005-2010)


See more of Carolyn’s work in the Nebuli gallery