Artist Overview

Carrie Webster is an artist, photographer, children’s book author, mum, and IT specialist, and lives in Sydney, Australia. Carrie is often seen around her home photographing things like pegs, fruits, vegetables and other everyday objects. She can then be seen at her computer for hours using Photoshop to transform these objects into magical characters set in whimsical photographic landscapes.

In the short time Carrie has been pursuing a career as an artist her work has been selected as finalist art work in a number of international and local photographic & art competitions. More recently Carrie’s work has been selected as a finalist in the Lethebridge 1000 artprize, the Olive Cotton Award, and the Sunshine Coast Artprize, and her photographic artwork was displayed as part of a digital exhibition at the Louvre in Paris.

Carrie completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in her early twenties, and evolved into the field of graphic and web design. She also has a Masters in Information Architecture. Along the way, Carrie has constantly worked on creative projects in parallel with her professional life.

Carrie plans to quit her day job when she becomes famous :-)

Solo Exhibitions

  • February 2015 – Year of the Sheep” exhibition. Artshine Gallery, 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale.
     
  • May 2014 - Selected to participate in the Headon Photo festival with a solo exhibition of digital images at the Essential Ingredient Cafe in Rozelle. https://headon.com.au/event/darkness-light
     
  • April 2014 - Solo exhibition of "Darkness & Light" series of digital images at the Angel Restaurant in Freshwater. http://www.angelrestaurant.com.au/
     
  • 1994 - Solo Exhibition of lino prints and charcoal drawings at Balmain Watch House.

Group Exhibitions

  • April 2016 - "RAW: an exploration of the unframed" - Large International Group Exhibit at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art "OMG! I forgot my phone!" lacda.com
     
  • March 2016 - Lindfield Art Show NSW
     
  • December 2015 - 12th Annual "Snap to Grid" Open Exhibit at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. "The other side"  lacda.com
     
  • August 2015 – Sunshine Coast Art Prize” exhibition, Coloundra Regional Gallery, Couloundra, QLD.
     
  • August 2015 – “Olive Cotton Portrait Award” exhibition, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW.
     
  • July 2015Digitally exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as part of the SeeMe Awards. "The Healing".
     
  • May 2015 – “Lethebridge 1000” award exhibition, Lethebridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
     
  • February 2015 – Art for Small Spaces” group exhibition at Platform 72, Central Park, Chippendale.
    • November 2014 - "In the beginning" Group exhibition at the opening of the ArtShine Gallery in Chippendale.
      • November 2014 -  Featured artist for the RAW artist showcase for one evening at the Sydney University Manning Bar. rawartists.org/carriedauy
        • September 2014 – Manly Arts Festival. Participated in a group exhibition “Regenerate” at Red Olive Studios, Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
          • May 2014 – Invitation only exhibition “Addon 2014”, Waterloo.
            • 1998 – Group Exhibition at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art – lino prints.

              Awards & Publications

              Limbo Land

              1999 – 2008 - Long period of time where life got in the way of art…

              Dark Ages

              • 1997 – 3 short “dirty dog” animations developed by Southern Star
              • 1996 – Series of 12 greeting cards – Edition Habit Press
              • 1995 – T-shirt series – Icon T-shirts (owned by Mambo)

              Illustrations – 1990s
              Book cover illustrations for Prentice Hall, Hodder & Stoughton, Millenium Books, and Random House.

              Education

              Masters of Information Studies, specializing in Information Architecture. Completed a Masters degree at Charles Sturt University in January 2012.

              Bachelor of Visual Arts
              Completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in 1983, majoring in film and photography, minoring in drawing and painting.