Courtyard: Carolyn Wigston – Chi Chi Array
Courtyard: Carolyn Wigston – Chi Chi Array


Carolyn Wigston

Chichi Array

Courtyard Commission

November 2018–October 2019


Chichi Array is an extension of Carolyn Wigston’s painting practice. In this work Wigston explores formalist ideas and devised artiface towards the transformation of architectural space. Through the re-structuring of existing images and spaces with abstraction and paint she has manipulated geometric and architectural forms to offer a new interpretation of a known location. The Contemporary Art Tasmania courtyard provided an opportunity for the artist to trial these ideas on a large scale and to conceive an alternative, playful reading of the space. Wigston was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours from the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art in 2007. Since this time she has been a researcher for Arts on the Edge, Edge Radio, Hobart, a member of INFLIGHT ARI, Hobart and involved with the development and management of the Stable Gallery, Moonah. Recent exhibitions include: Frequency (2015) and Re-Construction (2012), both solo presentations at Penny Contemporary, Hobart, TAS; 10 Years 10 Artists, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS (2014); Story of the Creative, See Me, NY, USA (2013); New White Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, curated by Melanie Thorne (2009) and Unsustainable Weight of Place, INFLIGHT ARI, Hobart and Watch this Space, Alice Springs (2008).

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