Caroline Schofield is driven by an engagement with craft and a curiosity about narratives contained within materials from industrial steel, stone, fabric, string and found objects. She manipulates and creates installations with these items referencing personal histories, place, people and memory. Her current work focuses on materials to form a mediation with people on memory.
She is particularly interested in participatory and collaborative art & health work and has collaborated with artist’s, women’s and children’s groups including GKV, Netherlands, Open Circle, Kilkenny Arts office, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Natalie B Coleman and Derry City of Culture. She completed a six month residency in 2016 with Waterford Healing Arts Trust working with Dementia patients on an acute ward in University Hospital Waterford. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in public and private collections including the OPW Per Cent for Art in Kilkenny Courthouse.
Caroline lives and works in Kilkenny. She studied Textiles in NCAD and received a 1st Class MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2015.