Carolyn Corletto

Chair 2 | 8-9 Aug – Collective Haunt Inc.


I am a multidisciplinary emerging artist working in the fields of painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Having graduated with Honours from the Adelaide Central School of Art I am now working from my studio in Collective Haunt with 19 other artists. In the last couple of years I have been exhibiting regularly in Adelaide and interstate. I was a finalist in the Parklands Prize, Broken Hill Outback Prize, Fleurieu Prize and Waterhouse Prize as well as the Wilson Wine Label Commission and a Mentorship with artist Julia Robinson awarded by the Helpmann Academy. I am also a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

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My art practice is concerned with the phenomena of generational layers of cultural identity in the descendants of immigrants particularly focusing on the concept of cultural dislocation, the integration of a dual cultural identity and the inevitable sense of loss from a yearning to belong to two places. Since the death of my immigrant parents and the clearing of the family home I have been immersed in the archaeology of my early life. These reflections have led to a search for my cultural identity through the rescuing and rehabilitation of these domestic objects and reconstructing lost memories from found photos.