Caroline McQuarrie

Born 1975
Greymouth, New Zealand

Current Employment:
Senior Lecturer, Photography
Whiti o Rehua School of Art
Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand


MFA (with distinction) - Massey University 2005
Postgraduate Diploma - Massey University 2004
BFA (Photography) - Canterbury University 1997

Solo Exhibitions:
This Blasted Heath
Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington, NZ
17 February – 20 March 2022

The New Sun
Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington, NZ
11 February - 13 March 2021

Prospects Fearful
Work made in collaboration with Shaun Matthews
Suter Art Gallery Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson 1 Sept - 11 Nov 2018
Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth 02 Feb - 24 Mar 2019
Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum, Hokitika 04 Jun - 30 Aug 2019
Hastings City Art Gallery Dec 4 2021 – Mar 27 2022

Tunnels, pits, pools
Work made in collaboration with Connah Podmore
play_station Art Project Space, Wellington
7 -30 Sept 2017

Foyer Space, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
16 November - 10 December 2015

Enjoy Gallery, Wellington
1-25 April 2015

No Town
Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton 24 April - 15 June 2014
Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum, Hokitika 2 - 22 Nov 2014
Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth 12 Dec - 24 Jan 2015
Te Uru Waitakere. Titirangi, Auckland 5 June - 23 August

Friends are the best things in life
Ghuznee Art Billboard, Wellington
Jul - Sept 2012

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
19 Jun - 21 Jul 2012

Reasons For Silence
Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington
29 Oct – 20 Nov 2010

The Arthouse, Christchurch
14th Oct – 1st Nov 2009

I Think I Was Blind Before I Met You
High St Project, Christchurch
20th Feb – 7th March 2009

We Hold Back the Night
Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
23rd Sept – 18th Oct 2008

Plymouth University Land|Water Research Group, Plymouth, UK
Four-week residency including two exhibitions and lecture, Nov/Dec 2015

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Mercedes Star Artist in Residence 2010
Five-week residency at the school, concluding exhibition at Wellington Star Mercedes Benz Sept 2010

Group Exhibitions:
She Shed: Contemporary Wool Craft
Curated by Bronwyn Lloyd, with Vita Cochran, Lizzy Leckie, Rona Ngahuia Osborne, Steven Junil Park, Daegan Wells, and Georgina May Young
Petone Settlers Museum, Petone
17 Mar – 16 Oct 2022

Where the River Bends
Curated by Harry Culy
Ilam Gallery, Canterbury University, Christchurch
16 Aug – 7 Sept 2017

This Might be the Place
Curated by Alice Tappenden
Ilam Gallery, Canterbury University, Christchurch
3 May – 1 Jun 2017

Curated by Bruce E. Phillips
Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland
12 March 2016 - 29 May 2016

POPCAANZ conference, Wellington
29 June - 1 July 2015

With Jenny Gillam, Jonathan Kay, Johanna Meechan, Kalya Ward and Shaun Waugh
The Engine Room, Wellington
27 Aug - 9 Sept 2014

With Vanessa Crowe and Cathy Tuato'o Ross
Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
3 August - 24 September 2014

Elegies (for the faded)
Performance with Womansong community choir
Presented as part of the Old Hall Gigs series
Tararua Tramping Club
8pm Saturday 24 May 2014

With Vanessa Crowe and Cathy Tuato'o Ross
Geoff Wilson Gallery, NorthTec, Whangarei
27 Sept - 1 Nov 2012

Nanageddon: The end of craft as we know it…
Curated by Becky Bean and Gaelen Macdonald
‘Group exhibition showcasing artists who are hailing the revival of stitching and knitting, subverting the idea of ‘Nana-craft’ and reclaiming the art of craft in truly revealing ways.’
ROAR! Gallery, Wellington
20th August – 12th September 2009
Artist in Residence at ROAR! Gallery in conjunction with the ‘Nanageddon’ exhibition.
This residency comprised two workshops, one with studio artists at Pablo’s Studio, and one open to the public in conjunction with ROAR! Gallery.

Etiquette for the Homesick
Curated by Abby Cunnane, with Genevieve Packer
Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington
2nd May – 8th June 2008

Call and Response
Caroline McQuarrie, Frankie Rouse, Mica Still, Deidra Sullivan and Marci Tackett
Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington
11th January – 4th February 2007

Poppy Lekner, Briarna Martelletti, Johanna Mechen, Mizuho Nishioka, Maria Sainsbury, Deidra Sullivan & Virginia Woods-Jack
Co-curated by Caroline McQuarrie & Jane Wilcox
The Engine Room, Wellington
22 Jul — 14 Aug 2020

Everywhere We Look
Holly Best, Joyce Campbell, Tash Hopkins, Téhlor-Lina Mareko, Johanna Mechen, Anne Noble, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Kate van der Drift, Mia Vinaccia and Virginia Woods-Jack
Co-curated by Christine McFetridge, Caroline McQuarrie & Virginia Woods-Jack as Women in Photography NZ/AU
PhotoForum NZ (online exhibition)
Oct 2019

From the Aether
Jonathan Kay, Shaun Matthews and Bonny Stewart-MacDonald
Curated by Caroline McQuarrie
Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, Wellington
April - July 2016

Lynda Garrod, Shaun Matthews and Kirsty Woods
Curated by Caroline McQuarrie
Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington
22 Jan – 12 Feb 2010

Alt: Contemporary Photographers Explore Alternative Processes
Curated by Caroline McQuarrie
A group exhibition showcasing Massey University Photography department staff and students who make work using ‘alternative’ photographic processes.
Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington
15th – 25th July 2009
Photospace Gallery, Wellington
1st – 31st August 2009