Carolyn Whittaker
​​​​Carolyn Whittaker, originally from Lancashire, is a London based multimedia artist. She returned to her childhood passion for art in her late thirties, and after having children herself studied part time for seven years, graduating in 2015 from the University of East London with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and the Dean’s Prize for Art and Design. Carolyn is currently a participant in the Turps/ Mass programme.​​​​​​​
There is an inherent fascination in Carolyn’s work with the unstoppable nature of time’s ability to change things. The viewer can often experience this ephemeral process and its associated risks in the reformation of wax, ice, jelly or ice cream forms as they burn or melt. The unpredictable metamorphosis of these works creates a contrasting tension with her cast and carved immutable bronze and stone forms.
Carolyn’s recent practice investigates the subject of the erosion of workers' rights over the decades, and the imbalance and inequity between workers, business leaders and their shareholders. This body of work was explored in her performance piece 'Tendered Philanthropy ?' 2022 in 'Hard Times' at Koppel-x ; and more recently ‘Repress. React. Reform’ 2023 in ‘Postcards from the Volcano' at Thameside Studios gallery which also was captured in MASS magazine issue no.2. 
Instagram: @carolynwhittakerj 

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