About

Artist CV

B. 1988, Queenstown, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Charlotte Watson is a NZ-born visual artist and writer whose work expands across drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Her work looks at the stories that inhabit the land, and how place inhabits us. She graduated from the University of Canterbury (Ōtautahi Christchurch, NZ) with a BFA in Sculpture in 2011, and is currently based in Narrm Melbourne.

Watson's Arts Admin background can be seen here.

Watson is the curator & gallery manager for Tinning Street Presents

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Small Hours – City Art Depot, Christchurch
2018 All Our Secrets are the Same - Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne
2017 Place of Return - City Art Depot, Christchurch
2016 Disquiet - Five Walls Projects, Melbourne
2015 Shadowside - Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2014 Quiver - GAFFA, Sydney
2012 Other Rooms - Chambers 241 Gallery, Christchurch
2011 Explication - SoFA Casting Room, Christchurch
        Exurbia - 183 Milton Street, Christchurch

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  As Above, So Below - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2016  Element - The Alderman, Melbourne
         Drawing to an End - MARS Gallery, Melbourne
         Wonky - Tinning St Presents, Melbourne
         Laissez-faire - Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2014  Converging Lines - Chambers 241 Gallery, Christchurch
         Mutual Store - Platform Gallery, Melbourne
         Blue Print - Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
         Domestos - Tinning Street Presents, Melbourne
2013  Moreland Summer Show - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
         Public Good - Ramp Gallery, Hamilton
2012  Out of Place - Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch

Collections

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
Private collections in NZ, Australia, USA, Germany and England

Prizes/Awards

2017/18  Counihan Commemorative Award (finalist) - Melbourne
2015  Parkin Drawing Prize (finalist)  - Wellington
2014  Incinerator Art Award (finalist) - Melbourne
2012  Select - SoFA Campus Gallery (winner) - Christchurch

Residencies

2019 Arteles Creative Center, Finland
2016 Mountain Seas, Flinders Island, Tasmania

Writing

2019 Shadowland for The Dark Mountain Project, Vanishing Series
2018 Narratives-Realities: fictionalising the present & contaminating the fantastical wilderness. Review of Ara Dolatian, Crowther Contemporary, Melbourne.
2017 Scene with a Horse for 'Passenger on a Train' by Noel McKenna, Niagara Galleries Melbourne
Safety in Distance? with Christine McFetridge for HAMSTER Magazine, Physics Room, Christchurch

Curatorial

2019 No Exit - Tinning St Presents, Melbourne (forthcoming, co-curated with Joshua Simpson)
2018 Pink Frost - Tinning St Presents, Melbourne
Vis à Vis - Five Walls, Melbourne

Coordination

Chairperson for the Brunswick Studio Walk
Co-coordinator of the Monograph Reading Circle
Initiator of the Black Finch Project

Press

Blundell, Sally. 'On a Roll', New Zealand Listener. Vol 236, No 3790, pp 42-43
Clift, Tom. ‘Hundreds Of Artists Are Fighting Adani With Heartbreaking Works Of Art’. 16 July 2019 on Junkee
Feeney, Warren 'Converging Lines', Chambers Art Gallery, Nov 2014
Feeney, Warren 'Christchurch Art Map being re-launched with Longest celebration' The Press, 12/6/17
Francis, Hannah. The Brunswick Studio Walk: Behind the Scenes with Melbourne's Makers. The Age & SMH, 23/2/17
Gardiner, Sue. 'Let's Talk about Abstraction' Arts News New Zealand. vol 32, pp 88-93
Holsworth, Mark, Brunswick Studio Walk, Black Mark Art Critic
Jones, Annalee. 'Arts Feature', Canta Magazine. Vol 8, 2/5/12, p18
Milburn, Felicity. 'Rolling Maul', B.167 (Bulletin) Autumn, March-May 2012
Nothling, Lily, ’Adani opponents mail bird art to politicians in silent protest’. 17 July 2019 on ABC News
Ralston, Cameron. 'Place of Return', City Art Depot Workshop, June 2017
Ralston, Cameron, ‘City Art Reader 13: Studio Talk - Charlotte Watson’, April 2019