Caro Pattle’s experimental object-based practice explores handcraft processes through a lens of contemporary materiality. She draws from a range of craft disciplines to create works that joyfully muddle organic/synthetic, past/present and functional/non-functional binaries. Pattle’s practice spans large-scale public art installation through to objects for interiors and is underpinned by ongoing research into material culture, animism, and domestic worlds. Embedded across all of her output is a sense of pleasure and play.
Pattle graduated from a Bachelor of Textiles at RMIT in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts completed in 2009. The recipient of several travel grants and industry prizes, she was named the Australian Textile Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia for 2020, was shortlisted for the Design Files Awards 2021 and received a high commendation at the Vivid Design Prize in 2022. In 2022, Pattle’s work was presented at the inaugural NGV Melbourne Design Fair and selected for the group exhibitions: Improper Structures, By/Product, Welcome, and Cheers.