Caryl graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2009 attaining an MA in Fine Art Awarded best video prize by Elstree Heritage in 2012 during Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition. A former fellow of Digswell Arts. A member of Memento Collective. https://www.mementocollective.art An Associate Artist at Courtyard Arts Hertford. Recently exhibited in Prague and London, Selected for Derwent Art Prize Exhibiting at the gallery Oxo Tower and Paris later this year- now postponed. Caryl works from her studio overlooking the Mill Stream at Dicker Mill Hertford.
Caryl's current focus is time lapse video, photography, drawing and print making exploring the concept of time and memory. 'time : the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole' This is a continuing investigation.
I’m fascinated by the concept of time and memory. My work has always been my journey of the everyday, in the landscape, marking time. My recent investigations involve post memory. Thinking about childhood memories…how much is remembered, as opposed to recounted memories or images?
‘post memory is a powerful form of memory because it’s connection to it’s object or source is mediated not through recollection but through representation, projection and creation, often based on silence rather than speech, on invisible rather than visible’
later this year with the collective ‘Memento Collective’ Five of the group will be responding to the writings and concepts inspired by Sigmund Freud. We will be showing our outcomes in the form of installation, photography and performance, drawing and painting. The exhibition ‘Death Dreams and Desire” will be held at Safehouse 1 in Peckham. More details nearer the time can be found at
CV & Education
Caryl’s current focus is time lapse video, photography and printmaking.
time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole (Oxford Dictionary)
For many years, she has documented her experiences in the landscape, which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects everyday journeys. Travelling pathways often familiar and occasionally unknown, her work acknowledges an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world and its simple integrity, with a beauty that lies in imperfection and impermanence.
Caryl graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2009 attaining an MA in Fine and Applied Art. Awarded best video prize from Elstree Heritage in 2012 at Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition. She is a former fellow of Digswell Arts.
Caryl’s Studio is located at Dicker Mill Hertford where the studio is open to visitors during HVA Open Studios in September.
Qualifications and training:
2009 - MA Fine and Applied Art, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
2002 - BA Hons Fine and Applied Art, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
2020 April LOMO Bar. Hertford. As art of Hertford Art Trail.
2019 September Solo Exhibition and Installation event at The Mill House Hertford as part of Open Studios.
2019 April 8th – May 6th Hertford House Hotel – Hertford Arts Trail. Fore Street Hertford.
2018 April – May 6th – Women’s Society in St Andrews St Hertford as part of Hertford Art Trail
2018 April – June 4th – Mixed Media Display of work at ‘Wesleys Cafe ‘ Harpenden Herts
2018 July – Currently exhibiting mixed media work at Bebo Cafe Hertford Herts.
2017 June 6 – July 29th ‘Impossible Landscapes’ Art Van Go Knebworth.
2016 June – Mixed media works at Bebo Cafe Hertford, as part of Hertford Art Trail.
2016 April 1-30 ‘The Simple Act of Walking’ Art Van Go Knebworth.
2004 (July) Exhibition Reception and offices of Fresh Creative Services Charlotte Street London WC1
2001 Film Projection/Installation Media Studios Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Herts England
2020 April 2 – May 16th ‘In Our Garden’ at New Maynard Gallery Campus West WGC. Digswell Artists from The Forge Digswell Exhibiting as part of WGC100 and HYOC2020.
2020 February 7th – 13th The Old Biscuit Factory Bermondsey. Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition.
2020 January 10-30 th Seen Forms HY B4 Galerie Kampus Hybernská Prague.
2019 December 1st Open Studios at The Forge Digswell AL6 0BU
2019 May 10-11 Digswell Arts Open Studios and Print Exhibition at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire AL6 0BU
2019 April 11th Herts Visual Arts Big Showcase-New Maynard Gallery Welwyn Garden City.
2019 April 9th Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition Hertford.
2019 January 23rd to February 23rd Thin Places (Revisited) at Art Van Go Knebworth
2018 September Courtyard Arts Auction Courtyard Arts Hertford
2018 October 13-20 Thin Places Wynd Gallery Letchworth
2018 September 25th Group Exhibition Wynd Gallery Letchworth
2018 June 25th 2018- Group Exhibition at Wynd Gallery Letchworth.
2018 May 30-June 23 ‘Time and Tide’ with Cathy Smale at Courtyard Arts
2018 June 1-3rd Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Herts AL6 0BU
2018 April – Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition Hertford Herts.
2017 October Hertford Art Society 20th Members Exhibition Cowbridge Hall Hertford.
2017 September 23-24 HVAF Open Studios at The Forge Digswell AL6 0BU
2017 September 8 Group Exhibition of Co Operative Members at Wynd Gallery Letchworth
2016 November 20th Digswell Arts Open Studio Christmas Sale Digswell AL6 OBU
2016 November Courtyard Arts Members 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Courtyard Arts Port Vale Hertford Herts.
2016 November Hertford Art Society Members Show Cowbridge Hall Hertford.
2016 May 21-22 Open Studios Event at The Forge Digswell as part of Digswell Arts
2016 April 8-May 8th Hertford Art Trail my work displayed in Cafe Bebo Hertford.
2015 October 30-November 1 HAS Members Show Hertford.
2015 May 21-June 28th Praesentia group exhibition ‘Encounters’ Parndon Mill Harlow Essex
2014 October 31st-November 2nd HAS 17th Members Show Mill Bridge Rooms The Wash Hertford Herts.
2014 May 10-11 2014 Print works exhibited as part of Digswell Arts Trust Open Studios Digswell Herts AL6 OBU
2014 April 25th – May 10th 2014. Three of my unique mono prints to be exhibited as part of Hertford Town Council Art Trail in Peter & Susan Brown Interiors St Andrews Street Hertford and The Castle Hertford.
2014 March Wallace 100 Framed Mono print exhibited in Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ
2013 November 8-10 HAS Members Show at Millbridge Rooms Hertford Herts
2013 November 10th Praesentia’s one day launch of Art Trail for Wallace 100 at Courtyard Arts Centre Port Vale Bengeo Herts
2013 November 7-21 Art Trail for Wallace 100.Various locations in town centre of Hertford.
2013 September Print Exhibition for Open Studios at DAT Digswell Herts AL6 OBU
2013 June New works installed at Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ
2013 May 5th Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Arts Trust Digswell Welwyn AL6 OBU
2013 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition at The Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PG
2013 (March) Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ
2012 (December) Eastern Approaches St Albans Hertfordshire (Open Exhibition)
2012 (October) Members Show Hertford Art Society Millbridge Rooms Hertford Hertfordshire
2012 (September) Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire as part of The Printmakers Group.
2012 (September) Open Studios Unit 3 Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG137AE
2012 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition Cowbridge Hertford Herts
2012 (March) praesentia at Courtyard Arts Hertford Herts
2011 (December 10- January 4 2012) Hertfordshire Open Exhibition 2011 Museum of St Albans Hertfordshire
2011 (December 7-21) Courtyard Arts Members Show Hertford Herts
2011 (November 11-20) praesentia at Caffe Yum Hertford Herts
2011( April-May) Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition at The Castle Hertford
2010 (December) Open Exhibition @ Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans
2010 (December) Courtyard Arts Members Show Bengeo Herts
2010 (October) Artists in Residence at Luton Hoo Walled Garden
2010 (September) Open Studios at Luton Hoo Walled Garden Luton Beds
2009 MA Show in Gallery at University of Hertfordshire
2008 Open Studios Unit 15a Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG13 7AE
2006 Hertfordshire Graphics Gallery Hertford Hertfordshire
2006 (May-August) Art Van Go Knebworth Hertfordshire
2006 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition
2006 (April) Art Fair Artshed Ware Hertfordshire
2006 (April- October) Ashridge Park Gallery Berkhampstead Hertfordshire
2006 (February) ‘wish you were here’ exhibition Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.
2005 (November) Hertford Art Society Members Show Hertford Hertfordshire.
2005 Passionately Pink Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.
2005 (June) BA Degree Show Hertfordshire University Hatfield Hertfordshire.
2005 (May) Hertford Art Society Hertford Hertfordshire.
2004 (April) Inparallel Group Exhibition Dicker Mill Hertford Hertfordshire.
2002 Year One BA Group Exhibition University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Hertfordshire England.
2001 Access Group Exhibition Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire England.
Awards Prizes Fellowships
2012 Best Video Prize awarded by Elstree Heritage at Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition St Albans Hertfordshire
Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust The Forge Digswell Herts.