Selected Exhibitions


2017: Drawing Breath/ Desenhar. Respirar. Galeria de Arte Moderna Pintor Fernando de Azevedo at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon,  Portugal.

2016: Return to Sender: collaborative postcards, The Shop Gallery, Glebe, NSW, Australia (with Anna Couani, Suzanne Bellamy, Loene Furler, Kit Kelen. Sue Rawlinson, Virginia Shepherd, Laura Wellington).

2016: Tree Studies, Gallery Estudio Nomada, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain.

2015: Messen Autumn Show, Messen Kunstnarhuset, Alvik, Norway.

2015: Postcards between Friends. K11 Showcases (G/F-2/F), Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong.

2014: Postcards between Friends: collaborative drawing and creativity pedagogy 友愛明信片 : 協同繪畫與創意教學法, Lingnan University Fong Sum Wood Library, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Postcards between Friends [pdf catalogue]

Postcards between Friends [introductory video].

Strange Places [video of student-participants discussing the collaborative process]

2014: Cards between Friends, Galleri Rostrum, Malmö, Sweden.

2014: Anno Equitum, Venetian Casino and Coloane, Macao.

2012-2013: Flora and Fauna: Upstairs Gallery at the Homestead (The Boyd family are conservationists and environmentalists with a keen interest in incorporating aspects of Australian Flora and Fauna into their artwork. This exhibition showcases works by Arthur Boyd, other Boyd family members and artists-in-residence, such as Carol Archer, who have experienced the wonder of Bundanon. N.S.W., Australia.

2011: placemarks, Lingnan University Fong Sum Wood Library, Hong Kong. This group exhibition included the Macao:Elsewhere series of postcards.

2010: Time with the Sky/與天度日, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong.

2010: Out of Thin Air: collaborative and solo works/憑空而來—個人及合作畫展, Lingnan University, Hong Kong and Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou. View catalogue.

2009: Near and Far and Mostly Macao, University of Macau Library Gallery.

2008 Reciprocal Interference: A Collaborative Art Project, Podspace, Newcastle, Australia, (exhibition of two-person collaborative works with Sue Rawlinson, Even Mak, Sue Taylor, Mary Grehan and Johanna Trainor).

2008 23rd Asia International Art Exhibition, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou University Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou.

2007 Knot, Touch, Trace Nó, Tacto, Traço 結、觸、跡 , Creative Macau, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao

2006 Work of Macao Hands 澳門手作: 區勵志水彩畫集, University Gallery, University of Macau Library, University of Macau, Macao.

2005 Notworks, online mixed media exhibition, Macau Art Net, Artist of the Month, May.

2006 Creative Macau Members’ Exhibition, CCI, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao.

2004 Being there, National Art School, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

2003 Artmart, Para/site Artspace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

2002 Social Club, Para/site Artspace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

2001 Sleep to Dream/ Shui Yi Meng 睡以夢, collaborative image/text installation with Christopher Kelen, Montblanc and Nokia Galleries, Fringe Club, Hong Kong.

2001 Blue is Blue (City Festival 2001Featured Visual Artists Programme), Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong.

2000 Tai Mo Shan/ Big Hat Mountain 大帽山, collaborative image and text installation with Christopher Kelen, Montblanc Gallery, Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong.

2000 Wanchai, Citypoetry (a City Festival 2000 project) collaborative computer photographic/poetry installation with Christopher Kelen at Senses, 41 Staunton St, Hong Kong.

1998 Skin to Work, Maling Gallery, Casula Powerhouse, Casula, N.S.W., Australia.

1998 Scrape, John Paynter Gallery, Hunter St., Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia.

1997 Skinworks, Space YZ, U.W.S. Nepean, Kingswood, N.S.W., Australia.

1997Nothing so Deep, Vacant Shopfront Art Project, Newcastle, Australia .

1997 Images of the Heart II, Hunter St. Institute of Tertiary and Further Education, Newcastle, Australia.

1996 Between Skins, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, N.S.W., Australia.

1996 Body of Work, From Heaven to Hell Cultural Institute, Rome, Italy.

1995 Art Felt, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia.

1994 Sometimes, Artery Gallery, Camperdown, N.S.W., Australia.

1992 Four by Four, Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan.

1989 Veiling the View, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, A.C.T. Australia.

1989 Decade Show, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, A.C.T.

Grants / Acquisitions / Residencies


2017: Residency at Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.

2016: Residency at Mas Els Igols, Penedes, Barcelona.

2015: Residency at Boubouki Cottage, Mesana, Cyprus.

2015: Residency at Messen Kunstnarhuset, Ålvik, Norway.

2015: Residency at ARNA, Art and Nature, Harlösa, Sweden.

2014: Residency at Messen Kunstnarhuset, Ålvik, Norway.

2013-14: ‘Postcards between friends: collaborative drawing and creativity pedagogy’. Funded by Teaching Development Grant, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

2011-14: Modes of Contemporary Collaborative Painting and Drawing. Funded by Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

2013 Acquisition of a Work of Macao Hands painting and a Work of Hong Kong Hands painting, Hong Kong Trade Office, Geneva, Switzerland.

2011 Acquisition of Time with the Sky #9, Bundanon Trust, Australia.

2010 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the Time with the Sky 與天度日 exhibition and publication.

2010: Out of Thin Air: Works at Lingnan (completed). Funded by Research and Postgraduate Studies Panel in Arts. Funded by Academic Programme Research Grant, Lingnan University.

2009 Artist-in-residence, Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, Australia (30 June –19 July).

2008-2009: Contemporary Art Collaboration in Hong Kong and Macao (completed). Funded by Research and Postgraduate Studies Panel in Arts, Academic Programme Research Grant, Lingnan University.

2003 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the New Territories publication.

2001 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the Sleep to Dream installation and publication.

2000 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the Tai Mo Shan installation and publication.

1998 Four artworks from Skin to Work exhibition acquired by Artbank, an Australian library of contemporary arts.

Artworks are included in private collections in Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Macao, Canada, U.S.A., Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Italy, France, Switzerland and Australia.

Qualifications


2001-2006 Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Literature Department, University of Hong Kong. Thesis title: Frames, Flows, Feminist Aesthetics: paintings by Judy Watson, Cai Jin and Marlene Dumas.

1994-1998 Master of Arts (Honours), University of Western Sydney (Nepean), Australia.
 Thesis title: Skin to Work: shifting materialities, ambiguous boundaries.
 Exhibition title: Skin to Work.

1987-1989 Associate Diploma in Painting, Canberra School of Art, Australia (now part of Australian National University), Diploma conferred in May 1990.

1985 Teacher’s Certificate, N.S.W. Dept. of Education, Australia. Certificate awarded in April, 1985.

1981 Graduate Diploma of Education (Art), Sydney Teachers College (now University of Sydney), Australia, diploma conferred in May, 1982.

1978-1980 Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (Australia). Conferred May, 1981.

Other studies:
1991 -1992 Japanese woodblock printing and ink painting, and shiatsu training, in Kyoto.

Research


Collaborative painting and drawing; modern and contemporary art; practice-led research; art and community; visual arts pedagogy; Hong Kong, Macao, Chinese and Australian art.

Publications


Carol Archer, “Practice into Pedagogy into Practice” International Journal of Art and Design Education, National Society for Education in Art & Design, John Wiley and Sons. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jade.12072/epdf2016

2014 Carol Archer, Postcards between Friends: collaborative drawing and creativity pedagogy; 友愛明信片: 協同繪畫與創意教學法 [exh. cat.] https://www.academia.edu/10118229/Postcards_between_Friends_collaborative_drawing_and_creativity_pedagogy

2014 Carol Archer and Christopher (Kit) Kelen, “Dialogic Pedagogy in Creative Practice: a conversation in examples”, Pedagogy, Culture and Society. Taylor and Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2014.932301

2013 Carol Archer and Christopher (Kit) Kelen, Between – Collaborative Haiku and Picture Postcards, Macao: ASM. https://www.academia.edu/10118326/Between_collaborative_haiku_and_picture_postcards

2013 Carol Archer, “Contemporary Representations of Macao: Taking Off the City”. In K.K Wong and G. Wei (eds), Macao – Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations. New York: Routledge. https://www.academia.edu/6944402/_Contemporary_Representations_of_Macao_Taking_Off_the_City_

2012 Carol Archer, “Womanly Blooms: Cai Jin’s ‘Beauty Banana Plant’ Paintings.” In n. paradoxa: international feminist art journal, London: KT Press, Vol. 30, July. 48-58. https://www.academia.edu/4338570/Womanly_Blooms_Cai_Jin_s_Beauty_Banana_Plant_Paintings

2010 Paisley Livingston and Carol Archer “Artistic collaboration and the completion of works of art” British Journal of Aesthetics, Oxford: Oxford Journals, Vol. 50, Issue 4, 439 – 455. http://www.carolarcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/LivingstonArcherBJAOct2010.full.pdf

2010 Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen, “Macao Monuments – in Art, in Poetry and in your Face” Space and Culture, Sage Journals, 14:3, 140-164. https://www.academia.edu/4761570/Macao_Monuments

2007 “Spaces in Transition: Photographs by Adam Lampton”, Macau Closer, September.

2007 “Edictus Ridiculum: Konstantin Bessmertny”, Macau Closer, July/August.

2007 “Denis Murrell’s Homework“, Macau Closer, July/August.

2007 “Contemplative Offerings: the Art of Belinda Fox”, Macau Closer, June.

2007 “Serious about Art Education?”, Macau Closer, April.

2007 “Something Rotten in Macao’s New Cityscape”, (Portuguese translation by Patricia Lemos), Ponto Final, Friday 27/7/07.

2007 “Macao: an art historical discipline waiting to happen?” In James Elkins (ed), Is Art History Global? New York: Routledge,

2007 “Gifts and Transgressions: Marlene Dumas Underground” in Crossings, No 8, 2006.

2006 “The Ambivalent Paintings of Judy Watson: an Aboriginal Feminist Aesthetic”. In Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol. 7, no. 2, 62-76. https://www.academia.edu/4338823/The_Ambivalent_Paintings_of_Judy_Watson

2006.
 2005 “Cartographies, Selves.” Imaginal Regions collaborative project. Project Website: http://www.imaginalregions.co.uk/

2004 “Over the Border, the Everyday Lapse” (with Christopher Kelen), Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 5, No 1.

2001 Sleep to Dream (with Christopher Kelen), Loudest Place on Earth, Hong Kong.

2000 Tai Mo Shan (with Christopher Kelen), Loudest Place on Earth, Hong Kong.

Guest Lectures / Conference Papers / Artist Presentations


2017 Artist presentation,Malmö Hogskola (Malmö University), Malmö , Sweden.

2017  Artist presentation, Pearl Jubilee College, University of Macau, Macao.

2015 Artist presentation, Messen Kunstnarhuset Art Residency, Alvik, Norway.

2015 Artist presentation, ARNA Art and Nature Art Residency, Harlosa, Sweden

2014 “Translating Macao: Perspectives from Solo and Collaborative Contemporary Visual Art”, Literary Translation and Cultural Connections: Brazil, Europe and China, The Casa Guilherme de Almeida and University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2014 “Cards between Friends”, Artist Talk, Galleri Rostrum, Malmö, Sweden.

2014 “Collaborative Drawing Pedagogy”, invited talk and workshop for Malmö Hogskola (Malmö University), Wanas Castle, Sweden.

2014 “Locating Contemporary Macao: Solo and Collaborative Drawing, Painting, Photography and Installation Art” (Keynote Presentation), Behind the Facade: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Macao (Postgraduate Conference), Faculty of Arts and Humanities & Faculty of Social Science, University of Macau, Macao.

2013 “Postcards from Hong Kong”, Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures, The Third Asian Conference on Asian Studies, Osaka, Japan.

2012 “Fair Play: Contemporary Collaborative Painting”; International Conference in Research Creativity: Praxis, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

2012 “Contemporary painting and drawing: a theoretical toolbox”; Panel Convener for session entitled “Contemporary Painting and Drawing Collaboration”, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Together<> Apart, Sydney University, Australia.

2011 “Contemporary collaborative painting and ‘narratives of process’”, Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society, The Arts in Society, Berlin, Germany.

2011 “Contemporary Collaborative Painting and Drawing”(Invited lecture), Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong.

2010 “Novelty and hybridity in recent Macao art”, ACS Crossroads 2010 in Hong Kong, Association for Cultural Studies, Hong Kong.

2009 “Collaborative Painting: Gifts and Transgressions” (Invited lecture), MEDEA Collaborative Media Initiative, Malmö högskola/ Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.

2009 “Reciprocal Interference: Theorising a Collaborative Art Project” Sydney Symposium on Collective Creativity, Goethe Institute, University of NSW, Sydney.

2009 “Contemporary Representations of Macao: Taking Off the City First Interdisciplinary Conference on Macau Studies: Intercultural Exchanges between East and West”, University of Macau, Macao.

2006 “Screen, Figure, Ground: The Ambivalent Political Aesthetics of Judy Watson’s internal landscape and the guardians”, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

2006 “Shifting Spaces in Macao”, 6th Wenshan Conference on English and American Literature, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2005 “The ambivalent paintings of Judy Watson: an Aboriginal Feminist Aesthetic,” English Department, Peking University, PRC.

2005 “Paintings and Paintings: aesthetics, dominative and otherwise,” Comparative Literature Departmental Seminar Series, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2004 “Cartographies, Selves,” Imaginal regions: opening out the atlas symposium, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. “Cartographies, Selves: Maps and Paintings,” Colloquium Series, English Department, University of Macau.

2003 “Dreamings and paintings: Emily Kngwarreye and Judy Watson”, Scottish Word and Image Group conference, University of Aberdeen and Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.

2003 “Over the border, the everyday lapse: dreams and the creative process” (with Christopher Kelen), Scottish Word and Image Group conference, University of Aberdeen and Gray’s School of Art (Robert Gordon University), Aberdeen, Scotland.

2003 “Frames and Flows in Paintings by Judy Watson”, Comparative Literature Department Seminars, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2003 “Dreamings and paintings: Judy Watson and Emily Kngwarreye,” English Department Seminar Series, University of Macau, Macao.

2002 “Gender, Genre and Liberation in Chicken Run,” Beast Fable Society, 9th International Congress, Malta.

2002 “Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen: Chicken Run,” English Department Seminar Series, University of Macau, Macao.

1997 “Miraculous Wounds: Rome, 1996”, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia.

1997 “Painting and Skin Ego”, Australian National Art Therapy Association Conference, Dickson, A.C.T., Australia.

1996 “Cossington Smith, Hester, Olsen and Borgelt: Gender and Identity in Representations of the Private, Intimate and Domestic”, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, N.S.W., Australia.

1996 “Metaskins”, University of Lecce, Lecce, Italy.

1995 “Paula Rego: Domination and Rebellion”, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, N .S.W., Australia.

Press


January, 2015. Library Matters. Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Issue 8. 1, 4.

17/12/2014 “嶺大澳大生合繪明信片”, Sing Tao Daily.

December, 2014 “Postcards Between Friends” showcases students’ collaborative art creations”, Lingnan University e-news, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

28/11/2014 “Lingnan University awards excellence in teaching and researchLingnan University e-news, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

August, 2014 “友愛明信片:協同繪畫與創意教學法 : Postcards Between Friends: Collaborative Drawing and Creativity Pedagogy”, Library Matters, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Issue 7. 4.

July, 2014 Collaborative picture postcards by Lingnan Visual Studies students and artist-collaborators exhibited in Norway and Sweden, Lingnan University e-news July 2014.

12/2/2014 “New book captures creative collaboration between Hong Kong and Macau university students”, Lingnan University e-news, February 2014.

30/4/2013 “Student artwork exhibition entitled ‘Points of View’”, Lingnan University e-news, April 2014.

28/11/2013 Exhibition of artworks by artist-in-residence Anna Glynn and visual studies students, Lingnan University e-news, 28 November.

28/11/2012 “Understanding drawing” students’ works on display. Lingnan University Alumni E-News, 28 November, 2012.

27/2/2010 “Lingnan University Visual Studies Department Exhibition Celebrates Collaborative Creative Processes”, Lingnan University e-news, 27 Feb 2010.

27/2/2009 “University of Macau present pictures exhibition”, Gilbert Humphrey, Macau Post, Macao;

20/2/2009 “A Musa Inspiradora: Académicos Lançam Livros de Poesia e Pintura Hoje na UMAC”, Alexandra Lages, Hoje Macau, 20;

17/2/2009 “Pinturas e poemas ‘exprimem’ olhares sobre o território”, Raquel Carvalho, Jornal Tribuna de Macau,

16/7/2008 Review ofReciprocal Interference Collaborative Art Project, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, Australia

23/4/2007 “Adverte a artista australiana Carol Archer: Macau será ‘promessa vazia’ se não investir no ensino artístico”, Laura Bastos, Jornal Tribuna de Macau, Macao

23/4/2007 “O Hoje Recomenda: Nó, tacto, traço, Exposição de Carol Archer”, Hoje Macau, Macao

23/4/2007 “Nó, tacto, traço: Pintura”, Ponto Final, Macao

15/3-15/4 “Knot, Touch, Trace 結、觸、跡 Nó, Tacto, Traço”, Macau Closer, CTY

23/4/2007 “Nó, tacto, traço: Pintura”, Ponto Final, Macao

13/3/2007 “O toque humano na aparente insignificância”, Hugo Pinto, Ponto Final, Macao

10/11/2006 “Work of Macau Hands: Watercolours by Carol Archer”, Sara Farr, The Macau Post, Macao

15/6/2001 “Best of the Week,” Kevin Kwong, South China Morning Post24/7 Magazine, Hong Kong

14/6/2001 “Sleep to Dream: Carol Archer/ Christopher Kelen,” Joyce Siu, BC Magazine, Hong Kong

24/6/2000 “Artists and poets…,” Kevin Kwong, 24/7, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

23/6/2000 “Lest we Forget,” Lena Sin, HK Magazine, Hong Kong

5/12/1998 “Art, face to face,” Jill Stowell, The Newcastle Herald, Australia

29/11/1998 “Decent Exposure,” Meryl Ryan, The Newcastle Herald, Australia