Bringing together work from across four decades, this exhibition reflects the breadth of Caroline Broadhead’s creative output.
Using jewellery design as a departure point, Broadhead’s objects are designed to be worn on the body and change through touch and interaction. Going on to encompass sculpture, installation, performance, textiles and photography, her practice is concerned with the borders of the individual, inside and outside, public and private, and the balance between materiality and image. Often working in collaboration, Caroline Broadhead’s art is activated by bodies and performers.
A Central Saint Martins alumna, Broadhead held the positions of Jewellery and Textiles Programme Director and BA Jewellery Design Course Leader for nearly ten years at the College, until her retirement in 2018. She is now Professor Emerita. Caroline continues to teach on the course and is a guest lecturer at various institutions both in the UK and abroad.
Caroline’s retrospective is showing at the Lethaby Gallery until 6 Feb.