Karlien van Rooyen

Karlien van Rooyen

After twelve years as an activist in Australia, ceramic artist Karlien van Rooyen has now returned home to live and work in South Africa. Her art is ultimately inspired by her deep connection to the environment, sustainability and respect for First Nations People.

She completed a degree in Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia after six years of environmental activism in North Western Australia. Her work is focussed on creating an understanding of contemporary spirituality in the context of environmental and cultural protection. Karlien is driven by the interrelationship between maker and material along with a teaching, ‘Seeing through feeling’, by the Goolarabooloo people of the Kimberly.

Karlien’s sculptures are concerned with perspectives on social and environmental sustainability. Utilising the visceral and time-capturing qualities of clay, Karlien creates stylised ‘termite-mounds’ that serve as primal memory-vessels of the subconscious. Karlien has been the recipient of the Minter Ellison Award for Female Artist with Outstanding Creative Potential, Carclew International Project Grant 2018 and was selected for a seven week ceramic residency in 2018 in Jingdezhen, China.

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    Caliditas
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    Exprimis Bovem
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    Grounding Pitcher
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    Key Stone
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    Lumine Cassa / Lightless
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    Minus Aeris
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    Moon Chalice
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    Ritual Resonant
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    Rorschach Aku
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    Slow Bloom
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