"Site narratives reveal hidden histories sometimes in need of healing and balancing. Plants, Textiles and Natural Dyes are significant in global entanglement and are important mediums for creative exploration, reflection and discussion".
ABOUT THE ARTIST
BACKGROUND - Carol is a Dominican artist whose work explores connection to landscape and place. She is very interested in the entangled nature of botanical history and related cultural heritage.
Carol has a diverse portfolio career which began as an Interior, Exhibition and Spatial Designer. She designed promotional stands and backdrops for countries represented at travel and tourism shows such as World Travel Market Olympia and Earl’s Court, London.
SOCIALLY ENGAGED WORK - With an interest in working with people and a belief in the power and benefits of art engagement on mental well being, Carol's focus turned to a more socially engaged practice, encouraging people to connect to nature and history of the places in which they live. She provides art tuition, demonstrations and creative workshops in schools, community groups, museums, galleries. Much of her work has a focus on mental well being, maintaining a strong belief in the therapeutic benefits of the arts as a means of exploring and understanding self, others and the world around us.
INSPIRATION - Themes of Rootedness, Historical and Cultural Entanglement and Nature and Ruins, inform her research and practice. Traditional African Arts, natural form, colour and texture influence her multidisciplinary art practice which includes natural dyes and textiles, painting, sculpture, theatrical and site specific installation and carnival costume and creative writing. Some of the plants and dyes used in her work highlight Colonial histories of trade and exploration between Britain and the Caribbean which speak to society today.
MA Creative Practice - Leeds College of Art - Distinction
HND Spatial Design - Batley and Dewsbury Technical and Art College
ONC - Interior and Exhibition Design - Bradford Art College
City and Guilds Adult Education Teaching Certificate - Bradford College
NCFE Bronze Casting
AWARDS and RESEARCH FUNDING
2015 Textile Society Student Bursary Award
2015 Catherine Mackichan Trust
2019 Deep Rooted Artist Interview - Documented and Edited By Kimani Casimir
2019 Creole Festival Academic Presentation, UWI Open Campus Dominica - Creolization of Plants and Lands
2019 Deep Rooted Art Exhibition - Old Mill Cultural Centre, Dominica
2019 Deep Rooted youtube - DOMFESTA -
2017 Poetry - Interviewing the Caribbean
http://idakedagroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IC-2017-pt-2.pdf pg 87 - 88
2017 Creole Festival presentation - Bedfordshire University UK
2016 Pillar of Strength, Leeds Inspired
2015 INDELIBL interview with Carol Sorhaindo
2015 Leeds Art University Artist Studio Interview
2015 Hepworth Residency - Mapping excersizes - Gothic Connections
2014 'Lead, Threads and Petals - Wentworth Project http://www.pavilion.org.uk/events/2014/wentworth/
2014 Pavilion - Follies of Youth
2013 Transportation Transformation Project
2013 Transportation Transformation: Migration Teleportation and Railways AHRC Collaboration
Illustration in New Arcadian Journal
https://books.google.dm/books?id=mmMlDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=carol+sorhaindo&source=bl&ots=-f0o29QZyY&sig=ACfU3U0cF4pbvCwl5JXCCM8mpfgPtg0soA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiz7uCn6fTiAhWqxVkKHb6GAVY4ChDoATAIegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=carol%20sorhaindo&f=false What did Capability Brown do for Ecology? The legacy for biodiversity ... By Christine Handley (eds), Ian D. Rotheram pg 83 - 84
Poetry Illustration Moko - http://mokomagazine.org/wordpress/poems-by-celia-sorhaindo/