Cara Johnson is a Victorian based craftsperson. Working primarily in jewellery and related sculptural forms, her practice is concerned with the articulation of fragility and preciousness in nature, while concurrently addressing the presence of human
impact on the landscape.
The new works in this exhibition Swathe reflect and lament on relationships to individual trees, ideas which have unfolded through her consideration of how a human hand can either support or devastate the life of a tree. She is interested in how jewellery and artefacts can function within the landscape, collaborating with nature and in narrating connections between material, nature and herself.
Cara Johnson completed her Honours (first class) within a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2016 where she received an Honours Travelling Scholarship. Recently Johnson exhibited at ANCA Gallery in Canberra, Gray Street Workshop in Adelaide, and CODA Museum in The Netherlands. Cara resides in the Otways in Victoria’s southwest and is currently a Master of Fine Art Research Candidate at RMIT.
Cara was the recipient of Craft Victoria’s Fresh! Sofitel Emerging Craft Practitioner’s Award (2017).
Lobby and Lobby Windowns
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
May - July 2018