About Carmel Louise

My theory in practice DeConstructed Photography is an experimental process that explores the potential of digital technology and the physical properties of the photographic print.
The reductive process begins with one photo; the main subject is isolated using a set of rules that deconstruct it to many base forms. The base forms are now patterns used to reconstruct the image while incorporating contemporary post processing techniques and personal aesthetics. The end result is an undetermined image based only on its original photographic data.

Continuing the process, the physical properties of the printed image are deconstructed again by utilising techniques borrowed from the traditional cottage craft, paper tole. The final piece comprises up to eight layers of the same image, all hand cut using different templates, then stacked and permanently mounted. The resulting artwork brings not only a new perspective on the original photo but the physical properties and capabilities of the print are pushed beyond its own boundaries.

My objective is to continue the experimental process to further breakdown the boundaries of both the visual and physical properties of the photographic print.


2010 Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with Distinction RMIT
2007 Diploma of Multimedia Kangan Batman Tafe
2006 Certificate IV in Multimedia Kangan Batman Tafe
2000 Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramics (Completed 2nd Year only) RMIT
1997 Certificate in Small Business Management Kangan Institute of Tafe
1995 Associate Diploma of Arts in Ceramics (1st Year only) Northern Metropolitan College of Tafe
1992 Diploma of Applied Science in Animal Technology. Western Metropolitan College of Tafe


2017 DeConstructed Photography The Laneway Artspace, St Kilda
2014 Rorschach Dreaming Gasworks, Albert Park
2013 Seasonal Rorschach 2 Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran
2012 Seasonal Rorschach Archetype Gallery, Sydney

2018 Moreland Summer Show:Peace & the Pursuit of Happiness Counihan Gallery, VIC
Finalist - Noel Counihan Memorial Award
Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
Finalist - Corangamarah Art Prize Finalist Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, VIC
Wyndham Art Prize Finalist & Peoples Choice Award Winner Wyndham Gallery, Vic
Cityscapes: High Merit Category Light, Space, Time Online Gallery
Contemporary Art Awards: Highly Commended Contemporary Art Awards, QLD
2017 Moreland Summer Show: People, Politics, Protest
Winner Of the Inaugural Noel Counihan Memorial Award Counihan Gallery, VIC
Burrinja Biennale Finalist Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, VIC
2016 Factivism Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
2015 CCP Salon Contemporary Centre for Photography, Fitzroy
Science Friction Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
Birregurra Art Festival Birregurra, Victoria
Urban Materiality Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2014 Speak Out Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
Birregurra Art Festival Birregurra, Victoria
Flora and Fauna Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2013 Current Tendacies, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
Camberwell Girls Grammar Art Show Camberwell Girls Grammar, Camberwell
Confluencias Museum of Freemasonry, Sydney
Time and Tide Toyota Head Office, Port Melbourne
Linden Postcards Linden Gallery, St Kilda
2012 Urban Creatures, Toyota Emerging Artists Exhibition Toyota Head Office, Port Melbourne
2011 All My Brothers Wives Platform Space, Majorca Building, Melbourne
Kodak Salon Contemporary Centre for Photography, Fitzroy
2010 RMIT Fine Art Photography Graduate Show 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne
My Life, Your Death First Site Gallery RMIT, Melbourne
Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize Finalist The Substation Art Centre, Melbourne
"The Memorial" Death Be Kind, Brunswick East
2009 New Collectables First Site Gallery RMIT, Melbourne
2008 Look Out Hogan Gallery, Collingwood
Werribee Hospital Fine Art Show Werribee Hospital
2007 On The Wall Cusp Gallery, Northcote
2006 Ampersand Cusp Gallery, Northcote


2018 Reimagining the Regeneration Process By Dr Julie Rees
2014 The 'State of Art’ art book - ‘Photography and Digital’, BareHill Publishing
2013 Seasonal Rorschach 2012, self publication
2012 China Surface Magazine "Intra Generational Portraits" January edition
2011 Exposure

Olivier Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre
Private Collections In Australia
Private Collections in Germany


Surrealism, Futurism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & of course Horror!