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Artist | Carly Scoufos

Installation/ Sculpture

Brisbane, Australia

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About Carly Scoufos

Carly Scoufos is an contemporary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. She studied at the Santa Rosa Junior College in California, before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours from the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.

After graduating Carly was awarded the Queensland Art Gallery’s 2008 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship and exhibited in QAG’s Watermall Café as part of the gallery’s Starter Space program. In 2009, following the receipt of the Siganto Travel Scholarship, Carly undertook a studio residency at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo where she presented her first solo exhibition, Seam. Over the past four years she has completed numreous corporate and public commissions both in Australia and overseas. These include a foyer installation for Aecom Brisbane Offices, a large-scale artwork for the new Gold Coast University Hospital, an atrium sculpture for Phoenix City Beijing, China and another for a commercial/retail centre in Hong Kong. More recently Carly has completed a sculpture for the new Macquarie Centre in Sydney and has also just commenced fabrication on a large suspended sculpture for the new Perth Domestic Airport in Western Australia.

Artist Statement

While my earlier studio practice dealt with the material translation of abstract and fleeting moments within natural and fluid phenomena, subsequent works have focused on bridging elements of the mechanistic and industrial to the organic and natural patterns of growth and decay. The woven technique I utilise has associations with traditional textile processes such as needlework, lace making and knitting, in which single strands of fibre are interwoven to create structure and define space. I am also interested in the notion of part to whole and incorporating this within my practice to create a perceptual pull between two-dimensional sculpture and three-dimensional drawing.



2007 Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2007 Mentee in Griffith Industry Mentoring Program – Mentored by Sebastian Di Mauro

2004 Fine Art Career Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA


2014 Void, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba

2013 Chapters from the Interlaced Manuscript, Dogwood Crossing, Miles

2013 Chapters from the Interlaced Manuscript, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery

2013 Petri, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg

2010 Repositories, LEVEL, Gallery 2, Newstead, Brisbane

2010 CABIN. in the room, Crucible Space at Artisan, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2010 Uncommon Destinations (Interlaced Derivation), KickArts - Contemporary Arts, Cairns

2009 Seam, Youkobo Art Space, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan


2014 SWELL Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, Currumbin, QLD

2014 Seven With Another Retrospective, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD

2014 Tangible: recent works by Sebastian Di Mauro and Carly Scoufos, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

2013 A River Without Banks, The Hold Artspace, West End, Brisbane, QLD

2013 Clayton Utz LAUNCH Art Award, Clayton Utz Offices, Riparian Plaza, Brisbane, QLD

2013 Drawing a Line, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD

2013 Linden Postcard Show 2013, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, VIC

2012 Immediacy, Through the Looking Glass, Fleet Lane, South Brisbane, QLD

2012 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD

2012 Art for Eva, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Fortitude Valley, QLD

2012 Caravan for Under the Radar, 2012 Brisbane Festival, Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

2012 MAYO Festival, St Margaret's Anglican Girl's School, Ascot, QLD

2012 Oh Video, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, South Bank, QLD

2012 Seven with Another, Substation No.4, 22 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

2011 Sensorial Loop, Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

2011 Subdivision: LEVEL pop-up Art Fair, 167 James St, Fortitude Valley & LEVEL, Newstead

2010 eating biscuits...those everyday spaces we occupy, LEVEL, Brisbane

2010 Travelling Scholarship 2010, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin

2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize ’10, Caloundra Art Gallery, Caloundra

2010 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Queensland College or Art, South Bank

2010 Something or other, Old Space exhibition, Bowen Hills, Brisbane

2010 The Stanthorpe Art Festival 2010, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe

2009 15 Artists, Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe

2009 Tiny Worlds, Artisan Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2009 Agendo, Phoenix Gallery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria

2009 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammar, Brisbane

2009 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery

2009 Prometheus Art Exhibition, The Prometheus Foundation Gallery, Gold Coast

2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 08, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2008 The Great Divide, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane

2008 Launch – Clayon Utz Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2008 Starter Space, Watermall Café, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2008 Thiess Art Prize 2007, Dell Gallery, Brisbane

2007 Gardening at Night, 2007 QCA Fine Art and Photography Honours Exhibition, Brisbane

2007 Artists x HMAS Diamantina, Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane

2006 Thiess Art Prize 2006, Dell Gallery, Brisbane

2006 Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2006 Papyrus, Brisbane Writers Festival, South Bank, Brisbane


2013 Australian Artists Grant - National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

2012 New Work Early Career Grant - Australia Council for the Arts

2010 Australia Council ArtStart Grant

2008 Siganto Travel Scholarship 08, Artworkers, Brisbane

2008 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, Queensland Art Gallery

2007 High Commendation Award, 2007 Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane

2007 Griffith University Medal for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Griffith University

2007 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2007. Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2006 High Commendation Award, 2006 Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane

2006 Thiess People Choice Award, 2006 Thiess Art Prize Exhibition, Dell Gallery, Brisbane

2006 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2006, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2006 eX de Medici Award, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2005 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2005, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2004 Charles & Anna Cherney Memorial Art Scholarship, Santa Rosa Junior College, California

2004 Dean’s Highest Honours – Spring 04 & Fall 03, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA

2003 Doyle Scholarship – 2003/2004, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA


2015-16 Coalesce, Foyer Artwork, 1 William Street, Brisbane

2014-15 Substratum, Suspended Sculpture, T1 Domestic Pier, Perth Airport, Perth

2014 Perpetuate, Suspended Installation, Macquarie Centre, North Ryde, Sydney

2013-14 Convergence, Courtyard Sculpture, Somerville House, South Brisbane

2012-13 Mergence, Entrance Sculpture, 28 Hennessey Road, Hong Kong, China

2011-13 Continuum, Atrium Sculpture, Infinity Tower, 43 Hershel St, Meriton, Brisbane

2010-12 Flume, NICU Courtyard, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast

2011 Interstice, Atrium Sculpture for Phoenix City, Beijing, China

2011 Unstable Surface Tension, Library Foyer, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane

2010 (Concept Design Stage) Castlereagh Street Laneway, Westfield Centrepoint, Sydney

2009-10 Confluence, Foyer Sculpture for AECOM Brisbane Office, Wickham Street, Brisbane

2008 Transitional Viscosity, Foyer of Macmahon Building, SW1 South Brisbane


Griffith Artworks Toowoomba Regional Council Private collections in Australia,

Moreton Bay Region Art Collection Sculptors Queensland USA and Japan


Brown, Laura. Tangible: Recents works by Sebastian Di Mauro and Carly Scoufos, February, 2014.

Pottinger, Sandy. 'Regional exhibitions show off a variety of skills', Chronicle, June 2013.

Jackson, Beth & Younger, Jay. Immediacy (Exhibition Catalogue), December, 2012

Hirst, Kim. ‘July – Featured Artist’, Interview for NAVA e-bulletin and website, July 2012.

Parsons, Rachael. 'The LEVELer in Residence - Carly Scoufos', Summer 2010/2011, pp. 17-21.

Fraser, Margie. ‘Carly Scoufos at Crucible’, Artichoke, Iss. 32, Sept-Nov 2010, pp. 72-73.

Porch, Debra. Eating Biscuits...those everyday spaces we occupy...(Catalogue Essay), August,’10.

Foulds, Gordon. ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards’, Craft Arts International, Iss. 77, 2009, pp.104-5.

Exposure – Volume one, DVD series profiling Queensland Artists, MSSR (Moreton Street Spare Room).

James, Alan. ‘Young artist weaves her way up at South Bank’, Creations Magazine, Winter 8, pp 3-4.

Armitstead, Jacqueline. The Great Divide (Catalogue Essay), August, 2008.

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