Veronica Caven Aldous

Veronica is based in Melbourne, Australia. She has recently completed a light art based PhD at Monash University, having previously completed a MVA at the VCA, Melbourne University. She has exhibited extensively with 12 solo and more than 30 group exhibitions in Melbourne and Perth. In 2015 she won the Contemporary Sculptors Association Annual Award and was finalist in the Mary & Lou Senini Award, McClelland Sculpture Gallery, Langwarrin. She attended an Associate Artist Residency, ACME Studios, London based around the Hayward Gallery, Light Show, supported by the Post Graduate Research Travel Grant, Monash University and the Australian Postgraduate Award.

“During my PhD project I became interested in ideas about passive solar houses inspired by Vastu Indian Architecture as a way of connecting with nature and natural light. I used the placement of my works to compare how disconnected our buildings are from nature and natural light. I aligned my works with true cardinal points of north, south, east and west with an aim to subvert the studio or gallery spaces. I began to use my own height as a unit of measurement to be compared with the architecture around me and natural light fields in extended space. I continue to be interested in connection between my practice, Colour Field Painting and Post-minimalism.”

Above left: Light in plinth 4, 2014, Aluminium frame, LEDs, show saver, painted wooden plinth (72 × 72 × 72 cm)
Above right: Light in plinth 5 (just taller than me) 2015, LEDs, Perpsex and painted wood (160 × 66 × 66 cm).

OXYGEN: Artist Membership Programme

The above artist has enrolled in Kinetica Museum’s artist member programme

Kinetica’s membership scheme was launched in November 2010, and aims to provide Kinetica with the opportunity to extend it’s artist network whilst fostering emerging talent. Oxygen members are entitled to a profile on the Kinetica Museum’s website, and gain access to Kinetica’s interim exhibitions as well as our networks. This year Kinetica is focusing on an international tour, our artist members will have the opportunity to be involved and submit work. For more information on our artist membership scheme, please visit the MEMBERSHIP section on this website.