Caroline Robinson of CABAL - CV
b. 23 June 1968, Stratford, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Psychology), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1989
Diploma of Facilitation, Zenergy College of Cooperative Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015
SELECTED PROJECTS: INTEGRATION FACILITATION
FLAGSHIP COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE PROJECT (WESTERN SPRINGS) 2016-2017
Facilitating Integrative Design Process for Mana Whenua, Community and Auckland Council.
SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS STRATEGIC REVIEW 2016
Facilitation of 3 month duration strategic review process for Auckland Council team.
LIVING FUTURE COLLABORATIVE AOTEAROA NZ 2014 (ongoing)
Facilitating community development for Living Future supplier, design and construction professionals.
SHARDA CENTRE 2015
Facilitation of International Peace Temple design process preparations, Sharda Trust.
SELECTED PROJECTS: PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS AND ARTS/DESIGN COLLABORATIONS
SKYPATH CYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY – AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE 2013 -
Co-Lead artist, northern landing design, with Reset Urban Design
FOUNDATION STONE 2015
Interpretation for civic park with Pita Turei, Albany Lakes Reserve, Auckland Council
DREAM VORTEX AND ABUNDANCE BASKET 2015
Installation at Auckland Airport Outdoor Gallery, Sculpture Park with Brick Bay Sculpture Trust
LUNA – UNION OF HEAVEN, EARTH, HEART 2012
Albany Busway Carpark Extension Project Artwork - 8m high stone sculptural installation as integral part of carpark extension. In collaboration with WEC, GHD, Katsura, Scottish Stone Walls and others. Auckland Transport.
TE HOKINGA MAI – BRIDGE OF RETURN 2006-2009
Design and build Albany Lakes Art Bridge 60mx5.5m concrete / stone / steel footbridge and weir.
Collaboration with Beca (engineers), Soul Environments Landscape Architects and NZ Strong Construction Ltd. North Shore City Council.
RANGITOTO ISLAND WHARF PROJECT 2004-2007
Design of 97m long functional wharf on Rangitoto Island to Resource Consent Stage. Collaboration with Duffill Watts Ltd (engineers). Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, Auckland. (unbuilt)
SH18 HOBSONVILLE DEVIATION / SH16 BRIGHAM CREEK EXTENSION MOTORWAY PROJECT 2009
Lead Artist/Arts Advisor on HEB / Jasmax Landscape Architects Urban Design Team, integrated arts/design
elements for new motorway. NZTA / Waitakere City Council.
Lead Artist/Arts Advisor Integrated / site specific public artworks for a 450 residential housing development.
McConnell Property with Housing NZ, Papakura, Auckland. (unbuilt)
PANMURE TOWN CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT 2007
‘Earth Sun’ - Steel feature sculptural ‘screen’ 8mx2.7m Queen’s Road Re-Development, Stage Two. Auckland City Council.
TE HAPUA BAY RESORT DEVELOPMENT 2004-2006
Lead Artist/Arts Advisor, sense of place storytelling, contribution to masterplanning, construction of 30m land art entrance feature. Bearing South Ltd, Lake Taupo.
POMPALLIER ESTATE FEATURE ENTRANCE 2005-2006
Large scale earth, stone/steel installation for subdivision entrance feature. Society of Mary, Whangarei.
NORTHERN GATEWAY MOTORWAY PROJECT 2005-2006
Concept development for 300m long Land Art Project, Northern Gateway (motorway) Project. Boffa Miskell on behalf of NZTA, Auckland. (unbuilt).
ST. HELIERS BEACH FORESHORE RESERVE UPGRADE PROJECT 2006
Creation of ‘Arts and Integrated Arts Development Plan’ as part of the overall masterplanning process for the Beach Reserve Upgrade Project. (Design team led by LA4 landscape Architects). Auckland City Council.
VODAFONE CHILLI BANNER 2005
Design and construction of iconic interior branding feature for main entrance. 18m x 3.5m. Commissioned by
Vodafone, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.
Sculptural installation, Mayfair Place Mall. In collaboration with members of Glen Innes Community, part of the Glen Innes Town Centre re-Development Project. Auckland City Council.
‘PUNATAPU LABYRINTH’ 2004
Stone labyrinth land art, 8m diametre. Punatapu (5 star) Lodge, Queenstown.
‘MAUMAHARA MO WAIPARURU Remembering Ancient Pathways’ 2003
Land art installation new motorway development, 80mx30m Grafton Gully, Auckland. Freeflow Alliance (NZTA)
Steel sculpture, 18mx6m, Wellesley Street Bridge, Grafton Gully, Auckland. Freeflow Alliance (Transit NZ)
Sculpture, 13m high. Collaboration, led by Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei. Grafton Gully. Freeflow (Transit NZ)/Auckland City Council.
GLEN INNES TOWN CENTRE Re-Development 2002/03
Lead Artist / Arts Advisor on urban design consulting team. Research/ document ‘sense of place’, assist development of the project design theme. Arts coordinator facilitating integration of 4 art projects. Auckland City Council.
GLEN INNES SENSE OF PLACE PHOTO ESSAY 2002
Photographic essay (400 images). Auckland City Council.
PANMURE TOWN CENTRE Re-Development / Open Spaces Network Plan 2002/03
Lead Artist on the urban design consulting team, with landscape architects (Isthmus Group), urban designers (Urban Initiatives), architects, retail analyst, transport engineer, lighting specialist and local iwi and community representatives. Research and document ‘sense of place’, assist with development of project design theme. Arts coordinator identifying art projects within the overall project. Commissioned by Auckland City Council.
MANGAWHAI FUTURES 2003
Member of urban design team led by Urban Inititatives, assisting with gathering ‘sense of place’ imagery and understanding to support the community visioning process and the development of a Structure Plan for Mangawhai’s future. Project commissioned by Kaipara District Council.
AVONDALE SENSE OF PLACE PHOTO ESSAY 2003
Photographic essay (400 images) for Avondale Urban Living Project. Commissioned by Auckland City Council.
New Lynn Community Centre participatory entrance sculpture. Mild steel/copper 6.5m. Waitakere City Council.
North Egmont Visitor’s Centre. Supplejack/copper sculpture 4.5x4.5m. Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai.
‘BASKET OF DREAMS’ 2000
Interactive sculpture. Steel/stone 2.8mx1.5m. Queenstown Millennium Project, Millennium Steering Committee.
SITES PACIFIC ART AND URBAN DESIGN SYMPOSIUM’ 1998
Guest artist in 6 week workshop programme engaging in theoretical urban design projects on real sites in the city. Collaboration with Pip Chesire Jasmax, Isthmus Group and others. Waitakere City Council and Creative New Zealand
SELECTED PROJECTS: TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART AND PERFORMANCE PROJECTS
LIVING FUTURE 2014
International Living Future Institute unConference lead opening and closing ceremonies with NAYA Native American Youth and Family Centre, Portland, USA
TELECOM NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA 2001
Multimedia presentation to CEO’s of Australia’s top 100 businesses, Sydney, Australia.
GLACIAL MEMORY 1999
Queenstown Winter Festival Installation on Earnslaw Park. Centre piece for Festival constructed from steel, stone, ice, silk. 8m high/15m dia. Queenstown.
ORGANISM OF CHAOS 1999
Outer Limits: Aotea Youth Arts Festival. Designs commissioned for Outdoor Installation to front the Festival. (Festival Cancelled prior to implementation of designs)
Aotea Youth Arts Festival - outdoor installation for Aotea Centre and Town Hall, including large flag sculptures, and laser light component. Auckland.
WIND SCRIPTURE 1997
WOMAD - outdoor installation of wood, wire and textiles, built with festival participants. Auckland.
LALOLO PACIFICA 1997
Concept developer and joint artistic director: Outdoor installation project highlighting the effects of global warming on the Pacific. A collaboration of 15 artists, presented at the ‘Pasifika’ Festival, Western Springs Park, Auckland.
BILD BAU STELLE (Image Construction Site) 1996
Installation/dance project; Product of International Stage Designer’s Residency, German ITI and ‘Theatre Der Welt’, International Arts Festival, Dresden, Germany.
HENS TEETH 1995
Theatre Set Design; NZ Women’s Comedy Collective, Wellington, NZ
SPIRIT IN ACTION, AWAKENING TO THE SACRED IN EVERYDAY LIFE 1995
International Transpersonal Association Conference; Environmental Art Installation for convention centre,
Santa Clara, California, USA
TOWARD EARTH COMMUNITY 1994
Ecology, Native Wisdom and Spirituality International Transpersonal Association Conference; Signage/Art Installation Design, Killarney, Ireland
PLUTONIUM FREE FUTURE GLOBAL CITIZEN’S TOWN MEETING 1994
Co-designer and Facilitator ‘Living Environment’ Installation, Berkeley Town Hall, California, USA
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES STRATEGIC AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
CREATIVE ECOLOGY – a new model for resilience in creative communities - Living Research 2014
Co-creator with Elise Sterbeck et al, Creative Coalition, Auckland, NZ. http://creativecoalition.tumblr.com/
HOWICK WARD ARTS AND CULTURE PLAN 2012
Member of research team delivering a strategic arts and culture plan overview for the Howick Local Board, with Elisabeth Vaneveld TBI on behalf of Auckland Council Community and Cultural Policy South.
ARTS: DESIGN COLLABORATION IN WAITAKERE CITY - THE HEART OF THIS PLACE 2010
The history of Waitakere City Council Te Taiao o Waitakere integrated arts. Research / writing second edition.
CULTURAL WELLBEING THINK TANK 2002
Live graphic scribing for this national strategic event held by Creative NZ for creative sector leaders to define
‘Cultural Wellbeing’ for the purposes of the Local Government Act 2002 – Community Outcomes.
Online home of New Zealand’s Creative Community (over 20,000 members) TBI (formerly Artswork: nga mahi toi ka whai hua) - Member of the foundation creative team and strategic team.
THE MAP ROOM 2000-2001
Design and implementation of a research project to ‘Map the Creative Industries Work Environment in Auckland City’. Involved interviews with over 80 creative industries practitioners in Auckland and leading the development of a concept for a progressive networking tool for creative sector. TBI (formerly Artswork: nga mahi toi ka whai hua).
PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR - BOOKS
PANMURE SENSE OF PLACE SCRAPBOOK 2003
Research, design and production of a 100 page / 600 image colour book celebrating Panmure’s heritages (past present and future) and sense of place. A community participatory project. Commissioned Auckland City Council.
THE ARTISTS’ WORKBOOK 2002
Commissioned by the Artist Alliance as a tool for visual artists, to nurture the culture of professional development within the visual arts sector in New Zealand. Supported by Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.
The Artists’ Workbook’ has been a valuable resource for our organization. The ideas posed about how you think about things has definitely stood the test of time. Even though technologically we have stormed ahead in recent years, a lot of the content has stood its ground, and so it is still one of the key resources we offer our members. Just recently, someone told me ‘I‘m always recommending people use it.’ Maggie Gresson, Executive Director, Artist Alliance 2015
PUBLICATIONS AS CO-AUTHOR - ARTICLES
‘Design begins in wānanga’ workshop report commissioned by Auckland Council for publication on the Auckland Design Manual website. Report co-authored by RUF researchers Keriata Stuart and Biddy Livesey with Desna Whaanga-Schollum and Caroline Robinson.
Whaanga-Schollum, Robinson, Stuart and Livesey (2015). ‘Ensuring the container is strong’: Exploring urban mauri in Aotearoa New Zealand through the wānanga process’. Peer-reviewed article published in Landscape Journal (Victoria University of Wellington) www.landscape.org.nz [peer reviewed and accepted for publication in October 2015]
TEACHING, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS
Guest lecturer, artist talks and workshop presentations, UNITEC, Auckland University, Whitecliffe School of Arts and Design, New Space Programme, Creative Spaces, etc. 199o -
New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) Urban Design Register - September 2011
A register of urban design consultants identified by the NZTA Urban Design Team to assist NZTA project managers.
ART Venture 2007
A competitive acceleration programme bringing together the arts, business, education and investment communities to back creative entrepreneurs and producers working in the Auckland region.
Northern Region Sustainable Business Network Awards 2007
THE BIG IDEA Digital Artist in Residence 2013
Back to the Source – hoki ki nga waiora (www.thebigidea.co.nz/back-to-the-source) - a collaborative water journey, encouraging a deepening of our relationship with water. (an ongoing project)
BRITISH COUNCIL CREATIVE CITIES - CATALYST 2008
Sponsored as one of twenty five leading figures in East Asia / Pacific invited to tour together in the United Kingdom for one week, in a practical exploration of the creative economy experience in British cities.
PUNATAPU Artist in Residence 2004
Punatapu Lodge 6 week artist residency, Queenstown, NZ
GERMAN CENTRE OF THE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE INSTITUTE 1996
International Stage Designer’s Residency, Full Travel Grant/Study Scholarship, resulted in BILD BAU STELLE (Image Construction Site) performed installation at ‘Theatre Der Welt’, International Arts Festival, Dresden, Germany.
STRATFORD MURAL PROJECT 1996
18m x 8m public outdoor mural; Artist in Residence, joint project with Russel Walder. Stratford, NZ
CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
AUCKLAND ART GALLERY Toi O Tamaki 1996-97
Uniform design, jointly with Steven Ball, Auckland, NZ
CABAL COSTUME DESIGN 1991-1998
Including Bandaloop (USA), Earth Circus (USA), Auckland Ballet Company (Crater Dance), New Plymouth Operatic Society (The Wizard of Oz), Stratford Shakespeare Festival etc.
CABAL CLOTHING 1990-1993
Clothing label. Design, production and distribution of high quality ‘Art’ clothing for nationwide retail sale, exhibition and performance art. Based in New Plymouth, NZ
CLOTHING AND TEXTILES AWARDS
NEW ZEALAND WEARABLE ART AWARDS 1999
Winner Realm of the Gods Section
NEW ZEALAND WEARABLE ART AWARDS 1998
Winner Open Section
NEW ZEALAND WEARABLE ART AWARDS 1997
Winner Silk Section
NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS SHAKESPEARE DRAMA COMPETITIONS 1994
NEW ZEALAND ARTS COUNCIL 1993
Set and Costume Design Workshop Scholarship
NEW ZEALAND WEARABLE ART AWARDS 1993
Highly Commended, Silk Section
COMPENDIUM GALLERY 1992
“Great New Zealand Cloak” Awards, Highly Commended
NEW ZEALAND WEARABLE ART AWARDS 1991
Highly Commended, Silk Section
GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY 1990
Wearable Art Awards, Most Creative Design
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
TE PAPA NATIONAL MUSEUM / NZ WEARABLE ART CO. 1998
Joint Exhibition Venture - 2 works exhibited in Te Papa, Auckland Museum and National Tour
NZ WEARABLE ART COMPANY EXHIBITIONS / TOURING SHOWS 1991-
COMPENDIUM GALLERY ANNUAL WEARABLE ART EXHIBITION 1992
NEW MOON GALLERY ‘DIET SHOW’ 1992
GOVETT-BREWSTER ART AND CRAFT REVIEW 1991
New Plymouth, NZ
Andrea Stevens, “Forgotten Memories,” InDesign - Interior, Architecture, Product, 45/2011, 170-171.
Andrea Stevens, “Past, Present, Future,” InDesign - Interior, Architecture, Product, 35/2003, 32.
Artswork2, “Connecting Art, Life and People, Community Cultural Development in Aotearoa, New Zealand - Wayfinder,” Artswork2, 2004, 6-7.
Charles Walker, “Lyricism in New Lynn,” Architecture New Zealand, Sept/Oct 2001, cover + 30-36.
Craig Potton, “Angels and Bacon, Wearable Art, a selection from the 1993 Fifeshire FM93 Wearable Art Awards, Nelson, New Zealand,” Craig Potton Publishing, 1993, 26.
Gena Tuffery, “The Venturers,” Idealog, May/June 2008, 59-61.
Helen Schamroth, “Walking with Time,” Object – Objects + Design + Ideas, 3/2001,19-21.
Jacquie Clarke, “Maumahara mo Waiparuru Remembering Ancient Pathways – Grafton Gully Sculptural Installation by Caroline Robinson of Cabal,” www.thebigidea.co.nz, January 2004.
John Walsh, “Stories in Stone,” Architecture New Zealand, 4/2009, 80-85.
Caroline’s 60m long Albany Lakes Art Bridge ‘is a grunty as well as an elegant structure, a substantial work that is a fusion of artistic vision and engineering competence… it would be a good idea for future proponents of ‘art bridges’ to visit Caroline Robinson’s bridge, and take account of the process, and the collaborations, that produced it.’
Helen Schamroth, “100 New Zealand Craft Artists,” Published by Random House New Zealand,1998, 73-74.
Marie Cleland, “Sculpting Therapy,” Urbis, Winter 2004, 194-195.
Naomi O’Connor and Craig Potton, “Wearable Art Design for the Body,” Craig Potton Publishing, 1996, 114.
“Auckland Motorways,” New Zealand Transport Authority Waka Kotahi, 15, 35.
Penelope Barker, “Fibres of Communication,” InDesign - Interior, Architecture, Product, 08/2002, 48-49.
Philip Smith, “Bridging the Gap,” Landscape Architecture New Zealand, 4/2009, 40-48.
Sam Eichblatt, “What you see is what you get,” Prodesign, Where Design Meets Business, Apr/May 2005, 36-46.
Zac Qereqeretabua, “Innovative Collaboration, Vodafone’s new HQ, Jasmax & Geyer,” Urbis, Annual 2006, 110-111.
Sonia Sly, Spiritual Outlook, Interview, Radio New Zealand, 24 August, 2014.
SELECTED CLIENT LIST
Aotea Youth Arts Festival, Auckland, NZ
Auckland Council, NZ (including formerly Auckland City, North Shore City, Waitakere City)
Auckland Transport, Auckland, NZ
Bearing South Ltd, NZ
Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai, NZ
International Living Future Institute, Seattle, USA
International Transpersonal Institute, San Fransico, USA
Jasmax Ltd, Auckland, NZ
Kaipara District Council
McConnell Property Ltd, Auckland, NZ
New Zealand Transport Authority, NZ
Queenstown Millennium Steering Committee, NZ
Queenstown Winter Festival, Queenstown, NZ
Reset Urban Design, Auckland, NZ
Skypath Trust, Auckland, NZ
Society of Mary, Whangarei, NZ
The Big Idea Charitable Trust, Auckland, NZ
Vodafone, Auckland, NZ