T. R. CARTER 



I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. Sovereignty was never ceded.


T. R. Carter is an artist and arts educator working in Narrm / Melbourne whose practice focuses on Video, Sculpture, Installation, Silver Smithing, Sound and Performance Art and dabbles in curation. Her work investigates the communicative power of feminine resistance through art to open up discussions on liberated expressiveness, lived experience and grief. She is interested in theories of abjection within art, autobiographical narratives and violence as a cathartic tool. Carter has exhibited throughout Australia and co-foundered and directed Artist Run Initiatives Serial Space in Sydney and Art Beat in Melbourne. Carter is also a member of re::set and SCORE sound art collectives as well as State of artist collective.
︎ tr.carter.artist@gmail.com

EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES

2021 Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, Video Installation, Space YZ, Cambelltown Arts Centre, Janurary 
2020
SCORE, Video Screening of performance with Ceramics, Melbourne Fringe Festival, October
2020 Self Control In Self Isolation | Cadavre Exquis Video Project, Evolving Collaborative Video Work with Kate Brown, Monica Brooks, Marina Lamari and Arie Rain Glorie, April - ongoing 2019 Pleasure Parlour, interactive Performance, Showtime, Testing Grounds, February 2017 SCORE: For Piano, Improvised Sound Performance with Amy-Jo Jory, Testing Grounds, September 2017 DIRTY DEEDS, DONE DIRT CHEAP, Collaborative Performance Video installation with Stephen Gilette, By All Mens at George Paton Gallery Melbourne, curated by Chiara Scafidi, September 2016 LONG SHOT, Photographic Documentation of a Performance Artwork from 2013, Colour Print on Gampi Torinoko Paper, Fringe Festival Abbotsford Convent, September 2016 On The Cusp, Solo exhibition, Sculpture Installation, Little Woods Gallery, Melbourne, April 2016 Death Throes, Collaborative Performance Video installation with Stephen Gilette, Love / City Artist Run Festival, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, February 2015 SCORE, Sound Performance, A. Time-based Exhibition, Curated by Arie Rain Glorie, Allpress Studio, Melbourne, November 2015 SCORE, Sound Performance and Video, AVANTWHATEVER Monthly alongside Travers Nash and Internet, The Alderman, September 2015 SCORE, Sound performance, re::set collective Alice Hui-Sheng Chang + Jessie Scott, Camilla Hannan + Van Sowerwine, Eamon Sprod, Nigel Brown,Thembi Soddell, Zoe Scoglio + Marco Cher-Gibard, Laughing Waters at Birrarung House, Eltham, July 2015 DIRTY DEEDS, DONE DIRT CHEAP, Collaborative Performance Video installation with Stephen Gilette, Love / City Artist Run Festival, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, February 2015 GOOD GRIEF, Video Installation, GAFFA, Sydney, January 2014 56 Rounds, Collaborative Video and Sculpture Installation with Stephen Gilette, Love / City Artist Run Festival, Toot Fanute, Melbourne, March
2013 SILVER, Sculpture, group exhibition, Dight’s Mill, Melbourne, October 2013 LONG SHOT, Performance documentation, Sculpture and Photographic Installation, DIGITAL OUTLAWED, Raglan Street gallery, Melbourne, September 2013 SLACK, Collaborative Performance with Arie Rain Glorie, Yenny Huber, Hayley Brandon, Ygor Gama, David Mutch, Travis Heinrich, and Chelsea Hopper, SEVENTH GALLERY, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne, July 2013 STICKS N’ STONES, Video Performance installation with Stephen Gilette, The Togetherness House Exhibition, Annandale, Sydney, May 2012 Tirkandi Inaburra, Video Documentary, Against The Wall, Vagabond, Melbourne, November 2012 Give Me Some Slack, Performance, Demanche Rouge, TAPE PROJECTS, Melbourne screened live to Sydney, Brisbane and Paris, November 2012 THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS, Performance + Installation with Kate Brown, Brett Naseby Gallery, Griffith NSW, June 2012 Self Portrait (For R. L. C), Etching, Delmar Gallery, Melbourne, May
2011 JMP / JMP X 28, Ink drawing and Screen print on canvas, NEW LOW, Open Studios Melbourne, October 2011 HEAD IN THE DIRT, Video Installation, Bus Projects, Melbourne, September
2011 GOOD GRIEF, Video Performance Installation + Photographs, Art Beat, Melbourne, April
2010 P.S, Sound Art Performance, Summer Winds Festival, Melbourne, February
2009 W.P.P.F.P.T.C.F.F.H.C.B.B.B.A, Video Installation, REAR VIEW Gallery, Melbourne, October 2009 The Raffle of Romance, Video Documentary, Thaumaturgy, KUDOS Gallery, Sydney, September 2009 Running Into a Brick Wall, Video Installation, Low Set, Open Space Gallery, Melbourne, July 2009 Video Juke Box, Installation, Hard Party, Curated by Lara Thoms, Sydney Harbour, January 2008 Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, Video Installation, 888 Exhibition at Serial Space, August + Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle, October + Japan Media Arts Festival Nov - Dec 2008 S is for Space, Sculpture and Video Installation, Serial Space, Sydney, May
2008 Tit Head, Video and Sound Installation, Battle Feel, Mori Gallery, Sydney, April
2007 Exorcise This, Video and Sound Installation, S.C.A, Rozelle Sydney, November 2007 Convey or Belt, Performance and Sculpture Installation, The (body) reinstated Exhibition, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, June
2007 Still Life, Video and Sound Installation, T.R. Carter, Monica Brooks, Louise Dibben, Kusum Normoyle Free Association, Loose Gallery, curated by David Haines, Sydney, May
2007 Promanade, Video and Sound Performance, PACT Theatre, Sydney, June 2007 Foul, Video and Sound Installation, Hatched Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, April 2006 Foul, Video and Sound Installation, Bright Lights, Loud Sound, U.W.S, Sydney, November 2006 Untitled, Performance and Sculpture Installation, Litmus Exhibition, Hawkesbury Regional gallery, Hawkesbury, March – April


CURATED PROJECTS

2020 STATE OF DISASTER, Community Open Gallery, Kensington, September
2018 A R T B U R N II, Student exhibition of Studio Arts + Media students, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, November
2017 A R T B U R N, Student exhibition of Studio Arts students, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, November
2015 DARK RUMOURS, Darkroom Photography and Video Art exhibition featuring the work of Marina Lamari, Irene Alessandro, Rachel Walker, Jessica DeMercurio, Josie Barb, T.R Carter and Photography Students, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, November
2013 SLACK, Collaborative Performance with Arie Rain Glorie featuring video work by Yenny Huber, Hayley Brandon, Ygor Gama, David Mutch, Travis Heinrich, and Chelsea Hopper, SEVENTH GALLERY, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne, July
2011 Fun Raiser, Sound Performance Series, Artists - Ren Walters, CRISM, Jonny Telafone, Northlands, Art Beat, Melbourne, May
2008 Jon Wah: A Retrospective, Video/Performance/Sculpture Installation, Serial Space, Sydney, December
2008 Coming up for air, Performance Art Series, Serial Space, Artists - Rosita Holmes, Thomas Hungerford, Nathan Kenna, Benson Au, Jon Wah, Sydney, February
2007 Public Liability, Sound Performance Series, Artists - Sun Valley David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Kusum Normoyle, Peter Newman, Advent Calender, Serial Space, Sydney, December

MUSIC VIDEOS

2018 Conceptualising, recording and development of a music video clip for Lucida, January - May
2017 Artist residency with Stephen Gilette, conceptualising, recording and development of a music video clip for electronic duo Zlatna, Testing Grounds, January

DIRECTORIAL PROJECTS

2010 – 2011 Co-founder, Director, Artist Run Initiative, Art Beat, Melbourne www.artbeatweb.blogspot.com
2008 – 2009 Co-founder, Director, Artist Run Initiative, Serial Space, Sydney http:/serialspace.org

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