Carrie Webster is an artist, photographer, children’s book author, mum, and IT specialist, and lives in Sydney, Australia. Carrie is often seen around her home photographing things like pegs, fruits, vegetables and other everyday objects. She can then be seen at her computer for hours using Photoshop to transform these objects into magical characters set in whimsical photographic landscapes.
In the time Carrie has been pursuing a career as an artist her work has been selected as finalist art work in a number of international and local photographic & art competitions. More recently Carrie’s work has been selected as a finalist in the Lethebridge 1000 artprize, the Olive Cotton Award, and the Sunshine Coast Artprize, and her photographic artwork was displayed as part of a digital exhibition at the Louvre in Paris.
She also published a children's book in 2015 - Francois the Fearless Circus peg.
Carrie completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in her early twenties, and evolved into the field of graphic and web design. She also has a Masters in Information Architecture. Along the way, Carrie has constantly worked on creative projects in parallel with her professional life.
Carrie plans to quit her day job when she becomes famous :-)
February 2015 – “Year of the Sheep” exhibition. Artshine Gallery, 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale.
May 2014 - Selected to participate in the Headon Photo festival with a solo exhibition of digital images at the Essential Ingredient Cafe in Rozelle. https://headon.com.au/event/darkness-light
April 2014 - Solo exhibition of "Darkness & Light" series of digital images at the Angel Restaurant in Freshwater. http://www.angelrestaurant.com.au/
- 1994 - Solo Exhibition of lino prints and charcoal drawings at Balmain Watch House.
February 2020 - Group exhibition at Artshine gallery, Pyrmont.
April 2016 - "RAW: an exploration of the unframed" - Large International Group Exhibit at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art "OMG! I forgot my phone!" lacda.com
March 2016 - Lindfield Art Show NSW
December 2015 - 12th Annual "Snap to Grid" Open Exhibit at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. "The other side" lacda.com
August 2015 – “Sunshine Coast Art Prize” exhibition, Coloundra Regional Gallery, Couloundra, QLD.
August 2015 – “Olive Cotton Portrait Award” exhibition, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW.
July 2015 – Digitally exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as part of the SeeMe Awards. "The Healing".
May 2015 – “Lethebridge 1000” award exhibition, Lethebridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
- February 2015 – “Art for Small Spaces” group exhibition at Platform 72, Central Park, Chippendale.
- November 2014 - "In the beginning" Group exhibition at the opening of the ArtShine Gallery in Chippendale.
- November 2014 - Featured artist for the RAW artist showcase for one evening at the Sydney University Manning Bar. rawartists.org/carriedauy
- September 2014 – Manly Arts Festival. Participated in a group exhibition “Regenerate” at Red Olive Studios, Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
- May 2014 – Invitation only exhibition “Addon 2014”, Waterloo.
- 1998 – Group Exhibition at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art – lino prints.
Awards & Publications
August 2020 - Finalist for Northern Beaches art prize 2020.
December 2015 - Best of Photography 2015 (Photographers forum Magazine) “Royal Portrait” included in this international curated publication.
November 2015 - Silver Award Finalist for Photograph of the Year 2015 (Better Photography Magazine).
August 2015 – Finalist in Art Kudos Awards (international).
July 2015 – Selected as part of the SeeMe Awards to be published in the “Dreamers Collection” book, and digitally exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. http://issuu.com/exposureaward/docs/the_dreamers_collection?e=16695655/14427572
July 2015 – Runner up in the Happy Art History Prize with 5 images from "Unearthly".
July 2015 – Finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture with "The Linchpin"
June 2015 – Runner up in the International 7th Pollux Awards.
May 2015 – Finalist for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize with the image “Field of Dreams”.
May 2015 – Highly Commended Finalist for the Lethbridge 10000 art prize with the image “The Other Side”.
May 2015 - Healing Power of Art juried competition
Finalist in this international competition with the image "Let the Healing Begin".
Click here to view the online winners exhibition
March 2015 - www.manhattanarts.com
Featured artist in this curated online international art website.
March 2015 - HiddenTreasure Art eMagazine / Spring 2015 online edition
Featured artist on page 138 of this online and printed magazine.Hidden Treasure Art eMagazine is designed to promote and support artists in the UK and abroad.
August 2014 – Stellar Art Award for the Wide Open Digital 2 contest run by Digital Arts California. http://www.digitalartscalifornia.com/?p=3775
April 2014 – Selected artist in the publication “International Contemporary Artists - Volume IX” published by ICA publishing in New York. http://www.incoartists.com
January 2014 -Selected as featured artist in the international
Studio Visit Magazine - studiovistmagazine.com Volume 25.
December 2013 - Finalist for the PWP's 38th Anniversary International Women's Call for Entry http://www.pwponline.org/exhibition/view/29
November 2013 - Finalist for the international online Open Art Exhibition at the SpaceLightTime
Limbo Land1999 – 2008 - Long period of time where life got in the way of art…
- 1997 – 3 short “dirty dog” animations developed by Southern Star
- 1996 – Series of 12 greeting cards – Edition Habit Press
- 1995 – T-shirt series – Icon T-shirts (owned by Mambo)
Illustrations – 1990s
Book cover illustrations for Prentice Hall, Hodder & Stoughton, Millenium Books, and Random House.
EducationMasters of Information Studies, specializing in Information Architecture. Completed a Masters degree at Charles Sturt University in January 2012.
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in 1983, majoring in film and photography, minoring in drawing and painting.