CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy 2005

(Thesis proposition that oral storytelling invokes the liminal zone as potential for

transformation of Reality) - through investigating stories from four cultures: Inuit, Judaic,

Indigenous Australian, Zen Buddhist)

included 30 A1 pastel drawings, CD of oral storytelling presentations.

 

University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Arts (Creative Writing) 1995

manuscript memoire….’Behind the Owl’s Mask’

 

University of Canberra, Master of Arts (Education) 1973)

learning about another culture

 

Australian National University

2 yrs f/time, 2 yrs p/time --  Photomedia, Graphic Investigation, Art History

 

All studies have infused current art works

 

Selected Exhibitions Artwork

 

2016 September -- forthcoming Art Show ‘Liminal Coast, Liminal Imagination’ 

The Painting Pavilion, Daceyville, Sydney

 

2014, The Pav Opening,

The Painting Pavilion, Daceyville, Sydney

 

2013, Out from Downunder: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand,

Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

2013, Artist-in-Residency,

Vytlacil Artist in Residency campus of The Art Students’ League of New York,

up-state New York, included open studio exhibit,

month of May --

completed 5 large paintings - theme of Manhattan migration, plus 60 abstract prints;

storytellings

 

2012-2013, Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story

Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Painting and story -- at exhibition entrance

 

2013, Human Rights: Freedom,

TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

 

2013, $3000 and under,

Art Atrium Gallery, Bondi Junction, Sydney

 

2013, exhibition of current work,

Diamond Essence Conference, Central Coast, NSW

 

2012, Out from Downunder: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand,

Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

2011, Out from Downunder: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand,

Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

2010, Emergence, (4 artists),

Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

 

Private commissions (Sydney, Denmark (2), Canberra)

Private collections (Sydney, New York, Singapore)

 

 

Selected Storytellings, Presentations

 

2013, 2012, 2011

Derivan/Matisse Paint Company,

Recorded talks, slide presentations of artwork

for studio audience and U-tube

 

July 2015, Australian Catholic University, Sydney,

Grounding the Sacred in the Arts Conference,

‘The Liminal as Sacred - through Art, Oral Storytelling,

storytelling and presentation -- with special reference to Yolngu NE Arnhemland culture,

oral storytelling, my own artwork.

 

August 2015, Soirée, private gathering --

Storytelling -- NE Arnhemland encounters, Bhutan adventures, poetry….

(other contributors sharing on guitar, oudh, singing, African drums, ukulele, poetry)

 

Aboriginal Elder, Dulumunmun 

Many ‘Walking Country’ experiences with groups, plus workshops.

Have known and worked with Dulumunmun, Yuin man from South Coast NSW over

decades, taking people into Country to hear his stories, sometimes weaving my stories of

encounters with Aborignal people in Brewarrina, in Arnhemland, in Central Australia, with

his stories and teachings. 

Facilitating book-making, image- and word-making arising from these ‘Bush’ experiences

-- for expression of the learning.

Hand book-making is a feature of the workshops.

 

2013, 2012, 2011

Guest storyteller in Greenwich Village, New York, during April/May

 

Storytellings with presentations,  many venues including Sydney Zen Centre, Sydney

Temple Emmanuel, Sydney Buddhist Library, Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘Two Fires

Festival, Braidwood, NSW, Sydney Theosophist Society, University of Wollongong Law

Faculty, University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of

Western Sydney, University of Queensland, Private home gatherings and workshops -

since early 2000s. 

 

Bibliography

 

Josephs, Caroline, Travels with a Paintbrush: In Matisse’s Villa le Rêve (Vence,

Southern France), ‘ARTisSpectrum’, Vol 30, 2013, New York,

pp. 48-52

 

Josephs, Caroline, Ancient Olive Trees Inspire Artwork - in Puglia, Italy,

‘ARTisSpectrum’, New York, Vol. 26, 2011, pp. 65-69

 

Josephs, Caroline, New York City: Evoking the Muse, ‘ARTisSpectrum’,

New York, Vol 25, 2011, pp.62-63

 

Josephs, Caroline, Art-making as Searching:  Kinship of Country, Body, Ancestors,

‘ARTisSpectrum’, New York, Vol 24, November 2010, pp 71-75

 

Reviews of art work in ARTisSpectrum

.  Vol 30, 2013, p. 52

.  Vol 27, 2012, p. 97

.  Vol 26, 2011, p.56

.  Vol 25, 2011, p. 60

 

Josephs, Caroline, 'The Way of the S/Word: storytelling as emerging liminal',

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, USA, Vol 21, No 3, May-

June 2008, pp 251-267

 

Many other publication of academic articles, conference presentations….

stories, poems

 

Teaching/Facilitating

 

As curriculum developer working on innovative projects for many years, Caroline

developed and implemented innovative large-scale curriculum projects in schools

across Australia (Multi-Arts - visual art, writing, drama, music -- project in 3 states

over 6 years) and helped to introduce Asian Studies into New South Wales Schools

in 1970s, was involved with Intercultural Education in many forms.  In 80s and 90s

worked in two universities introducing open and distance learning. After a long

career as an educator, Caroline became a full time artist, writer, storyteller,

researcher in 2008. 

 EDUCATION

 

 

University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy 2006

(Thesis proposition that oral storytelling invokes the liminal zone as potential for transformation of Reality) - through investigating stories from four cultures: Inuit, Judaic, Indigenous Australian, Zen Buddhist) included 30 A1 pastel drawings, CD of oral storytelling presentations.

 

University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Arts (Creative Writing) 1995 - manuscript memoire….’Behind the Owl’s Mask’

 

University of Canberra, Master of Arts (Education) 1973) - learning about another culture

 

Australian National University - 2 yrs f/time, 2 yrs p/time --  Photomedia, Graphic Investigation, Art History

 

All studies have infused current arts work

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Josephs, Caroline, Travels with a Paintbrush: In Matisse’s Villa le Rêve (Vence, Southern France), ‘ARTisSpectrum’, Vol 30, 2013, New York, pp. 48-52

 

Josephs, Caroline, Ancient Olive Trees Inspire Artwork - in Puglia, Italy, ‘ARTisSpectrum’, New York, Vol. 26, 2011, pp. 65-69

 

Josephs, Caroline, New York City: Evoking the Muse, ‘ARTisSpectrum’, New York, Vol 25, 2011, pp.62-63

 

Josephs, Caroline, Art-making as Searching:  Kinship of Country, Body, Ancestors, ‘ARTisSpectrum’, New York, Vol 24, November 2010, pp 71-75

 

Reviews of art work in ARTisSpectrum

.  Vol 30, 2013, p. 52

.  Vol 27, 2012, p. 97

.  Vol 26, 2011, p.56

.  Vol 25, 2011, p. 60

 

Josephs, Caroline, 'The Way of the S/Word: storytelling as emerging liminal', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, USA, Vol 21, No 3, May- June 2008, pp 251-267

 

Many other publication of academic articles, conference presentations….  stories, poems

 

 

 TEACHING/FACILITATING

 

As curriculum developer working on innovative projects for many years, Caroline developed and implemented innovative large-scale curriculum projects in schools across Australia (Multi-Arts - visual art, writing, drama, music -- project in 3 states over 6 years) and helped to introduce Asian Studies into New South Wales Schools.

in 1970s, was involved with Intercultural Education in many forms.  In 80s and 90s worked in two universities introducing open and distance learning.

 

After a long career as an educator, Caroline became a full time artist, writer, storyteller, researcher in 2008.