Cara Sanders also known as Owlet is a self- taught artist and muralist based in Gold Coast, Australia where she works as a resident artist at Mint Art House. Owlet’s practice is a love of process inspired by a connection to the natural world and a curiosity for life. Abstract and expressionistic, her compositions are energising and sensual landscapes translated by moods and experiences. Cara’s distinctive style has been sort after by collectors all over the world. 

Since completing her Bachelor of New Media Art (2013) she has undertaken public art projects across Australia and supported by Mackay City Council to undertake mentorship in a 20m high water tower mural in North Queensland. Cara channels her imagination further from the canvas into a fashion collaboration with internationally renowned brand, Tanouk Apparel (2020). From walls, to clothes to solo shows around Queensland including Dust Temple (2018), and a sold out opening at Vacant Assembly with This Is Art (2020), and most recently (August 2021) at Mint Gallery. 

ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITAE

Born Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
Lives and works in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

EDUCATION

2013 Bachelor of New Media Art, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019    -   Current: Resident Artist, Mint Art House, West Burleigh, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2020    -   Current: Member of the HOTA (Home of the arts) Gallery Visual Arts Youth Advisory Group.

2018    -   2020: Director, The Express Yourself Project, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

MENTORSHIP

2019    -   Assistant Artist, Mackay City Council and Slade Point Neighbourhood watch public art project, Mackay, Queensland, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021    -   Mint Art House Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2020    -   Vacant Assembly, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2018    -   Dust Temple, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2017    -   Woodsters, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2017    -   The Burrow Gallery, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021    -   Mint Art House, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

2020    -   Art Lovers Australia, Online Gallery, Australia

2020    -   Acid Test Art Show, Level One Seventeen, Nerang, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2019    -   Level Up Gallery, The Strand Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2019    -   Mint Art House, West Burleigh, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2018    -   Sheoak Shack Gallery, Fingal Head, New South Wales, Australia

2018    -   Artissimo Gallery, Broome, Western Australia, Australia

PUBLIC ART

2021    -   Bleach Festival,  Stocklands Burleigh, Gold Coast, Australia

2021    -   Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay, Queensland, Australia

2020    -   Bleach Festival, Chevron, Gold Coast,  Queensland, Australia

2019    -   Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia

2019    -   Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia

2019    -   Slade Point & Mackay City Heart, Mackay, Queensland, Australia

COLLABORATIONS

2020    -   Tanouk Apparel range, West End, Brisbane, Australia