“Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

KARL CHILCOTT
Sculptor, PhD, Founder of Nordic Green Art
Studio at the Swedish West Coast
Karl wants to make people feel the spirituality and beauty of our planet via the power of natural spaces and references till cultures in harmony with the environment. His site responsive art practices are inspired by indigenous people respecting The Land around the North Atlantic and Australia. Sculptures and ephemeral installations at remote places become communicated via his publishing house Percipi with one book every year starting with The Last Stop which had book release in 2013 on Ireland launched by the Irish Prime minister Enda Kenny.
Teaching pupils, students and children about art and ecology all over the world is the focus of his Tree Academy. One of the first projects was Black Box to the North Pole with the Swedish Beringia Polarexpedition in 2005. The geography of Karls art projects is covering Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and America.

Selected installations

Year Installation Organizer Location Country
2011 Ship to the past     Bottna Landart     Gersleborg Sweden
2012 Spinning trees     Art in Nature project     El Arreciado Spain
2013 The House in the Dunes     Art Month Ameland     Ameland The Netherlands
2014 Stone Poetry     4th Biennial Humus Park     Pordenone Italy
2014 Majeur & Mineur     BoscoArteStenico     Stenico Italy
2016 The Last Rainbow     Palmer Sculpture Biennial     Adelaide, SA Australia
2016 - 2017 The Garden of Stone     Sculpture Garden     Kaipara Coast, Auckland New Zealand
2017 - 2020 The Garden of Stone     Kosterhavets National Park     Kosterhavet Sweden
2017 Spinoza Tree     Heemtuin Verbeeld X     Leiden The Netherlands
2017 Wrafting Stories     Natural Reserve     Munkedal Sweden
2018 Gold(s)worthy     Palmer Sculpture Biennial     Adelaide, SA Australia
2018 The Tree inside     Katoomba Scenic World     Blue Mountains, NSW Australia
2018 Reclining Tree     Within the Land     Acheron, Melbourne, VIC Australia
2018 Ngara Tree     Swell Sculpture Festival     Gold Coast, QLD Australia
2019 Stigma   Berga Sculpture Park     Linköping Sweden
2019 Waste in the Rain Katoomba Scenic World     Blue Mountains, NSW Australia
2019 The Golden Gum Heysen Sculpture Biennial   Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, SA Australia

Selected exhibitions

Year Exhibition Location Country
2011 Hanaholmen     Helsinki Finland
2013 First One Night art show, Mountain shelter, Volvo cars     Uddevalla Sweden
2014 Ice Age – Second One Night art show     Benders Sweden
2015 Konstnärshuset - Skulptörförbundet 40 år   Stockholm Sweden
2016 Die Blaue Nacht ® / The Blue Night ®     Nürnberg Germany
2016 Skulpturudstillingen     Ølgod Denmark
2016 BigCi     Blue Mountains, NSW Australia
2017 - 2018 Sculpture by the Sea     Bondi, Sydney NSW Australia
2018 - 2019 Sculpture by the Sea     Cottesloe, Perth WA Australia

Selected commissions

Year Artwork Location Country
2012 Balance   Raelingen Norway
2013 The Gate     Pilane Sculpture Park, Tjörn Sweden
2013 - 2014 Wood Flow     Astrid Lindgrens Trädgårdar, Näs, Vimmerby Sweden
2013 - 2014 Stone Flow I & II     Ile Art Sculpture park, Malans France
2014 Bibliotheca Lapidea     Ile Art Sculpture Park, Malans France
2015 Desperation     Astrid Lindgrens Trädgårdar, Näs, Vimmerby Sweden
2016 Flow of life     Kvänum Sweden
2018 - 2019 The Sun     Göteborg Sweden
2019 Stigma     Berga Sculpture Park, Linköping Sweden

Publications

Year Book Title ISBN Occasion & Location
2013 The Last Stop ISBN 978-91-980768-0-6 An art experience, Ireland
2014 Catalan Earth ISBN 978-91-980768-2-0 An art experience, Spain
2014 Jarðarteikn ISBN 978-91-980768-3-7 An art experience, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2014 Choice of Direction ISBN 978-91-980768-1-3 (catalogue)
2015 The New Found Land ISBN 978-91-980768-4-1 An art experience, Newfoundland, Canada
2016 Dream Land ISBN 978-91-980768-5-1 An art experience, Australia
2017 Floating Rocks ISBN 978-91-980768-6-8 An art experience, Faroe Islands
2018 Highlands ISBN 978-91-980768-7-5 Art Walks, Scotland
2018 Lava Poetry I - Impact ISBN 978-91-980768-8-2 An art experience, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
2018 Lava Poetry II - Flow ISBN 978-91-980768-9-9 An art experience, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
2019 Spring Spaces ISBN 978-91-983734-0-0 Art Walks in the Alps, Prättigau, Graubuenden, Switzerland
2019 Moby Dick ISBN 978-91-983734-1-7 Documentation about an ecological marin art project

Awards

Year Award & Location
2008 Artist-in-Residency Grant, Svensk-norska Samarbetsfonden - Kunstnerhuset Lofoten, Svolvaer, Norway
2011 Hanaholmen Grant, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation - Hanaholmen, Helsinki, Finland
2012 The Cill Rialaig project - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
2012 Can Serrat, Art Residency - El Bruc, Katalonia, Spain
2013 Nes Artist Residency Grant - Skagaströnd, Iceland
2014 Grates Cove Studios - Grates Cove, New Foundland, Canada
2015 BigCi - Blue Mountains, Australia
2017 Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson - Skriðuklaustur, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
2017 - 2018 X X X X X X - Nordic Culture Fond
2018 Nordic Green Art - Nordic Culture Fond
2019 Moby Dick - Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden

 

 

 

About the CV

The cv page present an overwiev with some featured past projects and work & events.

Please note not all Karls work is listed here on the cv page, and the purpose of the items listed is to establish a general timeline.