Penelope Cain

Artist in Residence December 2021 - February 2022


Penelope Cain has both a research science background (BVSC) and art practice (MFA University of Sydney), working interdisciplinary in the field between these areas. In her practice, Penelope uses video, photography, text and movement and work with flags, printed fabric, collage and video installation.

Landscape in its widest definition is central to Penelope’s art practice. Penelope says, “I am concerned with landscapes of the Anthropocene- extracted, occupied, transformed landscapes that bear the manifest marks of human habitation, commerce and utilisation. I’m deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on the land.”

Penelope has been awarded residencies at the British School in Rome, Power Institute Award residency, Cite International des Arts, Paris, Asialink residency, Taipei, and most recently, the Glenfiddich Contemporary Art Award Residency, Scotland. She has been exhibited in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Rome, Seoul and Taipei. Penelope lives and works between Sydney and London.