“CoverUps” on show at The Refinery Gallery Artspace, Nelson.



March 2018 : Finalist in the Adam Portrait Award at the NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington. “The Potter” Sara Scott is on tour throughout NZ as part of the exhibition.

May 2017 : Artists Open Houses Festival : Brighton, England. Exhibited “CoverUps” series at Nick Ford Studio.

March 2017 : Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Awards, Nelson. Exhibited “Asia Totem” a mixed media textiles piece describing the mythology of 5 Pacific Rim volcanoes on a memorial scroll.

Caroline della Porta Asia Totem


August 2016 : Solo exhibition at Detour Gallery, Blenheim original watercolour paintings and rough drawings from the book “Whisker the Kiwi Chick” plus artist talk.


June 2016 : “Whisker the Kiwi Chick ” Pub : BigWords Books, Author : Narine Groome. Fifteen full colour illustrated double page spreads, telling the true story of a hatching kiwi egg that survives a digger and the long journey to safety.

CdP and Whisker

May 2016 : Peters Doig Art Awards : Supreme Winner Yealands Gallery, Blenheim

“Tu Mai Ra” a portrait in acrylics of friend Peter Love.

Tu Mai Ra

Receiving Award

May 2015 :
“Cover Ups” at Gillan Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough. Reassembled illustrations, text and added media to create a new narrative.

May 2015 : Peters Doig Art Awards : Highly commended for “Half Light”, acrylic on clothboard. Yealands Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough.

'Half Light'

‘Half Light’ : acrylics on clothboard.

2014: Adam Portrait Award:
‘Son’ –  Acrylic on canvas, selected for 2014 exhibition. Mar – May 2014 @ NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington.Adam Portrait exhibition

2013: Peters Doig Art Awards : Third Place Winner. Marlborough Art Gallery, Blenheim for “Tell me what to say when the sun goes down.” Acrylic on clothboard.

2012:      ‘Miscellany’ Exhibition : Marlborough Art Gallery, Blenheim. Paintings and prints in mixed group exhibition.

2011:        Award Winner ‘Yealands Art on a Bottle’, Marlborough, NZ.

2011:        ‘Of Land & Sea’ Exhibition  : Millenium Gallery, Blenheim, NZ : textiles mixed media artworks.

2010 :      ‘Artist in Focus’  The Suter Gallery Shop,  Nelson, NZ : showing a collection of paintings.

2008 :      Winner of the NZ Telecom Yellow Pages Art Award (Marlborough).

2007 :      ‘Calendar Girls’ Exhibition : Gillan Gallery, Blenheim. NZ.

1996 :        ‘Cartoon County – 100 Years’ : Sussex University, Brighton, UK.

1995 :        Brighton Illustrators Group : Covent Garden, London, UK. Mixed Group exhibition.

1992 :       ‘The Longest Comic Strip in the World’ : London, UK. Participant in event and subsequent      publication.

1991 :         ‘The Seaside Comes to Town’ :  Covent Garden, London, UK. Mixed group exhibition.

1990 :         ‘Images 15’ Association of Illustrators : Covent Garden,  London, UK. Mixed group exhibition.

1989 :         National Miniature Print Exhibition : Bristol, UK. Selected entry exhibition.

1988 :         ‘Summer’ Association of Illustrators : London, UK. Mixed group exhibition.

1987 :        ‘True Colours’ Red Wedge Youth Exhibition : London, UK. Mixed group exhibition.

1981:          ‘Fabrications’ : Camden Gallery, London, UK. Graduate Show.



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