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Caroline Rannersberger

Rannersberger works predominantly across painting and printmaking.


Caroline Rannersberger lives and works in Tasmania. She was born in Adelaide, before moving to Europe where she completed most of her undergraduate studies. She completed her PhD and Master in visual arts in the Northern Territory, where she lived and painted for ten years. Rannersberger works predominantly across painting and printmaking. Caroline Rannersberger has never offered ‘merely landscape’ in her artworks but rather a hallucinatory approximation of the world in images of discovery and recognition.  As is her customary practice, she has works from a direct encounter with the land out in the field and then reformulates that experience as a fiction in the studio.

Rannersberger’s work is held in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Artbank, the Macquarie Bank, Suncorp and Charles Darwin University. She was a finalist in the 2012 Tattersall’s Art Prize and has been a finalist in major prizes including the Glover prize and the City of Albany Art Prize, the Fleurieu Art Prize, the ABN Amro Award, Fremantle Print Award and the Alice Prize.



Born Adelaide, South Australia. Resides Tasmania


2007-2010 PhD Visual Arts; Charles Darwin University, Darwin

2005-2006 MA Visual Arts ; Charles Darwin University, Darwin

1992-1996 BA Visual Arts (studies in painting, drawing, visual art theory); MFA (semester with Fiona

Hall) ; University of South Australia, Adelaide

1990 RSA/Cambridge Diploma in TESLA; Edith Cowan University, Perth

1983-1986 BA Interpreting & Translating; University of Vienna, Austria/Edith Cowan University, Perth


2015 Landscape into the Fold Despard Gallery, Hobart

2014 Thresholds of Terrain Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Unfolding Landscape Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

2013 Landscape in Refrain Despard Gallery, Hobart

2012 Movement of Disappearance Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Terra Mercurialis Cross Cultural Art Exchange, Darwin

2010 Unsettling country Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2008 Landscapes of Delight and Disquiet Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2008 Landscapes of Delight and Disquiet Charles Darwin University Gallery

2007 Sublime Territory Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2007 Sublime Territory Darwin Visual Arts Association,NT

2007 Sublime Journey Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University(CDU)

2006 Sublime Territory Araluen Galleries Alice Springs NT

2006 New Works (Post Graduate Symposium) Charles Darwin University

2005 New Works Charles Darwin University Gallery

2002 Darwin Festival of Arts, NT Darwin Entertainment Centre Gallery, NT

2000 New paintings Adelaide Central Gallery, SA

1999 New Paintings BMG Gallery, Adelaide, SA


2014 Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2014 Landscapes: Ways of Looking Olsen Irwin Gallery

2014 25th Anniversary Flinders Lane Gallery Flinders Lane Gallery

2013/14 Despard Gallery Summer exhibition Despard Gallery; Hobart

2013 40 Artists from an Island Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart

2012 Merry Margaret 25th Christmas exhibition; Despard Gallery; Hobart

Au Courant Tim Olsen Gallery; Sydney

Director’s Choice: 25th Anniversary Despard Gallery; Hobart

Time and Space Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

New Artists Despard Gallery, Hobart

The Paper Room Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Visible Invisible Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Greatest Hits Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Agenda Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2009 Hong Kong Art Fair Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2008 The other thing – a survey show Charles Darwin University Art Collection

Melbourne Art Fair Dominik Mersch Gallery

Silvershot Gallery, Melbourne Courtesy Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

CDU Post Grad in Progress, CDU (Exhibiting artist and Curator)



2014 Mosman Art Prize finalist, Sydney

2014 Bay of Fires Art Prize finalist, St Helens, Tas

2013 Hutchins Art Prize finalist, Hobart

2013 Glover Prize finalist, Evandale, Tas

2012 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize (finalist); Brisbane

2011 TogArt Contemporary Art Award; finalist, Darwin

2011 Glover Prize finalist, Evandale

2011 City of Albany Art Prize finalist; Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA

2010 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize; finalist; Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2009 Glover Prize finalist, Evandale, Tas

2008 Fleurieu Art Prize; Fleurieu Water Prize;finalist in both categories; Fleurieu Peninsula, SA

2007 ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award finalist; Sydney

2007 TogArt Contemporary Art Award NT; finalist; Darwin

2007 Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship

2006 Fremantle Print Award, finalist; Fremantle, WA

2006 Alice Prize finalist; Alice Springs


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Darwin

National Gallery of Australia Canberra

Artbank Sydney

Macquarie Group Sydney

Suncorp Collection Brisbane

Private collection of Carol Schwartz AM Melbourne

Private collection of Robyn Archer, OA Adelaide

Charles Darwin University Art Collection Darwin


Private commission for Carol Schwartz AM (2013)

City of Darwin public art installation: Celebrating Darwin (Design Development; 2013-4)

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation

Cancer and Bowel Research Trust Association, Inc

SA Ambulance


2014 Collins, Lorna. (2014). Making Sense; Art Practice and Transformative Therapeutics (1 ed.). UK:


2013 Selby, Clyde. (2013, April 13). Panels full of natural beauty, Review, The Mercury Saturday

Magazine, pp. 22-23.

2013 Southern Scene. (2013, 5th April 2013). Review, The Mercury, p. p.38.

2013 Murray, Daena. (2012). Hot Springs: The Northern Territory and Australian Contemporary Artists.

Melbourne: Macmillan Art. pp 97-97.

2012 Fitzpatrick, Donal. (2012). Movement of Disappearance. Melbourne Review(May ).

2012 Movement of Disappearance “Pick of the Month (Art)”. (2012). Melbourne Magazine; The Age(May).

2012 Luxfor, Phe. (2012). Time. In F. L. Gallery (Ed.), Time and Space. Melbourne: Flinders Lane Gallery.

2011 Kohen, Apolline. (2011). Unusual Terrains in Varied Media. Australian Art Review(May-June), 79-81.

2011 Coleman, Leanne. (2011). Painting northern Australia: Caroline Rannersberger. Origins, Charles

Darwin University(1, March 2011), 30-31.

2010 ‘The Week’, Art Review, June 25

2010 Christopher, Lissa. “Visual Art: Unsettling Country.” Sydney Morning Herald, June 12-13.

2009 Artist Explores New Horizons. (2009, October 31). NT News.

2009 Collins, Lorna. (2009). Art as a social act: Making sense: the painting event. PhD Thesis. Jesus

College, University of Cambridge. Cambridge.

2008 Clement, Tracey. (2008, October 3-9). Metro Art:Caroline Rannersberger, Review, Sydney Morning

Herald, p. 21.

2008 Angel, Anita. (2008). The other thing – a survey show In C. D. University (Ed.). Darwin: Charles

Darwin University.

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neck lagoon nocturnal trilogy
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Sentiment and Sedimentation


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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

exhibition of new paintings by Caroline Rannersberger.
Despard Summer Show
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15-16 Summer Show


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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Despard Gallery
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Despard Gallery


15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Contemporary Tasmanian art gallery located in the arts precinct of Salamanca Place.