Caitlin Heffernan is an installation artist working with textiles, sculpture and drawing who explores and responds to different sites and spaces. Her work unravels the different, often hidden layers of histories, people and place embedding it within the fabric and experience of a site.
Caitlin has been commissioned by Metal, Somerset Artworks, Hoodwink (Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery) and public art commissioners Francis Knight. She has exhibited with Aspex Gallery, Oriel Davies Gallery, Museum of Somerset in Taunton and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. She has held residencies with The Arts Institute in Prague, Brazier’s International Artist’s Workshop, Oxfordshire, Triangle Arts Trust, Nigeria and Chard Museum, Somerset.
She is founder, director-curator and artist as part of Unravelled, which was an ambitious project working with the National Trust as part of their Trust New Art Programme and Brighton & Hove Museums over a five year period that sought to work in a feminist curatorial practice revealing multiple untold and unheard perspectives of different histories within historic houses.