Carla Adams

Hatched Alumni: 2013

Carla Adams was born in Perth (1984) and graduated with First Class Honours from Curtin University in 2014. Her work incorporates sculpture, textiles, craft practices, painting, drawing, research and book-making to navigate the complexities of relationships from an embodied, female perspective.

Adams’ work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Turner Galleries, Bus Projects (Melbourne), FELTSpace (Adelaide), ARTBAR at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Verge Gallery (Sydney) and Blindside (Melbourne). Adams’ work was selected for the 2013 Hatched: National Graduate Show at PICA and she was a finalist in the 2017 and 2020 Joondalup Invitation Art Awards.

She is currently represented by Aster + Asha Gallery.


What does Hatched mean to you?’

I returned to study in my late 20s and I worked really hard to be a good student and make the most of the opportunities I was given. Being selected for Hatched was a major goal of mine all through art school and when I got the news that I had been chosen it was a confirmation that I was on the right track for a career as an artist.

Hatched is a really great springboard for recent graduates and was an invaluable introduction to working with a curator in a large gallery.