Contemporary Artist, Writer, Philosopher, Curator, Social Entrepreneur, Facilitator and Consultant.
Arts and Crafts | Melbourne Area, Australia, AU
Carl “Synchronicity” Scrase (born Sept 12, 1983) is a Contemporary Artist, Writer, Philosopher, Curator, Social Entrepreneur, Facilitator and Consultant. He studied Fine Art at Monash University, graduating in 2008.
Carl received early recognition for his meticulously patterned found-object sculptures and psychedelic collages. During this period he showed extensively around Australia, having his first commercial solo art show in 2009 at the reputable John Buckley Gallery in Melbourne. He took part in the inaugural Splendid Arts Lab in 2009 and was commissioned to make an iconic 14 meter high Sculpture for the 2010 Splendour in the Grass music festival, the sculpture has since toured to Lismore and Perth.
Carl’s creative practice became notably more cross disciplinary in 2010, with large scale works for Next Wave Festival and Art Month Sydney. Carl further expanded his creative practice late in 2010, when he denounced the title artist, in favour of the title ‘social engineer’. 2011 saw Carl develop the Social Engineering Research Initiative (S.E.R.I.), co-found the Wemakeus Collective, take part in the prestigious Young Social Pioneers program and become politically active as a media team member of Occupy Melbourne.
2012 has seen Carl undertake a residency at the world renowned SymbioticA art/science biology laboratory in Perth.
Carl has received various prestigious awards and grants including the New Work Grant by the Australia Council, the City of Melbourne Presentation Grant, the St Michael Art Prize, Freedman Foundation Schoolarship, CAL Cultural Fund and the Michael Schwarz Travel Award.