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Point To Point | Saint Cloche Gallery × The Design Files | Group Show 2023

So excited to be part of the upcoming collaborative show between TDF Collect @thedesignfiles & @saint_cloche

‘Point to Point’ is a group show featuring a fantastic line-up of 13 Australian artists. This exhibition highlights works with bold forms and rich colours, while confident line work personifies how these contemporary artists draw us into their world.

Point to Point
TDF Collect: 
14 Little Oxford street, 
Collingwood, VIC
Saturday June 17 – Thursday June 22
Opening night: 
Saturday June 17, 2pm – 5pm

‘Affect’ now showing at Saint Cloche Gallery

Overwhelmed by the positive respons to my solo show ‘Affect’, sold out in less than a week! To Kitty Clark, so grateful for the opportunity to show my work at your beautiful gallery Saint Cloche. Feeling a bit teary seeing all the paintings hung together. It’s hard to say good bye but I’m so excited thinking of the lives they will live in their new homes.

Thankful to all of you who bought a piece of ‘me’. For all of you who show your support, for listening to my imagery, for sharing the love. You make it possible for me to keep following my passion!

‘Affect’ is open until the 12th of March.
If you’re in Sydney head to @saintcloche

Gallery photography @jacqui_turk

Interview The Design Files | ‘Artist Charlotte Swiden’s Solo Sydney Exhibition Is A Love Letter To Connection’

A lovely write up on The Design Files about the work behind my show ‘Affect’ 💌 showing Saint Cloche Gallery.

[…] Since moving from her home country to Australia in her mid-20s, she’s become intimately familiar with how relationships can transcend time and borders, and wanted to ‘capture the essence of that’ in her paintings.

‘Physical distance doesn’t mean that we don’t have our people with us. Sometimes we bond stronger,’ she adds. ‘Over time I have started to feel more assimilated [to Australia] and also more separated. I think much of my work has been a reflection on that interplay and conflict of identity.’
[…] ‘While painting I reminisce about a friendship or an event,’ she adds. ‘Sometimes a painting is more about a certain feeling, while the people I have in mind will often change. It has been so joyful and ‘loveful’ to create this body of work.’

Interview by Christina Karras

‘Affect’ Solo Exhibition at Saint Cloche

So excited to share the most wonderful news with you! My first solo show AFFECT with @saint_cloche is happening in just a week (March 1st).

The last couple of years I have found myself reflecting on; ‘What is home?’ Our cultural and physical spaces constantly changing through life, yet some people will always be ‘home’ to us. There are the friends that journey with us, and the ones that we carry in our hearts.
I’ve been pondering the beauty of that human connection transcending time and borders. I wanted to capture the essence of that wonder in my paintings. And so AFFECT came about, a love letter to the people that shape us. 💌

Opening Wednesday March 1 2023
Catalogue available at

Now Represented by Saint Cloche, Sydney

Saint Cloche

“We are delighted to welcome to our stable Charlotte Swiden a Swedish artist and designer living in the Mornington Peninsula (Boonwurrung), and can’t wait to reveal her upcoming solo presentation.

Charlotte’s work has been greatly influenced by her Scandinavian heritage and love of nature. Her disciplined approach to composition and colour, honed as a graphic designer, transmutes into something like an inner landscape in her expressive paintings that pulsate with motifs of luminous figures and intimations of the natural world rendered in a muted earthen palette. Her forms shaped by the interplay of two identities, two cultures and the tensions that lies between them.

Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia in both solo and group shows and can be found in private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently, Charlotte was one of the finalists in the Saint Kevin’s Omnia Art Prize 2022.”

‘Affect’ Opens Wednesday 1st March 2023 at Saint Cloche, Sydney ~ Enquiries email

Selected artist – Omnia Art Prize

Super excited to be one of the selected artists for the 2022 Omnia Art Prize and Exhibition with my painting ’Stiltje’.

Exhibition 27th May to 30 May at St Kevin’s College, Toorak. Winning artists will be announced on the opening night, 27th May.

Congratulations to all the selected artists!


Saint Cloche | Fundraising Exhibition & Auction – ‘Coast to Coast’

Fundraising Exhibition & Auction – ‘Coast to Coast’
10–15 MAY Saint Cloche Gallery Sydney

My painting ‘Mirror/Mirage’ will be available together with works of over 70 artists.
All funds raised will be donated equally to @UNICEF Emergency Ukraine Appeal and @givit_aus to help people displaced and impacted by the floods on Australia’s southeast coast region.

Silent Auction begins: Tuesday 10th May
Auction link via Saint Cloche Gallery website
Bidding starts at $300 for all works.

Exhibition Opening Reception at Saint Cloche, Sydney: Wednesday 11th May, 6-8pm

‘Mirror/Mirage’, 2022.
Acrylic, Impasto and Oil Pastels on canvas, 30x40cm.
Framed in Tasmanian Oak.

The Makers : Interview on Bedthreads journal

A lovely interview up on Bedthreads today:

“Growing up, Charlotte Swiden always knew she wanted to be an artist. But like so many other creative types she didn’t think this was a viable career option. Fast forward to now and this narrative has flipped, with the Swedish-born painter successfully turning her passion into a full-time job with her artworks highly sought after across the country.

And while we often contemplate artists through their divine work, we less frequently think of them in their respective homes. Charlotte’s Mornington Peninsula abode is a beautiful example of being conscious about what you buy for your home. Her ’70s-style home in Dromana is filled almost entirely with vintage furniture and decor. “We also try to not buy anything new unless we have to,” she says.”

Read the full interview:
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