about

Working primarily in the field of printmaking, Clare has developed an interest in mass produced found objects using them as her printmaking matrix.

Influenced by the post industrial landscapes of Northern England where she has lived all her life, her current practice utilises nineteenth and twentieth century coding technology artefacts such as textile jacquards, music box discs and IBM punch cards.

Clare explores these artefacts as carriers of narrative, the paper creases and the rusty damaged metal tell stories of obsolete technologies. They hold memories of their past, of their making and function. They also evoke memories of those who made and used them. 

The traditional analogue printmaking processes she employs echo the labour inherent in the making of these materials, while the binary language of the machine dances in rhythmic patterns through her work as a signifier of our digital age.


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  • 1988 B.A . Art and Design – Bradford College
  • 1992 Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy – Sheffield University
  • 2013 M.A . Visual Arts (Distinction) Bradford College
  • 2015-17 Complete Printmaker Programme Hot Bed Press Salford

awards

2017 Art& RAW Talent Award
2017 Flourish Award For Excellence In Printmaking – Shortlisted
2017 Flourish Award – Intaglio Printmakers Prize (People’s Choice)
2018 Wigan S.T.E.A.M (Science: Technology: Engineering: Art: Maths) Bursary
2019 The Scott Creative Arts Foundation (SCAF) Emerging Artist Award – Winner
2019 London Contemporary Art Prize – Shortlisted

residencies/symposiums

  • 2013-14 Post- Graduate residency award Bradford College
  • 2019-2020 Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) residency, University of Central Lancashire
  • 29th January 2020 Guest Speaker ‘Printmaking in the Expanded Field’ Print Symposium. The Regional Print Centre. Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales

selected exhibitions and art fairs

2021

‘Manchester Art Fair’ – 19th – 21st November, Manchester Central Convention Complex.

‘Cupola 30’ Group Exhibition, Cupola Gallery 24th July – 28th August, Sheffield.

‘Light and Dark’ Group Exhibition – Tarpey Gallery, 26th June – 8th August, Castle Donnington, Leicestershire.

‘Affordable Art Fair’ 508 Gallery, 9th April – 3rd May (online edition)

‘The Other Art Fair’ 1st – 4th July Westhandyside Canopy, Kings Cross, London

2020

‘Ubuntu’ Group Exhibition 20th November – 2nd January 2021, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

‘The Other Art Fair’ 8th – 11th October, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London (Postponed)

‘Manchester Art Fair’ Manchester Central (cancelled)

‘Reawakening’ Group Exhibition 10th July – 3rd October, Lingwood Samuel Gallery, 12 Church St Godalming, Surrey

‘Open ISO’ Group Exhibition 23rd May – 14th June, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire

2019

‘The Great Print Exhibition’ 22 November – 8th March 2020, Rheged Centre, Penrith
‘Print International’ 16th November – 2nd February 2020, Ty Pawb Gallery, Wrexham
‘Paper’, Group Exhibition 2 November- 22 February 2020, Gallery 57 Arundel, West Sussex
‘Art&’ Show – Installation Artist 25th – 27th October, York Racecourse
‘SCAF’ Emerging Artist Exhibition 21st September – 2nd December 2019 Ornhams Hall, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
‘London Contemporary Art Prize’ 12th September – 5th October Store St Gallery, London
‘FLUX’ Exhibition , 14th-17th March The National Army Museum, Londo
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2018
‘Woolwich Print Fair,’  22nd-25th November Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London
‘Next Wave’, selected group exhibition for Emerging Artists, RBSA Gallery, 6th-22nd September RBSA Birmingham
‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’, 1st September-5th November, Bils and Rye Gallery, Kirbymooreside, North Yorkshire
‘RBSA Print Prize Exhibition,’ 25th July-1st September, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
neo: International Proof Print  Exhibition/Exchange, 26th May-8th July, neo:gallery 23, Bolton, Greater Manchester
‘Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate’ Solo Exhibition, 26th May-16th June, Wigan S.T.E.A.M.
‘Get It Arts’ Curated Group Pop Up Exhibition, 1-4th March, 5th Base Gallery, London

2017
‘Art&’ Show, York Racecourse
‘Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking’ Exhibition, WYPW
‘PROOF’ Printmakers Group Exhibition, Robert Burt Gallery, London