Photo: Clare Thornton in Plymouth, South West

Clare Thornton

Artist, Event organiser, Teacher, Researcher

I am an interdisciplinary maker working predominantly with performance, sculpture, installation and print. Using a variety of props and materials I devise 'scenes' to examine my relationship to certain objects, texts and spaces. Exploring specific locations, libraries and archives I then enact/present my findings playing with memory, materiality and desire. Conversation and cross-disciplinary exchange are crucial elements in my process of making and I collaborate with groups/individuals across diverse fields of art and science to produce new works for public art contexts, museums and galleries nationally and internationally. I am a studio holder at KARST Projects, Plymouth

Location Plymouth, South West
Activities Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Creative writing, Curating, Gallery education, Visual arts consultancy, Project management
Artforms / type of project Installation, Participatory, Performance, Research, Sculpture
Tags Installation, materiality, archives, sculpture, choreography, drapery, transdecorative, performance, artist books, mentoring

News & Events

  • AA2A Plymouth University 2015-2016

    I've just been awarded an Artist Access to Art-schools (AA2A) place at Plymouth University. I'll be testing out new materials and ideas in the ceramics, sculpture and printmaking workshops.

  • Surface/Contact (PV 19th November 2015)

    13/11/2015 – 23/12/2015
    Exeter Pheonix

    New works by 4 artists which explore themes of contact and surface in relation to the body and sensing. Part of the Redefining Print project initiated by Double Elephant Print Workshop.

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