Photo: Clare Thornton in Bristol, South West

Clare Thornton

Artist, Maker, 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.

Location Bristol, 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

  • 'A Lexicon of Labour Movements' at Work and Art Symposium, UCA Canterbury, Kent

    26th March 2015 - Thornton & Hurley present ALoLM performance and bookwork at the 'Work and Art' Symposium ( Collaborative Research Group/CRATE/UCA )

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