Approved: 16.08.2006

Claire Parr

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I work as a full-time photographic artist, and my work adapts according to the situation I am working in. Much of my personal work is inspired by landscape, where I am concerned with the subtleties of light and colour. My experience as a community artist lands me a fascination in working with people, and recent commissions have allowed me to combine this with my enthusiasm for photography. The 'Rytojus'

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Artist Statement

I work as a full-time photographic artist, and my work adapts according to the situation I am working in. Much of my personal work is inspired by landscape, where I am concerned with the subtleties of light and colour. My experience as a community artist lands me a fascination in working with people, and recent commissions have allowed me to combine this with my enthusiasm for photography. The 'Rytojus' project in Lithuania gave a new focus to my work, which has been extended into my work on the 'Journeys Towards Health' project with North Kirklees PCT where I have been working as a lead artist for the past year. In all my work, I seek an intimacy with my subjects, looking for the details, the elements that might otherwise be overlooked - to produce images that provide a quiet space for contemplation and wonder.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2004 - Land, Astley Cheetham, Stalybridge 2003 - Land, Alexandra Mill, Saddleworth Group exhibitions 2005 - Beautiful things, Gorgeous Stuff, Central Art Gallery, Greater Manchester 2005 - Rytojus Psaidejo Vakar, Mid Pennine Art Gallery, Burnley 2005 - Silver Paper - contemporary photography, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2004 - Laiptai Fine Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania 2004 - Folly Members Show, Folly Gallery, Lancaster 2004 - Manchester Art Show, GMEX, Manchester 2003 - Manchester Art Show, Urbis, Manchester Residencies 2005 - Lead Artist, North Kirklees PCT - PFI newbuild project, Batley, and surrounding areas, West Yorkshire 2004 - Documentary project working with loacl people, Residency in rural community in Lithuania, Pociuenelli, Lithuania Corporate commissions 2005 - Crosby Homes, Manchester, The marketing suite, The Green Quarter development, Manchester 2004 - Images for recreational and restaurant spaces, Thornton Ross, Huddersfield Educational experience - tertiary 2002 - Part time lecturer - art and design, Tameside College of Further Education, Greater Manchester