Approved: 07.08.2007

Clare Winnan

Artist, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 07.08.2007

Clare Winnan uses sculpture and installation, to create seductive but disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is caged or bottled for antiquity.

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    Clare Winnan uses sculpture and installation, to create seductive but disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is caged or bottled for antiquity. A preoccupation with childhood and family memories often finds its way into the work, filtered through the passage of time and the experiences of life. These themes are explored through found objects which come ready-made with nostalgia and meaning. Born in Kent, Clare moved to Bath in 2004 to study a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. She moved after graduating university to Cornwall and then Brighton but was drawn back to the South West where she now lives and works.

    CV & Education

    Associations

    44AD Art Gallery and Studios, Bath. (Associate artist)

    Qualifications and training

    2008 - PGCE Art and Design, Brighton University, Brighton

    2007 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath

    Solo exhibitions

    2007 - 'Death Is The Most Exciting Part Of Living', Somerset Place, Bath

    2006 - 'Ode to Eva', Dis-used shop, Cleveland Terrace, Bath

    Group exhibition

    2016 - Pound Art Open, Pound Art Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire.

    2015 - Papergirl Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

    2015 - Hide and Seek, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.

    2015 - Pretty In Pink, Bath Artist Studios, Bath.

    2015 - Group touring show, Trowbridge Arts Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

    2014 - Box Wonders, No Format Gallery, Greenwich, London.

    2014 - Deck the walls, 44AD Gallery, Bath.

    2014 - Pound Art Open, Pound Art Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire.

    2014 - 'Nostalgia Project', Bristol Biennial, Edwardian Cloakrooms, Bristol

    2014 - 'Eighth wonder', 44ad Gallery, Bath

    2014 - 'Out of the box', Fringe Arts Bath, Stall Street, Bath

    2014 - Textile! , ArtStation, Huddersfield

    2013 - Deck The Walls, 44AD, Bath

    2013 - The Pound Arts Open, The Pound, Corsham, Wiltshire

    2013 - Larkhall Open Studios Exhibition, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath, Bath

    2013 - Uncovered, Fringe Arts Bath (Stall Street), Bath

    2012 - Larkhall Open Studios, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath

    2012 - Papergirl Bristol, The Looking Glass Art Space, Bristol

    2012 - Recycle A Book, Bath Central Library, Bath

    2011 - Fringe Arts Bath, The Officers Club, Stall Street, Bath

    2010 - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Bath Fringe Festival, Milsom Place, Bath

    2009 - Canterbury Festival Art Fair, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

    2008 - Canterbury Art Fair, The University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

    2007 - Canterbury Festival Art Fair, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

    2007 - Bath Spa Degree Show, Bath Spa University

    2007 - 'Vitamin Bath' Group Exhibition, Trewman Brewery, London

    2005 - Bath Fringe Festival, Various locations, Bath

    Workshops

    2008 - Art workshops, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth

    2008 - Art workshops, Tate Gallery St Ives, St Ives

    Educational experience

    2011- Present. Private tutoring/mentoring of GCSE/A-Level/BTEC Art students, South West area, South West

    2009 - Present. Head of Art Department, Secondary School, Bristol