Claire Davenhall is an International Artist who graduated from the oldest established fine art institution in Scotland, Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture in 2000, where she participated in The International Soapstone Carving Event at North Karelia Polytechnic in Finland, completed a Erasmus Exchange Program with Athens School of Fine Art, while studying under Professor Papagiannis and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2000.
In 2004, Claire studied a Post-Graduate Degree in Art Education and became a Lecturer in Fine Art Sculpture, Ceramics, Life Drawing & Photography, was proudly awarded WINNER of the ‘Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’ and nominated for a ‘National Beacon Award in Art & Design’ in 2006/7. She has been registered as a Professional Teaching Artist with the TRB -Teachers Registration Board in WA since 2009.
She migrated to Western Australia at the end of 2007, where she has focused on exhibiting her work in beautiful locations such as Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe, Swell Sculpture Festival in Queensland, Castaways in Rockingham and Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures in South Australia. She was awarded Winner of the Shinju Matsuri ‘A View to Asia’ in Broome 2016 and Major Prize Winner of the Drift Installation Awards 2017.
In 2018, Claire exhibited in Sculpture at Scenic World in NSW along with 39 ‘World Class’ artists and received a Creative Development Grant from Department of Culture & the Arts in WA. She won the International Guest Panellist’s Choice Award, at the prestigious Walker Gallery in the UK, where her art events from Western Australia were recognised by The BIG DRAW as having innovation and excellence in drawing practice worldwide. She recently, received an Honorable Mention Award, for participation and distinction with her sculpture Lost Soles at Sea, in the international CFA Artist of the Year Awards in 2019.
As a Visual Artist, she works across a range of mediums, guided by her ideas and concepts that often lead to discovering new and exciting materials, techniques and processes which influence the final outcome of her work. Claire loves to create interesting interactive work that invites the viewer to take a closer and gets better the nearer you get. She takes her inspiration from poems, quotes and found objects, she likes to discover delicate, intricate, unique objects and engages with the environment in remote places. She continues to work in both Art & Education as Facilitator, Lecturer and Practitioner.
Claire Davenhall is a Perth based Artist living in Western Australia.
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