Claire Davenhall is an International Artist who graduated from 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, Finland in 1998, completed a Erasmus Exchange Program with Athens School of Fine Art in 1999 and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2000.
In 2004, Claire qualified as a Specialist College Lecturer in Fine Art Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Life Drawing and in 2006/7 was proudly awarded WINNER of the ‘Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’ for Community Public Art Projects and nominated for ‘The Protocol National Beacon Award in Art & Design’ for two years running. She is also registered as a Professional Teaching Artist with the TRB -Teachers Registration Board in WA since 2009.
At the end of 2007, she emigrated to Western Australia where she continues to exhibit her work in beautiful locations such as Sculpture by the Sea in Cottlesloe, Swell Sculpture Festival in Queensland, Castaways in Rockingham and Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures in South Australia. She was awarded Winner of the Shinju Matsuri in Broome 2016 and Major Prize Winner of the Drift Installation Awards 2017. Claire has also been nominated for an International Community, Participatory and Libraries Award with The Big Draw – The world’s largest drawing festival in 2017.
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.