Public Community Art

Claire has been involved in a number of collaborative community and public art programs. In 2006/7 she 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.

Melville Sculpture Walk 2016

This year Claire exhibited, ‘Meteor Morphosis’  at the picturesque grounds of the Heathcote Cultural Centre in Applecross and mentored Tafe graduate Barb Boszik and Burrendah Primary School, who exhibited along side her work.

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Artist Statement reads…
‘A meteor falls from space and lands on a site in the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. On closer inspection strange ants like creatures spill out of the meteor and slowly metamorphose themselves into the landscape. Watch carefully as they slowly change colour in the sunlight.’

Sculpture by the Sea 2015

Last Year Claire exhibited ‘For the Love of Sculpture‘ at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottlesloe and ran  Educational Sculpture Workshops with WA Primary Schools using her work as inspiration for students to explore their own ideas.

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Artist Statement reads…

Inspired by the simplicity of a bubble, this playful interactive sculpture gently spins creating a vivid display of optical illusion with forever changing colours (green to blue to purple). On closer inspection the sculpture reveals a few Australian loves…For the Love Sculpture.

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Joondalup Kerb Tile Project 2014

Claire has been working with the City of Joondalup as a Ceramic Artist and engaging with the community in the creation of individual ceramic tiles. These have been installed throughout the City in pavements and roadsides. The aim of the project is to enhance the appeal of public spaces in Joondalup and improve the community’s sense of connection to their urban environment.

Over 500 tiles were created during the Joondalup Festival with fellow artists, Denise Brown and Sheryl Chant, they went on public display at the Joondalup Library from  Tuesday 15 July to Sunday 10 August 2014 before being installed in the Public Open space.

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‘Rockingham UP Close…’ 2014

Claire ran both public and school workshops in creative photomontage throughout the month October, as part of her Artist in Residency with the City of Rockingham which concluded in her first Major Solo Exhibition.

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The two workshops are aimed at making people see their environment with different eyes, to take a second look and see the beauty in even the most mundane of objects. By taking the time to stop and observe a seemingly non-descript piece of ‘something’ from the ground they will discover the beauty others simply miss.

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