Clare Thornton

News about Clare Thornton

It is with great sadness that we announce that Clare recently passed away following a long illness.

We welcome those wishing to attend the funeral which will be held at 12.15pm, Thursday 2nd May at Efford near Plymouth.

Before her death Clare set aside funds to establish a memorial residency opportunity in Plymouth for a mid career artist, such as herself, using her old studio space at KARST.

The Clare Thornton Memorial Residency aims to provide the successful applicant with the time, space, funds and critical engagement to develop and resolve new artwork and culminate with an opportunity to show it publicly either at KARST or other public space and time befitting the work.

It was Clare’s wish to also offer a way for others to contribute to supporting this residency by matching and adding to her own donations through a crowdfunding campaign.

Further details about the residency and the crowdfunding campaign for those wishing to make a donation are available here.