Clare Thornton




A Heightened Sense Of Making

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales July 2011 Made on site in my temporary studio, one of the Hetherington Creative Units. I worked intensively during my 3 month residency to generate new material, using ‘In All Languages’ […]

Nov, 07

DIY Shades of Bristol

 Craftivism, Arnolfini December 2009 – February 2010 A city-wide colour mapping project resulting in a limited edition swatch book recording the personal shades and DIY top-tips shared with the artist through over 60 conversations and encounters […]

Dec, 07

Pleats & Folds

Galleri Soft, Oslo, Norway April – May 2009 Comprising textile, sculpture and video works, the installation was a distillation of personal stories gathered during a UK residency at Arnolfini, Bristol. The abundance of curves and folds moving […]

Sep, 14

Looking for the Black Redstart

Platforms Commission, The Public, West Midlands 2005-2006 A mixed media public art commission, curated by Trevor Pitt, incorporating performance, photography and guided walks exploring wildlife in urban landscapes. This led to an exhibition of photography, sculptural […]

Jul, 21

Hardcore Soft

Norwegian National Museum for Art Architecture & Design, Norway National Touring Exhibition 2006-2007 I curated an interdisciplinary exhibition presenting works by artists who employ their “soft” craft as a sharp edged tool with which to […]

Jul, 21

Home & Away

International Kultursenter & Museum, Oslo, Norway September 2006 Creative workshops In Spring 2006 artists Thornton, Storm & Dagnell started open/free creative workshops at the International Kultursenter & Museum, Oslo (also a satellite group at Masala […]

Jul, 21

Corset Cut

UK and Norway June 2003 4mins/silent/single play or loop/4:3 Corset Cut is a performance for video, shot in one take. This short film features the artist being cut out of a corset by her mother. […]

Jul, 21


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