Claire Barclay


Thursday 3rd April 2014 at 1.00pm
Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42

Claire Barclay’s sculptures and installations present investigations into the physical and symbolic nature of materials and the spaces they inhabit. Frequently employing traditional craft techniques and materials, alongside those associated more with industrial design and production, Barclay’s work consistently explores the language of image and object. Printmaking has become an increasingly important part of her practice. She states:

‘For some time I have integrated printed imagery into installations in the form of printed fabric. More recently I started printing on to paper, but found myself drawn to incorporating the bold graphic quality of these prints into my sculptural work. I see a correlation between the way I make sculpture and the way I have developed screen-printed works which I would like to understand in greater depth through experimentation.’

Claire lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art course in 1990 and from its MFA course in 1993. She has exhibited her work widely throughout the UK and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been held in Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London

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About callumkellie

I am an artist living and working in Aberdeen, I ride bikes and like to write about it sometimes.

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