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I am an artist working in Naarm, on the lands of the eastern Kulin Nations also known as Melbourne, Australia. I  acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups on whose unceded lands I live and work. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.

In her photographic practice Clare explores ideas of performance and gesture to interrogate and subvert dominant modes of representation. Her work is informed by feminist theory, and presents an alternate and often awkward experience of subjectivity and the female body, usually the artists’ own.

Recent projects have engaged with site specificity, involving works that are captured and displayed within the same environment. A central interest within her practice is the exploration of performance documentation, specifically how the camera can act as a collaborator, rather than mute witness, to the performer.

Known for her engagement with domestic and institutional spaces, recently Clare’s work has been captured and exhibited in locations such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, the Abbotsford Convent, Sutton Project Space and the Substation, Melbourne.

In 2020 Clare began a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She completed a Master of Arts by research in 2014 at Monash University, and received first class Honours in Fine Art in 2009 at RMIT University. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally, including Artbank, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, RMIT University.

Clare is a founding member of LAST Collective.

Individual Exhibitions

2018 Entre Nous CCA Galleries Jersey UK
Entre Nous Centre for Contemporary Photography AUS
2015 20+9+5 Sutton Project Space Melbourne
2014 Recent work Beam Contemporary, Melbourne 2013 Interact Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
2012 VIDEOS Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2011 Light Weight Beam Contemporary, Melbourne 2010 Testing Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2009 Climbing the Walls and Other Actions Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
The Chase Blindside ARI, Melbourne
Rise and Fall Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Desire and the Other SEVENTH Gallery, Fitzroy

Recent Group Exhibitions

2023 William & Winifred Bowness Prize, Museum of Australian Photography (finalist)
Space, Mary Cherry Contemporary (with LAST Collective)
Portrait23: Identity National Portrait Gallery Canberra
It’s not you, it’s me Fiona & Sidney Myer Gallery
Front Beach Back Beach (with LAST Collective) Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2022 Sedimentation VCA Artspace
Project Room (with LAST Collective) Melbourne Art Fair
2021 The Call Michael Reid Gallery Sydney
I Am Here Arthouse Gallery Sydney
2020 On Kindness and Care (with LAST Collective) Assembly Point, CoVA University of Melbourne.
2019 Friends & Family Daine Singer Melbourne
William & Winifred Bowness Prize Monash Gallery of Art
Olive Cotton Award Tweed Regional Gallery
In Her Words Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Temporal Proximities Abbotsford Convent Melbourne
2018 A Vacant Space Artbank, Sydney
William & Winifred Bowness Prize Monash Gallery of Art Photobook showcase Singapore International Photography Fesitival, Singapore
2017 Irrational Behaviour Sutton Projects
Unfinished Business Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA)
An Unorthodox Flow of Images CCP Fitzroy
William & Winifred Bowness Prize Monash Gallery of Art
Feminographies SEVENTH Gallery Melbourne
Photography 130, RMIT Gallery Melbourne
2016 Push SEVENTH Gallery Fitzroy, Melbourne
Spatial Awareness Jarvis Dooney Gallery Berlin
Mum The Stockroom Kyneton
National Photography Prize Murray Art Museum
Artist Residency in Parenthood 107 Projects Sydney
2015 To not believe in the divine Bus Projects Collingwood
Nuit des images Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne Switzerland
Wandering Archive Blindside Melbourne
With Her Feet Off The Ground Counihan Gallery Brunswick
Frühlings Salon Jarvis Dooney Gallery Berlin Germany Stages Screen Space Melbourne

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