Weetman, Claire

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Claire Weetman



BA (hons) Fine Art

Drawing, performance, sculpture, installation



Claire Weetman is a visual artist based in North-west England , producing artworks for exhibition, facilitating workshops with communities and project managing arts activities.

Claire’s lack of a studio forces her out into public spaces, where she records space and responds to movement that is present in the environment. Her latest series of sculptures, Crossings, sees her moving along and across the River Mersey, recording space using lengths of string which are then formed into sculptures. These actions and places are documented by the Downstream:Upstream series of photographs.

Drawing and line is often used by Claire in her explorations, most evident recently in the Figure Study series of works. Drawings onto transparent surfaces were inspired by the movement of figures beyond, these works have been shown as temporary installations and photographic documentation exists which is exhibited independently.

Documentation is key to Claire’s work, as the process of producing the pieces is often temporary and reliant on the circumstances at the time. Documentation normally takes place in the form of photographs and drawings which are often exhibited alongside each other.



Please see Claire’s website for information about upcoming exhibitions and community projects



Solo Exhibitions & Events

2005 Big Draw at Open

A performance experiment at The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn

All in a day’s work ,

An exhibition of drawings and documentation at Norton Priory, Runcorn

2004 Investigations

Performances and an exhibition of drawings on paper windbreaks at Arena Gallery, Liverpool

Sit and Draw

A performance and exhibition in the Window box, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

Selected Group Exhibitions & Events

2007 Source: New work exploring the Mersey , Heath Business Park , Runcorn

2006 Grizedale Open Salon, Project Space, Afoundation, Liverpool

I-Saw , Egg Café, Liverpool Biennial

Dyingfrog Presents… , Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool

St Helens Open, 5athegallery & Rainford Gallery, St Helens

Five Artists in the Kitchen, The Kitchen Gallery, Runcorn

2005 All in a day’s work, The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn and Rainford Gallery, St Helens

2004 Liverpool Open, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

2003 Flinch, Sevenseven Gallery, London

It Ain’t What You Do , 291 Gallery, Hackney, London

all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
Crossings, String used to measure bridges, coiled into columns
Investigations, Avenue, performance drawing, charcoal on paper
Downstream:Upstream 4, Digital photgraph
Figure Study 10a, photograph showing drawing with paint marker on glass
Figure Study 5, graphite on tracing paper
Figure Study 9a, paint marker on acetate