Biography

As a Land Artist, I work directly in the landscape, using found local natural materials and allow the stories and characteristics of a place to directly inform the work.  With a BA Fine Art and BA (Honours) Public Policy/Social Ecology, I have been involved in many outdoor exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe, Bondi, Aarhus, Land Art Poland, Guandu Sculpture Exhibition, Taiwan and kNOw Nature, India.

Passionate about helping communities connect with Nature, I have facilitated many Community Land Artworks.

Elaine Clocherty CV

BA Fine Arts BA (Hons) Sustainable Development/Social Ecology

CO-ORDINATION/DESIGN of PUBLIC ARTWORKS 

2018  GERMINATION – A COMMUNITY LAND ART PROJECT

2017   SOUTH PERTH EPHEMERAL ART PROJECT with Sharyn Egan

2017   SHORT LISTED KINGS PARK FESTIVAL PROJECT with Sharyn Egan & Gina Williams

2015   SHORT LISTED PERTH STADIUM LAND ART PROJECT with International Land Artist

Chris Booth, Ailsa Grieve, Noel Nannup

2013   RIVERS, AUGUSTA MARGARET RIVER SHIRE, MARGARET RIVER STREETSCAPE WA

2000   CHILDREN’S FOREST ENTRANCE, MEN OF THE TREES, FAIRBRIDGE, PINJARRA, WA 

 

SITE SPECIFIC EPHEMERAL WORKS EXHIBITIONS

2019  INAUGURAL BUSH ARTS TRAIL, ARMADALE ARTS FESTIVAL, Lead artist/ facilitator of Community Land Artworks

2018  SCULPTURE ENCOUNTERS, GRANITE ISLAND, SA

2018  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA. BONDI, NSW with Sharyn Egan

2018  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE, WA with Sharyn Egan and Noel Nannup

2017   kNOw NATURE EXHIBTION, MUSEUM OF GOA, INDIA

2017  THE FARM MARGARET RIVER, ART & AGRICULTURE with Wardandi Elder Vivienne Brockman including exhibiting as part of Margaret River Region Open Studios

2016   SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, SYDNEY, NSW (Funded through Catalyst – Australia Cultural Fund)

2016   SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE, WA with Noel Nannup

2015   GUANDU SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, TAIPAI, TAIWAN

2015   NOMADIC VILLAGE, HOHE WAND, AUSTRIA

2015   LAND ART, LUBLIN, POLAND

2015   SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, AARHUS, DENMARK

2014   ODE TO THE PUKEKO, NEW ZEALAND GARDEN AND ART FESTIVAL, TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND

2014    AFTER THE DOWNPOUR, INAUGURAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ART IN THE PARK, PORONGORUPS, WA

2014    OVERNIGHT, SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE, WA –Winner WA Sculptor Scholarship

2013    INSITE, AUGUSTA & BUNBURY REGIONAL GALLERIES, WA

2012    SCULPTURE BY THE SEA,BONDI, NSW

2012    SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE, WA- Winner Andrea Stretton Invitation Bondi

2012    AUGUSTA RIVER FESTIVAL, AUGUSTA, WA

2010    ZIG ZAG WALKING TRAIL, KALAMUNDA,WA

2010     BYRON BAY SCULPTURE BIENNIAL, BYRON BAY,NSW

2009    PINEY LAKES SCULPURE WALK, MELVILLE, WA

2008    AVON VALLEY SCULPTURE ON THE RIVER, NORTHAM, WA

2008    THREE SPRINGS SOLSCTICE & ART TRAIL @ ORIGINS CENTRE, BALINGUP, WA

2007    GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK  SPRING PICNIC & ART TRAIL, BALINGUP, WA

2006    NORTHCLIFFE FOREST SCULPTURE TRAIL, NORTHCLIFFE,WA

2006     AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERS,PERTH,WA

2005     GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK 25th ANNIVERSARY, BALINGUP,WA

2004     ART COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE CITY FARM,  PERTH, WA

2004    BANKSIA FARM BUSHLAND ART TRAIL, SWANBOURNE, WA

2003    CITY FARM FESTIVAL, PERTH, WA Artist in Residence

2003    GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK, BALINGUP, WA Artist in Residence& Art Trail

2002     COMMUNITY LAND ART TRAIL, KOJONUP WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL, KOJONUP, WA

2000     MURDOCH UNIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE, MURDOCH WA

1999     OLD GROWTH FOREST SCULPTURE TRAIL, PEMBERTON, WA

1998    GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, GLASGOW,UK

 

AWARDS

Winner Waverley Council Staff Pick, SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI, NSW

Winner Helen Lempiere Sculpture Scholarship, Emerging Artist, SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI, NSW

Winner WA Sculptor Scholarship, Cottesloe, 2014, SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE,WA

Winner Andrea Stretton Invitation Bondi, 2012    SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE, WA

Winner of Best Regional Talent, 2006 MULLALYUP GALLERY ANNUAL EXHIBITION, MULLALYUP,WA

Winner of Excellence Award  1996, 2nd year clay and glass, Degree of Fine Art Curtin University, BENTLEY,WA

 

RESIDENCIES

2017 THE FARM MARGARET RIVER, ART AND AGRICULTURE

2015 TINGRITH MEETING HOUSE, MARGARET RIVER

2015 GODSBANEN RESIDENCY SPACE, AARHUS DENMARK

2015  MELTING POT STUDIOS, MARGARET RIVER

2014  AWESOME FESTIVAL, GASCOYNE JUNCTION

2014  INAUGURAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ART IN THE PARK, PORONGORUPS, WA

2003  CITY FARM, PERTH

2003  GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK, BALINGUP

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017   ONLINE                ARTSOURCE WEBSITE The Farm Margaret River Art & Agriculture

2016   BOOK                   MARGARET RIVER REGION OPEN STUDIO

2015   MAGAZINE           NEWSWEEK POLAND

2015   CATALOGUE        LAND ART POLAND

2015   CATALOGUE       GUANDU SCULPTURE EXHIBTION

2014    NEWSPAPER      WEST AUTRALIAN

2014   ONLINE                 re:sculpt | INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CENTRE

2007   Magazine               COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK MAGAZINE

2003- 19 NEWSPAPER    NUMEROUS ARTICLES IN SOUTHWEST TIMES, MARGARET RIVER MAIL

 

INDOOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 kNOw NATURE EXHIBITION. MUSEUM OF GOA, INDIA

2015  SCULTURE BY THE SEA INSIDE, AARHUS DENMARK

2014  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA INSIDE SYDNEY AND COTTESLOE

2013 INSITE, BUNBURY REGIONAL GALLERIES, WA

2012 BUNBURY SURVEY, BUNBURY,WA

2012 WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT, Kidogo Gallery, FREMANTLE

2011 EVIRONMENTAL ART AWARDS, City Farm, EAST PERTH, WA

2010 MANDORLA ART AWARDS, Moores Building, FREMANTLE, WA

2006 MULLALYUP GALLERY ANNUAL EXHIBITION, MULLALYUP,WA
Winner of best regional Talent

1999 FOR THE FORESTS, Moores Building, FREMANTLE,WA

1998 THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU CALL SCULPTURE, Glasgow School of Art, GLASGOW, UK

1997 CURTIN GRADUATE EXHIBTION, Jacksue Gallery, PERTH,WA

 

EDUCATION

2018      Certificate of Digital media, Southwest Tafe, Margaret River

1999      Community and Public Art Community Arts Network WA , PERTH,WA

1999      Honours Social Ecology, Murdoch University, MURDOCH, WA

               Thesis, Environmental Art in Western Australia

1998      Degree of Sustainable Development, Murdoch University, MURDOCH,WA

1997       Exchange to Glasgow School of Art, GLASGOW, UK

1996      Degree of Fine Art Curtin University, BENTLEY,WA

                (Winner of Excellence Award 2nd year clay and glass)

1992      Certificate of Art and Design Perth

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