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Reading Room Lecture : Claire Barclay@ Swansea College of Art UWTSD Reading Room, ALEX Design Exchange, Alexandra Road, Swansea

22 March - 22 March 2018

Reading Room Lecture: 1-2pm Thursday 22 March. FREE
ALEX Design Exchange, Alexandra Road. 

Supported by Swansea College of Art

Claire Barclay | Deep Spoils
24 March - 02 June 2018 
Exhibition @ Mission Gallery, Swansea

Mission Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition by Claire Barclay, a Scottish artist known for creating large-scale installations, often made in situ and in response to the spaces in which they are shown.

For this exhibition, her first in Wales, Barclay will reimagine and adapt existing works in order that they may be given another life in a new context. The sculptural forms inhabiting the gallery will reflect the city’s industrial heritage and embody evidence of the human endeavour, labour and skill that would have been echoed in the local coal, copper and pottery industries. 

This exhibition will provide a welcome opportunity to revisit and further explore the use of unstable, transient, ephemeral substances and examine the disconnect between the glorification of industrial achievements and the raw brutal nature of production.

Claire Barclay is based in Glasgow, where she also received an MA from Glasgow School of Art. In 2003, she represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale and was the focus of a solo exhibition ‘Half Light’, at the Tate Britain in 2004. More recently, she has made an exhibition, ‘Yield Point’, for Tramway, Glasgow. Other solo UK exhibitions have included, ‘Shadow Spans’, Whitechapel Gallery, London ‘Shifting Ground’, Camden Arts Centre, London, ‘Openwide’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and ‘Ideal Pursuits’, Dundee Contemporary Arts. Her work is in public collections including Tate Modern; Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden; MUDAM, Luxembourg.

Claire Barclay is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 

Claire Barclay, Bright Bodies • 2016
Glasgow International 2016. 
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. Photo by Ruth Clark

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