Mike Clements's ideas come from close observation of the world around him. His work is often based on quirky aspects of everyday life. Mike's artists books are in public and private collections worldwide, including the Tate Gallery London, Yale Center for British Art, the Australian National Gallery and university collections at UWE Bristol, Oxford Brookes, Glasgow and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. He was, for many years, printmaking tutor at the Sidney Nolan Trust, www.sidneynolantrust.org. He has also devised and curated many special projects for the Sidney Nolan Trust, most recently an exhibition of 26 altered books, “Re-imagining the Laws of England and Wales/Magna Carta”, that has toured to eleven venues nationally since 2015.
Recent exhibitions include Herefordshire Art Week, The Hay-on-Wye book arts trail, The Sidney Nolan Trust; “Magpie Exchange”, Canberra, Australia; “Personal Memories” at Redland Museum, Queensland, Australia; “Encyclopaedia Britannica Challenge” at Harrow Old School Gallery; “The Contemporary Portrait: Self & Others” at The Shire Hall, Stafford; “Animalia at Il Bosonte, Florence; “Carve, Collage, Ink & Print” at Aardvark Books; and “Locating Boccaccio” at the John Rylands Library, Manchester.