Mike Clements

My ideas come from close observation of the world around me and are often based on quirky aspects of everyday life. My artist’s 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.


For many years, I was printmaking tutor at the Sidney Nolan Trust. I also devised and curated many special projects for the Trust, most recently an exhibition of 26 altered books, “Re-imagining the Laws of England and Wales/Magna Carta” that toured to eleven venues in Britain from 2015-17.


Other exhibitions include Marches Makers Fair, Kington; Herefordshire Art Week; Hay 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 in Herefordshire; and “Locating Boccaccio” at the John Rylands Library, Manchester.


Website: www.mikeclementsartist.com