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 Bodleian Library Oxford, Tate Gallery London, Yale Center for British Art and university collections at Manchester Metropolitan, UWE, Oxford Brookes, and Arts University Bournemouth.

 

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.

 

Recent exhibitions include, a solo show at TOD Gallery; Herefordshire Open; Petri Dish Project at Tebbs Gallery;  Marches Makers Fair; Herefordshire Art Week; Hay Book Arts Trail; The Sidney Nolan Trust;  “Encyclopaedia Britannica Challenge” at Harrow Old School Gallery; “The Contemporary Portrait: Self & Others” at The Shire Hall, Stafford; “Animalia at Il Bosonte, Florence; and “Locating Boccaccio” at the John Rylands Library, Manchester.

 

Website: www.mikeclementsartist.com