Trish Clarke

What inspires your art practice?
Based in Whangarei, I am an established contemporary artist making outdoor metal sculpture which I consistently exhibit in indoor and outdoor exhibitions throughout NZ. Much of my work revolves around traditional gender roles and environmental concerns.

What materials do you work in?
Aluminium, Copper, Corten and Stainless Steel.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Large tropical plant forms reference the beautiful yet fragile environment for our neighbours in the Pacific Islands. Climate change, with rising sea levels and gruelling storms, pollution and exploitation are all having a huge impact on the environment and the lives of Pacific Nations.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Mostly at North Island Sculpture shows, I also have works in public and private collections including those of Whangarei District Council, Wallace Arts Trust and Kings College. I am currently working alongside an architect and photographer to build a towering 8m x 8m sculptural building on Whangarei’s waterfront, which houses a Camera Obscura.

Where did you study?

Sculptures by Trish Clarke

2018 Exhibition

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