Claire Davenhall

Biography

Claire Davenhall is an international artist who graduated with BA (hons) Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, studied at Athens School of Fine Art & North Karelia Polytechnic in Finland. Claire exhibits nationally at Sculpture at Scenic World NSW, Sculpture by the Sea WA, Swell Sculpture Festival QLD, Brighton Jetty Sculptures SA, Winner of Shinju Matsuri 2016 & Major Prize Winner of Drift Installation Awards 2017. She Lectures in Fine Art, winning the Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning in 2007 and was nominated for two National Beacon Awards. She won an International Guest Panellist’s Choice Award in 2018 at the prestigious Walker Gallery in Liverpool, UK, where her art events from Western Australia were recognised by The BIG DRAW as having innovation and excellence in drawing practice worldwide.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Lost Soles

Midland Junction Arts centre

2016
Finders Keepers

Rockingham Central Library, WA

2015
A Quiet Contemplation

Life Balance Health Clinic, Padbury, WA

2014
UP Close…

Rockingham Arts Centre, Kent Street, WA

2013
ART to WHERE?

Smartspace Gallery Northbridge, Perth, WA.

Group Exhibitions

2019
The Tiny Sketchbook Project,

Slow Galeria in Paris

2019
Making Light Work – A letter in Mind,

Oxo Gallery London, UK

2019
Togetherness

Old Customs House, Fremantle WA

2019
Help the Homeless

Fremantle Town Hall WA

2019
The Canvas Project

Brooklyn Art Library, New York

2019
CAS A4 Art Australia Exhibition

Herring Island Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2018
Sculpture at Scenic World

Blue Mountains, NSW

2018
Sculpture on the Scarp

Darlington Scarp, WA

2018
Galvanised

Old Customs House, Fremantle WA

2018
70 Violins for 70 Years

Collier Primary School, WA

2018
Treasured

Wanneroo Gallery

2018
Meraki Vol 3 & 5

The Ferguson Foundry, Perth, WA

2018
A Splash of Colour

Oxo Gallery, London, UK

2018
The Sketchbook Project

Brooklyn Art Library, New York

2018
Dolphin Art Trail

Stirling Gardens, Perth for World Fringe Festival WA

2018
Brighton Classic Sculptures

The Esplanade, Brighton, SA

2017
Between The Sheets: Artist Books

Gallery East in Conjunction with Gallery Central in WA, then onto Australian Galleries in Melbourne in VIC

2017
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures

The Esplanade, Brighton, South Australia

2017
Travelling Home

ART FIX, Lulu Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2016
Melville Sculpture Walk

Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Perth, WA

2016
Drift Installation Awards

Mandurah Foreshore

2016
Minnawarra Art Awards

Armadale

2016
Army Art - 'Special Exhibits'

Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle, WA

2016
Body Right Exhibition

River Road Studios, Bayswater, WA

2016
A View to Asia

Shinju Matsuri festival, Cable Beach, Broome, WA

2015
Leonora Art Prize

Leonora, WA

2015
Wanneroo Art Awards

City of Wanneroo, WA

2015
Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize

Kalgoorlie Boulder, WA

2015
Sculpture by the Sea

Cottlesloe, WA

2014
Melville Art Awards

Melville Civic Centre, Booragoon, WA

2014
Belmont Photography Awards

Belmont Shopping centre, WA

2014
Botanicals Photography Exhibition

Light Space Time Gallery

2014
Grand Steampunk Charity Art Auction

Government House Ballroom, Perth, WA

2014
Minnawarra Art Awards

City of Armadale, WA

2014
Castaways Sculpture Awards

Rockingham Foreshore, WA

2014
Blending Past and Present, Multicultural Art Exhibition, World Fringe Festival

Moores Contempory Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA

2013
York Photographic Awards

Sandalwood Gallery, York, WA

2013
Castaways Sculpture Awards

Rockingham Foreshore, WA.

2013
Belmont Art & Photography Awards

Belmont Shopping Centre, Perth, WA.

2013
Minnawarra Art Awards

City of Armadale, WA.

2013
Victoria Park Art Awards

Edward Millen Home, East Victoria Park, WA.

2012
Curious?

30x30x30 Art Challenge Exhibition, Darlington, WA.

2012
Mandjar Art Awards

MANPAC, WA

2012
Mandjar 9×5 Art Auction

MANPAC, Perth, WA

2011
Observing the Human Form

Midland Junction Arts Centre, Perth, WA

2010
Swan Art Awards

Midland Junction Arts Centre, WA

2000
Night Sites

Grisedale Forrest, Cumbria, UK.

2000
Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2000
Gray’s School Art Degree Show

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Awards

2018
Creative Development Grant

Department of Culture & Arts in Western Australia

2018
International Guest Panellist's Choice Award

The Big Draw, Walker Gallery Liverpool, UK

2017
Major Prize Winner

Drift Installation Awards

2016
WInner - A View to Asia Exhibition

Shinju Matsuri, Cable Beach, Broome, WA

2016
Highly Commended

Drift Installation Awards, City of Mandurah

2016
People's Choice - Runner-Up

Melville Sculpture Walk

2015
Runner-up Sculpture Award

Wanneroo Art Awards

2007
WINNER Governor’s Award for Excellence

Community Public Art Projects with Blackpool & The Fylde College, UK

2006
Nominated - The protocol National Beacon Award in Art & Design

Association of Colleges (AOC), Blackpool and the Fylde College

Collections

Tiny Sketchbook Brooklyn Art Library - call number: T/3.5-5

Lost Soles Sketchbook Project - Brooklyn Art Library call number of: 345.3-7

Commissions

2018
Pup Art Coin Dog, Guide Dogs WA, VisAbility WA

2018
The BIG SPLASH WA, Perth Children’s Hospital, WA

2017
The Tranby Brig, Ceramic Wall Mural, Tranby College, WA

2017
The Life of Saint Stephen, Ceramic Wall Mural, St Stephen’s School, Duncraig, WA

2017
Love one Another, Ceramic Wall Mural, Padbury Catholic Primary School, WA

2016
Way Finding Bollards (Collaborative), St Stephen's School, WA

2014
Ceramic Kerb Tiles Project (Collaborative), City of Joondalup, WA

2012
30x30x30 Art Challenge, Treetops Montessori School Initiative, Darlington, WA

2011
Private Photography Commission of Karijini National Park, WA

2009
Ceramic Wall Tile Murals (Collaborative), St Stephen’s School, Duncraig, WA

Publications

2015
Sculpture by the Sea - Artists and their artworks

https://clairedavenhallvisualartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/artist-and-their-artworks-cott-15.pdf

2015
Artist Set for Sculpture by the Sea

http://echonewspaper.com.au/artist-set-sculptures-sea/

2016
Meteor Morphosis

http://echonewspaper.com.au/meteor-morphosis-2/

2016
Sculpture Walk transforms Heathcote Cultural Centre

http://www.art-almanac.com.au/2016/03/heathcote-sculpture-walk/

2014
Rockingham artist-in-residence takes focus

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/25087842/rockingham-artist-in-residence-takes-focus/

2016
Sculpture Walk is bigger and better at Heathcote

http://54.79.2.48/melville-times/news/sculpture-walk-is-bigger-and-better-at-heathcote/

2018
Claire Davenhall - From the Sea

Art Edit - Autumn Edition

2018
Whats Hanging - Claire Davenhall Lost Soles

Art Edit - Summer Edition

2019
'A Visual Encylopedia, a global visual interpretation of words'

Published by Brooklyn Art Library

2019
CLAIRE DAVENHALL - Lost Soles Connected

Issue 12 - International Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine.

Residencies

2019
Artist in Residence - Upcycle

Living Waters Secondary School

2018
Artist in Focus

Midland Junction Arts Centre, WA

2017
Artist in Residence

Padbury Catholic Primary School, WA

2017
Artist in Residence

Tranby College Primary School

2016
Resident Artist for The Big Draw Festival

Rockingham Arts Centre

2014
Artist in Residency with City of Rockingham.

Artist in Residency with City of Rockingham.

1999
Erasmus Programme hosted by Athens School of Fine Art, Greece and attending studios in Athens, Delph

Erasmus Programme hosted by Athens School of Fine Art, Greece and attending studios in Athens, Delphi, Hydra, Rethymnon (Crete) and Rhodes.

1998
International Soapstone Carving Event, hosted by Tulikivi Finland.

International Soapstone Carving Event, hosted by Tulikivi Finland.

Artist Statement

Working across a range of mediums, guided by my ideas and concepts, I like to discover new and exciting materials, techniques and processes, which influence the final outcome of my work. My work reflects life’s journey, taking inspiration from poems, quotes, found objects, places I have been and things I have seen.