Clare Twomey is Professor of Art Practice and an artist whose work examines the interface between museum sites and ceramic interventions, and the relationship between clay, craft and participation practices. Using contemporary ceramics as an interventionist medium in the reinterpretation of museum collections, her research asks how audience relationships to ceramic objects might be recast beyond their roles of visitor and viewer. This practice-based investigation actively involves the public in the realisation of these works. As Lead Artist for Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange 2018, Clare’s project, Factory: The Seen and the Unseen, transformed the Tate Exchange floor into a factory making everyday objects from clay to explore ideas around the concept of production. Her work has contributed to major museum collections across the world, and she has developed projects with organisations such as the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Clare’s life story has been recorded by the British Library as part of their artist lives project.
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Art and Society
Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.