Clare Belfrage

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Artist’s Talk – Art in the Club, Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, NSW

Tuesday 1 August 2016, 6 pm

Join me in the relaxed atmosphere of the Mullumbimby Ex- Ex-Services Club, where I’ll talk about my 35-year practice as an artist working with glass, my residency at the Nancy Fairfax AIR studio at the Tweed Regional Gallery in September 2022 and my new show, In The Glow of Green.

In The Glow Of Green, solo exhibition, Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, NSW

4 August – 26 November 2023

My two-week residency on Bundjalung Country, based at the Nancy Fairfax AIR studio at the Tweed Regional Gallery in September 2022, was a deeply immersive research period. It was full to the brim with walking, writing, photographing, drawing, thinking, smelling, feeling, being. Every day I went to one of the close by national parks including Springbrook NP, Border Ranges NP and Lamington NP, and I walked for hours. I walked not in the usual way that I walk, briskly, pushing my body, feeling my muscles work, but slowly, carefully, quietly, stopping frequently, silently electrified by my surroundings.

The exhibition I am creating from this time to be shown at Tweed Regional Gallery in August 2023 will be a collection of studies expressed in small to medium-sized glass objects carrying my version of the patterns, rhythms and textures that I experienced. It was the detail of surface growths and coverings that I was drawn to, particularly moss, lichen and bark, of which there were rich pickings. I experienced these as part of the the layering of time, the life, death and decay and re-generation that was ever present in the forests, my eyes and total being drenched in the glow of green.

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In The Glow Of Green, group, 2023, showing at Tweed Regional Gallery

GOLD: 50 Years 50 JamFactory Alumni, a group exhibition featuring 50 artists, JamFactory, Adelaide, SA

21 July – 17 September 2023

This is the largest group exhibition I’ve ever been in. Lots of wonderful artists with all of them, including myself, have been through the JamFactory’s training programs sometime in the last 50 years. 

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Low Tide, Gold on Tourmaline I, 2023, showing at JamFactory