I         CLAR E  BOOKE R                                                                         

ARTIST / HUMAN GEOGRAPHER / LECTURER

 

P R O FILE

 

I am a painter, experimental filmmaker and human geographer, exploring how spatial experience can be visually represented. My art practice is focused on how the methods of collage and montage can represent the spatial collisions and transitions experienced whilst occupying and navigating public spaces, both actual and virtual. I am currently working towards a PHD in Human Geography, at Royal Holloway, University of London, where my research focuses on the space and place of airports. I look at these spaces via the technological gaze, using surveillance technologies such as Google Earth, Street View, Webcams, and own and appropriated video footage, as both a method to explore and observe, and as a visual method in which to generate new responses to the space.

I regularly exhibit work in galleries, and online. I am a member of the research groups Landscape Surgery, Digital Geographies, and Geo-humanities, which are based in London. These are groups of geographers and artists, both academic staff and students, addressing themes of place and mobilities of people, and engage in discussions and projects around the digital, and its role in research, scholarship, teaching and writing.

I have extensive teaching experience, where I have worked at many levels across a variety of courses. I adopt a multidisciplinary approach to teaching, where I specialize in painting, collage, drawing and digital media. The relationship between the physical surface of paint, and the digital surface of film presents many exciting possibilities for teaching. I believe in the importance of process and experimentation. Thinking as a result of doing. The making of work in search of an idea.

E X I B ITIONS / COMMISS I ONS / CONFERENCES

2019: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Tasmania.

Film Screening / Paper:  

Mobilising colours in geographical research: vibrancies, saturations and more-than-visual methods. (Airport Colour)

 

2019: RGS London

Film Screening / Paper:

Geographies of interactive digital narratives.‘'Re-imagining the airport through multi-media experimental narratives’

 

2018: Film Screening: Mobilities Symposium:. University of Waikato,

New Zealand

Mobilities, Stories, Movement and Art

 

2018: Exhibition of Art Practice: Art & Mobilities Conference. University of Lancaster

 

2017: RGS Conference Paper: RGS London.

CFP Digital methods as influences on research design in geography. Digital viewing environments as visual methods of research.

 

2016: Re-assembling Worlds. Clare Booker/Simon Ford. Dye House Gallery, Bradford.

 

2015. In the light of the Monochrome. Group Show. Dye House Gallery, Bradford.

 

2014: Group Show. Practice Gallery, University of London.

 

2012: 'Digital Romantics', Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax

 

2011: YCC Gallery, Bradford. 'Workers Playtime'

 

2010: Gallery 27, Cork Street, London. JHW Fine Art.

http://www.jhwfineart.com/pages/exhibitionthumbnails/6.html

 

2010: 'Out of Office' The Electric Works, Sheffield. http://www.facebook.com/OutOfOffice

 

2009: ‘Hot Desk’ Old Broadcasting House, Leeds.

 

2008: ‘Capture’ Zion Arts Centre, Manchester. Collaboration with Paul Holmes.

 

2007: Big Screen Animation, Centenary Square, Bradford.

Commission by FABRIC: ‘Bradford Blocks’: Collaboration with Studio 164

 

2007: The Lowry, Salford ‘One Love: The Football Art Prize’ http://www.thelowry.com/WhatsOn/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=2528

 

2006: ‘3264’ Work based on the Germany World Cup. Yorkshire Craft Centre Gallery, Bradford

2004: Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester:

BBCi interview: Jan 2004: "http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/arts/2004/01/13/ airport.shtml"

 

2003: Salford MA Creative Technology Final Show: Centenary Building Gallery

 

2003: Commission: Book Cover Design, Carcanet Press:

Matthew Welton;’The book of Matthew’

 

2001: Bankley Studios, Manchester :Open Studios Exhibition

 

1998: Painting Commission; Manchester United F.C / Atherton Fuller Architects Paintings commissioned for Salford Suite, North Stand, Old Trafford.

 

1996: Atlas Café Bar, Manchester . Group exhibition

 

1995: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester :Group exhibition;‘Recreating Poussin’

 

1993: Stockport Art Gallery. Group exhibition

 

TEACHING E XP E R I E NC E

BRADFORD SCHOOL OF ART.  2003- 2018

LECTURER: BA FINE ART / VISUAL ARTS. LEVELS 4, 5 AND 6. COURSE LEADER: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA ART & DESIGN.  LEVELS 3 /4 LECTURER: BA GRAPHIC DESIGN: LEVEL 4

LECTURER: ACCESS TO ART & DESIGN: LEVELS 2 / 3

COURSE LEADER: N ATIONAL DIPLOMA ART & DESIGN. LEVEL 3

ABBEY COLLEGE, MANCHESTER. 2001 - 2003 HEAD OF AR T. TEACHING GCSE AND A-LEVEL ART AND DESIGN & TECHNOLOG Y.

RIDGE DANYERS COLLEGE. 2001-2002. ART TUTOR.

ADU LT EDUC ATION. LIFE DRAWING

WORKERS EDUC ATIONAL ASSOCI ATION. 1999-2001. ART TUTOR. ADU LT EDUC ATION. DRAWING AND PAINTING.

SKILLS: PAINTING/DRAWING/EXPERIMENTAL FILM / ILLUSTRATION PHOTOSHOP / ILLUSTRATOR / PREMIERE / SKETCHUP MODELLING 

 

EDUCATION

 2012-2019: PHD ART & GEOGRAPHY. ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.

(TO COMPLETE 2020)

2001 - 2003: MA CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD.

1993-1996: BA FINE ART (PAINTING). MANCHESTER METROPITAM UNIVERSITY

1999 - 2001: PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education. (Higher & further Education