Claire Barclay works mainly in sculpture and printmaking. Although the forms she produces are abstract, they are informed by a deep interest in the material world we live in.
Claire Barclay has been commissioned to make a new work, in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker, specifically for the grand Victorian Picture Gallery at Hospitalfield House. The invitation to Claire Barclay comes out of a focus on her existing practice and a work that she made at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011, her first collaboration with dancers. The commission offers Barclay the opportunity to take the architecture and objects of this extraordinary space as a context, drawing a site specifity from this rather than the history of the site.
There is a durational / event-based element to this project - please visit the Hospitalfield Arts website for more details.