Clare is a textile and multi-media artist. When she is not working on her own art, she works as a community artist, using the arts in imaginative ways to help community groups explore complex issues such as cultural and spiritual identity, including community visioning.
Clare grew up in south Africa, and moved to Canada as a young adult. She remains deeply influenced by her early years growing up in South Africa under Apartheid. She creates art ranging from large scale textile wall hangings to transparent, multi-tiered art installations, to everything in-between. The themes she tackles typically evolve out of her work with community. she is especially interested in exploring what makes complex systems functional, and in particular, how they relate to organizations and social systems.
Clare Atwell, B.A. Arts Admin., Textile Artist, Victoria, B.C.
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