Catherine Clover

Catherine Clover, A Storytelling of Ravens, 2011, Text as installation component, dimensions variable

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Clover was born and brought up in London, UK, and studied at Wimbledon School of Art/North East London Polytechnic (now the University of East London) in Fine Art (Painting). After several years practice based in Angel Studios, EC1, she pursued a residency with Gertrude Street Artists Spaces in Melbourne, Australia and have been based in AU since the mid 90s. 

She uses sound, digital imaging and installation in my practice. Interests in found sound (field recordings) have led to a focus on contemporary landscape and ideas surrounding our changing relationship with nature, and in particular, other animals. The everyday - the quotidian, the common - informs this exploration. 

Clover working on my PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne and tutor and lecture at Swinburne University, Melbourne, on the MA (Writing).

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Born London UK 1963
Based Melbourne, Australia since 1993; works between Melbourne and London 


Auditory Scenes Alchemy Film Festival Hawick, Scotland
Billboard Art Projects Pontchartrain Expressway East Bound, New Orleans, US
Sonic Interactions Liverpool Hope University UK
To the Field and Yonder Gorey Arts and Film Festival, Ireland
birdbrain Screenspace Melbourne AU
birdbrain Soundfjord London UK
birdbrain Emerson Galerie Berlin Germany
Animals, People A Shared Environment AASG Conference Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane AU
sforzando! Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference 2011 New York, US
Lightworks Festival of Film Sound New Media Grimsby UK
Exquisite Corpse Soundfjord London UK
Monumental Effect Death Be Kind Melbourne AU
Calling the Birds II Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, AU
The Memorial Death Be Kind Melbourne AU
Alternating Current: Sound Art Now Dragonfly Festival Sweden
Sounds of my Neighbourhood MusikTriennale Koln Germany
Pigeon Post Mailbox 141 Melbourne AU
billing and cooing Billboard@Trocadero Melbourne AU
coroocoo Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCAD University Halifax NS Canada
Pestival Radio broadcast on Resonance FM, London UK
Minding Animals Conference Exhibition The Lock Up Newcastle NSW AU
Sound Diaries Conference Presentation Oxford Brookes University Oxford UK
Columba livia Window of 569, Nicholson St. Carlton North, Melbourne, AU
From Mao to Now Beijing Olympics Cultural Exhibition, Sydney, AU
? Man Insect c3 Contemporary Art, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, AU
New Music Series curated by Kirsten Lavers, Kettles Yard Cambridge UK
Deafnesses Zeppelin Sound Art Festival 08, Barcelona, Spain
Urban Rhythms Giant Ear_New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, NY, US
Soundscape:Journal of Acoustic Ecology Vol7#1, Santa Fe, California, US
Six in the Evening Public Projection, Dandenong, Melbourne, AU
Listening Shell V&A Museum, London, UK
209 Shorts 209 Radio, Cambridge, UK
Velocity Festival of Digital Culture, Lancashire, UK
Takatako Passport Project Berlin, Germany and online
ARTRADIO Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Greengrocer Austral Avenue, Melbourne, AU
Projected Weekends Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland
Life Cycles The Crypt at St Pancras, London, UK
Re-Surfacing Technology symposium & exhibition Ohio State University, US
FLEFF Multimedia Festival, Ithaca, New York, US
framework Radio broadcast Resonance FM, London, UK
unAustralia Exhibition and Conference, University of Canberra, AU
Digital Fringe Melbourne, AU
Waiting Project Arts for Health, Cornwall, UK
SoundLAB Edition IV Memoryscapes Cologne, Germany and online
Falls Creek Artists Camp La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, AU
Dislocate Trampoline UK in association with Ginza Art Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan
Max 5 Video Festival Café Gallery Projects, London, UK
Scinema Festival of Science Film, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AU
Double Venturi_The Current Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, AU
Alice Prize 2006 Alice Springs, AU
Wild Information Network Upper Catskills, New York, US
Frieze The Doll’s House Miniature Space, Melbourne, AU
Federation Square Public Projection, Melbourne, AU
Radio Sound Art 209 Radio, Cambridge, UK
Prix Ars Electronica 2005 [Digital Musics] Linz, Austria
Perfect Square Trocadero ArtSpace, Melbourne, AU
MusicAcoustic 2005:Mix China Electronic Music Centre, Beijing, China
FILE Hipersonica 2005 Sao Paulo, Brazil
[R][R][F] 2005---XP SoundLAB Edition II Palestine, Israel, Germany
Halcyon Drive Public Projection, Melbourne, AU
2004 Prix Ars Electronica 2004 [Digital Musics] Linz, Austria
Pathiharn Electron Media Festival Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Singapore
Wet and Dry Yarra Sculpture Space, Melbourne, AU
2003 Elementum Dante’s Gallery, Melbourne, AU
2002 Asylum Dante’s Gallery, Melbourne, AU
2000 Presentation Soapbox, Brisbane, AU
1999 Ex Libris Soapbox, Brisbane, AU
1998 Hutchins Art Prize Hobart, Tasmania, AU
Overview Linden Arts Centre, Melbourne, AU
Vista Stripp, Melbourne, AU
Recent Work Linden Arts Centre, Melbourne, AU
1996 Impromptu Southgate, Melbourne, AU
1995 Steam Stop 22, Fringe Festival, Melbourne, AU
Decadence Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, AU
1994 Parallel World Linden Arts Centre, Melbourne, AU
Tracking Installation 2 Tower Studio University of Melbourne, AU
Outback Art Prize Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW, AU
A4 Art Show Westspace, Melbourne, AU
1993 Tracking Installation Temple Gallery, Melbourne, AU
1992 Artworks Four 101 Collins Street Acquisitive Prize, Melbourne, AU
TherebyhangsaTale Studio12/Gertrude Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AU
1991 Frontier Art for Conservation Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
East End Open Angel Studios, Islington, London, UK
1990 The Christmas Show Kings Walk Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
Artists in Precedence Kings Walk Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
East End Open Angel Studios, Islington, London, UK
Paintings Profile Art, London W1, UK
1989 Portobello Open Tabernacle Gallery, London, UK
Group Show Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, London, UK
1988 Paintings Grove Gallery, London W5, UK

2011 Visiting Artist Emerson Galerie Berlin Germany
Translations with Ines Lechleitner Vienna Austria
2010 Arts Victoria International Cultural Exchange funding for birdbrain
Janet Holmes a Court Artists Grant NAVA for Calling the Birds II
Visiting Artist NSCAD University Halifax NS Canada
2008 Arts Victoria Arts Development_Creation funding for new work ? Man Insect
2007 Artist in Residence Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2006 Arts Victoria, City of Melbourne ‘Living the Arts’ and the Sidney Myer Fund for Double Venturi_The Current Site-specific artistic/musical collaboration, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
2004 Pathiharn Electron The impact of technology in South East Asia Conference and Media Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand – participating and attending artist
1994 Artists’ Week Geelong Grammar, Victoria, Australia with Cameron Robbins
1992 Acquisitive Prize Artworks Four 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
1992-3 Artist in Residence Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia. Sponsored by Spectrum Oil Colours, London, UK

2011 O’Neill, J. Austral Avenue: An Experiment in living with Art pub Sept 2011
Pigot, E. Catherine Clover Interview Design Federation AU 18.06.11
Nott, G. Talking with the Birds Enfield Independent London UK 28.06.11
Colbert, M. Within a Grain of Sand: Our Sonic Environment and some of its Shapers Sounding Out! 23.05.11
Clover, C. Tell Me Something Artist’s book produced as part of birdbrain
Coombs, N (ed). Patricide 03 The Uncanny Collaborative Print Project, UK
2010 Kenins, L. Winging It Arts p31 The Coast Halifax Canada 25.02.10
2008 Stephens, A. Animalistic Attraction A2 The Critics p17 The Age AU 15.11.08
Presa, E. Drought p16 Imprint Winter 2008 Vol 43 #2 Australia
Swan, A. ? Man Insect Essay accompanying double audio cd Nov 2008
2007 Backhouse, M. Tribute to Cockle Pickers Arts & Culture p21 The Age, 24.10.07
Webb, P. Making Art of Insect Wings & Insect Sounds Reviews p16Age 18.07.07
Bailey, J. DeBrief M Magazine p4 The Sunday Age, 8th April Australia
Swan, A. Art as Transformation Contemporary Magazine UK
2006 Catalogue Waiting Projects Arts for Health Cornwall, December UK
Crawford, A. The Falls Creek Artists Camp Catalogue La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, Oct – Nov Australia
Crawford, A. The Falls Creek Artists Camp The Age, 4th November, A2 Australia
Backhouse, M. Art Galleries-The Critics The Age, 18th March, A2 p9 Australia
2005 Webb, P. Luminous Geometry The Age, 11th November Australia
2004 Webb, P. Water as Medium and Message The Age, 28th May Australia
1996 Drees, H. (Editor), New Observations, No 111 p.34, “Solar Art”, March, New York, US
1995 Wilson,K. Multicultural Arts Brochure, p.22 Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Cover Image, Agenda Contemporary Art Magazine Issue No.41, March
Jones,S.(Ed.) “Fundraising: The artist’s guide to planning and financing work” AN Publications, Sunderland, Pp.97-98 UK.
1990-1 Bankers Trust Company International Calendar, UK

Relevant Studies
2008 current PhD (Fine Art) RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2001-02 Adv Dip Electronic Design and Interactive Media, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
1985-88 BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting), North East London Polytechnic, London, UK
1984-85 Diploma Arts Foundation, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

Current Employment
2003 Tutor & Lecturer (MA Writing) Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

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