CV Artist Clare Mc Laughlin

Socially Engaged Visual Artist facilitating access to art for people with all abilities with a particular focus on access to art for the visually impaired person in the gallery space and elsewhere.

Artist                  2012-present

I have always had an interest in art and dabbled in various art forms down the years. I eventually realised my dream of becoming a full time artist in 2012 when I returned to college on Sherkin Island to do a full-time four-year degree course qualifying with a 1st class honours degree in Visual Art. To date I have created five art projects, Seen – Unseen, SÚIL, Bird Feast, Blackberry Jam and Message in a bottle.  Four of these art projects are ongoing and one is awaiting completion when the finders of the messages in bottles contact me.

Art projects in 2021

Seen – Unseen

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People December 31 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People November 26 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People October 30 2021

Seen – Unseen visit to The Crawford Gallery September 24 2021

Seen – Unseen visit to The Crawford Gallery August 27 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People July 30 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People June 25 2021

Seen – Unseen visit to The Crawford Gallery May 28 2021

Seen – Unseen visit to The Crawford Gallery April 30 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People March 26 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People February 26 2021

Art Explorations for Visually Impaired People January 21 2021

TAP Teacher Artist Partnership Art Project with Ballinacarriga National School and West Cork Education Centre November 2020 – February 2021

SÚIL 2021 Sculptural Sensory Walk, Covid permitting, September 2021

Art projects in 2020    

TAP Teacher Artist Partnership Art Project with Ballinacarriga National School and West Cork Education Centre November 2020 – February 2021

Blackberry Jam Art Project on on zoom September – December 2020

Seen – Unseen on zoom November 30th VOID Gallery Derry

Seen – Unseen on zoom November 25th Crawford Gallery Cork

Seen – Unseen on zoom November 6th Crawford Gallery Cork

TAP Teacher Artist Partnership Art Project with Ballinadee National School and West Cork Education Centre    February – March 2020 

Art projects in 2019

TAPTeacher Artist Partnership West Cork Education Centre and Ballinadee National School

Seen – Unseen visually impaired gallery visits  

2019

VOID Derry 26/06/2019

Crawford Gallery Cork 26/05/2019

Glucksman Gallery Cork 13/04/2019

Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin 30/03/2019

Crawford Gallery Cork 17/02/2019

National Gallery Dublin 27/01/2019

2018

National Gallery Dublin                     11/01/2018

National Gallery Dublin      2nd        11/01/2018

Crawford Gallery Cork                       12/02/2018

 Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin          07/03/2018

Ikon Gallery Birmingham U.K.           16/04/2018

National Museum & Gallery Birmingham U.K.         16/04/2018                     

Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin              21/06/2018

VOID Gallery Derry                              08/09/2018

IMMA Dublin                                         14/11/2018

Crawford Gallery Cork                         13/12/2018


Artist Master class

Workshops exploring the access to art in a non-visual way                 

Glucksman Gallery Cork                   October 13     2018            

Art Projects

SÚIL Harbour to Harbour August 15 2018

A one day timed outdoor art project. This art project involved a participatory sculptural sensorial walk outdoors on Cape Clear Island off the West Cork Coast with 50 participants and 4 crew.

                  Seen – Unseen                                                  2014- present                  

Over 50 Gallery visits for visually impaired collaborators to explore art exhibitions in a non-visual way at various galleries throughout Ireland including The National Gallery of Ireland, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Crawford Gallery, The VISUAL, The Butler Gallery, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Glucksman Gallery, The West Cork Art Centre and The Hugh Lane Gallery in Ireland. 2 International visits including The IKON Gallery and the National Museum and Art Gallery in Birmingham and two cross border visits to VOID in Derry and The MAC gallery in Belfast.

                  Bird – Feast                                                      2013-ongoing

This is an art project featuring a dinner party for birds including a white tablecloth setting.  Observing the birds feeding is uplifting and it offers flight from troubles and worries. Feeding the birds is a very therapeutic exercise and it offers peace in a busy world. The birds deserve a feast for all the joy, peace and enjoyment they offer.

                  Blackberry Jam                                               2015-ongoing

This is an art project/workshop featuring a series of blackberry picking outings and a jam making session where participants are encouraged to tap into their sensory experiences of smell, taste, and touch.  Participants engage with each other and are invited to experience these sessions in both a visual and non-visual way.

                  SÚIL series                                                      2013-ongoing

This is an art project series involving a sculptural walk. All the SÚIL series to date have taken place on islands’, Cape Clear Island, Sherkin Island and Antigua Island for the first 4 of the SÚIL series.

                  Message in a Bottle                  December 2013 – January 2014

Message in a Bottle was one of two art projects I undertook during a transatlantic voyage from Gran Canaria to Antigua. At various GPS locations along the route I cast 14 bottles, with messages inside, overboard between December 19th 2013 and January 1st 2014. These GPS points were plotted on a marine chart and when the replies arrive, I will plot those GPS points and create a possible route that the messages have traveled on their journey. I have not had any replies to date but I remain hopeful.

Cork Ignite 2014 – 2015

Volunteer Project Assitsant to artist Simon McKeown.

I facilitated the participating artist workshops week (2014) during the Cork Ignite project exploring various types of art making, performance and video mapping under the direction Artist Simon Mc Keown, All participating artists on this project had various forms of disabilitiy. 2014 – 2015 http://www.corkignite.com



Art Space at N.S.C. Campus Mahon Cork                                        2003-2013                      Curator

I created this opportunity to give artists an affordable platform to show their work.  I organize up to 4 exhibitions a year in this space.  I have a working relationship with artists living and working in Ireland.

  • Creative environment for users of N.S.C. Campus with original art in their business environment.
  • Established affordable platform for artists to showcase and sell their work in a wonderful working space.

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