BRIGHT/LIGHT
AN EXHIBITION OF CONTRASTS

12th Nov - 31st Jan 2010



Clare Knox-Bentham

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Clare Knox-Bentham

Current Practice
I run extra-curricular workshops in schools to promote independent creativity and creative thought in primary school age children. These take
the form of art and creative craft activities after school and supplementary
workshops within schools working alongside the curriculum.
Within my own work is a fascination with multiplicity and the transformation
of the mundane. I like to ‘upcycle’ ordinary or waste objects into
beautiful, useful or unusual objects. I icreate large scale installation pieces
by collecting thousands of the same objects together – ideally waste
materials – with an environmental message. I also produce a variety of
functional and decorative objects including wearables.

Qualifications and Education:
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design
(first class)
Manchester Metropolitan University 2009 Art and Design Foundation Diploma - 2004
C&G FE/HE Teacher’s Certificate 7307 – 1993
Variety of Assessors’ Awards

Exhibitions
UK DIY: Re-defining Craft
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh Feb-April 2009
Simple Wonders – Jonny & Stephen Stockbridge
Manchester International Festival, Manchester Town Hall
June-July 2009
Out School Exhibition
Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
June –July 2009

Workshops
The Rubber Band Project (Featured on BBC Radio 4’s iPM programme)
St Thomas’ CE Primary School, Heaton Chapel
March-May 2009
Arty Pants After School Club
St Thomas’ CE Primary School, Heaton Chapel
January-March 2009
I have 14 years’ teaching and curriculum management experience in
post-compulsory education.

Volunteering Experience
The Maker’s Palette
Manchester Metropolitan University 2008-2009
ArtAngel
Alan Kane: Life Class: Today’s Nude, Manchester July 2009

Prizes
Giftware Association Pewter Gift 2008
Pewter Live 2008
Hub National Centre for Craft & Design Award 2009


Artists featured in BRIGHT are: Shona MacSween; Lina Peterson; Deana Baker; Clare Knox-Bentham; Hanni Ramsay; Holly Edwards. Artists featured in LIGHT are: Lydia Feast; Jahyun Rita Baek; Ivy Nixon;
Jen Brown
; Jamie Price; Kerri Strachan. Also especially for Christmas BLACK & GOLD a showcase featuring:
Bea Jareno; Teri Howes; Sarah Herriot; Jacqueline Cullen.