2018 Tui Artist in Residence - Caitlin Jane Clarke
Kia ora koutou,
We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Summer Tui Residency Recipient is Christchurch based Caitlin Jane Clarke. She has recently graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Fine Arts Degree and co-runs Ōtautahi Kōrerotia, an artist-run initiative for young and experimental arts practices that critically engages with culture and society in Ōtautahi, run by Clarke, Māia Abraham and Hamish Petersen. We are very excited to host and tautoko ceramic art practices and hope to hold another residency in 2018.
" I am looking forward to exploring the landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau, to get to know it's people, energy and to put all my time into ceramics for a month!"
Within Caitlin Jane Clarke's practice is a strong interest in the nature/culture complex as a societal institution. This is a paradigm that is formed in most western minds, that separates the way we think about the 'self', 'culture' and 'nature' as separate entities. Clarke often uses storytelling to talk about these complex relationships. Through collection and creation of new material objects, installation, poetry and bookmaking, the artist weaves together the ideas, stories, memories and lives that these objects encompass.