Gary Clough

I am practising artist and academic researcher; my work is situated in and engages with drawing as a methodology to explore and challenge sculpture and installation as speculation and artefact.

Key to these approaches is how they are underpinned by extensive experience, focus on and in the craft industry, and the exploration of its position and role within fine art practice. I engage with and draw from cross cultural craft practices as diverse and wide-ranging as stonemasonry and embroidery. Integral to my process and research is the use of drawing as a tool to explore and play with combinations of simple and complex systems to interrogate the nature of liminal space as inspirations, place of construction, destination, language, communication and classification. These elements link back to notions of craft as signature and authorship regarding individual knowledge and shared community-based narratives, learning and archiving.