Curriculum Vitae

Dominic Clare was Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963. He followed a degree course in Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic, and from 1982 to 1983 was assistant to the sculptor David Nash. He spent four years at the Bristol Sculpture Shed before moving to live in Wales in 1991 to 2015. Dominic currently lives near Bath, Wiltshire.

Commissions

2014 Figures in the Deep, Porth y Swnt, National Trust Visitor Centre, Gwynedd.
Fir Cone, National Resources Wales, Tyn y Groes, Gwynedd.
Sculptural benches, The Dingle, Llangefni, Anglesey Council.

2013 Princes of Gwynedd, Kings Court, National Trust Craflwyn, Beddgelert.
Daisy, Knapweed, Gorse seed, Oak leaf, Coed y Felin, Anglesey Council.
Hemlock and Cranes bill, The Dingle, Llangefni, Anglesey Council.

2012 Chestnut leaf, The Dingle, Llangefni, Anglesey Council.
Kissing Gates and bench, Coastal Access Project, Anglesey Council.

2011 Bench, Coastal Access Project, Anglesey Council.
Donation boxes, Gwynedd Council.
Buzzard, Somerset. Private collection.

2010 Echo, National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
Red Yellow Black, New South Wales Australia.
Flying Ducks and Seeds, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset Council Flying Ducks and Seeds, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset Council Flying Ducks and Seeds, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset Council

2009 Benches, National Trust, Beddgelert, Gwynedd.
Blackberry, Breakwater Park, Holyhead, Anglesey Council.
Knotwork, Sheep Music, Presteigne.

2008 Celtic Cross, St Cynbryd’s Church, Llanddulas, Conwy.
Several works for the Newport Wetlands, for the C.C.W. Gwent.

2007 Wind In His Sails, Llynnon Mill, Ynys Mon.
Several sculptures and land art Wern Park, Nelson, Caerphilly Council.
Envision, Borth y Gest, Gwynedd. Private collection.
Several works on the Llyn Mair Nature Trail, C.C.W. Gwynedd.

2006 Breakwater Park, three sculptures, Holyhead, Anglesey Council.
2005 Knotted, Caerdroia, Llanwrst, Conwy.
Large out door table for the National Trust, Beddgelert, Gwynedd.
Private commission, Harlech, Gwynedd.

2004 Salmon & Bike benches, Environment Agency Bangor, Gwynedd.
Cooke’s Cabinet. North Wales Wild Life Trust. Gwynedd.
Bike entrance arches & benches. Ardudwy Cycle Route. Gwynedd Council.

2003 Sculptures & Gates. National Trust, Gwynedd.
Several works for the Dingle Sculpture Trail Anglesey Council.

2002 Shell in tree & stone circle. Tyddyn Mon, Anglesey.
Several sculptures, Slate Valleys Initiative. Gwynedd Council.

2001 Henna Hand, Southall Art in the Park, Groundwork West London. Ealing Council.
2000 Millennium Time Capsule, for Trees Of Time and Place.
Nine site specific sculptural benches, Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader.

1999 Gateway, Leaning Rail and bench, Lon Eifion Cycle Route Caernarfon, Gwynedd council.
1996 Exhaust Case, Artbypass, Newbury.
1995 Tables and Seating, Halo Foods Tywyn, Gwynedd.
1994 24 carved oak bollards, Bristol City Council.
1993 Oak Settle Benchmarks Tatton Park Gardens, Chester.
1990 5 Hulls, In City In Situ project, Bristol docks.
1989 Container Within A Container, Ashton court Sculpture Trail, Bristol.

Residencies

2008 Branwell, Bronte Museum, Haworth, Yorkshire.
2007 Miners Head and Auger. Symposium, Cwmaman Sculpture Trail.
2005 Caerdroia, Llanwrst, Conwy.
2003 Celtic Knotwork and Jumping Fish, fire sculpture, Ross-on-Wye International festival.
2002 National Slate Museum Gwynedd.
2001 Parc Plas Mawr Penmaenmawr, Conwy Council.
2000 Sunfield Autistic School, Clent, Worcestershire.
1999 Celtica, seating\sculpture residency for six months, Machynlleth.
1990 ‘Sommer Atelier’, Hanover, Germany.

Exhibitions

2016 Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Garden, Chepstow.
New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.

2015 Chasing The Grain, Oriel Gallery Theater Clwyd, Flintshire.
Magic and Mayhem, The Pound, Corsham Arts Centre, Wiltshire.

2013 Watch Tower, Brondanw Gardens, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd.
New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.

2012 Heads or Tales, Brondanw Gardens, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd.
New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.

2011 New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.
Carmarthenshire craft centre group show.

2010 Bevere Gallery In The Garden, Worcester.
New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.

2009 New work Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.
2008 ‘In 2 Out’ Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.
2007 ‘Minorities View’ Oriel Plas Y Weddw, LLanbedrog.
2006 ‘Inside Outside’ Tinto House, Hay-on-Wye, Literary Festival.
2004 ‘Deep Rooted’ solo exhibition, Harlech Dispersed Gallery.
2003 Enfys Chapman collection, Tabernacle.
2002 ‘Designer & Recliner’ 20-21 Gallery, Scunthorpe.
1999 ‘Cymerwch Sedd\Take a Seat’, Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon, Wales.
Celtica Gallery , Machynlleth, Wales.

1997 ‘Bottom Drawer’, National Esteddfod, Bala, Wales.
‘Sitting Pretty’, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Fife, Scotland.

1992 ‘Exposing the Grain’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter.
1989 Artspace group show, Arnolfini, Bristol.
1988 ‘Wood Works’, Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
‘Spring Alternative Festival’, Old Vic Theatre, Bristol.

1987 Ikon Gallery touring show.

Performances

2009 Sheep music festival, Presteigne.
2003 Ross-on-Wye burning fish.
1994 ‘Return of the Bird Tribes’, Sculpture, fire and puppets, giant Swans, Glastonbury Festival.
1993 ‘Evoking Spirit of Community’, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.
1989 ‘Fire, Air, Earth and Water’, Arnolfini, Bristol.

Workshops

2009 Workshop with local school Weston-Super-Mare.
2008 Newport Wetlands stencil workshop with two schools.
2007 Penrhyndeudraeth school, Llyn Mair Project.
2004 5 day workshop for the National Trust, Beddgelert, N. Wales.
2002 Slate valley Initiative project, workshops in different schools slate carving.
2001 As part of the residency in Penmaenmawr I held 25 workshops with different local groups in two primary schools and community centres.Some of the teenagers work is on show in the park.
2000 Fifteen workshops in different schools and community groups in Southall, London. Relating to the Henna Hand commission. To influence the design through community involvement and make small pieces that were incorporated in the sculptures plinth held in glass lenses.
1999 Regular mask making workshops at Celtica with visiting schools.
Carving workshop with children at Machynlleth primary school.
Carving sessions with local teenagers, Machynlleth.
Eight wood carving evening classes for adults, North Wales Steiner school.

1992 Two-day workshop\residency, Wookey Hole Primary School, Somerset.
1991 Sculpture workshops for teachers in Somerset.

Awards

2006 Grant, research and development, Welsh Arts Council.
1995 Bursary from the Welsh Arts Council. (Six months)
1991 G.W.S. Melhuish Fine Art Fellowship, South West Arts.
1990 Funding for Chainsaw training course, South West Arts.

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