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About Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke studied Fine Art practice and theory at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has taught critical and contextual studies across a range of undergraduate courses including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, and Design in Further and Higher Education institutions in the North West and the South of England. He has also contributed to postgraduate programmes and held the role of Course Leader for a BA in Fine Art. Stephen joined the University of Chester in 2011.

He delivers a comprehensive lecture programme throughout the academic year that covers the history of art, photography, and design as well as a broader understanding of visual culture. As a regularly published author of critical writing, and as a published and exhibiting artist, Stephen brings his professional experience to his academic teaching of theory and practice.

Teaching

2018-pres.   Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies, University of Chester

2011-2018   Visiting Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies, University of Chester

2009-2018   Lecturer in Contextual Studies, Mid-Cheshire College

2009-2014   Visiting Lecturer in Art History, Liverpool John Moores University

2013-2014   Visiting Lecturer in Contextual & Critical Studies, Blackpool and the Fylde College

2010-2011   Visiting lecturer in Historical and Critical Studies, Liverpool Hope University

2008-2009   Visiting Lecturer in Contextual & Critical Studies, Blackpool and the Fylde College

2008            Associate Lecturer in Photography, Manchester Metropolitan University

2005-2007   Course Leader BA Fine Art, The College of West Anglia

1997-2005   Visiting Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies, Southampton Institute of Higher Education

2004-2005   Visiting Lecturer in Contextual Studies for Foundation course in Art & Design, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton New College

2001-2003   Visiting Lecturer in Art & Design, University of Southampton New College

2000-2001   Visiting Lecturer in Art History, Winchester School of Art

1996-2000   Visiting Lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

1998-1999   Visiting Lecturer in Contextual Studies for Foundation course in Art & Design, Northbrook College

1998-1999   Lecturer in Photography, Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology

1989-1997   Teacher of Art and Photography, St Vincent College, Gosport, Hampshire

Research

In collaboration with David Ferry (Emeritus Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts, Cardiff School of Art and Design) I have been exploring what he refers to as a ‘collage mentality’. In a paper on Ferry’s visual re-scripting of the 1970s cult horror film The Wicker Man, titled Summerisle Revisited: The Artist’s Cut’ (Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference), we discussed the fabrication of location and how we read a sense of place through the interpretation and re-interpretation that the collage act instigates. These ideas were further explored in a second conference paper delivered at the University of Cumbria, titled: Space Invaders: Littering the Countryside’. A number of my essays have been published in the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition David Ferry: The Invader’s Guide to the British Isles (Australia 2016).

My project ‘Holiday-ed in North Wales’ is a practical outcome of this research. Its ostensible subject is the picturing of my own family holidays at the seaside of Rhyl. The project has been exhibited, delivered as lectures and artist talks, and published as a conference paper. It led to a working relationship with Professor John K. Walton, the leading social historian on the British seaside.  Within the last three years this project, re-titled ‘End of the Season’, was exhibited at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum, and the Vallum Gallery in Carlisle, University of Cumbria. As part of my research, I have written about the work of photographer Simon Roberts. Roberts has revisited the subject matter of the seaside and the British at leisure as explored by Tony Ray-Jones in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I am interested in exploring the idea of the British Road Trip. Unlike the American Road Trip, which is about discovery in a boundless terrain, the British Road Trip is defined and confirms existing identities.

The foundation for my artwork is an archive of images that includes my own photographs, as well as family snapshots and souvenir ephemera. Photographs that I have taken from the 1980s onwards have been developed into photobooks produced by the independent publisher Café Royal Books. Three titles were released in relation to the exhibition ‘End of the Season’: ‘Ocean Beach Rhyl’ (2014), ‘Rhyl Seafront’ (2015), and ‘Rhyl Caravan Parks’ (2015). Two further publications have been released separately: ‘St Helens’ (2016) and ‘Newport Snow 1985’ (2018). I am currently preparing photographs of San Diego, California for publication; these date from my residence in the United States in 1986/87.

Published Work

Exhibitions Solo

2017       End of the Season, Weaver Hall Museum and Work House, Northwich

2017       End of the Season, Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria, Institute of the Arts, Carlisle

2015       End of the Season, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

2013       Shifting Sands, Oriel Colwyn, Colywn Bay, North Wales

2008       Caravans of Contentment [In collaboration with Professor John. K. Walton],Oriel 9 Gallery, The College of West Anglia, Norfolk

2007       Visitors to Llandudno, Ruthin Library Gallery, Denbighshire, North Wales

2007       Visitors to Llandudno, Llandudno Library Gallery, Conway County, North Wales

2006       Postcards from Rhyl, Rhyl Arts Centre, North Wales

2004       Stephen Clarke, No More Blue (aspace gallery project), Southampton,  Hampshire

2003       Stephen Clarke: Playful Girls, aspace gallery, Southampton, Hampshire

2002       Stephen Clarke, University of Southampton New College, Southampton,  Hampshire

2001       Constructing, Deconstructing, Reconstructing the Fantasy Body: Collages by Stephen Clarke, Southampton Institute of Higher Education, Hampshire.

1999       Stephen Clarke, Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset

Exhibitions Group

2016       Repro, Café Royal Books, Hanover Project, UCLAN

2016       Impressions Book Art, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF), Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Galway

2016       San Diego Signs, in Visualising the Animal at Carlisle Photo Festival, Washington Square, Workington

2016       Made in Wales II: A Fine Beginning, Oriel Colwyn, North Wales

2015       Made in Wales II: A Fine Beginning, Carousel, London

2015       Made in Wales II: A Fine Beginning, Cardiff MADE

2015       San Diego Signs, in Visualising the Animal at Carlisle Photo Festival, Glass Houses Botanic Garden, Durham University

2015       San Diego Signs, in Visualising the Animal at Carlisle Photo Festival, Carlisle Town Centre, Carlisle,

2014       Holiday-ed in North Wales, in Seeing Through the Century, Carlisle Photo Festival, Lonsdale Street and Carlisle Town Centre
                   
2014       Index, Café Royal Books Project at the Hanover Project, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

2013       Visualising the Real Rural, Crown Gallery, Carlisle

2012       Art and Design Staff Portfolio Exhibition, Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC), University of Chester

2012       Journeys, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2008       Art of Our Time, Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University

2005       LRDA (light reaction digital age), nextstep (aspace gallery project),  Dolphin Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

2004       Exposed, Kaleyards Gallery, Chester, Cheshire

2004       MA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art, Hampshire

2004       Group Printmaking Show, Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

2000       Stephen Clarke/Julian Thompson, The Lounge, High Street, Godalming, Surrey

1999       Dust to Dust, Dust Café, Clerkenwell Road, London

1998       Exposed, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Wallisdown, Poole.

Exhibitions Opens

West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk 2013, 2012

Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales 2013, 2005, 2003

The Grosvenor Museum Open Art Exhibition, Chester, Cheshire 2013, 2005, 2003

Waterside Open, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester 2012

Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport 2004, 2003, 2002

Local Artists Exhibition, Portsmouth City Museum, Hampshire 2004, 2002

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts: 144th Annual Open Exhibition 2004 at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts: 143rd Annual Open Exhibition 2002 at Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury

Chichester Open Art Exhibition Edes House, Chichester, West Sussex 2001       

Warrington Open 2000 Exhibition Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Cheshire 2000

Journals: print and online [as author]

Clarke, S. (2018). Richard Crooks: Lightening the Load. Ceramics Monthly [The American Ceramics Society]. September 2018, pp. 52-55. And online at: [https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-sculpture/lightening-load-richard-crooks/]

Clarke S. & Ferry, D. (2018, June). Walking with Ghosts: From Ballyvaughan To The Rodd (And Back Again). [To accompany the exhibition Sidney Nolan: The Celtic Image at the Burren College of Art, Ireland, 21 June-20 July 2018]. Sidney Nolan Trust [online: http://www.sidneynolantrust.org/walking-with-ghosts]

Clarke, S. (2018, May). Stepney Words III. [Review of the book of the same title by Ron McCormick and Chris Searle]. Open Eye Gallery Blog. [online: https://openeye.org.uk/blog/book-review-stepney-words-iii/ ]

Clarke, S. (2018, April). Simon Roberts Merrie Albion: Landscape Studies of a Small Island. [Review of the book of the same name]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland. [online: https://www.photomonitor.co.uk/merrie-albion-landscape-studies-small-island-2/]

Clarke, S. (2018, April). Niall McDiarmid: Town to Town. [Review of the book of the same name]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland. [online: https://www.photomonitor.co.uk/town-to-town-2/]

Clarke, S. (2018, February). Tom Atwood: Kings & Queens in their Castles. [Review of the book of the same name]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition), 25 (298), 16. ISSN 0960-6556

Clarke, S. (2017, September 18). Richard Crooks: Impressions from a Journey. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2017/09/richard-crooks-impressions-from-a-journey/]

Clarke, S. (2017, June). No Plan B: Photographs 1993-2016. [Review of the photobook of the same title by David J. Carol]. Open Eye Gallery Blog. [online: https://openeye.org.uk/blog/review-no-plan-b-photographs-1993-2016/ ]

Clarke, S. (2017, February 22). Endings and Beginnings of a Nuclear Power Station: Power in the Land. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2017/02/camouflage-invisibility-and-a-nuclear-power-station-power-in-the-land/]

Clarke, S. (2017). A New West: Ron McCormick. Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, Winter 2017 (66), 22-25. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2016, November). Ken. To be destroyed. [Review of the book of the same title by Sara Davidmann]. Open Eye Gallery Blog. [online: https://openeye.org.uk/look-dev/blog/book-review-ken-to-be-destroyed/ ]

Clarke, S. (2016, October, 28). Niall McDiarmid: British Portraits. [Review of the book of the same name]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland. [online: https://www.photomonitor.co.uk/niall-mcdiarmid-british-portraits/]

Clarke, S. (2016, October 3). Ron McCormick: How Green Was My Valley. [Review of the exhibition of the same title] Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland. [online: https://www.photomonitor.co.uk/ron-mccormick-green-valley/]

Clarke, S. (2016, September 23). David Ferry: The Gentle Flavours of Surrealist Chewing Gum. Imprint Magazine: The Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia. [online: http://imprint.org.au/pca-announcements/david-ferry-the-gentle-flavours-of-surrealist-chewing-gum/]

Clarke, S. (2016, August 31). The Dead King in the Car Park, David Ferry and his Cutting Knife. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2016/08/the-dead-king-in-the-car-park-the-artist-and-his-cutting-knife/]

Clarke, S. (2016, January). Anna Fox: Resort 1/Resort 2.  Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. (2015, June 18). The construction and the camera. [Review of the book Shooting Space: Architects in Contemporary Photography, by Elias Redstone]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition) Art Basel Daily Edition, p.18.

Clarke, S. (2015). Back to the Beginning: John Stoddart. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal. Winter 2015 (58), 29-31. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2015). Picturing a Thousand Words: Adam Lee. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal. Summer 2015 (60), 34-37. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2015, January 12). Across a Painted Sea: Cian Quayle. [Review of the exhibition Cian Quayle: Points of Departure at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester]. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2015/01/across-a-painted-sea-cian-quayle/]

Clarke, S. (2014, December). Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera. [Review of the book of the same name, by Robert Shore]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. (2014). Between Reading and Looking. [Review of the book Photographic Realism: Late Twentieth-Century Aesthetics, by Jane Tormey]. Source: The Photographic Review, Winter 2014 (77), 80-81. ISSN 1369-2224

Clarke, S. (2014). Failed Communication. [Review of the book Some Things You Should Have Told Me, by Harvey Benge]. Source: The Photographic Review, Winter 2014 (77), 81. ISSN 1369-2224

Clarke, S. (2014). Simon Roberts: Travelling with others. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, Winter 2014 (54), 15-17. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2014, October 17). Look and Look Again: David Ferry. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2014/10/look-and-look-again-david-ferry/]

Clarke, S. (2014, September). Housing Estates 1979-1981. [Review of the photobook of the same name, by Stephen McCoy]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. (2014, August). Photography Today. [Review of the book of the same name, by Mark Durden]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. (2014). Assumed Freedoms. [Review of the book Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, by Katherine A. Bussard]. Source: The Photographic Review, Autumn 2014, (80), pp.65-66. ISSN 1369-2224

Clarke, S. (2014, July). Stephen Clarke: I’m not a real photographer.  National Photography Symposium in association with Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.uknps.org.uk/stephen_clarke/]

Clarke, S. (2014, May 19). Maps of a Wretched Past: Patrick Altes. [Review of the exhibition Patrick Altes: A Story of Revolutions at CASC, University of Chester]. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2014/05/maps-of-a-wretched-past-patrick-altes/]

Clarke, S. (2014, April 6). Letizia Battaglia: Breaking the Code of Silence. [Review of the exhibition of the same name at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool]. Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. (2014, April 6). An Archaeological Impulse: Robin Tarbet. The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2014/04/an-archaeological-impulse-robin-tarbet/]

Clarke, S. (2014, April). Filling a gap. [Review of the book Peter Fraser by Martin Clark]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition), 23 (256), 63. ISSN 0960-6556

Clarke, S. (2014, February 3). Tom Wood: Landscapes. [Review of the exhibition of the same name at Mostyn, Llandudno].  Photomonitor: magazine for photography in the UK and Ireland.

Clarke, S. and Ferry, D. (2014, January 14). Filthy things at the dump. [in collaboration with Prof. David Ferry]. slashseconds, (14). ISSN 1751-4134
[online: http://www.slashseconds.co.uk/stephen-clarke-and-david-ferry/14/141/282/submission/filthy-things-at-the-dump/]

Clarke, S. (2013, December 9). Child of the Bomb [in collaboration with Peter Kennard]. slashseconds, (14). ISSN 1751-4134 [online: http://www.slashseconds.co.uk/stephen-clarke-and-peter-kennard/14/71/220/submission/child-of-the-bomb/]

Clarke, S. (2013). Nice and Naughty: The Photomontages of David Ferry. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, Winter 2013 (50), 5-10. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2013, October). The ‘why’ more than the ‘how’. [Reviews of the book Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter and Fifty Key Writers on Photography, by Mark Durden]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition), 23 (250), 95. ISSN 0960-6556

Clarke, S. (2013). Repeat Performance: Eva Stenram’s Photographic Acts. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, Autumn 2013 (53), 12-15. ISSN 0959-6704

Clarke, S. (2013, August). John Darwell: DDSBs (Discarded Dog Sh*t Bags). [Review of the photobook of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: https://www.redeye.org.uk/opinion/john-darwell-ddsbs-discarded-dog-sht-bags-review-stephen-clarke ]

Clarke, S. (2013, June). Still Outside (or Unexplained) at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/exhibition/still-outside-or-unexplained]

Clarke, S. (2013, June 9).  Lost and Found: the archival artist [in collaboration with Prof. David Ferry]. slashseconds, (13). ISSN 1751-4134 [online: http://www.slashseconds.co.uk/stephen-clarke-and-david-ferry/13/141/157/submission/lost-and-found--the-archival-artist/]

Clarke, S. (2013, January). Cross-cultural ruses. [Review of the book Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness, by Gerrie van Noord ed.]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition), 22 (242), 55. ISSN 0960-6556

Clarke, S. (2012). The dog has his day. [Keith Arnatt: art and photography]. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, Spring 2012 (47), 34-38.

Clarke, S. (2012, October 11). Look or Look Away. [Review of the book Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis by Mick Gidley et al]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition) Frieze Art Fair Special, p.16.

Clarke, S. (2012, May). Street Life at Oriel Colwyn, North Wales. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/exhibition/street-life-project]

Clarke, S. (2012, April). Topophobia at Bluecoat, Liverpool. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/exhibition/topophobia]

Clarke, S. (2011, October). The Consolations of Photography: Attempts to confront dying and death through the camera lens. [Review of the book Photography and Death, by Audrey Linkman]. The Art Newspaper (International Edition), 21 (228), 69. ISSN 0960-6556

Clarke, S. (2011, August). Sophie Rickett at Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, London. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/exhibition/still-outside-or-unexplained]

Clarke, S. (2011, August). Like you’ve never been away: Paul Trevor at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/exhibition/youve-never-been-away]

Clarke, S. (2011, June). Sleight: Clare Strand at Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, London. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/news/sleight-clare-strand]

Clarke, S. (2011, June). Confined: The Captive and Keeper at Bluecoat, Liverpool. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/news/confined-captive-and-keeper]

Clarke, S. (2011, June). Paul Seawright & Victor Sloan at Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/news/paul-seawright-victor-sloan]

Clarke, S. (2011, May). Stewart Bale: Creating a Cathedral at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/news/stewart-bale-creating-cathedral]

Clarke, S. (2011, May). James Morris: A Landscape of Wales at Mostyn, Llandudno. [Review of the exhibition of the same title]. Redeye The Photographic Network. [online: http://www.redeye.org.uk/news/james-morris-landscape-wales]

Books and book chapters [as author]

Clarke, S. & Kennard, P. (2014). Child of the Bomb. In Peter Lewis (Ed.), /seconds [Exhibition catalogue] (pp. 22-32). To accompany the exhibition /seconds at Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates.

Clarke, S. & Ferry, D. & Heng, E.  (2016). The Invader’s Guide to the British Isles [Exhibition catalogue] (revised and reprinted 2017) ISBN 9780993143588. [To accompany the exhibition David Ferry: The Invader’s Guide to the British Isles at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat, Australia.]

Books [as artist]

Clarke, S. (2018, February). Newport Snow 1985. Southport: Café Royal Books

Clarke, S. (2016, September). St. Helens. Southport: Café Royal Books

Clarke, S. & Kealy-Morris, E. (2016, June). a strange field. Chester: Sequential Press, University of Chester

Clarke, S. (2015, October) California Shopfronts II. The Velvet Cell (Chronicles VI).

Clarke. S. (2015, June) Rhyl Caravan Parks. Southport: Café Royal Books

Clarke, S. (2015, May) California Shopfronts. The Velvet Cell (Chronicles V).

Clarke. S. (2015, April) Rhyl Seafront. Southport: Café Royal Books

Clarke, S. (2014, June). Ocean Beach, Rhyl. Southport: Café Royal Books

Further information on a strange field, Sequential Press, University of Chester

a strange field is a concertina style book of ten black & white photographs picturing a caravan park in the Burren, Ireland. Photographs by Stephen Clarke, made in collaboration with Dr Elizabeth Kealy-Morris. Produced 2016 in an edition of 10 by Sequential Press, University of Chester.

a strange field has been published in:

Bodman, S. (ed). (2017). a strange field [entry]. In Artist’s Book Yearbook 2018-2019. Bristol: Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE ISBN 978-1-906501-12-9

Clarke, S. (2016, July-August). Stephen Clarke & Elizabeth Kealy-Morris: a strange field [authored entry for photobook]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (105), 60. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke. S. & Kealy-Morris, E. (2016, Spring-Summer) New Book from Stephen Clarke and Elizabeth Kealy-Morris [authored entry for photobook] In College Book Art Association, Spring/Summer 2016, p.19

Clarke. S. & Kealy-Morris, E. (2016, July) a strange field [authored entry for photobook] In Forum, University of Chester, Edition 9, p.2

a strange field has been exhibited in:

2017       End of the Season: Stephen Clarke, Vallum Gallery,
                University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

2017       End of the Season: Stephen Clarke, Weaver Hall Museum,
                London Road, Northwich

2016       Impressions BookArt 2016, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) of Arts

2016       The Artist’s Book: Elizabeth Kealy-Morris [PhD exhibition],
                The Foyer, University of Chester, 2016

a strange field is in the collection of:

Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) University of the West of England, Bristol

Book entries [as artist]

Atkinson, C. (Ed.). (2014, April) Index [Exhibition catalogue]. Southport: Café Royal

Books

Clarke, S. (2015, June). San Diego Signs, In Visualising the Animal [Exhibition Catalogue to accompany Conference of the same name]. Carlisle: Carlisle Photo Festival

Clarke, S. (2014). Holiday-ed in North Wales, In Carlisle Photo Festival 2014 [Exhibition catalogue]. Carlisle: Carlisle Photo Festival

Conference Papers [as author and artist]

Clarke, S. (2017). Pasts and Presents: Conversations with Old Friends. In. H. Sharrock (Chair), Enhancing the Student Experience Through Scholarship. Fourth Annual Conference of HE Cheshire Consortium Teaching and Learning/CPD Group, Warrington Collegiate

Clarke, S. & Ferry, D. (2014). Summerisle Revisited: The Artist’s Cut. In  E. Shemilt (Chair), Borders & Crossings; The Artist as Explorer. (Proceedings of Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference)

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, September 2013 pp.110-115. [online: http://www.conf.dundee.ac.uk/impact8/people/biographies-2/stephen-clarke/]

Clarke, S. (2013, July). Space Invaders: Littering the Countryside. In K. Joost (Chair/ Convenor), Visualising the Rural. University of Cumbria, Carlisle Campus, Fusehill Street, Carlisle.

Clarke, S. & Garcia Hernandez, J. (2010) Holiday-ed in North Wales: an artist’s project. In B. Snape and H. Pussard (Chair) Recording Leisure Lives: sports, games and pastimes in 20th century Britain (Proceedings of the Leisure Studies Association (LSA Publication No. 107) LSA & University of Bolton at Bolton Library, April 2009 pp. 57-86

Short texts [as author]

Clarke, S. (2018, April-June). Around Britain [authored entry for reviews] Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (118), 64-65. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2018, March - April). Stephen Clarke Newport Snow 1985 [authored entry for photobook]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (117), 57. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2017, April-June). Stephen Clarke End of the Season [authored entry for exhibition]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (111), 20. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2016, July-August). Stephen Clarke & Elizabeth Kealy-Morris: a strange field [authored entry for photobook]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (105), 60. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2015, November). Stephen Clarke California Shopfronts II [authored entry for photobook]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (100), 41. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2015, July – August). Stephen Clarke End of the Season [authored entry for exhibition]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (98), 9. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2015, July – August). Stephen Clarke Rhyl Caravan Parks [entry for photobook]. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (98), 28. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2014, August-September). Stephen Clarke Ocean Beach Rhyl [authored entry for reviews] Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, (91), 30. ISSN 1754-9086

Clarke, S. (2013). Peter Fraser: An Act of Kindness. Periscope #0. [Launch edition 28 March]. Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool John Moores University, pp. 12-15

Exhibition Essays [as author]

Clarke, S. (2018). David Ferry: The Ruin of Picturesque Britain [Title and introduction to exhibition] School of Art Museum & Galleries, Aberystwyth University, 8 October – 9 November 2018.

Clarke, S. (2017). Redefinng the Edges: Richard Crooks [Essay for exhibition publication] Impressions from a Journey, pound Arts, Corsham in conjunction with the Bengal Foundation, 9 September – 14 October 2017.

Clarke, S. (2014). Correct Viewing Distance: Marcus Boyle [Commissioned essay on the photography and films of Marcus Boyle for MA Final Degree Show]. London College of Communication, 22 November – 1 December 2014.

Clarke, S. (2014). Post Topographics: New Dimensions in Landscape Photography [Essay on collaborative partnership McCoy Wynne for exhibition of the same name - flyer and wall text]. Blackpool University Centre Gallery, School of Creative Arts and Digital Industries, 6 – 24 October 2014.

Clarke, S. (2012).  Corsham Re-formed [Essay for exhibition publication of artists who graduated from Bath Academy of Art]. Tokarska Gallery, Forest Road, London, 11 - 20 October 2012.

ARTICLES authored by others

Garcia Hernandez, J. (2016).  [Introductory text to St Helens]. In Stephen Clarke & Café Royal Books St. Helens. Southport: Café Royal Books.

Garcia Hernandez, J. (2016). Alien Resident: Searching for San Diego. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal. Spring 2016 (63), 12-15. ISSN 0959-6704

Ferry, D. (2015, November). Exhibiting the Photobook. Book Arts Newsletter, Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE (University of the West of England) (100), 47-49. ISSN 1754-9086

Quayle, C. (2015, October 15). From San Diego to St Helens…Stephen Clarke’s End of the Season.The Double Negative: art criticism and cultural commentary. [online:

http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2015/10/from-san-diego-to-st-helens-stephen-clarkes-end-of-season/]

Roberts, E. (2013, March). Shifting Sands by Stephen Clarke. Periscope #0, Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool John Moores University [launch edition], 10-11.

Walton, J. K.  (2013). Shifting Sands by Stephen Clarke. The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal. Summer 2013 (52), 9-13. ISSN 0959-6704

Citations and quotations

Hubbell, A. L. (2018, March), Layering Over the Wounds of Algeria in Contemporary Pied-Noir Art. Europe Now: Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University  [online: https://www.europenowjournal.org/2018/02/28/layering-over-the-wounds-of-algeria-in-contemporary-pied-noir-art/]

ARTWORK IN COLLECTIONS

Café Royal Books in the collection of Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol; Centre for Fine Print Research CFPR. Bristol; National Art Library, V&A; Tate Gallery, London: Museum of Modern Art, New York; plus other collections.

Digital collages (4 framed C-type prints) on permanent display since 2011 at Artichoke, The Steam Mill, Canalside, Chester.
Collage (paper, sticky tape, laminated) installed at the Dolphin Hotel, Southampton 2004. Collages (paper, sticky tape, plastic laminate, framed) on permanent display Southampton Solent University since 2001.

Presentations

2017  Stephen Clarke: Holiday-ed in North Wales, Weaver Hall Museum on the occasion of the exhibition End of the Season
2017   Past Revisited: Conversations between Friends, Carmel College, St Helens Invitation Kevin Crooks
2017   Past Revisited: Conversations between Friends at the Grosvenor Museum for Chester Photographic Society
2016   Learning from Caravaggio at Willington Hall for the Art Fund, Cheshire
2015   Stephen Clarke: Holiday-ed in North Wales, Grosvenor Museum on the occasion of the exhibition End of the Season
2015   Picturing the British Holiday, Grosvenor Museum  on the occasion of the exhibition End of the Season (17 August)
2013    Exhibition Record  Stockport College. Lecture and tutorials to Level 6 students   B.A. Photography. Invitation by Richard Mulhearn
2013    Building a Practice Glyndwr University, as part of Creative Futures
2010    Stephen Clarke Redeye Photography Network Talk at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Qualifications

  • 2004   MA Fine Art Printmaking, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
  • 1996   MA Contemporary Art and Theory, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
  • 1989   Art Teachers Certificate, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.
  • 1986   BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gwent College of Higher Education, Newport.