Clare Burnett

The benefits and dangers of CCTV cameras on every corner. The instant knowledge and connections at our disposal from the mobile phone we can’t put down. And the convenience of a consumer culture that makes almost everything a next day delivery away from us.

Clare Burnett is an internationally acclaimed found object artist whose work often starts with a love of scavenging from her urban surroundings to find those everyday items that speak to our times and the society we live in.

Discarded, lost and mass-produced objects appear regularly, often underpinned by thoughts about the complications, conflicts and dilemmas of navigating the modern world, as well as the genuine delight in discovering a new type of materials in markets, on the road, in scrapyards and pound shops.

After a career that has seen her work everywhere displayed from the Royal Academy and the National Gallery, to France, Taiwan, Mexico and China, Clare joins the Great Exhibition Road Festival in her role as President of the Royal Society of Sculptors to discuss her inspirations, her career, and the value that new perspectives from underrepresented groups can bring to the art world.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Join us as Exhibition Road is transformed with events and activities from over 20 research and culture organisations around South Kensington including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

This event is part of the Festival’s new online events programme, celebrating science and the arts from your home.

Supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

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