CV: Clare McCracken

Select Residencies, Temporary Public Art Installations and Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Section 32. Temporary immersive performance installation in an ordinary suburban home in Boronia, Melbourne. Supported by Knox City Council.
  The Chronicles of Place. Temporary installation on a construction hording exploring themes of female identity on the RMIT campus.   Supported by Urban Animators and RMIT University.
  SkypeLab. A practice led research project exploring the role of identity in identity perception through Skype.   Final exhibition of works at Städtische Galerie Reutlingen. Supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut.
  A Girls Place. Four- week exhibition at 3 O’Clock Gallery, Southgate. Supported by Plan International.
2015 Josie and the Constellations. Four-week exhibition in the Wide Open Road Contemporary Art Space,
  Civic Heart. Site-specific installation in the Broadmeadows Town Hall. Supported by the City of Hume.
  SkypeLab. A practice led research project exploring the role of identity in identity perception through Skype.   Preliminary exhibition of works at   the Chinese Consulate in Shanghai.   Supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut, Reutlingen University, East China Normal University and RMIT University.
  The Totes Rad Sandpit. Two-day immersive installation created for the Knox Festival. Supported by Knox City Council.
  Nanna’s Kitchen. Two-day immersive installation created for the Knox Festival. Supported by Knox City Council.
2014 Our Place. Two-month residency in Fawkner concluding in a book focusing on five residents and their stories. Conceived, written and illustrated by Clare McCracken with photographs by Pia Johnson. Supported by Moreland City Council.
  The White Building: Waste, Dialogue and Architecture. A six-week residency in the White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Supported by Sa Sa Projects and the residents of the White Building.
  Josie and the Constellations. Text based light work created for City of Greater Dandenong’s Light in Winter Festival, Nocturnal. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong
  My Place, Your Place, Our Place.   Interactive public art work created for the launch of the City of Greater Dandenong’s new Civic Square.   Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong.
2013 Beth MaGery Fancies Herself a Dandy About the Square. One-month residency and exhibition at Federation Square. Supported by Federation Square Pty Ltd and Catch the Bird Productions.
  Urban Lab Manifestation. Three-month residency at Hosier Lane designed to explore notions of safety in public space. Supported by Melbourne City Council and RMIT University.
  Place and Memory. Residency and exhibition at Heritage Hill, Dandenong. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong.
  I’m a Cook You’re a Fish…Look Out. Four week solo exhibition, Gallery Smith, North Melbourne.
2012 Time Catcher. Nine-month installation, Kids Corner National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Supported by the National Gallery of Victoria.
  Neighbourhood Watch. Three week, eight-story projection piece, Thomas Street, Dandenong. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong as part of their Winter Projection Season.
2011 Curzon Place Mural, North Melbourne.   Collaborative project with Aslam Akram and Rowena Martinich. Supported by Melbourne City Council and RMIT University.
2010 The C. Payne Project. Four week solo exhibition, No No Gallery, North Melbourne.
2009 Budgie, six-month installation, Thomas Street Car Park, Dandenong. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong and Places Victoria.
  Throne, four-week installation in the Atrium toilets at Federation Square. Supported by Federation Square Pty Ltd.
2008 Urban Gifts, three-week residency at Federation Square. Supported by Federation Square Pty Ltd under OCCUPY.
2007 The Affirmation Board, three-week installation at Dandenong Station, Dandenong Palm Plaza & Lonsdale Street, Dandenong.   Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong

Permanent Public Art Works:

2014 The Abbey. 236 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart. Supported by The Abbey Pty Ltd.
2012-13 Sunshine Electrification, Diggers Rest, Jackson Hill and Sunbury. Collaborative project with artist Aslam Akram. Supported by the Department of Transport and RMIT University.
2011 Boyd’s Hall. Boyd Lane, Dandenong.   Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong and Places Victoria.
2008 Speed Cheek, permanent installation Oakwood Park Dandenong. Supported by City of Greater Dandenong, Connect East & RMIT University Design Research Institute.
2007-08 Post Office Hotel, permanent installation Post Office Hotel, Swan Street Richmond. Commissioned by Sand Hill Road Pty Ltd.

Select Contemporary Performance Works:

2016 Visual designer and key collaborator for Village. An immersive audio installation created over twelve-months in collaboration with the residents of retirement communities in Launceston, Tasmania. Presented at the Polish Hall in Launceston as part of the Junction Arts Festival. Conceived and produced by Brienna Macnish, sound design and composition Robert Jordan.   Supported by the Australia Council and Creative Victoria .
2015 Visual designer and key collaborator for The Becalmed Heart.   An immersive installation work that explores themes of waste, consumption and excess. Presented on Cockatoo Island, Sydney as part of the Underbelly Arts Festival. Conceived and produced by Brienna Macnish, sound design and composition Robert Jordan, lighting design Chris Page.   Supported by the Australia Council, Creative Victoria and Arts House.
2014 Visual designer and key collaborator for The Locker Room a moving, immersive, mixed media, performance installation, exploring the imprint of violence against women by bringing one woman’s dark and unsettling story to life. Created in collaboration with director Nadja Kostich, filmmaker Michael Carmody Supported by the City of Knox.
2013 Visual designer and key collaborator for Spinning Yarns. An immersive, interactive theatre work providing opportunities for discourse about sustainability and craft, to develop a relationship between young people and older residence of the City of Knox. Created in collaboration with director Nadja Kostich, filmmaker Michael Carmody and members of the Knox community. Supported by the City of Knox.
2012 Visual designer for Talon Salon – a site-specific audio theatre work about Vietnamese-run nail salons in Australia, presented within a salon as part of the Next Wave Festival 2012. Conceived and written by Michele Lee, directed by Tanya Dickson with sound design by Alan Nguyen and Ash Blakeney. Supported by Next Wave, Paradise Nails, Australia Council and City of Yarra.

Curator:

2016 Space Between Light Festival. Two-night light festival featuring 50 works by young and emerging artists at the Richmond Housing Estate. Supported by RMIT University and the Department of Health and Human Services.  
2015 Immerse. One of five curators curating works for 30 sites around the municipality of Knox. Supported by Knox City Council.
  Space Between Light Festival. Two-night light festival featuring 50 works by young and emerging artists at the Richmond Housing Estate. Supported by RMIT University and the Department of Health and Human Services.  
  Civic Heart. 12 site-specific installations in the Broadmeadows Town Hall by emerging and established artists. Supported by the City of Hume.
2014 Stringybark Sustainability Festival – Uncommon Places. Six interactive public art works by emerging artists designed to create an intergenerational and suburban dialogue about sustainability.  Supported by Knox City Council.
2013 -2014 Regional Rail Link, Community Identity Program.   Eight site-specific permanent works created for the Regional Rail Link development. Supported by Transport Victoria, THIESS, City of Brimbank, City of Maribyrnong and HASSELL Architects.  
2009 – 2013 Curator for Sk8board, a public art platform at the Knoxfield Skatepark designed to support local young and emerging artists. Supported by the City of Knox.
2008 – 2010 Curator for the Cinema Lane Lightboxes, a public art platform designed to support art projects about the local community. Supported by Knox City Council.

Publications:

Date Title Role
2016 Transformations: Art and the City. Edited by Elizabeth Grierson. Co-wrote chapter with Roger Nelson
2015 The Space Between Edited by Clare McCracken. Australia: RMIT University, 2015 Editor, wrote introduction
2014 Our Place by Clare McCracken and Pia Johnson. Australia: The City of Moreland, 2014. Author
2013 Beth McGarey’s Journal by Clare McCracken. Australia: Federation Square, 2013. Author
  Urban Laboratory Edited by Fiona Hillary and Clare McCracken. Australia: RMIT University, 2013. Co-editor and wrote chapter

Awards:

2014 Nominated for the LG Pro Award for Healthy Aging for Spinning Yarns, a collaborative immersive theatre project supported by Knox City Council
2013 RMIT Achievement Award – Team nomination with Geoff Hogg and Maggie McCormick for Educational Partnerships and Collaborations with Other Organisations, College of Design and Social Context.
2001 Premier Award – Awarded for a perfect score in VCE Studio Arts

 Collections:

McCracken’s work is included in numerous private collections and the State Library of Victoria’s rare books collection.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

One thought on “CV: Clare McCracken”

  1. Wow, Clare, You’re work is wonderful and your credentials are awesome.
    I never doubted any of your talents. I knew you would be accomplished at whatever you tried. I am still waiting for your political career to take off.
    Congratulations on many jobs, well done, Clare. Lotsa love, Tomi Jo

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