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Casting, 2018, Sandcast Glass with Steel

Charlotte McClelland’s artistic practice has developed out of her experience as a lighting designer. She became intrigued by responding to place through casting, printing and collage.

Responding to narratives derived from found materials or the gestures which go into making her pieces, McClelland’s work focuses on the loss and mutation of memories. She attempts to record, control and preserve them. Imagery of paper and writing, as carriers of knowledge, reoccur frequently throughout her practice as a way of solidifying forms and meaning.

Casting is inspired by the forms of crumpled paper.

Charlotte McClelland

I trained in lighting design for performance on an Arts Council Bursary at Central School of Speech and Drama and over the last 20+ years have designed lighting for music, dance, drama and site specific performances. Visual art and installation work developed out of my interest in narrative, place, memory and the traces of actions. I have studied printmaking since 2005, experimental drawing since 2011 and hot and warm glass techniques since 2016 in classes and workshops at various institutions.

Exhibitions include:
2019: Glasshaus XIII, Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow, (group show)

2018: Glasshaus XIV, Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow, Sept-Oct 2019 (group show), Remind me to remember..., Open Hand Open Space, Reading, (group show)

2016: Engage! with Art, South Hill Park Arts Centre, 2016 (group show/sculpture trail around the house and grounds)

2008-13: site specific installations and group shows about once a year with the ReOrsa group in Bracknell

Hertfordshire Open 2020

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between and and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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