Date(s) - 28/04/2021 - 16/05/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
19, 20, 21: The Self-Isolation Residency Exhibition, Finding a reason to paint. Antony Clarkson. Dunoon Burgh Hall.
2019 brought Covid 19 and 2020 brought isolation. The enforced isolation that we all faced and are facing will probably be the greatest test of our generation. In this exhibition Antony Clarkson has treated these challenges and tests as opportunities. During his isolation he began a radical re-evaluation of his work and practice which has lead to a brand new body of work, including ‘Personal Topographies’ a new series of paintings for exhibition in 2021.
Originally from Manchester, Antony holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Fine Art from Manchester School of Art. Following his postgraduate studies Antony worked for a time at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester before starting on 3 year series of artist residencies and exhibitions which took him around the world and allowed him to exhibit and lectured at The Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Finland and The Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing China among others. On returning to the UK Antony took up the post of Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at The Independent Art School before founding his own art school: Manchester Art Studios.
Antony now divides his time between his two current studios; Athole House Studio in Dunoon, Scotland and 10th Street Studio in West Virginia, USA.