Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

Well, Seedling is well and truly de-installed, if you missed it I’ve uploaded install shots and the beautiful floor essay written by Sera Waters.

My work Shelter has also been lucky enough to not only be selected as a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, but has also received a high commendation, which means it will be touring to the National Archives of Australia in Canberra for exhibition 21 Sept – 11 Nov 2012! So at least that will keep it out of my lounge room for a couple of months! The Waterhouse Art Prize exhibition will be open until Sunday Sept 9th at the SA Museum 🙂

claire marsh, "Shelter"

Claire Marsh, “Shelter”, 2011, furs, beeswax, thread, fiberglass, 100 x 90 x 180 cm


Swept Under at Seedling and Waterhouse

Well I have been working hard on a whole new body of work to show at my exhibition at Seedling Art Space “Swept Under”, The opening will be from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday 1st of July, with hot tea and refreshments, so come have a look! or if you can’t make it that day it will be open from Sat June 30 to Sun July 15, and I will be sitting the gallery saturdays and sundays from 10am to 2pm, so come pay me a visit!

I have also been fortunate enough to have my work “Shelter” selected as a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, which will be on exhibit from sat 21st July to Sunday 9th of September along with all sorts of other amazing work, so make sure you go check that out too!

First Solo Show at Carclew now open!!

My first solo show “Spectres of a Broken Body”, curated by Adele Sliuzas, is now open at Carclew (11 Jeffcott st North Adelaide), featuring work you may have seen before, and work you haven’t. Check it out in Carclew’s opening hours (mon-fri 9-5), it will be on until July 5th! We are also planning an evening at Carclew later in the month where you can come and check out the exhibition, as well as see what Carclew’s artists in residence (Ruby Chew and Andrew Humphries) are up to 🙂

You can also read a bit about the exhibition at Adele’s blog


Claire Marsh, “Dwelling”, 2012, indian ink on sewing paper, 154x182cm

Pica Done, What’s Next?

Back in Adelaide after a great weekend in Perth for the opening of “Hatched 2012”, what an experience! I was very impressed with the standard of the other Hatched artists, and the curation of the show.

(Here’s a look at the install of my work “Pelt”, looks so vulnerable in such a large space!)


And also had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of having my work up on a billboard which was pretty exciting (along with the other Hatched artists):


So all in all a great trip, met some great artists, so it was well worth it! So what’s next you ask? Well I’ve been working on some new work for a solo show at Seedling art space, but will also be having a solo show of new and existing work at the Carclew Foyer Gallery in a few weeks (opening date to be confirmed!!) so will be updating again soon 🙂




Hatched 2012 at PICA!

Well, Helpmann is over, and one of my large drawings (“Furry on the Inside”) sold, which is always a bonus as an artist! I am also honoured to have been selected as one of four artists from South Australia to be part of the National Graduate Exhibition “Hatched 2012”, to be held at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. The work that has been selected to make its way to Perth is one of my most recent sculptural works “Pelt”, which was created late 2011

Claire Marsh, Pelt, 2011, beeswax, human hair, acrylic knit, foam, wire, hessian, suede, 30x80x85, photograph by Ingrid Kellenbach

Claire Marsh, Pelt, 2011, beeswax, human hair, acrylic knit, foam, wire, hessian, suede, 30x80x85, (photograph by Ingrid Kellenbach)

I have also just moved into a new studio space with artists Patty Chehade, Liz Butler and Sarina Diakos, where I’m sure the creativity will be bouncing off the walls (and possibly into the childcare centre next door), and am currently working on some new drawings and sculptural work to be shown later on this year, so keep your eyes, ears, and inboxes peeled!!

xx Claire

Helpmann next!

Wow, what a wonderful turnout at the opening of Emergence!! Thanks to all who made it, it was a great night! I was also honoured to receive the Tracey Whiting Award for the most outstanding graduate for 2011…

I have also been lucky enough to be selected to be part of the 2012 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, along with 6 of my fellow graduates, well done guys 🙂 So if you missed the opening of “Emergence” make sure you come along to the opening of The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition at the Drill Hall on wed Feb 22nd (which will hopefully feature some of my video work which was unable to be shown at “Emergence”) see you then!

New drawings, and 3 weeks to go!

Just 3 weeks to go now until the graduate exhibition “Emerge” opens on the 17th of December at ACSA!

Plus a new drawing for this week, starting to look at themes surrounding the double, mirroring, and twins:

Claire Marsh "untitled 7"

Claire Marsh, "Untitled 7", 2011, squid ink on vellum, human hair, thread