Meriel Clarke, Sculpture Town Artist in Residence 2019/20
‘A Slip Between the Glass and the Lip’ | 11th September – 23rd October 2021
Drop in to the free opening preview event at the Gibberd Gallery from 1-4pm on Sat 11th September. Speeches and prize-giving (Postal Art Project) from 2pm. Experience the exhibition, meet the artist and see the little-known Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th Century Watercolour collection. You can also pick up a map for the 45-minute town centre Family Group Sculpture Trail to enjoy after your visit.
Regular opening hours Friday and Saturday 11am – 4pm
Meriel Clarke was Harlow’s Sculpture Town Artist in Residence from 2019/2020. ‘A Slip Between, the Glass and the Lip’ is the culmination of her residency project: a multimedia installation inspired by Harlow’s residential architecture, a limited edition publication and mini-exhibitions of artwork produced in her artist-led workshops.
Her residency was the most unusual in the programme’s 6 year history, with the Covid-19 lockdown beginning just as she was settling in. In spite of the challenging circumstances, Meriel found ways to connect with Harlow whilst working remotely, and delivered Covid safe workshops including Printmaking Outdoors in Harlow Town Park, as well as an online primary school workshop available for all to follow on our website. Her Postal Art Project inspired by Mail Art of the 1960s was received enthusiastically and provoked beautiful works by children in lockdown from near and far.
Meriel has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art and her work has been exhibited in galleries including R.A.W Labs (London), Link Gallery (Manchester), Flat Time House (London) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin).
‘Four Panes’, is a publication produced by Meriel Clarke and Jessie Dyer for the exhibition.