Damian Clarke - Art and Music Interlaced
For the past five years, Damian Clarke has been successfully exhibiting his painted drawings alongside his music. The painted and ink drawings show responses to the many special places that he loves to explore.
Often these walks result in musical ideas or visual images that are then allowed to grow and change until they develop into a new visual or musical idea. A walk is a line and like a drawn line, as it progresses, it changes its character and the response of the walker.
Damian is an admirer of Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash who work with the landscape, drawing our eyes to natural beauty.
Charminster WI February 9th 7pm
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
Dorset Arts Week May 28th - June 12th
Dinton Park, nr Reading July 1st - 30th
Dorset County Museum Dorchester February 1st to March 6th
His most recent work uses the idea of Murmuration as a way
of exploring flux and flow. He is fascinated by gradual change
and often concentrates on places where the edges become blurred,
where natural objects grow into each other.
Is this how cultures work too?
Damian likes to highlight small, often insignificant features
of the landscape and give them a new presence.
His “Paths of Desire” series shows a synaesthesic approach
to colour, and a looser approach to composition.
Some new works also incorporate text around the edges, using
his songwriting skills. Soundscapes written on the Dulcimer are a
further dimension and can be integrated into his exhibitions.
The “Something to say” CD links with paintings with text
incorporated into the surface or the canvas.
CD Launch 25 Kings Rd, Dorchester
May 30th 3 pm Free
Trinity Centre, Sherborne, Fringe Festival
July 2nd 7pm £5