2015 – Arts Council NI development grant

Clinton was recently awarded a development grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The development award will enable him to learn etching and aquatint and to create a new suite of prints over a period of six months as part of his ongoing artistic practice.

2015 is under way and Clinton has been busy in both the studio and with community development work in Belfast. Keen to get started on etching Clinton began learning how to prepare a copper plate to be etched 0n the 21st January 2015. Penny Brewill will be his mentor over the next few months and she will guide him through learning the process of copper-plate etching.

Preparing the grounds

Preparing the grounds on Clinton’s first copper-plate etching

It is an exciting time with new techniques being learn and a world of printmaking opening up that coexists with Clinton’s painting.

Grounds prepared and the plate is ready for its first drawing

Grounds prepared and the plate is ready for its first drawing

 

Extended thanks goes to the ACNI for their support at this time. There will be regular updates with progress of Clinton’s development in the coming months.

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Into a black hole – Monotype print

Into a black hole. Monotype print. 37x24cm. 2014

Into a black hole. Monotype print. 37x24cm. 2014


New Monotype Printmaking – August 2014

Back in 2012 Clinton started to embrace woodcut printmaking into his practice after learning this art form from John Silver Kimani whilst on residency in Kenya, East Africa. Between the months of April and June 2014 Clinton returned to work further with Silver and throughout the duration of his exhibition ‘Where he ran, and returned to’, at the Nairobi Museum, he used his spare time to push the technique of woodcut.

The opportunity arose recently to enable Clinton to explore new types of printmaking. Clinton has been working on new printmaking techniques at Seacourt Print Workshop, in Bangor, this month including monotype, sea-salt etching and cyanotype. After watching demonstrations Clinton was able to experiment using his own imagery.

Monotype printmaking lends itself to a very gestural, mark-making process. Clinton has recently become much more interested in drawing and mark-making and so he is very interested in exploring this process further. The exclusive, unique and individual aspect or monotype printmaking is fascinating.

Speakerphone mouth. Monotype. 2014

Speakerphone mouth. Monotype. 2014

New printmaking at Seacourt

New printmaking at Seacourt

Clinton is intending to work further at Seacourt Print Workshop throughout August.


‘Self portrait as a mosquito – July 2014

As Clinton settles back into studio work after a two month residency in Kenya, East Africa, where he had a solo exhibition with the National Museums of Kenya, he is beginning new works in relation to and as a response to that time.

Below is a study/drawing entitled ‘Self portrait as a mosquito’. A new series of drawings and paintings will be created in the coming months. This work will centre around the notion of individual identity and identities that one would never be able assume. Perhaps we think or wish to be someone, or something, else yet do not have the ability to be because of how we have been brought up, the location in which we live, the religion we explore or because we cannot assume that natural form.

Self portrait as a mosquito. Pencil on paper. July 2014

Self portrait as a mosquito. Pencil on paper. July 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The portrait series will create characters within Clinton’s work and they will begin to move into larger spaces.

For information on a daily basis link into Clinton’s FACEBOOK PAGE here for regular updates.


OPPORTUNITY – Work with Clinton Kirkpatrick

Clinton Kirkpatrick has a unique opportunity that he will be accepting applications for over the coming weeks. Please help spread this around where possible and apply if you think you might be interested in working alongside Clinton. Details below.

The opportunity  is to come and work with the artist for up to 4 days during any given calender month. Clinton is seeking someone who can assist and work with him in PR, marketing and research into different artistic fields. It will be between 6-8 hours each given day, in Clinton’s studio, which will be a relaxed, interesting and fun opportunity.

In return for time and hours invested will be artworks by the artist Clinton Kirkpatrick. Payment will be in the form of paintings or woodcut prints, which will be clearly outlined and agreed upon from the beginning, after discussion with the newest member of Clinton Kirkpatrick Fine Art. Essentially this opportunity is an internship/volunteer post- although Clinton does not agree with unpaid work in these circumstances. Every intention would be there to provide an interesting environment for the person to work in.

The post would suit anyone who has an interest in the Arts, journalism, PR, marketing, promotion or someone who is invested in Clinton Kirkpatrick as an artist. Tea/coffee, biscuits and lunch would be provided also during the day. Experience is essential in related fields when applying.

Application criteria:

CV to demonstrate knowledge in listed fields above.

Statement as to why you think you might be good to work alongside Clinton Kirkpatrick (max 250 words).

Any other information you think might be relevant.

Please send to clintonkirkpatrick@yahoo.co.uk , with interest in the opportunity, and the artist will respond to you personally as soon as possible. Many thanks and best wishes.

Ghost in a crowd. Oil on canvas. 150x100cm. 2014

Ghost in a crowd. Oil on canvas. 150x100cm. 2014

Application criteria:

CV to demonstrate knowledge in listed fields above.

Statement as to why you think you might be good to work alongside Clinton Kirkpatrick (max 250 words).

Any other information you think might be relevant.

Please send to clintonkirkpatrick@yahoo.co.uk , with interest in this opportunity, and the artist will respond to you personally as soon as possible. Many thanks and best wishes.