Artist Biography

Australian artist Claire Yerbury works from her home and studio nestled in the trees on her rural property surrounded by nature.

Working on wooden panels using a combination of acrylic paint, inktense pencils, oil crayon, print collage and paper, she builds layers that gently link, sometimes contrasting, sometimes blending but always flowing with a subtle unifying thread. Her themes of life, death, beauty, decay, growth, joy, sorrow and impermanence stem from her interest in Zen Buddhism and her observations of the natural world. Often these themes are expressed using images that reflect
her musical background as a cellist and her experience and studies in horticulture.

The smaller scale on which she prefers to work, intensifies her subject matter and gives each piece a feeling of intimate preciousness.

Claire has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts (Sydney University 1991) and has been exhibiting her work in galleries in Sydney, Brisbane, Tasmania and locally throughout the Northern Rivers for the past 25 years. Her work continues to evolve as she expresses her unique and personal experience of life.

 

Education

1987 Graduated HSC St Ives High School Sydney
1991 Graduated BA Degree in Fine Art Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University)
1993 Design Certificate Permaculture, Permaculture Institute Tyalgum NSW
1997-2000 Advanced Cert. Urban Horticulture, TAFE Wollongbar NSW

Exhibitions

2021 Guest artist, Barebones Swansea, Tasmania
2021 ‘Roam’ Group Exhibition Mist Gallery, Cabarita Beach NSW
2021 ‘Encore’ Group Exhibition Mist Gallery, Cabarita Beach NSW
2021 Guest artist Mist Gallery, Cabarita Beach NSW
2017 – 2021 Made in Mullum, Mullumbimby NSW
2021 Guest artist Cube Gallery, Mullumbimby
2020 ‘Loom’ Group exhibition Side Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2020 Guest artist Martine Gallery, Sydney NSW
2020 Guest artist Barebones Swansea, Tasmania
2019 ‘The Flesh and Bone Experiment’ Exhibitor, host and curator Forest Art Studio, Wilsons Creek NSW
2019 ‘Enter the Bower’ Exhibitor, host and curator Forest Art Studio, Wilsons Creek NSW
2019 ‘Smalls’ Exhibition C.A.S.E Byron School of Arts Mullumbimby NSW
2018 ‘Forest Comes Alive’ Exhibitor, host and curator Forest Art Studio, Wilsons Creek NSW
2018 ‘Forest Art’ Exhibitor, host and curator Forest Art Studio, Wilsons Creek NSW
2017 Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW
2017 Barebones Gallery, Bangalow NSW
2017 ‘Highly Commended’ Award Ocean Shores Art Expo, Ocean Shores NSW
2015-2016 Moonrise Studios, Mullumbimby NSW
2014-2015 Art Aspects, Lismore NSW
1997 Easter Art Classic, Byron Bay NSW
1994 Community Art Exhibition Tweed Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

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