Clare Weeks

Clare Weeks is a photomedia artist and exhibitor in the Wh!P Collective’s ‘Stories of Light’ exhibition at Watt Space Gallery. 

A black and white headshot of a woman with short, light hair, looking sideways

Clare Weeks is a Photomedia Artist working primarily in digital and performance video art; known for her distinct interdisciplinary practice and autographic portraits of illness, health, beauty, loss and order. No stranger to the illness experience, Clare completed a PhD in 2020 titled “Theatre, autopathography and the medicalised self: imaging health from the shadows of illness,” a creative research project catalysed by a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2011 and since this time has documented through visual, text and oral means, the artists’ experience of living with dis-ease. Using her own body as the site of transgression her aim is to make visual the un-seen experience of living with chronic illness. As a practicing artist, she has created photographic, video and installation work and has shown in solo and group exhibitions Australia wide.

Clare is a highly respected Arts and Cultural Sector professional having shared her unique and sought-after expertise developing innovative programs and successful funding submissions as Education Coordinator at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, educating generations of artists as Photomedia Teacher at the University of Newcastle and Newcastle Art School (Hunter TAFE), and supporting the development of the Hunter region’s Arts and Cultural Industry as freelance Curator and Arts Mentor.

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