Some Stars Wobble

Some Stars Wobble  was exhibited in 2017 at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston, Tasmania. Imagine drawing a line in space that traces your location as you go round and round, as the globe spins on its axis, as the Earth orbits the sun, as the solar system revolves, slowly, around the centre of the galaxy. Everything […]

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An Intimate Universe

An Intimate Universe was created for, and exhibited in, the Bunbury Biennale at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia, in 2015. Nebulae are clouds of stars, dust and elements, drawn together and bound by gravity in a stellar family. These environments create and nurture new stars and solar systems, and hence they are sometimes referred to as stellar […]

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Tea Seas

Tea Seas was created during a two-month artist residency with Studio Kura, in Itoshima, Japan, 2015. The body of work was exhibited at the Studio Kura Gallery in March 2015, and at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries in Western Australia in August 2015. Tea Seas uses imagery of a primordial sea contained within a teacup. The water in a […]

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Cloudburst

Cloudburst was exhibited at CHASM Gallery, New York, in 2014. Australian artists Christian Lock and Claire Pendrigh debut a dynamic two-person show exploring elemental forces and our connectedness to the universe. Pendrigh’s Star Clouds are knitted imaginings of the clouds of carbon dust produced by RCB type stars. These stars occasionally exhale clouds of carbon rich dust, obscuring […]

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Wonder

Wonder was exhibited at Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia in 2014. Wonder is an inquiry into locating the individual in the context of the universe. After all, we are all made from stardust. These paintings, drawings and knitted installations are inspired by a certain type of star, R Coroner Borealis stars (RCBs), which occasionally eject […]

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The Sky and the Earth

The Sky and the Earth was created at the Nes residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland, in 2012 and exhibited at Paper Mountain in Perth, Australia, in 2013. Skagaströnd is a small fishing town in Iceland’s north of about 500 people. I spent February and March living in this community, just missing the worst of winter but […]

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Cosy

Cosy was exhibited at Centerspace Gallery, Bristol, UK in 2012. Cosy is an exhibition about love, obsession, the body and knitting. It explores the compulsion to cocoon loved ones in hand made, lopsided jumpers, to wrap someone or something up, to keep it warm and safe even to the point that it can no longer […]

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BLOT

BLOT was exhibited at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, in 2011. The works in BLOT are based on the idea of the Rorschach, or Ink Blot, test. In this test, an individual’s interpretations of abstract, symmetrical shapes are used to analyse their perception of the world around them. In these small paintings, figurative elements lose their context and become abstract, while abstract shapes […]

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The Beetle and the Butterfly

The Beetle and the Butterfly was exhibited at Window 99 in Melbourne and M16 in Canberra in 2011. The Beetle and the Butterfly, a collaborative exhibition by Claire Pendrigh and Michele Grimston, explores an interplay between beauty and functionality. The installation of small moments, created from found objects and craft materials, are set in the context of a magical night-time […]

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Blue Blue Electric Blue

Blue Blue Electric Blue was exhibited at the Canberra Grammar Gallery, 2011. Blue Blue Electric Blue explores ideas of synaesthesia and the interwoven nature of sensory experiences. Taking its name from a David Bowie lyric, the works in this exhibition use the visual qualities of texture, light and colour (blue in particular), to engage with the […]

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