Please note that the Yarrow Gallery will be closed on Thursday 19 May.
Claire Morris-Wright is a Northamptonshire artist whose work is based on personal responses to the surrounding environment where she immerses herself in the details of small areas of landscape. Throughout the seasons she watches the flora and fauna and makes careful records in a range of media from textiles and clay to drawings and prints. Natural materials from the land itself are used in printing and drawing, incorporating soil, berries, charcoal, moss and lichen.
The Hedge Project in 2017- 2019 was funded by Arts Council England and the John Downs Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, resulting in a large body of work that reflected her own changing relationship to a local hedge, and how urban and rural hedges intersect with borders, edges and lines in all our lives.
She is currently working on a Path Project based on a concrete perimeter path around a nearby disused WWII airbase. Her research observes the seasonal changes and unique biodiversity in seemingly uninhabitable concrete and how this relates to our lives – the paths we choose and the cracks that expose our relationships.