After studying as an artist, I now want to use my knowledge and skills of style, space, colour and form to develop a career in creative direction, events and dressing. I have a wide range of making skills alongside a sharp eye for detail. I am hardworking and organised, and thrive in environments with a creative buzz.
- Claire Voyant, Paranormal InvestigatorFor the University of Kent Degree Show 2014, I created the character of Claire Voyant, a paranormal investigator. For a few months prior to the show, she carried out investigations into haunted locations in the Medway area, and explored the links between spirituality and technology. In the Mezzanine, I exhibited The Floorboard Impromptu and The Spirit Battery. The circle of interconnected chairs present a space for a séance, the ropes harping back to the 18th century proposal of a ‘spirit bat
- HappenstanceAt LimeWharf, Happenstance created a series of inter and un-connected performances based around the surrealist parlour game (exquisite corpse) and chance interactions with the audience. Improvised music by Galvanize, other music/installation by Tansy Davies, Helen Papaioannou, Robert Szymanek, Paul Fretwell, Phil Maguire, Laurie Anderson, John Cage and WP of new commission by sound artist Angie Atmadjaja, 'life and death is wearing me out'. During the performance by Galvanize ensemble, I created live drawings while blindfolded - translating the music into marks. This was projected in real-time next to where I was drawing, exploring how movement is rendered and the blending of human and machine.
- The Inflatable ArchiveThe Inflatable Archive was an exhibition by Claire Orme and Drew York – two recent graduates of the School of Music and Fine Art. They were the recipients of the first Recreate Bursary in celebration of the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary. For The Inflatable Archive, Drew York aims to explore the relationship between Sound and Image in an immediate and visceral way. Centrally concerned with acoustic anthropology, York uses 3d printing technology as medium to the unseen dimension – bringing to light the forgotten sonic histories of our environment by realising sound as object. Claire Orme is presenting a new collection of works for the exhibition that playfully explore the unexpected associations between the history of Kent, Ancient Egypt and British Music Hall. Weaving together Kentish folklore and Ancient rituals, ghost stories and archaeology, music hall and sonar, Orme constructs a rather unorthodox narrative; suspended between the real and the imagined. This narrative will be unveiled through research material, sculpture, drawings and sound. Collectively, the works on display reflect Orme’s wider concerns in her practice – the investigation into the histories and secrets etched within and upon spaces and objects and the attempt to unlock the landscape of mysteries hidden by the conventional methods of experiencing the world. Taking over the gallery and transforming it into an archival grotto, the artists will fill the space with curious artefacts that they have excavated from the ether. Dismantling local chronologies and assembling new narratives, Orme & York will entwine past and present in an imagined reality.
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Projects credited in
- Art Baby NepalIn January 2016, in association with the Nepal Schools Trust, Art Baby will conducted a 4 week arts programme at Kalika School in the Nawalparasi region of Nepal. We created an arts programme that gave an introduction to arts education and steered the children away from rote learning, used widely in Nepalese schools, and direct them towards independent thinking. Through a variety of artistic, literary and spoken tasks and therapeutic exercises we will aidmed the children to use their imaginat
My role at JakBox includes: - managerial duties: key point of contact with artist; scheduling daily tasks for myself and two other artist assistants; ensuring these tasks gets completed; creating timelines for up to the next 3 months; supporting the artist is meetings and pitches - administration: scheduling daily tasks; shortlisting and interviewing for 2 new artist’s assistants; liaising with print companies, suppliers, galleries, curators, councils; attending meetings and taking minutes - research: material research and sourcing; conceptual, artist and practical research - creative: use of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; development and experimentation of practical work; creation of final work - written tasks: writing proposals; writing press releases; copy for JakBox and Points of View websites (www.jakbox.co.uk, www.mycobdenview.co.uk) - marketing: managing JakBox Facebook, Twitter & Instagram sites; updating the JakBox website; creating mailing lists; sending out press releases; event planning
I was employed as Project Co-ordinator/Assistant Stage Manager for the No Tail pantomime in Strood, part of OOTO. My role included: - consistent point of contact for local participants of all ages and backgrounds - support in weekly workshops - developing schedules and timelines in liaison with all production team and participants - sourcing and negotiating suppliers for materials and catering - general and production support during performances - involved in the evaluation of the project Out of the Ordinary Places (OOTO Places) is an Ideas Test programme working in four areas of North Kent, commissioning artists to create projects shaped by people and place. http://ootoplaces.co.uk/places/strood/
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- Art Direction
- Exhibition Design
- Pen Ink
- Sound Art
Achieved a First Class Honours Degree
Faculty of Humanities Rotary PrizeRecognition of distinguished performance within Stage 3 examinations at the University of Kent.
Recreate BursaryI was awarded a bursary from Recreate to create new works for an exhibition in Rochester, Kent. http://www.claireorme.com/#!the-inflatable-archive/c1etx
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