On the Couch with Clare Britton

Clare Britton Arts Review On the CouchWho is Clare Britton?
I am a collaborator, an artist, a mum, a student at Sydney College of the Arts, a tutor at UTS and with Assembly Operation – I’m a designer/dramaturg.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d be a better correspondent.

Who inspires you and why?
Matt and Les Prest (my family) because of their strong eyebrows and how funny and kind they are.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’d make it fairer.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I like pretty much everything about it.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Round trip from Circular Quay to Manly on the ferry.

What are you currently reading?
Dave Sedaris’ diaries – Theft by Finding.

What are you currently listening to?
I saw LCD Sound System last week and can’t stop playing their record This is Happening.

Happiness is?
Having time.

What does the future hold for you?
With a bit of luck, the future for me holds a lot of time rowing and writing.

Clare Britton is an artist who works across visual art, design and performance. Clare has an active freelance practice and has collaborated with writers, sound artists, choreographers and video artists to make original work consistently since 2000.

From 2003-14 Clare was Co-Artistic Director of My Darling Patricia collaborating on the company’s process and acclaimed body of work. Clare holds a Masters of Studio Art from Sydney College of the Arts for which she was a finalist for Sydney University’s Edmund Barton Graduate Medal.

Clare tutors in the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. A recent recipient of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, Clare is a PhD candidate researching the Cooks River and artworks that move through landscapes at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Clare is the Designer/Dramaturge on Speak Percussions’ Assembly Operation at Arts House – North Melbourne Town Hall: 5 – 9 September 2017. For more information, visit: www.artshouse.com.au for details.

Image: Clare Britton (supplied)

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