Tim Clarkson

Artist Statement & CV

Drawing inspiration from Japanese origami my work combines traditional origami forms with cultural influences from around the world. The origami crane has been used to symbolise the need for peace between various cultures and acts as a canvas on which thoughts and ideas can be freely expressed.

The distortion of the form demonstrate how things can be changed and altered and still manage to retain their original essence. I want the viewer to connect with the pieces and not be fooled by what they think they are seeing.


2009 Unearthed, Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Stirring, Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne
2009 St Michael's Art Exhibition & Archangel Prize, St Michael's School Gallery, St Kilda
2009 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Award Exhibition, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Batch 4.0.1, Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Three Years in Clay, First Site Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Self titled, Solo Exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Ceramic Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Art Rage, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart


2008 Manningham Acquisition Award, Manningham Ceramic Art Award
2006 Golden Key International Honors Society, member by invitation
2001 International Education Forum, Student Exchange Scholarship
2000 Goddard Sapin- Joulstry Scholarship Trust Fund of Hobart, Art Grant for proposed study in France
1998 The Egyptian Consulate of Cairo- Award for “Egypt through the eyes of children” World Competition


Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Manningham City Council Art Gallery, Doncaster


2010 Doctor of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne
2009 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Honours) RMIT University, Melbourne
2006 - 2008 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Melbourne
2001 - 2002 Student Art Exchange, Lycee Raymond Quenue, Lille, France
1998 - 1999 Rosny College, Hobart