Elaine Clocherty is a Site Specific Environmental Artist. Her works aim to develop ecological awareness, creative communities and sustainable thinking that add to our overall wellbeing and sense of belonging in the world. When creating a work Elaine enters into a dialogue with the site to create symbols and spaces of contemplation and reconnection with nature. Influences can come from the forms, inhabitants and stories of the landscape and subtleties of light, wind and colours of the surroundings. With a focus on nature’s ecological processes and the spiritual dimension of life she hopes to make connections with our ancient primordial self.
During the last 15 years Elaine has been involved in many outdoor exhibitions including recently being awarded the Helen Lempriere Award for Emerging Artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014, jointly winning WA Sculptor Scholarship at Sculpture By the Sea (SBTS) Cottesloe 2014 and the Andrea Stretton invitation at SBTS 2012. Some exhibitions include, SBTS Bondi, Byron Bay Sculpture Biennial 2010, the Southern Forest Sculpture Trail Northcliffe, Floating Lands Queensland and ‘This is Not What you Call Sculpture’, Glasgow. She has a BA (Fine Arts) and BA Hons in Sustainable Development/Social Ecology including study at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
Elaine is part of team Reflection