BIOGRAPHY

CLAIRE TRACEY is an Environmental Artist and Sustainable Designer

Claire’s art and design practice works with themes of environmental sustainability and organic pattern formation. She creates object based works for public spaces & art exhibitions. Her focus is upon sustainability and ecological issues in a social context. Claire uses recycled and up-cycled materials where possible to promote ideas of responsible waste management and; works with solar lighting and renewable energy. This passion for the environment has expanded into design and she now makes functional and sculptural lighting for interior spaces.

Claire has an international art practice with projects being developed and presented in Sile, Turkey and China for the Shanghai – World Expo 2010 .

In 2012, Claire was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to produce the Water Dragon “dual” project in partnership with the Chinese Museum, Melbourne. This project had two outcomes; workshops & public art; the public art project was the installation of a 15 meter long dragon lantern, that was launched in October, as part of the Year of the Dragon Festival in Chinatown, Melbourne. The Water Dragon sculpture was made out of recycled plastics bottles and was lit for night viewing with solar power.

Claire has taught in various workshops around the world to increase arts access and participation in the arts, through cultural exchange. The artistic activity typically involves collaborating with local communities and groups. These workshops have a grassroots approach, allowing the participants to be central to the art making process.
Bottle Light Flemington Bridge 2009 (4)
Meridians Launch (7)Miscellaneous
Intersection Presentation 2009 72 dpi (13)_resized