Clare Dearnaley

Clare is a Filmmaker with more than 20 years in the film and television industry, mainly in London, Directing and Producing a variety of works including award winning Arts Documentary. She has a First Class degree in Fine Art and a PostGrad in Electronic Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where she first began making videos and installations.

Since moving to Ilkley 4 years ago Clare has made films independently, by commission and in collaboration with other artists, performers and the local community. She’s also enjoyed a return to photography.

Clare will be screening ‘Refuge’ a film about the local Art collector Ronnie Duncan’s Stone Garden. Shot over the last year it is led by capturing light passing across the stones, which appears to animate them and by an absorbing conversation with Ronnie. ‘Refuge’ gently examines stories; the creation of an environment, the nature of possessions and the reclaiming and reusing of materials that are given new purpose and life within the stone walls.

‘To think or reflect is to step aside from events, to give up the world for a space of internal quiet, as if you have entered a walled garden.’

Clare is curating the group mixed media exhibition  ‘Refuge’ with Ronnie at the Barn Gallery in Weston, which will be open throughout the Art Trail.