Bio

Claire Paul is an early career artist based on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction) from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture. Claire has exhibited nationally in various group exhibitions including at Carriageworks, Eveleigh; AIRspace Projects Gallery, Marrickville; UNSW Galleries, Paddington; Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale; and Mounted ARI, Springwood. Claire was awarded Second Place in the Canberra Contemporary Photographic Prize 2023, Highly Commended in The Gallerist Emerging Artist Prize 2022, and has been a finalist in a range of prizes including the Lloyd Rees Emerging Artist Award 2023, Hornsby Art Prize 2023, and the Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize 2023.

Practice

Claire Paul’s art practice applies long-exposure pinhole photography, foraging practices and screen-printing technologies to embrace a deep observation of ecologies, capturing longer moments of time where contemplation and connection take place. Through the conscious selection of materials and processes, she engages in a collaboration with the environment with less attention paid towards achieving technically rendered results and a fascination lying within the unpredictable outcomes of her practice. Emphasising methodologies which translate a slowness resonating with the natural world, Paul’s practice seeks to promote a more mindful presence where observation and grounding is found and fostered.

Residencies

Black and white collaged photographs depicting crashing waves with circle cut outs and layering

Dark Matter 2024