I am an Australian mixed media and textile artist based in Rome, Italy.
I use silk, wool, alpaca and linen, mulberry bark, synthetics, paper, metals and found objects to convey colours, textures and meanings in unconventional ways. I’m especially interested in conveying emotions such as grief, trauma and stigma: jealousy, post-traumatic stress and the scarification of physical suffering often feature in my work.
I exhibit in Australia and overseas and won the inaugural Buda Textile Award in 2008. My three dimensional work siliqua lucti appeared in Seth Apter’s 2013 book The Mixed Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists.
Together with my husband, William Paul, I run the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome, where we promote and sell Aboriginal and contemporary Australian art and I teach textile workshops. I curate all Counterweave exhibitions.
Photos of my works in progress are posted on Instagram at felicitygriffinclark and on my Facebook page Felicity Griffin Clark – textile artist. Occasional Twitter user at TheGryphonClerk
Member of The Society for Embroidered Work, the European Textile Network and the Fiber Art Network.
I have exhibited my work in Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. I currently show my work through Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome, Italy.
Art Under Lockdown – online 2020 – Poppies At Hadrian’s Villa
Aspects of the Goddess – Rome October 2019 – Amazon Bodice
Echoes of Land and Sea (with Olga Teksheva) – Rome October 2018
Il Sangue delle Donne – Italy 2018 – Sangue, Sofferenza, Silenzia!
Counterweave Gallery – June 2017 – present
Lo spirituale nell’arte, Rome, Italy – February 2017 – Threads of Connection I, II & III
In.cube8r Gallery, Melbourne – August 2016 – Unbound: explorations into indigo
Amsterdam International Art Fair – August 2015 – land, sea, alchemy & siliqua lucti
Parallax Art Fair, London, UK – July 2015 – Wound & Time
The Empty Spaces Project, Putnam, USA – April 2015 – Time, Note to Self, Talisman 1, land, sea, alchemy, Ormer Ecstasy
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – February 2015 – Jealousy, Xylem/Phloem, Flagellation, Heart Wound, Vagina Dentate 1, Vagina Dentata 2
Media Gallery, Melbourne – August – November 2014 – Desert Triptych, Jealousy, Xylem/Phloem: the interior landscape of trees
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – July 2013 – ‘Interior Landscapes’
Stanthorpe Art Award – April 2012 – Jealousy, Desert Triptych
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – December 2011 – Blue #1, Heart of Palm
Australasian Quilt Convention – April 2011 – Desert Triptych
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – December 2010 – Purple Flow, The Heart of the Text
Festival of Quilts, United Kingdom – August 2010 – Jealousy
Southern Lands (curated by Dijanne Cevaal), Germany & France – 2010 – Desert Triptych, Desert Night, Desert Marks, Creator Spirit, Red Ochre Landscape, Emergence #1, Emergence #2, Desert Pond
Victorian Quilters ‘One Step Further’ – November-December 2010 – Jealousy, Desert Triptych
Victorian Quilters ‘One Step Further’ – November-December 2009 – Brave New World, Gingko Shadows
My Place (curated by Dijanne Cevaal), South Africa, New Zealand, Australia & France – 2008-10 – Interior Alice
Buda Textile Awards – June 2008 – Glimmer – such a shame she never married