Collective memory plays a significant role in shaping our sense of national identity. From TV soaps and dramas to holidaying at Butlins, among other things, each are distinct experiences that are shared by a particular national or cultural demographic. By exploring these themes through painting, I aim to identify certain aspects and events of my past that engender notions of place or belonging and that may act as a vehicle to reveal the forgotten or overlooked.
Wayne Clough was born in Bradford in 1975 and attended Bradford College and Wimbledon School of Art London.
London Art Biennale, Chelsea Old Town Hall
Arms Around the Child Art Auction, Christie's London
Notable exhibitions include:
The Sequested Prize, winners show online.
The Football Art Prize, Touchstones, Rochdale.
Chaiya Art Award 2021, Oxo Gallery, London
New Light Prize 2020, various locations; Castlegate Prize, Cockermouth, Cumbria; Derwent Art Prize 2020, online; The Ruskin Prize 2019, The Holden Gallery Manchester; Made in Britian, The National Gallery of Gdansk 2019; Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2018; John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; BP Portrait Award 2014, National Portrait Gallery London; John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.
500 Portraits 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award.