Wayne Clough - Artist

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.

Most recent:
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.