If Not You - Mark Clare

Sirius Arts Centre 21 October - 06 December


Mark Clare’s sound installation turns the noise of more than 20 half-tuned radios, speakers and transmitters into an oddly soothing symphony of bleeps, blips and static. Next door, five small watercolour drawings make up the Ice Mountain series. B-15 is a pretty, blue-patterned sketch which looks like an abstract form until you read the handwritten words below: “B-15 — 295km long and 37km wide, is the world’s largest recorded iceberg — larger than Jamaica.” It is with such unassuming gestures that Clare seeks to jolt viewers into consciousness. This is art with a purpose. The show forms a delicately phrased apocalyptic message, drawing attention to the effects of human activity — global warming and climate change. God’s Land, an animation of a burning tree projected on a flag, repeats like a mantra: the tree catches fire and burns to a black silhouette with a loud crackling sound. Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic, is an apt setting for Clare’s thoughtful show, which seeks to chime a warning bell in a gallery perched on the edge of a rising ocean.





11th Kaunas Biennial THERE AND NOT THERE: (Im)possibility of a monument  15 09 2017 - 30 11 2017






The Museum of August Destiny 

4th November -  8th January 2017                                                                                 

Pearse Museum, St. Endas Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin Ireland

The Museum of August Destiny has commissioned six contemporary artists to respond to one of six 'visions' of Irish destiny set out in the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, a century after it was written. 




Que sais-je? - Solo Exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Opening 12th March 2015



I Believe In You

The MODEL, Sligo 24 Jan. - 22 Mar. 2015. In collaboration with the Crawford Gallery of Art, this touring exhibition project presents a major solo show of Mark Clare.




Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland  07 November 2014 - 29 March 2015



I BELIEVE IN YOU (Billboard Project) 101 E 6th St., Bloomington, Indiana, USA 2014



Temporary Site-specific project - Lexicon Library, Dunlaoghaire 2014.