DogHorse Coat Art Exhibition which includes another
to see the Homeless in the Puppetised City Exhibition.
February 2015 at
Floor 1 Exhibition Space, Central Library, Angel Row,
Nottingham NG1 6HP
A major new exhibition for 2015 of Puppetised
Art works by Nottingham
based PuppetTVGraffiti Artist
Feb 4th Marcus gives an Artist Talk.
"Non Zoomorphic objects and images are irreverently
treated and given
the illusion of life". "Character, expression, life,
is in the spaces.
In what's not being obviously said." "Emotional
Intelligence is far
more important to an
artist, to art, than Academic Intelligence."
Public Feedback on Marcus
Clarke's Artist Talk:
Q. What the Public most enjoyed & remembered?
All very good and well presented.
The degree of interaction.
stories that inspired the artwork and how work
A most creative and knowledgeable artist.
Unusual topic, interactive talk. His originality.
The variety of materials and excellent use of
Looking @ work with a back story.
Artist's Imagination and Creativity.
The way Marcus has turned facades of Nottm buildings
Many possibilities of puppets to satirise things.
Talk 2 on 20th feb concentrated on explaining the
Intelligence used in the works creation.
feedback includes. "A massive thank you to Marcus
for such a eye
opening, surprising, thought provoking, imaginative
journey through his art and Doghorse Coat exhibition
today. Sorry I
just stood there and said "wow" too often".
Artist and digital Creative Paul Fillingham of Thinkamigo
I was at Mansfield College of Art with Paul
Fillingham in the '70's and
it was nice of him to visit my Exhibition saying,
'DogHorse Coat' Art Exhibition at Nottingham Central
adding this Photo. This is the contemporary song that
invites Artist Grayson Perry to the DogHorse
Coat Art Exhibition's
Artist Talk by Marcus Clarke on 4th Feb 2015
at 2.00 pm.
intvitation to Damien Hirst to see Marcus
Clarke's DogHorse Coat Art
Exhibition 2-28th Feb in Nottm.
Grayson Perry to come along and see Marcus
Clarke's DogHorse Coat Art
Exhibition. 2-28th Feb in Nottm.
The Exhibiting Artist
Clarke is from,
and lives in, Nottingham. He has owned and ran a
Puppetry Arts Company,
Hands Up Puppets in Nottingham for over 25 years.
The Homeless in the
Puppetised City part of this exhibition is a
reflection on Nottingham.
A unique and personal sense of place. Using stories
about, and images
of, some of Nottingham's most well known buildings,
Puppetised or changed them to imbue them with some
of the qualities of
Irreverently they are re-imagined and given the
illusion of life by an
excluded puppet child, The Little Stinkweed. A
character that Marcus,
a professional Puppet Maker and Puppeteer, has
made specially for this. In these works both of
their views are merged.
A free eBook Catalogue of this part of the
exhibition can be downloaded
here onto a Computer, iPad or Phone and for free here.
Right Marcus gave a talk about the
exhibition and his work at
Gallery on 4th Feb. 2-4pm.
This exhibition also provides the opportunity to see
some of Hands Up
Puppets made for TV Puppets; some earlier
works and a range of brand new works made for this
exhibition under the
banner, The DogHorse Coat. They are Puppetised Pet
Dog Coats given a
Modern yet Medieval and Heraldic twist.
"To me, artworks
evoke or imply a story".
this project interested in combining the worlds
Heraldry with modern day Designer Dog Coats. I
wanted to create
Art on modern day Dog Coats, to make artworks of
them. Influenced by
Coat design, hence the title, The DogHorse Coat.
As with all of my Contemporary Art there is an
underlying ambition to
advance both Puppetry and Contemporary Art by
creating and exhibiting
more of my Puppetry based Art, my Puppetised PuppetTVGraffiti
works. Engaging and
interesting people in them and both of these art
is an image of
Lutterell which I found while a Schoolboy at
Lutterell School in
Nottingham. I remember showing it to the
Headmaster. The Badge, Emblem
or Charge of white birds on blue field,
background, was on my school
breast Blazer pocket. It was emblazoned upon me.
While the rules of
Heraldic imagery are mostly well defined they
are less so when it comes
to Charges, the things placed on top. I enjoyed
exploring this freedom.
This is the first prototype DogHorse Coat complete
with Old French
Red Eye Big Tongue, îillet rouget, longe langue.
Spirit of 1975
(Why can't we be friends?)
download DogHorse Coat A4 Template right.
Loosely speaking, Heraldic rules dictate that
Metals, White and Yellow,
are always inbetween other colours. Red, Blue etc.
Charges, which are
things stuck on top, can be anywhere. Google the
basic rules of
and create your own as I did pictured here using the
First Cohort of Boy Scouts make their own DogHorse
Coats in Marcus's
Promoting the Exhibition and handing out Flyers in
Exhibition Cabinet Schools Workshops display.
Pheletia Liburd of Sugar and Serendipity made this
DogHorse Coat O
Canada themed Cake to present to the Floor 1 Gallery
and Library Staff.