marcusclarkeart and PuppetTVGraffiti
Left Marcus and Ron. The Puppet Person Art Collective.
Right Their first Artwork. Title:The Daffodols. Artists:Marcus and Ron.
Exploring Multiple Identities by combining
Fine Art and Puppetry.
This series of artworks created 2014-19 draw on older art forms like Medieval Reliquary, Well Dressing, Religious Iconography and other Sacred Art but also on Mankindís eternal human need to share things, Keepsakes, Mementos, Souvenirs, Heirlooms, Memorials and Memories. Each work is built or made up around one central character, thing, object, with ideas and reactions radiating out of it in various degrees and volumes to create an illuminating and emotive flow that's then frozen in a visual artwork.
Right Title: NCH Sheringham Front Door. Marcus entered National Children's Home Orphanage, Hooks Hill, Sheringham, England at 4yrs of age.
Top Left Title: Orphelia Rabbit Drowned. Drowning is a birth, rebirth risk.
Title - Death Defying Evel
Title - Super
Above Title: Dainty Deities - Mouse, Bear. Above Right Title: Stuck
RSM Sheringham Art Exhibition
Marcus Clarke's Art Exhibition of 2017 - Called: RSM Sheringham - Refreshing Seaside Memories.
Click the image below for more information about that.
Born in the East End of London. Emigrated to Canada as a Baby, returned to England and NCH Orphananages before being settled in Nottinghamshire where he now lives. Marcus Clarke is primarily known as a Puppeteer for Film and Television, he is Bookaboo in the Multi BAFTA and other award winning EMMY Nominated Amazon Studio's/CBC Canada Kids TV Series, Bookaboo.
He is also a Puppet Maker and his partnership company, Hands Up Puppets made the UK Channel 5's Milkshake Monkey Puppet and RTE's Ogri Puppet, which featured on Ireland's National Postage Stamp. His work from Little Shop of Horrors, The Storyteller, Dappledown Farm, A Star Wars Story:Hans Solo to Milkshake Monkey and his handiwork has been on our screens for over 30 years. More and Short Stories.
Left, Good Wishes. Right Beautiful Quantum Theory.
'Reading into it' Shortlisted for NOA 2014.
Marcus successfully experimented with a strand of work called 'Art Writing'. He has been BAFTA nominated for his short form composition and script editing work. Now he either incorporates this text, dialogue, conversation into the artworks themselves or into the label element of them.
(far left) Space Dog from The DogHorse Coat Art Exhibition.
|(Oct 2016) Other Artworks
I found this signed picture on eBay and bought it. It's of Crabtree Rabbit (Puppet) who starred in BBC's Tricky Business Children's TV Programme of 1989 . It's signed by me, as I was the Puppeteer and voice of this puppet character and I remember signing this one as the Biro didn't work, but that's it. We also made this Puppet. When I thought about it, this signed photo and all those years ago, I realised that this signed picture was a relic of me and of that time. A different world of beliefs, emotions, ideas and ambitions. So I decided to give it the New Art Enshrinement treatment and here it is. A Treasured Relic I call 'Tricky Relic'. (Far right)
Having created one relic from an old signed Puppet Photograph of mine I decided to wholly create another from scratch and from the same year, 1989, when I was also the Puppeteer and Voice of Dapple the Horse in TVAM's Dappledown Farm Kids TV Series. A Puppet we also made. Adopting the aspect of the Medieval Mind but utilising modern technology, I found an old photograph, printed it and signed it and then, New Art Enshrined it, as something to revere, to Treasure. I call it 'Dapple Relic'. (I await the Pilgrims).
Experiments with Celebrations 2015
Events and Greetings Cards to create Memento's, Relics as Artworks.
Experiments with Nature and Vacuum forming 2015
The Treasure Tree, The Dancing Tree, Heart Nose Tree and Crown Tree.
|Transformational Power of Art: Buildings|
Puppetised Postcards experiments.
Puppetised Postcards project (above) adds to Marcus's
Puppetisation practice ideas and techniques drawn from
traditional Reliquary and Well Dressing, utilising modern
Vacuum Sealing technology to suggest a frozen moment in
In 2014 Marcus had a major exhibition called Homeless in the Puppetised City in Nottingham which was restaged at The Floor 1, Exhibition Space, Nottingham City Central Library and over the whole of February 2015.
It included old and new works created under the banner, The DogHorse Coat giving the Exhibition its title. Upper right DogHorse Coat is titled 'Space Dogs'.
This was followed up in 2017 with another exhibition of completely new works.
2012/13 4 Puppetised Jackets a Fashion Creation/Puppetry Arts project was undertaken to, Create and Exhibit Men's Fashion Jackets. see below
my Love. (Right)
2015 Iconic Portraiture style.
Photo of Helena Smee on Cardboard with Jewellery and Acrylic Gems lastly Vacuum Sealed in Poly Bag and hung by string with wooden clothes line clips.
Title. Marcus Clarke Self Portrait 4.
Pencil, graphite pen, charcoal on paper with shirt, foam, faux fur and sculpted and cast styrene eyeball. Button, hairgrips, feathers and shoelace on Foam Board.
DOGHORSE COAT Exhibition held over February 2015.
At the Floor 1, Exhibition Space, Central Library Nottingham.
Pet Dog Coats are given a Modern yet Medieval and Heraldic twist. With personal commentary.
Above Puppetised Dog Coat is titled
OEillet rouget, longe langue.
See the Exhibition page The DogHorse Coat Art Exhibition
|Homeless in the
Puppetised City a landmark Exhibition, one
man show, in the City of Nottingham held Easter 2014. 12x
new large canvas based Puppetised works of Nottingham City
Buildings are stared at by a lonely homeless Puppet child in
an instillation style exhibition that includes video
composite playouts. There are also accompanying and
complementing family Building image based Puppetising
activity workshops. All very well received and reviewed.
Completed Puppetised works featured in Nottingham Arts Magazine Left Lion in the run up to the Exhibition
Catalogue for iPad Free eBook
|Homeless in the Puppetised
An accompanying family building Puppetisation workshop developed tested and delivered to excellent evaluation.
|In the Re-Beginning or Early Works.
initially returns to Contemporary Art in 2010 with these
Puppetised works and founds PuppetTVGraffiti.
Some British Art Show 7 Venues for 2011 are Puppetised.
F- ACT Magazine Canberra Australia 2017 Fusion:5 Inspirational pieces of Artwork from Marcus Clarke feature
RSM Sheringham Art Exhibition 2017 Fisher-Patterson Gallery GT.Yarmouth
The front Cover of June/July 2011 Nottingham Culture Magazine 'LeftLion' Created by Marcus Clarke. (far right)
Nottingham Post Feb 2015 DogHorse Coat Art Exhibition Feature. (right)
Left Lion feb 2015 DogHorse Coat Art Exhibition Feature
Inside is an interview with Marcus Clarke. Interview
LeftLion Shoot Video
Previous LeftLion Article. Previous
InTouch Magazine interview
BBC Articles and Radio Interviews. BBC
Childhood Short Stories page
International Postcard Show
2016 The Ascania to Canada (right)
At the International Postcard Show 2016
"As a child in 1957 I emigrated to Canada from my birthplace in London, England, on this Ship. It was absolutely full of Hungarian Refugees from the Uprising. Many slept out on the open deck."
2015 Two works including, The Naval Rule. (Art Writing).
2014 Right Black Spot. (Art Writing).
2013 Below. Titled, The Surface Gallery Bug.
'Native Marcus Clarke'.
Many Artists have done a
Self Portrait and I wanted to do one too. 2013 I got
out all of my Puppetised Pictures to show a Magazine
Editor. I saw the opportunity to grab a photo of
myself with my Pictures. Helena (below) obliged. More
| 4 Puppetised Jacket's Project page
It's Puppetised Fashion
content copyright Marcus Clarke
SS Norway HMS Barham Puppetised Train 1