* Denis Clarke | Stanley Street Gallery

* Denis Clarke

Represented by Stanley Street Gallery

My way of working involves both observation and experiment, madness and discipline. In creating work from natural subject matter, it is paramount that I work in front of it, in it, and surrounded by it. The outdoors becomes temporarily ‘the studio’. I don’t see this as restrictive - on the contrary it is the life source for making art - it gives me a chance to react to and define the essential structure, space, movement and shifting patterns.


Available Work

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Solo Exhibition

Denis Clarke Previously Unseen - 15th May – 1st June 2019

'Force of Nature by Denis Clarke - 10th June – 4th July 2015

Group Exhibitions

Portraits - 5th Aug – 29th Aug 2015

Works on Paper 1 Metre - 11th Jun – 5th July 2014

Works on Paper - 26th Jun – 20th Jul 2013 



After completing a Diploma in Art Education at the National Art School and Alexander Mackie College in Sydney in 1975, Denis Clarke was awarded the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship and Moya Dyring residency at the Cite International des Arts in Paris. As a student he exhibited at Macquarie Galleries and Bondi Pavillion in Sydney. He progressed to postgraduate studies in London at the St Martins School of Art, Byam Shaw and Morley College and set up a studio in north London.

From 1975 to 1998, Denis lived and exhibited in London and Switzerland, teaching at the Camden School of Art, London and exhibiting most notably in London at Gillian Jason Gallery, Boundary Gallery and three one-man shows at James Colman Gallery at Montpelier Sandelson, Knightsbridge.

In 1998 Denis returned to live and paint in Sydney, where he exhibited with the Harris Courtin Gallery in Sydney. In 2003 he was awarded the Blackfriars Drawing Acquisitive. He has collaborated with several premier arts organizations such as Opera Factory in London and Switzerland, Warwickshire Arts Festival in the UK, and most recently as the artist in residence at Wollombi Valley Arts Council.

Denis has been a sessional lecturer at the National Art School, Sydney Australia, for ten years, and runs master classes and summer schools at the Mitchell School of Art, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, the McGregor School, University of Southern Queensland, Cooee Bay Artists Camp, Yapoon, Queensland.

He is represented in private and public collections in Europe and Australia, including Macquarie University, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and Lloyds of London.


Denis Clarke Artist Statement and CV April 2019(PDF)