Claire Orme is an artist, curator and musician. After graduating with First Class Honours in Fine Art, Claire returned to her hometown of London where she began work as a freelance curator, graphic designer, illustrator, visual researcher and artist's assistant.

 

In 2016, Orme founded the creative agency Brains & Lip with Alice Steffen, which supports and promotes upcoming artists through curating exhibitions and hosting events. Having recently relocated to Margate, Claire has set up an intimate gallery and performance space in her own home, called Flat38. Moving to the seaside has also given Orme time and space to concentrate on her own practice.

 

Specialising in performance art and sound installation, Claire employs her skills as a pianist and violin player to investigate the narrative contours of spaces and objects. Much of Orme's work is research-led, utilising archive material and interviews to explore her interest in perhaps overlooked rural and urban histories.

 

She recently started the experimental music group 'Poor Clares', whose upcoming performances include Contrapop and It Came From The Sea in August 2019.

education <

 

2011 - 2014   /  BA Fine Art (First Class Honours)

University of Kent

upcoming performances <

28 January 2020 / Galvanize Ensemble + Fretwork: Happenstance, Performance Space, University of London

2 February 2020 / Galvanize Ensemble + Fretwork: Happenstance, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

11 March 2020 / Moonfest, Theatre Royal, Margate

past residencies <

July 2019 / Talkie-Walkie Walkie-Talkie, Fructôse, Dunkirk

past curatorial projects <

July 2019 / Merz by Samuel Keyte, Flat38, Margate

April 2018 / Nothing from Nothing, LIMBO, Margate

March 2018 / Brains & Lip curate POW Thanet Opening Party

February 2018 / Why Am I Anywhere?, Flat38, Margate

October 2017 / fill me up, LIMBO, Margate

July 2017 / Brains & Lip, I'm gonna get cha, Bones & Pearl Studios, Tottenham

May 2017 / Flat38 Rainbow Roots, Obsession Salon, Ramsgate

April - May 2017 / Brains & Lip Takeover at HIX Art, Shoreditch

13 - 15 April 2017 / You Are Alone: Babak Ganjei Solo Show, Flat38, Margate

25-26 March 2017 / Flat38 Exhibition #2, Margate

March 2017 / Man! I feel like a woman!, Brains & LipPOW Thanet, Margate Arts Club

28-29 January 2017 / Flat38 Exhibition #1, Margate

September 2016 / Miss Behaviour, Brains & Lip, Bones & Pearl, Tottenham

past performances <

24 August 2019 / It Came From The Sea, Elsewhere, Margate

18 August 2019 / Contrapop, Ramsgate Beach

9 March 2019 / Bonnacons of Doom, Ghost Fang & Moon Relay, Sebright Arms, London

8 March 2019 / Wink The Other Eye, Screaming Alley, Lido, Margate

16 February 2019 / Larsen, Lisle and Webster / Lunatraktors / Poor Clares, Stretch Outsider Gallery, Margate

7 December 2018 / AJA / God Speed You! Peter Andre / Pink Suits / Poor Clares, Lido, Margate

23 November 2018 / PoliRock Show, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

17 October 2018 / Thea Soti / Poor Clares (Claire Orme), 101 Social Club, Margate

6 October 2018 / Claire Orme & Sean Goldring, Margate Film Festival, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

20 September 2018 / Aeolian's Nocturne, NOW Gallery, London

7 September 2018 / 'The Ash Tree' Live Score with The Ash Project & SALT Festival, Folkestone Harbour Screen, Folkestone

12 July 2018 / The Sex Show, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate​

27 March 2018 / Criss Cross #3, LIMBO, Margate

February 2018 / Muster Station, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

7 November 2017 / Criss Cross, LIMBO, Margate

29 July 2017 / Brains & Lip, I'm gonna get cha, Bones & Pearl Studios, Tottenham

 

28 July 2017 / Littoral Light, Ramsgate

June 2017 / Kit Records presents: Piano Music, Margate Arts Club, Margate

November 2016 / Art Party by Pop-Up Brighton, Tempest Inn, Brighton

April 2016 / The Cells, Old Police Cell Museum, Brighton

 

March 2016 / ArtSmart Contemporary Private View & Auction, Space W10

 

December 2015 / Of Improvisation Apiary Studios, Hackney

Collaborative performance with Simon Merrifield

 

August 2015 / [dis]place hARTslane, New Cross

 

February 2015  /  Happenstance Limewharf, Hackney

 

November 2014  /  Happenstance LV21, Gillingham

 

June 2014  /  TÖNE Festival The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

 

March 2014  /  Live 2014 Digital Arts Festival LV21, Gillingham

past exhibitions <

April - May 2017 / Brains & Lip Takeover at HIX Art, Shoreditch

28-29 January 2017 / Flat38 Exhibition #1, Margate

July 2016 / I got ur back JakBox Studio, Camden

5 - 12 June 2016 / Texture Narratives Viking Gallery, Margate

10 - 15 March 2016 / ArtSmart Contemporary Exhibition, Space W10

 

22 - 23 August 2015 / [dis]place hARTslane, New Cross

 

8 May - 3 July 2015 / Let Them Eat Steak CNB Gallery, Shoreditch

 

23 January - 21 March 2015  /  The Inflatable Archive

Rochester Art Gallery

 

February 2015  / SNOG The Old Baths, Hackney Wick

 

October 2014  /  51 Zero Film Festival Chatham

 

September - November 2014  /  Platform Graduate Award Turner Contemporary, Margate

 

July 2014  /  Kent Degree Show 2014 Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

 

May 2014  /  University of Kent Degree Show 2014 The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

 

December 2013  /  I AM Interim Show Rochester

 

August 2013  /  Galvanize - Hack the Barbican Barbican, London

 

 

awards <

 

2014  /  Recreate Bursary

Recreate: a EU project 2011 - 2015

2014  /  Shortlisted for CVAN Platform Graduate Award

 

 

 

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