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Seeing Beyond the Veil: Exhibition of Artworks by Clare Ormerod

The College of Psychic Studies

5: South Kensington

16 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 2EB, UK






The College of Psychic Studies



Ireland-based artist Clare Ormerod's work seeks to harness an ancient tradition of feminine wisdom and craft, and its ability to speak timeless truths. This exhibition at The College of Psychic Studies invites you to tune into the divine feminine and its ultimate connectedness.


Visit Monday to Friday, 11am-5pm (closed weekends).
Panel discussion with the Artist | Thursday 16th May, 6-7pm
Open evening | Thursday 16th May, 7-8.30pm


Clare Ormerod sees the divine feminine as central to her practice. Its celebration of creativity, life and universal connections are fundamental elements of her work. She draws on a cornerstone of Druidic belief; an existence of 'the otherworld' - a realm which exists beyond the reach of the physical senses, but which is nevertheless real. This otherworld is often seen as a place we travel to when we die, but we can also visit it during our lifetime, in dreams, in meditation, in hypnosis, or, in Clare's case, in journeying through her work.


Clare's making process embraces traditional techniques and materials with a wide range of mediums, textiles and textures. Initially a series of sketches on paper will be further developed into drawings on fabric that are then embroidered and worked on. The scale covers individual pieces just a few centimetres across right up to large quilts of over 4 square meters in size. The process is inspired by a deep appreciation of working with fibre, its form and shape. The embroidery is the finishing factor, the 'inking in' of the work that is essential for completion. Colours are direct and intuitive. There is an organic form and pattern which runs through the work, often in series, these echo the patterns and repetition which Clare observes both within in herself, the natural world and the 'otherworld'.


This show explores life, death, earth, nature and her cycles and seasons. The natural world that surrounds us with its recurring changes are inspirations and a constant reminder of our inner beings and our very own rhythm.


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