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Ms Clare Qualmann

Senior Lecturer

Performing Arts

Clare Qualmann is an artist/researcher with an interdisciplinary performance oriented practice. From a background in the visual arts her work engages a range of participatory methods, and a range of media to explore and reveal the overlooked - the politics and potentials of everyday life. From 2012 - 2015 Clare led an AHRC funded project to develop the Walking Artists Network, an international online directory and noticeboard for the use of walking in creative practice, alongside a series of walking research group meetings. She continues to facilitate the network, alongside her own projects that use walking as process, method and outcome for instigating and investigating exchanges between people and places. Recent commissions include walkwalkwalk: stories from the Bethnal Green archive (2010) a permanent installation of architectural text-works in Bethnal Green Old Town Hall, Perambulator, (2014) a participatory performance/walking project (with prams) for Deveron Arts in Huntly (Aberdeenshire) and East End Jam (2015/16) a collaborative walking, foraging and jam making project commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation.

  • EB 1.12, Docklands Campus
    School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)
    University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    E16 2RD


    Recent work includes 'Spinning Stories', a LCACE funded collaboration with Dr. Emily Butterworth (King's College) and The Women's Library, exploring laundry, launderettes and the places that people chat, tell stories, exchange tips and share news.
    Ongoing work with the artists Gail Burton and Serena Korda as 'walkwalkwalk: an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten' continues to explore routes and routines through the east end of London.
    The Walking Artists Network is a project that seeks to connect those who define themselves as walking artists – or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice – through a series of meetings and an online interface.


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    Selected Events, Performances and Exhibitions: 2010 Spinning Stories, a walk about laundry, with Emily Butterworth, London, 17th & 22nd July 2010 Darned Memory, a walk around memory, mending and Millbank, London, 25th March 2009 The Nightwash laundry chorus, London, 14th October 2009 Spinning Stories, a walk about laundry, with Emily Butterworth, London, 19th September 2009 Flash Company, group show, Cecil Sharp House, London, 30th April – 28th June 2008 walkwalkwalk: stories from the Exeter archive, offsite project, Exeter Central Station, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, 12th April – 1st September 2008 Night walk Marsh Barton, part of walkwalkwalk: stories from the Exeter archive, 12th April 2007 Peer Esteem, group show, Five Years Gallery, London, 15th September – 23rd September 2007 walkwalkwalk at Chelsea Physic Garden, InTransit festival, 18th July 2007 Chip Shop tour of E8, walkwalkwalk, Architecture week, 21st June 2007 Mapping, group show, Bury Art Gallery, 21st April – 30th June 2006/7 Collect Transform Repeat, group show, Michael West Gallery, Isle of Wight, 4th November – 14th January 2006 walkwalkwalk at Camden Arts Centre, 6th September 2005 - 2009 Nine night walks, including The Musical, Points of Non-Interest and Things that have gone, walkwalkwalk, London 2005 walkwalkwalk: an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten, live installation, Design History Society conference, London, September



    Walking as a mode of art practice, Site specific art practices, Participation, Artists and Libraries, Collaboration, Learning and Teaching in the Performing and Visual Arts, Creativity, Sustainability



    Public Project One
    Interdisciplinary Project
    Site Specific Project
    Community Arts Practice
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy