A major new exhibition for 2015 of Puppetised
Art works by Nottingham based PuppetTVGraffiti
|Feb 2nd 2015 the Exhibition opens.
Feb 4th Marcus gives an Artist Talk.
"Non Zoomorphic objects and images are irreverently
treated and given the illusion of life". "Character,
expression, life, is in the spaces. In what's not
being obviously said." "Emotional Intelligence is
far more important to an artist, to art, than
|Public Feedback on Marcus Clarke's
Q. What the Public most enjoyed & remembered?
All very good and well presented.
The degree of interaction.
Life stories that inspired the
artwork and how work evolved.
A most creative and knowledgeable artist.
Unusual topic, interactive talk. His originality.
The variety of materials and excellent use of
Looking @ work with a back story.
Artist's Imagination and Creativity.
The way Marcus has turned facades of Nottm buildings
Many possibilities of puppets to satirise things.
|Artist Talk 2 on 20th feb concentrated on
explaining the Emotional Intelligence used in the
feedback includes. "A massive thank you to Marcus
for such a eye opening, surprising, thought
provoking, imaginative and informative journey
through his art and Doghorse Coat exhibition today.
Sorry I just stood there and said "wow" too often".
Photographer Tim Hills.
Artist and digital Creative Paul Fillingham of Thinkamigo
I was at Mansfield College of Art with Paul
Fillingham in the '70's and it was nice of him to
visit my Exhibition saying, "Enjoyed the 'DogHorse
Coat' Art Exhibition at Nottingham Central Library"
and adding this Photo. This is the contemporary song that
|The Exhibiting Artist
Marcus Clarke is from, and lives in, Nottingham. He
has owned and ran a Puppetry Arts Company, Hands Up
Puppets in Nottingham for over 25 years. The
Homeless in the Puppetised City part of this
exhibition is a reflection on Nottingham. A unique
and personal sense of place. Using stories about,
and images of, some of Nottingham's most well known
buildings, Marcus has Puppetised or changed them to
imbue them with some of the qualities of a Puppet.
Irreverently they are re-imagined and given the
illusion of life by an excluded puppet child, The
Little Stinkweed. A character that Marcus, a
professional Puppet Maker and Puppeteer, has made
specially for this. In these works both of their
views are merged. A free eBook Catalogue of this
part of the exhibition can be downloaded here onto a
Computer, iPad or Phone and for free here.
Right Marcus gave a talk about the
exhibition and his work at the Library Gallery on
4th Feb. 2-4pm.
This exhibition also provides the opportunity to see
some of Hands Up Puppets made for TV Puppets; some
earlier PuppetTVGraffiti Puppetised works and a
range of brand new works made for this exhibition
under the banner, The DogHorse Coat. They are
Puppetised Pet Dog Coats given a Modern yet Medieval
and Heraldic twist.
"To me, artworks
should tell, evoke or imply a story".
"I began this
project interested in combining the worlds of
Medieval Heraldry with modern day Designer Dog
Coats. I wanted to create Art on modern day Dog
Coats, to make artworks of them. Influenced by
Medieval Heraldic Horse Coat design, hence the
title, The DogHorse Coat.
As with all of my Contemporary Art there is an
underlying ambition to advance both Puppetry and
Contemporary Art by creating and exhibiting more
of my Puppetry based Art, my Puppetised PuppetTVGraffiti
works. Engaging and interesting people in them
and both of these art forms".
the right is an image of Lord Lutterell which I
found while a Schoolboy at Lutterell School in
Nottingham. I remember showing it to the
Headmaster. The Badge, Emblem or Charge of white
birds on blue field, background, was on my
school breast Blazer pocket. It was emblazoned
upon me. While the rules of Heraldic imagery are
mostly well defined they are less so when it
comes to Charges, the things placed on top. I
enjoyed exploring this freedom.
This is the first prototype DogHorse Coat complete
with Old French title.
Red Eye Big Tongue, îillet rouget, longe langue.
|Spirit of 1975
(Why can't we be friends?)
|Free download DogHorse
Coat A4 Template right.
Loosely speaking, Heraldic rules dictate that
Metals, White and Yellow, are always inbetween other
colours. Red, Blue etc. Charges, which are things
stuck on top, can be anywhere. Google the basic
rules of Heraldry and create your own as I did
pictured here using the Template.
First Cohort of Boy Scouts make their own DogHorse
Coats in Marcus's Creative Workshop.
Promoting the Exhibition and handing out Flyers in
Nottingham City Centre.
Exhibition Cabinet Schools Workshops display.
Pheletia Liburd of Sugar and Serendipity made this
DogHorse Coat O Canada themed Cake to present to the
Floor 1 Gallery and Library Staff.