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Paul McClure

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Published: 01.10.2019

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Through my work, I aim to "see" who we are at a time when what it means to be human is undergoing radical bioethical consideration.
 
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Membrane 3, 2018. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 9 x 9 x 3 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Membranes. Paul McClure
Brooch: Membrane 3, 2018
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
9 x 9 x 3 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Membranes
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Membrane 2, 2018. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 12 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Membrane. Paul McClure
Brooch: Membrane 2, 2018
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
12 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Membrane
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Membrane 1, 2017. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 9.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. Paul McClure
Brooch: Membrane 1, 2017
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
9.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Splice, 2015. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 9 x 4.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Flora. Paul McClure
Brooch: Splice, 2015
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
9 x 4.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Flora
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Spring, 2015. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 9 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Flora. Paul McClure
Brooch: Spring, 2015
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
9 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Flora
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Sprout, 2015. Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.. 8 x 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Flora. Paul McClure
Brooch: Sprout, 2015
Sterling silver, nylon, stainless steel.
8 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Flora
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Orthomyxovirus, 2012. Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.. 4 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Mutations. Paul McClure
Brooch: Orthomyxovirus, 2012
Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.
4 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Mutations
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Poxvirus, 2012. Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.. 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Mutations. Paul McClure
Brooch: Poxvirus, 2012
Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.
4 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Mutations
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Coronavirus, 2011. Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.. 4 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Mutations. Paul McClure
Brooch: Coronavirus, 2011
Sterling silver, lab grown ruby, neodymium magnets.
4 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Mutations
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Morula, 2009. Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.. 5 x 3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Cytulas. Paul McClure
Brooch: Morula, 2009
Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.
5 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Cytulas
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Cytula, 2009. Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.. 5 x 3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Cytulas. Paul McClure
Brooch: Cytula, 2009
Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.
5 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Cytulas
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Blastula, 2009. Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Cytulas. Paul McClure
Brooch: Blastula, 2009
Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, neodymium magnets.
4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Cytulas
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Cells, 1999. Sterling silver, copper, resin, neodymium magnets, Petri dishes.. 50 x 30 x 2 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Cells. Paul McClure
Brooch: Cells, 1999
Sterling silver, copper, resin, neodymium magnets, Petri dishes.
50 x 30 x 2 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Cells
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Erythrocyte, 1999. Sterling silver, copper, resin, neodymium magnets, Petri dish.. 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Cells. Paul McClure
Brooch: Erythrocyte, 1999
Sterling silver, copper, resin, neodymium magnets, Petri dish.
8 x 8 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Cells
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Virus, 1993. Aluminum, neodymium magnets.. 12 x 12 x 6 cm. Photo by: David Rasmus. From series: Virus. Paul McClure
Brooch: Virus, 1993
Aluminum, neodymium magnets.
12 x 12 x 6 cm
Photo by: David Rasmus
From series: Virus
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Paul McClure. Necklace: Alveoli, 1994. Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.. 7 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: David Rasmus. From series: Memento Mori. Paul McClure
Necklace: Alveoli, 1994
Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.
7 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: David Rasmus
From series: Memento Mori
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Paul McClure. Necklace: Lungs, 1994. Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.. 7 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo by: David Rasmus. From series: Memento Mori. Paul McClure
Necklace: Lungs, 1994
Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.
7 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by: David Rasmus
From series: Memento Mori
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Paul McClure. Brooch: Node, 1994. Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.. 7 x 6 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: David Rasmus. From series: Memento Mori. Paul McClure
Brooch: Node, 1994
Oxydized sterling silver, pearls.
7 x 6 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: David Rasmus
From series: Memento Mori
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This video tells the story of Paul McClure's jewellery practice, and how it has metamorphosed to reflect his experiences with HIV/AIDS and cancer, using themes taken from biology and biotechnology.

Paul McClure is a 2015 winner of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, The Saidye Bronfman Award.

Directed by Jesi the Elder (Jessica Jordan)
Co-production of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Animated Image Society Presentation of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance.
For more information, visit:
https://ggavma.canadacouncil.ca

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Intro
Paul McClure is a Canadian artist and designer of contemporary jewellery. His work is represented in private and public collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Canadian Museum of History; Design Museum of Barcelona; and National Museums Scotland. McClure graduated from NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada (BFA, 1989); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain (1990); and National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (MA, 1999). He is a professor and department head of the School of Jewellery at George Brown College in Toronto. In 2015, McClure received the Saidye Bronfman Award, a Governor General’s Award, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the visual arts.
 

Statement

My jewellery is as much about as it is for the human body. I am intrigued by how we represent what we cannot see within ourselves through scientific imagery and data from the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, pathology and genetics. Through my work, I aim to “see” who we are at a time when what it means to be human is undergoing radical bioethical consideration.
 

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2019:
Lecture  07 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019  Lecture / Workshop: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
Kilkenny, Ireland.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019  Gogoisme 2.
Artist-in-Residence  01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Artist-in-Residence.
Birmingham City University - School of Jewellery, UK.
Exhibition  10 Aug 2019 - 10 Nov 2019  Crowded Thresholds.
National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2018:
Exhibition  19 Oct 2018 - 06 Jan 2019  SNAG at Triple Parade in Shanghai 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  19 Aug 2017 - 29 Oct 2017  Can Craft? Craft Can! Canadian Craft Biennial 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2016 - 25 Feb 2017  20/20/20.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016  End of Year Exhibition.
Exhibition  03 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2016  Contemporary Canadian Jewellery: the 28th annual Exhibition.
2014:
Exhibition  16 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014  Remarkable Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  07 Feb 2014 - 16 Feb 2014  Laissez-moi Rêver.
2006:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2006 - 26 Dec 2006  Dix ans! Ten years!.

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Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Magazine:  In the Studio: Paul McClure. Isherwood, Barbara.  Metalsmith Magazine:  Eugene,  2018
Vol.38, No.1.
Book:  True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada. Baird, George; Gotleib, Rachel; Kingwell, Mark.  Black Dog Publishing:  London,  2017
Magazine:  Paul McClure – 2015 Bronfman Award Winner. Guyomarc’h, Noel.  Studio Magazine – Craft and Design:  Toronto,  2015
P. 44-49, Spring/Summer.
Book:  Laissez-moi rêver – Oeuvres de la collection de bijoux d’art contemporain de Jocelyne Gobeil. Noel Guyomarc’h:  Montreal,  2014
Catalogue:  Quintet. George Brown College School of Design:  Toronto,  2012
Magazine:  Exhibition in Print (front cover). MAGazine: Metal Arts Guild of Canada:  Toronto,  2011
Vol.26, No. 1.
Book:  Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2008
Book:  General Idea Editions 1967-1995. Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto:  Toronto,  2003
Catalogue:  Luxe Interior. Fundacio la Caixa:  Barcelona,  2003
Magazine:  The Work of Paul McClure. Barry, Susan.  Metalsmith Magazine:  Eugene,  2003
Vol. 23, No. 1.
Catalogue:  Trois visions d’un corps. Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer,  2002
Magazine:  Cagnes-sur-Mer faire-valoir du bijou contemporain. Heuzé, Michèle.  L’Objet d’Art:  Paris,  2002
No. 368.
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2000. GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH:  Munich,  2000
Book:  Ornament and Object: Canadian Jewellery and Metal Art 1946–1996. Boston Mills Press:  Toronto,  1997
Catalogue:  Exhibition in Print. Metalsmith Magazine:  Eugene,  1996
Vol. 16, No. 4.
Catalogue:  Schmuck 1996. GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH:  Munich,  1996
Catalogue:  Schmuck 1994. GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH:  Munich,  1994
Catalogue:  Schmuck 1991. GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH:  Munich,  1991
Catalogue:  Schmuck 1990. GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH:  Munich,  1990
Book:  ORNAMENTA 1, Internationale Schmuckkunst. Michael Erlhoff, Dr..  Prestel-Verlag:  Pforzheim,  1989
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