A new exhibition at Dunoon Burgh Hall in Argyll will show a number of works by Manchester artist Antony Clarkson. 19, 20, 21: The Self-Isolation Residency. Finding a reason to paint. is a reflection on the isolation brought on by Covid 19, which according to the artist will ‘…probably be the greatest test of our generation’. Treating these challenges as an opportunity, Clarkson began a radical re-evaluation of his work and practice, leading to a new body of work, including ‘Personal Topographies’ a new series of paintings for exhibition in 2021.
Holding degrees in Fine Art from Manchester School of Art, Clarkson followed his postgraduate studies at the city’s Whitworth Art Gallery and then embarked on a 3-year series of artist residencies and exhibitions, allowing him to exhibit and lecture in Finland and China, subsequently becoming Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at The Independent Art School before going on to found his own art school, Manchester Art Studios, with his time now divided between studios in Dunoon and West Virginia.