Gus Clutterbuck is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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My arts practice is strongly influenced by sculptural approaches to ceramics and a continuing fascination with the impact of medicine on contemporary society and culture. My recent body of work, Stayin Alive, which explores ethical issues surrounding doctor-patient relationships and pharmaceutical marketing, was presented at JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, and recently in a hospital setting at Flinders Medical Centre (April/May 07) receiving an enthusiastic response from critics and the general public. This work also featured as part of the 9th World Congress of Bioethics exhibition at Salon Mali, Rijeka Museum of Modern Art, Croatia(October 08)

I developed new work during a 6-week residency at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India in late 2007.This collection broadly titled “Confluence” consisted of ceramic sculptures, drawings and digital prints that were shown at Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney and also at the Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the OzAsia Festival in 2008. The work is closely informed by my colalboration with traditional Rajastani painter and sculptor, Pramod Kumar

In an exploration of cross-cultural concepts and materials I created elements of these works in India and on returning to Australia incorporated these ideas and materials into finished pieces, developing a further series through collaborating with Pramod Kumar. The works on paper are inspired by snapshots from the hip, simple ink and watercolour drawings on found paper, exploring moments of intensity and contemplation. The enlarged prints of these quietly handmade works form the confluence of ideas and artistic process.