Claire Orme is an artist, curator and musician. After graduating with First Class Honours in Fine Art, Claire returned to her hometown of London where she began work as a freelance curator, graphic designer, illustrator, visual researcher and artist's assistant.
In 2016, Orme founded the creative agency Brains & Lip with Alice Steffen, which supports and promotes upcoming artists through curating exhibitions and hosting events. Having recently relocated to Margate, Claire has set up an intimate gallery and performance space in her own home, called Flat38. Moving to the seaside has also given Orme time and space to concentrate on her own practice.
Specialising in performance art and sound installation, Claire employs her skills as a pianist and violin player to investigate the narrative contours of spaces and objects. Much of Orme's work is research-led, utilising archive material and interviews to explore her interest in perhaps overlooked rural and urban histories.
Margate + London
Artist + Curator
"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
– Frida Kahlo