Man in Hat with Woman flying past below, 2022
pastel, charcoal and ink on paper
102 x 65 cm
This work represents a flight of fancy: where a man in a hat with four legs sees the world anew, and a woman flies past below.
James Clayden was born in Melbourne in 1947. He gained a degree in Art & Design at Preston Institute of Technology in 1979 and has since exhibited extensively. He has designed several public artworks, including commissions for RMIT University, the Spencer Street Footbridge and the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Clayden taught painting and drawing at Phillip Institute of Technology from 1990-1991, and interior design and architecture at RMIT University from 2000-2003. In 1982 experimental feature length film ‘CORPSE’ screened at Melbourne and Berlin International Film Festivals. In 1986 directed the telemovie ‘THE HOUR BEFORE MY BROTHER DIES’ for the ABC, awarded the ‘ROCKIE’ for best telemovie at BANFF Television festival. Since 1970 written His work is held in numerous public collections, including the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Contemporary Art. Clayden currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.