Clare Kelly is a visual artist, singer and performer.
Her artwork centres around up-cycling and re-using old materials to create new pieces. Clare works as a freelance visual artist and has worked with Trafford Youth Services, Noisy Toys, Art Construct, Visual Architects as well as one off commissions for events, festivals and private companies. She makes, amongst other things, headpieces, props and costume often from up-cycled waste and donated fabrics.
Clare has been a singer and musician for most of her adult life. Her main project is Odwana, an exciting musical collaboration. The project combines West African drums and percussion, western drum kit and electronic synths, samples and sounds and huge baselines topped with haunting ritualistic melodies and lyrics inspired my nature and mysticism. They have been successful in performing at many large UK festivals such as Kendal Calling and Boomtown as well as abroad and have recently released 2 new tracks with videos. She also keeps herself busy performing in function bands, as a guest on electronic music tracks and facilitating workshops around singing for wellbeing.
Clare has been a natural performer since she left the womb. She performs her own routines at events as well as ad-hoc performances and work with companies such as Elrow, at nights and festivals as well as others.
She’s most happy acting the fool, dancing about and making people smile.