Curriculum Vitae

Josephine Clarke 

Visual Artist   



  1. Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Technology 

Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University  


− Fall 2023 (Upcoming.) Field Artist in Residence. Joggins Fossil Cliffs Institute. Joggins, NS 

− March 2022. Artist On Campus. Cape Breton University. 

− March 2021. Digital Artist in residence. Unmute Artist residency (ArtsUNITE.) Toronto, ON  – 2018 to 2021. Artist in Residence: Customs House Artisan Incubator, Port Hawkesbury,  Nova Scotia. 

− June 2017. Paris and Documenta Fine Arts Field School. Paris, France; and Kassel, Germany. 

 Grants awarded 

− March 2021. Canada Council for the Arts: Explore and Create. 

− July 2020. Canada Council for the Arts: Digital Originals Micro Grants. 

− July 2020. Nova Scotia Job Creation Project: Creative Legacy Arts Grants. 

 Group Exhibitions 

− February 2022 to present.  Atlantic Vernacular. Digital. Hosted by New Brunswick Craft Council. Fredericton, New Brunswick 

− April 2021. Are Wilds. Eltuek Arts Centre. Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

− February 2020. Elements: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Bear River Artworks Gallery. Bear River, Nova  Scotia. 

− April 2018. The Show. Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Richmond, British Columbia 

– March 2017. International Arts Focus week. Richmond, British Columbia 

 Solo Exhibitions

–March 2022: Talking Trash: CBU Artist on Campus Presents. Cape Breton University. Sydney, Nova Scotia.

− August 2021. What is left behind? Corridor Gallery, Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

− October 2020. Roads Less Travelled. Digital. In partnership with the Canada Council for the arts.

 − September 2020. What is left behind? Lumiere Art at night Festival, Sydney NS.  

− August 2020. Canada's Ocean Playground: Trash It! Third Shift Art at Night Festival. St. John,  New Brunswick. Digital Project. 

− September 2019. Rebirth. Lumiere Art at Night Festival. Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Professional experience

– July 2022. Peer assessor. Arts Nova Scotia. Grants to Individuals Spring 2022 intake.

– November 24th, 2022. Artist talk. Manitoba Craft Council Eco Talks Series. Handmade/Readymade: Radical hand making for a future beyond consumerism. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Teaching Experience 

− August 2022. Textile Design with Earth Pigments. Rising Tides Festival. Alma, New Brunswick

– February 2022. Creative Wayfinding. Guest Lecturer. Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 

− November 2021. On Craft and Authenticity. Guest Lecturer. Ontario College Of Art and Design University. 

− November 2021. Indigo shibori dyeing.  Parrsboro Creative Cultural Campus.Parrsboro, Nova Scotia 

− August 2021. Dyeing with Earth Pigments. Parrsboro Creative Cultural Campus. Parrsboro, Nova Scotia 

− July 2021. Painting with Earth Pigments. New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

– April 2021 to present. Professional Artists in the Schools presents: Fundamentals of Block Printing

 –February 2021 to present. Inverness County Centre for the Arts. Indigo Shibori Dyeing

 − September 2020. Indigo Shibori Dyeing. Woolstock East Fibre Festival.

− October 2019. Indigo. Shibori Dyeing. Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. Amherst, Nova Scotia 

− November 2018. Hand Painting with Natural Dyes. Cape Breton Centre For Craft and Design.  Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. 

− November 2018. Block Printing with Natural Dyes. Cape Breton Centre For Craft and Design. Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. 

− October 2018. Painting with natural dyes. New Dawn Centre For Innovation. Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. 

− October 2018. Rust Dyeing: How to Make Unique Designs with Rusty Objects. Cape Breton Centre For Craft and Design. Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia 

− November 2016. Use of Natural Mordants and Dyes. Guest Lecturer. Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Richmond, British Columbia.

Writing, Press and Events  

- Summer 2022. Craft Inspires a New Atlantic Vernacular. (Images of works featured.) Visual Arts News. 

-Fall/Winter 2021. Finding the Bizarre in the Mundane: On Environment and Memory. Understorey Magazine. Issue 21. 

- May 2021. Global News Atlantic. Visual Arts Abstract: Summer EdVentures at NBCCD. 

– April 2021. CTV Morning Live Atlantic. Community Feature: Nova Scotia’s Artists Are Helping Local Communities Survive the Pandemic - But Who Helps Them Survive? 

- April 2021. Creating a Thriving Art Practice as a Rural Artist. ArtsUnite blog. 

- September 2020. Artist Talk. Lumiere presents: Possible Futures. In conversation with Greg Davies.Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia 

- August 2020. Artist Q&A. Third Shift Art Festival.

Professional service and memberships.

− Visual Arts Nova Scotia (Treasurer 2021-2022)

− PAINTS (Professional Artists in the 


− CARFAC Maritimes. 

− Cape Breton Centre for Craft and (Juried member and past Artist-in-residence)


− Textile Society of America
– Janvrin's Island Community Centre. Volunteer Artist-in-residence. (2021-present)

Awards and Scholarships 

– 2022 Julie Hobart Sustain One's Soul Alumni Endowed award.

− 2018 Wildflower Scholarship 

− 2017 One World Study Abroad Grant 

− 2016 John Fluevog Unique Soles award 

− 2015 The Monty Endowed Award