Clara Gough

Clara Gough carries on the traditional basket weaving taught to by her mother Edith Clayton, a renowned African Nova Scotian basketmaker.

Clara Gough East Preston

Biography

Though strongly influenced by her mother’s techniques, Gough has imprinted her own unique style on the craft. In 1998 she created her first ‘basket sculpture’ an effigy of her father for the BANNS exhibition In This Place. She is the last African Nova Scotian selling baskets at the Halifax Market- an over 200 year old tradition.

Exhibitions

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2018 Preston – Halifax Commons, Caribbean Cultural Festival, Halifax Commons (BANNS)
2017 Kaiso – Halifax Commons, Caribbean Cultural Festival, Halifax Commons (BANNS)
2015 New Notes In The Pattern – Recent African Nova Scotian Art  Chase Gallery, Public Archives of NS (BANNS)
2010 In This PlaceNSCC Truro Campus Art Gallery (BANNS)
2009 Incantation: The Art of Africville Seaview Park, Halifax (BANNS)
2007 The Soul Speaks Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2006 Visions in African Nova Scotian Art Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2001 Home: The Art of PrestonDartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth
2001 Home: The Art of PrestonDalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
1998 In This Place: 100 Years of African Nova Scotian Art – Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax (BANNS)
1998 In This Place: 100 Years of African Nova Scotian Art – Museum of Industry, Stellarton(BANNS)
1998 In This Place: 100 Years of African Nova Scotian Art – Shelburne County Museum, Shelburne (BANNS)
1998 In This Place: 100 Years of African Nova Scotian Art – Cape Breton Art Gallery, Sydney (BANNS)

Contact

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