Clare Longley is a Melbourne-based artist interested in how clichéd and sentimental images and symbols can be manipulated (re-invigorated) through an experimental painting practice. Through playing with different modes of mark making and forming compositions, she aims re-insert affect and new meaning into emotionally exhausted motifs such as flowers, love hearts, and cherubim. Recent solo exhibitions include Adult Lullabies at Daine Singer (2017), Thanks for Having Me at Blindside (2017) and Nut Ice at Tinning Street Presents (2016). Clare has curated and exhibited in Smoke Screens at LON Gallery (2018), Massage Therapy at Kings ARI (2017) and We Make Memories, Seventh Gallery (2017). She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Bus Projects in March 2019.