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Haldon Forest Park
Exeter , Devon EX6 7XR
United Kingdom


Employment History

  • Peopleand Partner
    University of the Trees
  • Curator of Exhibitions
    South West of England Regional Development Agency Managing Director

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • new MA , Art & Environment course
    University College Falmouth
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Clive Adams (Director) is a ..., 8 Sept 2015 [cached]
Clive Adams (Director) is a curator with a particular interest in the work of artists which engages with nature. He started his career at Arnolfini, Bristol in the seventies, and his exhibitions have covered a period from C18th to the present day.
Kaleider | Lunchtime Talk Blog – Clive Adams talks past, present, future, and soil, 11 May 2014 [cached]
Lunchtime Talk Blog – Clive Adams talks past, present, future, and soil Kaleider | Lunchtime Talk Blog - Clive Adams talks past, present, future, and soil Kaleider
Lunchtime Talk Blog - Clive Adams talks past, present, future, and soil
Clive Adams talks past, present, future, and soil
Clive Adams, the founder of the Centre for Contemporary Arts in the Natural World (CCANW), talked to us about the successful and varied work of CCANW as well as the organisation's life in several different homes.
Clive explained that he is interested in "basing exhibitions on academic research but presenting them in an accessible way". He used the example of the Olympics; "an extreme reflection of the everyday turned into a spectacle", in many ways art is the same thing.
As well as discussing CCANW's projects, Clive also talked about its home.
I was intrigued by the way Clive talked about CCANW as a house of cards, but the fundamental point; that will stick with me; was the way he took the company in a positive new direction, which would have not transpired if they had not lost the funding.
In 2013, Clive negotiated an office space in the Innovation Centre on the University of Exeter's campus. In this new space, CCANW is unable to host residencies or artists in-house. The brilliant thing about this is they can begin to foster a new way of working, with other people and organisations.
Something that struck me about Clive was his genuine desire for authentic collaboration.
Clive suggested that we, as humans, are intelligent enough to know exactly what we are supposed to be doing, but we choose not to do it. Nature is an expanding concept without parameters, and as animals we are a part of this system and need to develop with it.
Thank you Clive, you taught me that a house of cards isn't always a bad thing.
University of the Trees, 26 Mar 2015 [cached]
Clive Adams
Clive Adams, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) has played an important supportive role in the evolution of this project. The University of the Trees has evolved from his invitation to develop a social sculpture project related to forests and trees. The research and development phase of the UoT project has been faciltated by CCANW, with a grant from the Arts Council of England. See
About Us, 22 July 2015 [cached]
Clive Adams, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (UK)
Clive Adams, UK
Clive Adams, Director of ..., 8 Sept 2015 [cached]
Clive Adams, Director of CCANW, said
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