Clare Charnley

Nail Bar

A place to discuss ideas while you have a manual worker’s finger nail fitted - fake false finger nails painted to look soiled, split, bruised or generally affected by manual work. Each is a tiny painting. Fitting it is an intimate situation involving close physical proximity and touch. As such, it provides a perfect opportunity for slow and thoughtful discussion with strangers. Lets talk…

Much of Clare’s work involves interaction with the public. She is particularly interested in using the work itself as a process of negotiation.