Clare Qualmann is a British multi-media performance artist based in London, UK. She is a senior lecturer in performing arts at the University of East London and also teaches at London Metropolitan University.
Qualmann's work uses a range of participatory methods to explore the routines and narratives of everyday life. A large body of her work focuses on the practice of walking as a way to interrogate the familiarity of place and has been described as “a kind of anti-dérive”.
Qualmann is a member of walkwalkwalk with Gail Burton and Serena Korda, who practice "'an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten," organising public walks through familiar places deemed marginal or overlooked.
As a solo artist Qualmann has further developed her walking practice. Qualmann is a founding member of the international Walking Artists Network, created in 2007. Through the network Qualmann has organised numerous walking research events and exhibitions, including the Step by Step seminar series at the University of East London, the footwork research group, and Where To? Towards the Future Steps of Walking at Falmouth University with Misha Myers.
- Collect Transform Repeat (2007) Michael West Gallery, Isle of Wight
- Spinning Stories (2008), with Emily Butterworth and The Woman’s Library
- on the role of, and places associated, with laundry in women’s lives.
- Untitled (Pencil on cotton handkerchief) (2009), Flash Company , Cecil Sharp House, London
- Perambulator (2014), Deveron Arts Walking Institute, Huntly
- East End Jam (2015), Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Legacy Development Corporation
- Chinese Whispers (2015), part of Exeter University’s Gossip and Nonsense.
With walk walk walk
- Chip Shop Tour of E8 (2007), E8- The Heart of Hackney, Transition Gallery, London
- Nightwalks (2008), Stories from the Exeter Archive
- walk walk walk (2013), Walk On: 40 Years of Walking, Pitshangar Manor Gallery, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, mac Birmingham, Plymouth City Museum and Gallery
- walk walk walk: stories from the Bethnal Green archive (2010), a permanent installation in the Bethnal Green Old Town Hall.
- Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind (eds.) (2015) Ways to Wander. Axminster: Triarchy.
- Gail Burton, Serena Korda, and Clare Qualmann (2009) Walkwalkwalk: Stories from the Exeter Archive. London: Site Projects.
- Elizabeth LeMoine, Clare Qualmann and Susan Skingle (2006) Collect Transform Repeat. London: Site Projects.
- "Ms Clare Qualmann - UEL - University of East London". www.uel.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- London Metropolitan University. "Clare Qualmann". London Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- "WALKING WOMEN - Events - Live Art Development Agency". Live Art Development Agency. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "About Clare Qualmann". Triarchy Press. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- Heddon, Deirdre; Klein, Jennie (2012). Histories and Practices of Live Art. Houndsmill, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-230-22973-0.
- Heddon, Deirdre (Dee); Turner, Cathy (2010-12-01). "Walking Women: Interviews with artists on the move". Performance Research. 15 (4): 14–22. doi:10.1080/13528165.2010.539873. ISSN 1352-8165.
- RCUK. "Footwork – The Walking Artists Network as Mobile Community, Gateway to Research, RCUK Research Project Funding Abstract". gtr.rcuk.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "footwork". footwork. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- "Where to? Steps Towards the Future of Walking Arts Symposium | Falmouth - No 1 Arts University". www.falmouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- LeMoine, Elizabeth; Qualmann, Clare; Skingle, Susan (2006-10-27). Collect Transform Repeat. London: Site Projects. ISBN 9780955437908.
- Khaleeli, Homa (2016-03-08). "From washhouse to art house – reinventing the humble launderette". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "My beautiful launderette". New Statesmen. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- "Flash Company". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- "Clare Qualmann: Perambulator". Deveron Arts. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- Fievent.com. "Breaking the Bounds: Walking London and Beyond (on the radio) | Fievent.com". Fievent.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- "Gossip and Nonsense Clare Qualmann". gossipandnonsense.exeter.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "E8 - The Heart of Hackney". www.transitiongallery.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- Burton, Gail; Korda, Serena; Qualmann, Clare (2009-07-10). Walkwalkwalk: Stories from the Exeter Archive. Site Projects. ISBN 9780955437946.
- Morrison-Bell, Cynthia; Collier, Mike; Ingold, Tim; Robinson, Alistair (2013). Walk On. From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking. University of Sunderland: Art Editions North. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-906-832-08-7.