/ / Artist Bios 2021

Daniel Clemmett has been a practicing Sculptor since 1997. He has exhibited is Swell since the festival’s inception, Winning twice, in 2007 and 2014. He has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea nine times. Daniel has also exhibited in The McClelland Sculpture Survey three times, The Lorne Sculpture Biennale and The Montgomery Sculpture Trust in the UK. He has also created many private commissions.


2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Meaningless but lit af, Daniel Clemmett

Put your helmets on the future is coming
Get off the main roads
Ditch your social media
Influence nobody
It’s no time to be rich and famous
Fill your tanks
Cash in your equity
Previous inhabitants have been extirpated
It’s maritime denial or bust
Nobody’s got a redekker plan
It’s no longer philosophy
It’s maths
Get good seats
Bear witness
Repression invokes fear and retreat
Controlled by fear
Divided and conquered
Religious atheism cults ideologically driven by the singularity
The God of Google
Hijacked by surveillance capitalism
Keeping slaves slaves
Consenting to torture
At what point does wilful ignorance become complicity.


SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Meaningless but lit af, Daniel Clemmett

Put your helmets on
The future is coming.
Hold on tight.
It could get bumpy,
rough or even dangerous
It will definitely be an interesting ride.


Instagram: #danielclemmett

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.