Interview With Clyde McGill – Trans-disciplinary Visual Artist

Clyde McGill has a BA (Honours) in Visual Art from Curtin University and a PhD from RMIT.

Clyde McGil and The Speech

In 2008, Clyde was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar and then spent the following two years, 2009-10, as a Visiting Scholar at Parsons School of Fine Art in New York.

He has also been an Artist in Residence at the Holmes à Court Gallery and Fremantle Arts Centre.

His works are held in the National Gallery of Australia and other significant collections.

Clyde is best described as a trans-disciplinary visual artist. He works across performance, print, drawing, sound, painting, video, photography, artist books and text whose interests include place, politics, the guest, national borders, citizenship and, most recently, speech.

He lives and works in Fremantle.

Clyde’s latest, ‘must see’ exhibition, The Speech, is running now at Nyisztor Studio, 391 Canning Highway, Palmyra – at the corner Canining Highway and Stock Road, until this Sunday 24 October 2021. It’s an exhibition inspired by our Covid times and, as all Clyde’s work does, it addresses some big issues.

Here’s a gallery of images from The Speech exhibition.

Clyde kindly agreed to speak with our editor, Michael Barker, about his work and The Speech and how he latest works have arisen during the time of Covid.

Here’s our podcast interview with Clyde McGill.