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Clive Gillman

Country: UK

Clive Gillman works as an artist and is also Director of Creative Industries at Creative Scotland. He is former director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland’s largest arts and media centre. He has a background in working with media-based arts, both as an artist and also through working on the development of the cultural infrastructure in the UK. He has shown works internationally and most recently has developed a number of internet-based public art projects including Metroscopes, a permanent public work in the centre of Liverpool.

From 1988 – 90 he worked at London Video Access and taught at St.Martins School of Art and West Surrey College of Art & Design before moving to Liverpool in 1992 to set up a number of national initiatives, such as MITES (the national exhibition technology resource) and the New Tools workshop programme. (MITES is a technology support service for artists, supplying equipment, technical advice and training to over 1200 projects since 1992). During this time he has also initiated a number of research and development initiatives bringing together artists and technologists with support from NESTA, BTExact and Arts Council England.

From 1999 he worked on setting up the £11m FACT Centre in Liverpool, working to develop the concept and to fund-raise for the project and subsequently leading on the design team and establishing the staff and structure to take the project forward. He moved to take up the post at DCA in Feb 2005. He has spoken and written widely on topics such as new media culture, arts and regeneration and media literacy.


Metroscopes (2003)

The Metroscopes consist of 5 circular LED dot matrix displays each mounted on individual columns in Ropewalks Square. The public artwork was created by Clive Gillman when FACT opened in 2003, and was restored in 2023 in celebration of the building's 20th anniversary.