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Clare Patey


Clare Patey is Director of Empathy Museum and an award winning artist and curator who creates social spaces in the public realm that bring people together in conversation, participation and celebration.

Clare was the creator and director of the critically acclaimed Museum Of – a five-year participatory museum project on the Southbank, The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It for the New Economics Foundation, and annually curated Feast on the Bridge for the Thames Festival. Clare also created Feast on the Street, a mile long meal looking at food in the desert in Phoenix, and Crayfish Bob’s Invasive Species Café for Artsadmin’s Two Degrees Festival. Clare is currently part of the collective Edible Utopia who are creating an urban farm at London’s Somerset House.

Date Title Venue City
5 September – 3 October 2021 A Mile in My Shoes Sommerblut Festival Cologne
3 January – 30 April 2021 A Mile in My Shoes Sydney Festival Australian National Maritime Museum
18–26 September 2020 A Mile in My Shoes International Triennial of Art and Environment EKO 8 Maribor
1–10 September 2020 A Mile in My Shoes Homo Novus Riga
8–24 May 2020 Empathy Museum (online) Sommerblut Festival Cologne
2–6 November 2017 Empathy Museum Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair Krasnoyarsk
Clare Patey
Clare Patey at A Mile in My Shoes, part of the Empathy Museum.