Photography by Lily Ashrowan

Joshua Clague: and it feels like I just got home

and it feels like I just got home is an exhibition by Joshua Clague, as part of our The Lives of Artists season. The Lives of Artists asks audiences what might be uncovered about ourselves when we listen to the testimony, histories, and stories of artists reflecting on their lives.


11:00am - 5:00pm


Fri 09 February - Mon 01 April 2024

Joshua Clague: and it feels like I just got home
Fri 9 Feb - Mon 1 Apr

Joshua Clague’s and it feels like I just got home, echoes Madonna’s Ray of Light. Clague is interested in enduring memories of the female voice in his life. The exhibition often riffs on the pop-icons and divas that he once emulated. His work lays out how his sense of self changes at different times, in different places.

Clague has a longstanding connection with the Bluecoat. He has had a studio space at Bluecoat since March 2023 as part of the New Contemporaries Studio Bursary and has also used the gallery over the last few months as a space for making new work.

Joshua Clague is a visual artist. Originally from Merseyside, Clague recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London. Working with writing, installation, textiles, photography and performance, their work crystallises themes of love, memory, family, fandom and form.

Clague has recently exhibited as part of Bloomberg New contemporaries 2022 in both Ferens Art Gallery and South London Gallery.