Clair is a creative and a restorative practitioner. She was trained by Thames Valley Police as a Restorative Justice (RJ) Practitioner in 2001 and is now an Accredited RJ Practitioner with the Restorative Justice Council, UK. Clair has worked with Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Youth Offending Services, as a regional Creative Arts Development Worker in Youth Justice and as an Arts Development Officer with Shetland Arts. In 2008 she co-founded Space2face, Shetland, which is now an independent RJ Arts charity. As a freelance practitioner, Clair has made and sold her own work and delivered residencies in a prison, an immigration removal centre, women’s refuges, care homes and schools, working with regional and national organisations, such as Women’s Aid, Thames Valley Partnership and Modern Art Oxford. She graduated from her MA in Contemporary Art and Music in 2004. Clair has also managed public art projects and was an artist advisor with the British Council from 2015-2017. In 2017, she was awarded AHRC PhD funding to examine more particularly the dialogue between these two areas of her practice, the creative and the restorative.
------- Clair’s publications:
Aldington, C. (2017). ‘The role of the arts and gifting in the restorative process’. In Pali, B. & Biffi, E (Eds.), Restorative Imagination: Artistic Pathways. Ideas and experiences at the intersection between art and restorative justice (pp. 54-63). European Forum for Restorative Justice, https://www.euforumrj.org/en/selected-books
Wallis, P., Aldington, C. & Liebmann, M. (2009). What have I done? A victim empathy programme for young people. Jessica Kingsley.