Brian Clarke, recognised as the world’s leading architectural artist, has worked to create a huge variety of stained-glass designs and art installations in locations worldwide since the 1970s, and will now be hosting an exclusive exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth.

Jointly curated by Professor Paul Greenhalgh and Francesco Brusatin, Brian Clarke: On Line at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) features more than 50 of Clarke’s most distinctive works including paintings, works on paper and stained glass that trace his love of drawing, of ‘line’, and the pivotal role it plays in his life and work.

Perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with architects including Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, Oscar Niemeyer, I. M. Pei, and Future Systems, Clarke is also noted for working with art dealer Robert Fraser, fashion photographer David Bailey, and Sir Paul McCartney, for whom he designed stage sets for two world tours.

Clarke has collaborated with the Dutch National Ballet, and with director Hugh Hudson, designing stage sets for the Robert Ward opera The Crucible, adapted from the play by Arthur Miller.

Clarke’s work has been exhibited in many of the world’s most prestigious galleries, and is held in public and private collections including those of the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bavarian State Painting Collections at Museum Brandhorst, Munich, the Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.

The artist, who has close links to Arts University Bournemouth, has previously visited architectural students at AUB, and employs a graduate of the university’s BA (Hons) Modelmaking course at his studio.