Staincliffe's work explores our everyday relationships with
aspects of the natural world.
Conceptual and aleatoric methodologies are employed in order to
abdicate some degree of conscious control over the products of his
creative practice. Collections of squirrel footprints, salvaged
media and dialogue with Shanghainese passers-by are all examples of
his interest in the chance encounter.
Recent notable projects and exhibitions include Fauna Automata:
British Wild Boar, a residency project in the Forest of Dean, 2011;
A horse walks into a bar, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2010;
Blind Men Feel Elephants, Prussian Projekte, Nottingham, 2010 and
an urban ecology of chance, a residency project with Red Gate
Gallery, Beijing, 2009.