My name is Daniel Staincliffe, my art explores our everyday interaction with the natural world and harnesses chance as a creative force. I work with live animals, readymade objects, language and video to create artwork that encourages the audience to recognise the beauty in the world around them.


Featured Projects


weatherfish release art work staincliffe

Release is a series of works inspired by the Buddhist practice of 'life release', which sees captive animals bought and released into the wild.


staincliffe art work banner chinese

This series of public interventions appropriates the Chinese red and white banner (widely used to welcome guests, promote businesses and disseminate state propaganda) in order to present contemplative ideas.

British Wild Boar

staincliffe wild boar art work photograph

Fauna Automata: British Wild Boar aimed to increase public awareness of the presence of wild boar in the UK, whilst re-evaluating the species as culturally relevant.

Exhibition venues and supporting organisations include:

  • Arts Council England
  • Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
  • CFCCA, Manchester, UK
  • The Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Blue Roof Art District, Chengdu, China
  • National Science and Media Museum, Yorkshire, UK
  • Forestry Commission England