Photo: Amelia Beavis-Harrison in Yorkshire

Amelia Beavis-Harrison

Artist, Curator, Writer

Amelia Beavis-Harrison is an artist and curator currently based between the UK and Norway. Amelia’s practice is rooted within performance which is used as a way of interpreting situations and re-defining histories. Part of her practice explores the role of costume within performance questioning its role as an additional part and considering it as a central component that can begin a visual dialogue and generate a performance in its wearing. Often Amelia’s practice brings together two or more contexts and merges them to create a new narrative using symbolism from the pre-existing context. Amelia uses a research based way of working to understand and generate the context to her work. Alongside her performance’s Amelia produces prints as a way of capturing the momentary gestures. Amelia also works as an independent curator and co-directs Lincoln Art Programme. read full statement

Location Yorkshire
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Participatory projects, Public art, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Installation, Live Art, Performance, Sculpture
Tags costume, narrative, situation, performance, history

News & Events

  • Startpoint Art Prize

    29/09/2015 – 01/11/2015
    Prague National Gallery

    I am participating in this years Startpoint Art Prize in Prague. The exhibition is held in Prague National Gallery in the Trade Fair Palace and brings together different MA works from Europe.

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  • Sluice Art Fair

    16/10/2015 – 18/10/2015
    Sluice Art Fair

    Working with newspapers as a form of script, four slam poets and rappers will take on each other and the news. They will battle against one another whilst representing papers and their agendas.

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  • Theater and Politics

    10/11/2015 – 15/12/2015
    Article Gallery

    I will be making a new performance in Article Gallery based on a play by Mayakovsky, it will make a commentary on the economic banking 'crisis' and the current Conservative government.

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  • Mayakovsky

    The Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky asked of his future peers to make contemporary his work, so that is relevant in the future. This irresistible challenge will see me re-make all 5 of his plays.

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