Approved: 16.08.2006

Rebecca Beinart

Artist, Curator, Teacher, Researcher, Community worker

Approved: 16.08.2006

My projects explore the territories between art, ecology and politics and take the form of live events, installations and interventions in public places. I craft particular objects and situations which open up a space for interaction or conversation, working with the multiple agents and stories that make up a place. Recent projects include 'Imagined Geographies', a commission for the National

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Participatory projects, Public art
  • Categories: Environment, Installation, Intervention, Live Art, Public Art, Sculpture
  • Tags: environment, plants, place, edgeland, history, dialogue
 
 

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    Biography

    My projects explore the territories between art, ecology and politics and take the form of live events, installations and interventions in public places. I craft particular objects and situations which open up a space for interaction or conversation, working with the multiple agents and stories that make up a place. Recent projects include 'Imagined Geographies', a commission for the National Trust at Biddulph Grange Gardens (2015), the 'Bureau of Urban Wilds', a commission for UP Projects (2013-14) and 'Recreation Ground', an exhibition curated by Wasteland Twinning Nottingham. http://bureauofurbanwilds.wordpress.com/ http://wasteland-twinning.net/

    CV & Education

    Education

    2007 - 2008: MA Arts and Ecology (Distinction), Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK

    2000 - 2003: BA (1st Class Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    Current Employement

    Engagement Curator (part-time) at Primary, Nottingham: www.weareprimary.org

    Projects, Events & Exhibitions (selected)

    2015

    • Imagined Geographies Sculptural installation at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire. Collaboration with Katy Beinart. Commission for The National Trust.

    2014

    • Expanded Studio Project Colloboration with Elena Cologni, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
    • In Dialogue: International Symposium Four day symposium interrogating how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice. Co-curated with Rhiannon Jones and Heather Connelly.
    • Archeology of the Future Performance and lecture with David Bell, The Tetley, Leeds
    • Bureau of Urban Wilds Publication and public live printing event, UP Projects, London

    2013

    • Recreation Ground Group exhibition curated by Wasteland Twinning Nottingham, ATTIC, Nottingham
    • Bureau of Urban Wilds Commission for UP Projects: Secret Garden Project Lewisham, London
    • Production Line Live performance and broadcast with Field Broadcast, Nottingham / London / online
    • Adaptation Installation at the new Library of Bimingham as part of the Discovery Season, curated by Capsule
    • The Secret History of Plants Exhibition and events at South London Botanical Institute


    2012

    • Wasteland Twinning Ceremony Synchronised performance with KUNCI Cultural Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    • Wasteland Rounders Club part of Nottingham Contemporary’s ‘What Is Sport’ Program
    • Cultivation Field Group exhibition, various locations, Reading
    • Wasteland Twinning Launch Event One Thoresby Street studios, Nottingham

    2011

    • Sneinton Market Meals Events and exhibition as part of Neville Gabie’s ‘Orchard’ project for the redeveloped Sneinton Market, Nottingham. Commissioned by Contemporary Arts Society
    • Potion Commission for Artsadmin’s festival ‘Two Degrees: art and activism, climate and cuts’, London
    • Origination Residency at Brixton Market and exhibition at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London Collaboration with Katy Beinart.

    2010

    • How far from home are we? Harwood Arts Centre, Albequerque, US, with Claire Cote and Anna Keleher Food as Counter-Culture Collaborative project for ‘Gentle Actions’, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
    • Exponential Growth Commission for Radar Arts program at Loughborough University, Loughborough
    • Origination Exhibition at Artlink gallery, Hull, with Katy Beinart
    • Though I have missed you so very much Performance/ walking tour, Humber Mouth: Hull’s Literature Festival Origination Exhibition and events at Stellenbosch University and Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

    2009

    • Field Kitchen Commission for Nottingham’s Hinterland festival. Supported by an Arts Council England grant.
    • Corridor Commission for the ‘Spring Green’ program (Architecture Centre Bristol / Groundwork South West).

    Residencies

    2013: Residency with Field Broadcast, leading to a series of live performances and broadcasts. Nottingham/ London

    2011: Residency at Brixton Market, with 198 Arts & Learning, London

    2010: Three-month residency at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa with Katy Beinart

    Collectives

    2011: Wasteland Twinning Nottingham collective with David Bell and Mat Trivett, part of the Wasteland Twinning international network http://wasteland-twinning.net/

    2003: Yolk: founding member of an artists’ collective formed to make collaborative work with emerging international artists, with a focus on live work and artists’ responses to place

    Talks, workshops & higher education (selected)

    2015

    • Re-imagining creativity from below panel discussion as part of Being Human 2015 festival
    • Art and the Rural workshop at Impington college, part of Elena Cologni's residency programme
    • Stresses: Living with toxicity workshop as part of a wider programme on 'The Three Ecologies' at Nottingham Contemporary
    • The Slogramme Approach talk and workshop for UP Projects, Floating Cinema, Bristol
    • Workshop for The Art of Dwelling: A one-day conference exploring long-term approaches to public art & place IXIA/ In Certain Places, Birmingham
    • Tutorials and artists talk for Fine Art students at the University of Nottingham
    • Castrophe / Opportunity: a conversation about climate change with invited speakers, co-facilitated with David Bell alongside the ‘Rights of Nature’ exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary

    2014

    • Walking Reading Group on Participation, Whitechapel Gallery, London. (Project facilitated by Lydia Ashman, Ania Bas and Simone Mair)

    2013

    • ‘The Urban Immune System’ and ‘All that glitters..’: two conversation events in Deptford with UP Projects
    • Presentation at Common Ground Conference, Goldsmiths, London
    • ‘The Wasteland Conversations’: a series of discussions at Nottingham Contemporary with invited speakers, examing themes of Making Place; Ecology, Utopia & Community; The Common Imagination and Creativity, Regeneration and Gentrification. Co-faciliated with David Bell and Mathew Trivett
    • ‘Ecosophy Study Sessions’, at Nottingham Contemporary, co-facilitated with David Bell
    • Presentation and discussion as part of ‘The Brixton Exchange’, for Anchor & Magnet, Brixton

    2012

    • Visiting artist for Oxford Brookes Fine Art lecture series
    • Artist talk at Beacon Bi-monthly, Beacon Art Project, Lincolnshire
    • Presentations and workshops as part of Wasteland Twinning Network Forum, ZKU, Berlin
    • Visiting Tutor for Fine Art BA students at Nottingham Trent University
    • Installation and presentation for Contested Sites/Sights Conference, TRAIN research centre, Chelsea College of Art, London. With Katy Beinart

    2011

    • Presentation of Wasteland Twinning at the Tracing Mobility Open Platform, HKW, Berlin
    • Visiting artist at Nottingham Trent University through the AA2A program 2010-2011
    • ‘Residual Soundings’ Discussion with invited speakers, Brixton, London. Chaired by Barby Asante

    2010

    • ‘What’s occupying the gallery?’ Talk with Jane Trowell (PLATFORM) at ENGAGE conference
    • Visiting artist for the Fine Art lecture program at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    2009

    • Visiting artist for ‘Grassroots’: Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon School of Art
    • In Conversation with Wallace Heim for the Hinterland Symposium, Nottingham

    Education & facilitation work (selected)

    2014:

    • ‘Taste the World’ Recipe book project with Women’s Culture Exchange, Nottingham

    2013:

    • ‘Operation Deep Freeze’: workshops with Avant-Gardening, London
    • Sessional tutor on Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma, Central College, Nottingham

    2012:

    • Research residency in an elderly people’s Care Home, with City Arts Nottingham
    • Knowledge Sharing Sessions for East Midlands Visual Arts Network (EMVAN)
    • ‘Body Politic’ six week course for women, exploring the relationships between the personal and political, art and activism. Co-facilitated with Sara Motta (Politics lecturer, Nottingham University) at Primary

    2011: Creative Practitioner for outdoor learning project at Carsic Primary School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

    2010: Outreach project in Tiervlei community, Cape Town (South Africa).

    2009: Co-realizer role for PLATFORM London, developing and critiquing C Words: Carbon, Capital, Climate, Culture a season of work at the Arnolfini, Bristol.

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