Approved: 16.08.2006

Simon Beeson

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
As both an artist and an architect, my concerns are with inhabited places. I am interested in the useful as well as the poetic. From small scale work to larger temporary or permanent public work or exhibitions. I concentrate on the ordinary things that anchor us and our feelings in the world. This has led me to education and community engagement as well as my own work.
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  • Location: Sway, South East
 
 

Biography

Concepts As both an artist and an architect, my concerns are with inhabited places. I am interested in the useful as well as the poetic. From small scale work to larger temporary or permanent public work or exhibitions. I concentrate on the ordinary things that anchor us and our feelings in the world. This has led me to education and community engagement as well as my own work. Influences Public art, public gathering places, seating, democracy, architecture Career path Qualifications: 1995 Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota, USA 1987 Architects Registration Board 1986 DipArch, Hull School of Architecture 1983 BA Hons, University of Manchester Teaching Experience: 2007- Course Leader, Architecture, The Arts University College at Bournemouth 2002-2006 Full-time Level 1 coordinator, Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art 2000-2002 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art 1990/01 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Dundee 1997 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Edinburgh 1996 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Central England Areas of work: Primary education Secondary education Tertiary education Adult education Community arts Curating Exhibiting Healthcare arts Lecturing Public art Workshops Collections: Sculpture at Tyrebagger, Aberdeen

CV & Education

EXHIBITIONS

2014 - Building Walden, ArtSway, Sway (Hampshire Open Studios)

2009 - Limited Edition, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury (Group Show)

2008 - Under Construction, The Study Gallery, Poole (with students)

2000 - Fidem Medal Biannual, Weimar, Germany (Group Show)

2000 - Furniture for a Reading Garden, Edinburgh Book Festival (Installation)

2000 - Sum of Parts, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (Group Show)

1999 - Artery, Artlinks Project, McManus Gallery, Dundee (Group Show)

1999 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Erwin Heerich,Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

1998 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Per Kirkeby, Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

1998 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Siah Armajani, Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

COMMISSIONS

2004    “Moot Hill”, public seating/table project and Monument (with Nicola Moss) for Ellon,

2002 - Linlithgow Threshold, Medallic Sculpture, British Art Medal Society

2001-05 Bird Garden for Menziehill Primary School, Dundee

2001    “Wall of Stories”, a printed aluminium mural in Cowdenbeath.

2000    “Steeping Stones” foot bridges, table, benches (permanent), Sculpture at Tyrebagger, Aberdeenshire. (Agent: Art in Partnership)