Approved: 30.10.2015

Beth Davis-Hofbauer

Artist, Event organiser, Gallerist, Maker, Writer

Approved: 30.10.2015

I am an artist, curator, director of an arts organisation, festival director and gallerist.

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      Biography

      I am an artist, curator, director of an arts organisation, festival director and gallerist.

      My current practice is concerned with anxieties, it is informed by my experience of a severe anxiety disorder associated with long term physical illness and having a disabled child and those common anxieties experienced by others.  Recurring themes include disgust, fear, disease, and othernes.

      It deals with the physical experience of anxiety, reflecting it and at times inducing it and also reducing it using sound, light, colour and vibration.

       

      CV & Education

      EDUCATION:

      2017 RD-1st Artist Coacing (Accredited) Program

      2016-2017: SSE Program, Action Hampshire

      2014-2016: MA Fine Art, Portsmouth University (Dinstinction, all units 85)

      2008: MA Media (Photography and Design) Created an art artefact magazine and

      website complete with subverts and articles for major project

      2002: BSc (hons) Media and Society (specialising in photography) completed various

      elective modules including art and media (40% Practical 60% Theory)

       

      AWARDS GRANTS & BURSARIES:

      A-N, RD-1st Accredited Artist Coaching Program and Bursary 2017

      Family Arts Conference Bursary 2017

      MA Student Achievement Award (School of Art and Design, University of Portsmouth, 2016)

      A-N Professional Development Bursary

      Arts Council England: Grants For The Arts:

      Women of the Year Awards Arts category (runner up) (Portsmouth News)

      Today I'm Me: Inspirational Woman July 2014

       

      RESIDENCIES

      6th March -26th March 2017 AAA Residency Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

      22 - 25th May 2017 Ludlow Junior School Southampton

       

      MEMBERSHIP:

      Aspex Artists Associates                                                            

      A-N

      British Women Artists

      Axisweb    

      Artists Union England                                                                                     

       

      I also run Arts not for profit, LIVE ART LOCAL CIC and Sticks Gallery where we promote artists, provide networking and exhibiting opportunities; run workshops for the local community (primarily for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults); and run arts events.

      Art Director, South Central Magazine

      Rep. Artist Union England for the south central region Feb 2017 -

       

      PROJECTS:

      *Fareham Heritage Trail (supported by NADFAS) September - March 2017

      *Arts for Health (lead of series of workshops with young people with mental health issues, supported by Portsmouth Partnership) April - May 2017

      *Director/curator Sticks Gallery

      *Director, designer and curator at Fareham Arts Festival August 8th – August 16th 2015

      *Fareham Art Trail August 23-30th 2014 and leading up from March.  Organiser, creator, designer, curator, exhibiting artist

      * The Autism Project: A multimedia arts project that will culminate in a photobook,

      exhibition and documentary (ongoing)

      * Contributor| Art Director South Central Magazine

       

      BOOKS:

      I Am Not Myself You See ( a zine)

      * Dwell: A collection of nets (a collect connect publication)

      * Empty Chairs and Empty Tables: Britain's Lonely Benches and Picnic Spots.  Book part of The Photobook Show Archive

      * Archive of Failure Book and Web Project Published November 2013

       

      OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

      * Fareham Heritage Trail Map

      *Autism Matters: Making Galleries and Museums ASD/SPD Friendly (available via numerous arts organisation's websites)

       

      MAGAZINES | NEWSPAPERS | ONLINE:

      * Daily Echo Feb 20th 2017: Panic

      *The Portsmouth News, January 27th 2017

      *A-N 30th August 2016 https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/artist-creates-virtual-reality-panic-room-i-want-to-alter-your-perception-of-anxiety

      *Arts News (Arts Council England) artscouncil.org.uk/news/art-installation-invites-audiences-feel-fear

      *The Portsmouth News: August 2016

      *The Daily Echo, The Portsmouth News, The Loop various May – August 2015

      *The Daily Echo, feature 30th December 2014

      *The Portsmouth News: Women of the Year, November 24th 2014

      *The Informer September 2014

      *The News (various articles June – September 2014)

      Hampshire Life magazine (various photographic works)  February 2013 

       

       

      EXHIBITONS:

      *Panic  Sticks Gallery 11th February - 25h March 2017

      *Power: The Politics of Disability (Shape Open), Ecology Pavillion, Mile End London

      19th Jan-2nd Feb 2017

      *The Panic Room, University of Portsmouth 26th August - 3rd September 2016

      *Exodus, Action Stations, Royal Navy Historic Dockyard August 19th - 3rd September 2016

      *GHOSTS, All in the Mind Festival Basingstoke, June 2016

      Faces of Caring touring exhibition 2016

      *MA Interim Show University of Portsmouth, May 2016

      *Atkinson Gallery, MA and other postgraduates show, Sommerset February - March 2016

      *Invited to take part in Katerina Katzinis’ MA show Provoking The Feeling, Portsmouth University  September 15th-18th 2015

      *Ghosts (installation) Lysees House Hotel, Fareham August 2016

      *Hope (group show) Sticks Gallery, Fareham June 2016

      *Percept (joint show with Margaret Marks), Sticks Gallery , Fareham  May 2015

      * MA Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Somerset February – April 2015

      * Here & There, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth January 28th – March 2015

      *Dwell: Exhibition streets of London with Collect Connect January 2015

      * Commissioned to produce a piece for Dementia Friendly touring exhibition (Basingstoke, Havant, Andover) January – March 2015

      * Transience (project in progress) [solo show] Community Action August 2014

      * Inclusion in various exhibitions as part of Fareham Art Trail August 2014

      *22nd June 2014 – Portsmouth Cathedral. Spice Island Arts Trail (part of Portsmouth Festivities)

      *24th May 2014 -- Fab Fridge -- Magnetic Art  (Part of Bath Fringe Arts Festival)

      *8th May 2014 – Project Two Thousand Fourteen (web and possibly print based project: http://projecttwothousandfourteen.com).  Contributor for this day with 13.6%.

      *Postcards From the Edge, a Rebellious Edge Exhibition online and Live April 2014

      *Quay Arts Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD..... SELF: 2nd March --19th April 2014.  Private View 1st March

      *Lewisham Art House, Lewisham, London, 11th -30th March 2014

      * Well Hung, Hoxton, London Open Exhibition 16th Jan -- 28th February 2014

      *Growing Places Nursery Community Arts Project (creation of various boards representing the nursery and its pods at a community event) (14th-17th December 2013)

      * West End Centre, Aldershot, Open 10th Nov - 18th Dec

      *Museum of Motherhood, New York, USA: My Mum Story (a film for Story of Mum Project) shown as part of Story of Mum at MOM  Dec 5th-8th 2013

      *The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London 9th November -- 30th January 2014

      * The Nunnery: Bow Arts, London Selected artist Shape Open: Disability Reassessed 

      3rd Oct – 27th Oct 

      * Tight Modern at the Liberty Festival, Olympic Park London Selected Artist Sept 7th 2013

      * Art in Libraries: Fareham Library Joint Exhibition 17th August-20th Sept 2013

      * Aspex Gallery "Freedom's Road" 2013