Approved: 14.06.2010

Bev Broadhead

Artist, Community worker, Gallery educator, Maker

Approved: 14.06.2010

Bev Broadhead is a visual artist and an active member of her community.

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      Artist Statement

      Bev Broadhead is a visual artist and an active member of her community.

      Artist member of The Green Fuse Collective @thegreenfuse.

      Participant in Cromer ArtSpace

      Coordinator of Norfolk branch Artists' Union England (AUE)

      Secretary of the Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk 

      Living in a rural, coastal town, much of Bev’s work is influenced by psychogeography and situationist theory. ‘The faster we walk, the more ground we lose.’(Iain Sinclair).

      Bev Broadhead draws on the texts of Soja, Thirdspace and Kees van Deemter, Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness to explore the blurred edges of visual language and the representation of truth. Her interest in spatiality attempts to make sense of ‘our place’ in the world and points towards environmental possibilities.
      Bev creates a visual language that swerves between abstraction and representation. Forms are often semi-recognisable, animated, and enigmatic. Bev paints to animate the inanimate. The world that emerges is often playful, comedic, and one where errors occur. Recent work focuses primarily on grids and repeating patterns that go astray.

      Bev is curious to form a relationship with the surrounding environment, be it physical, psychological, or political. She hopes to highlight interdependence, frailties, and imperfections. 

      CV & Education


      2011 Norwich University College of the Arts, MA Fine Art

      2007 Norwich University College of the Arts, BA Hons Fine Art Painting, First Class

      2001 University of East Anglia, Norfolk – Advanced Certificate in Education and Development – Teaching Art in the Primary Classroom

      1992 University of East Anglia, Postgraduate Certificate in education

      1985 Reading University, BA Hons History of Art and Italian


      Group Exhibitions

      2020 - present, Power Up! The Green Fuse Collective 

      2019, Interfaces, Nunnsyard, Norwich

      2017, Letting Go, Nunnsyard, Norwich

      2016, Why one stroke when a hundred will do? Nunnsyard, Norwich.

      2015 Fabric Warehouse, Coast in the City.

      2013 Residency Blickling Hall, Norfolk

      2013 The Cut, Halesworth

      2012 Here is where we meet, residency and exhibition Queen of Hungary Project Space, Aylsham, UK

      2012 Threadneedle Prize for Painting Selection Exhibition, London

      2012 Islington art Factory, Stray, London

      2011 CASAF, Does paradise exist? Tourist Information Centre, Cromer, Norfolk

      2011 NUCA, MA Final Show, A Game of Three Halves

      2011 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, The Late Shift, Displacement.

      2010 Stew, Future Perfect Group Show

      2010 Unit 5 Open Studios

      2009 Norwich Arts Centre, Artists’ Platform, Wasps in the Apple

      2008 Outpost Members Show Kunstwerk Bazarre

      2008 Unit 5 Group Show Fives – recent paint-drawings

      2008 Unit 5 Other/Other/Other, Kiss Me Quick video MSN performance

      2007 Outpost, Norwich, performance with George Sadotti Another Ring

      2006  Gresham’s School, Holt, In the Open

      2006  Norwich University College of the Arts, 2 Headed Monster

      2006  Portsmouth Festival of Film and New Media,

      SixtySecondFilm, Gretel Goes walking… 


      Solo Projects

      2017 - 2018 Residency Radar Museum, Neatisthead

      2018 Paint Cello, Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand

      2014 Space Invaders, Nunn's Yard, Norwich

      2011 NUCA, Pass, Performance

      2010 Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival, Cromer Station Postcard @ Industrihousse

      2008 Outpost, Norwich, performance Meeting/Play

      2007 Norwich University College of the Arts,The Land That Time Forgot

      2006  Special Project Fund Award, Berlin Trip : Lost




      Broadhead, Bev, A Postcard From Cromer Train Station, a collaborative postcard project, Blurb Inc., 2010


      Power Up!