Approved: 09.11.2016

Flisan Beard

Art therapist, Artist, Community worker, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 09.11.2016

I'm a multi media artist who explores psychological issues such as flash backs and nightmares ‘haunting’ and the activation of memory. My art practice looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance of negative patterns, as well as forms of ‘active’ forgetting. 

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      I'm a multi media artist who explores psychological issues such as flash backs and nightmares ‘haunting’ and the activation of memory. My art practice looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance of negative patterns, as well as forms of ‘active’ forgetting. 

      My art practice is experiential, experimental and reflective. Taboo subjects are often explored in narratives through playfulness and dark humour. I use found objects, photography, film, traditional art media as well as contemporary. People, environments, psycho geographic work, site specific, installation all fits in my interest of relational dynamics. Further I am a state Registered Art Psychotherapist experienced in Hospice care, Mental health, Paediatrics and Education.

      CV & Education

      Exhibitions
      *2018 Goldsmiths CBM 25 Years  *2017 Stones throw - book and art, Minories *2016 Sense of place - short film/moving image,outside16,Cuckoofarm  *2015 First site.Open Exhibition  *2015 After Dark - short film/moving image, Cuckoofarm. *2015 Scene&Sensed,Open Arts Hadleigh. *2014-2015 Hadleigh Country Park - Public Art  *2014 Cuckoo Lab'- Outside exhibition, interactive,Cuckofarm  *2013 Finding a voice, making your mark-Goldsmiths  *2013 On the Edge-Harwich Arts Festival  *2012 Un Lieu de Memoire-Outside exhibition-Cuckoo farm  *2011 Benham gallery-Open Studios. *2010 Benham gallery-Open studio  *2009 Bright and Beautiful - Slack Space  *2008 Benham gallery-Open studio  *2007 Benham gallery-Open studio Winter/Summer  *2007 Life Gallery  *2007 Light house-Outside Exhibition  *2006 MADD-It’s my life exhibition, children’s right-Harlow  *2005 Manifestation-Cabaret Voltaire Gallery  *2004 The Rising Stars-Hay Gallery  *2004 Shaken and stirred-Goldsmith  *2004 Jacques Hall Project-photographic portfolio  *2003 Live Gallery  *2003 Hay Gallery  *2002 Hay Gallery  *2002 Fizer ltd mental health *2002 Healthy Living CEDARS-Mental Health-First Site gallery  *2002 MMII- Digby Gallery  *2001 Life Nexus A question of Heart-with Jorge Orta-art/science-First-Site  *2001 Life Nexus-University Gallery Exhibition

      Commissions/Projects

      * 2017 St Aubyns ‘Donate a Hood’ project. Pattern of childhood and mental health*2014-2015 Hadleigh Country Park-Public Art+social engagements with Open Arts. Environmental Art workshops for adults with mental health  *2014-X project. Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary, AHP, Music therapist, Art Therapist, Education. Facing taboo subjects through the Arts. Workshops with terminally ill patients and school children in Colchester. St Helena hospice  *2013-X project. Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary, AHP, Music therapist, Art Therapist, Education. Facing taboo subjects through the Arts. Workshops with terminally ill patients and school children in Clacton.