Approved: 04.11.2014

katryn saqui

Artist, Arts development worker, Community worker, Maker

Approved: 04.11.2014

Katryns work is a celebration of the ‘Perfectly Imperfect' and illumination of the overlooked'

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Artist Statement

Katryns work is a celebration of the ‘Perfectly Imperfect' and illumination of the overlooked'

Katryn Saqui’s work is about reconsidering the overlooked, the appreciation of the flawed and imperfect and the refusal of hegemonic systems.  Her influences are broad, from Joseph Beuys concepts of social sculpture, the Situationist Movement, Romanticism to public interventions, relational aesthetics and Ernst Bloch’s Utopian ideal where humanity engages with nature to create a wishful landscape to work towards social and ecological progress.

This body of work involves a range of art forms from temporary intervention to sound sculpture and eventworks, through which Katryn illuminates and reconfigures defunct objects and aspects of what it is to be human.

“I wish to validate, recover, retrieve, save and rescue, to regain status through this identification process. Itcould be an object, a declining industry an overlooked culture or an individual”.

CV & Education


2012-2014                     University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury: MA Fine Art

2009-2010                      University of Greenwich. Ba Hons Visual art top up year. First class Hons.         

2007-2009                     The University of Greenwich, Canterbury Fine Art (HND) Sept 2007-July 2009.

2004-2006                     University of the Creative Arts Rochester HND Brand Design and Marketing

1996-1997                     Shelley Part Art College Bournemouth Art Foundation



Cine-Boat, two seater cinema in a boat, 51 Zero film festival, Chatham pier.

WB CT14, sound and film sculpture, 51 Zero film festival, Chatham pier.

Cine-Boat, two seater cinema in a boat, WiseWords festival, Canterbury.

 LV21 lookout celebration day 6th. Vinyl installation on the lookout windows and port hole.

 Fuse Festival 13th.  Vinyl installation around the window of the LV21 Lantern  

 Medway Sound festival 21st/22nd  Vinyl installation around the window of the LV21 Lantern.                                

LV21 Kent Inspire programme. ‘Magical underwater world’ Workshops with 10 Medway schools on the ship. An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production

Dover Arts Development, Lovibund workshops in 8 schools in Deal and Dover.  An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production.                                               


Founder of UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC with co founder Loren Beven.


Private one to one art tuition- use of sketch books, identifying specialist areas.      

2012 December:               

Presentation on ‘an introduction to Branding’ to 3 artists opening a studio.

2011 December:                

KCollege, Ashford: Lead a Creative Blog building workshop; 

Presentation on my art career.

2011 August:

Set up Quench studio in Westgate on Sea.



2014 Jan-Feb

LV21 Light ship docked at Gillingham docks, with Artist Wendy Daws and Loren Beven from   

Underground Pearl begin working on a activities and experiences with the staff and adults with      

autism from the Kent Autistic Trust. Lookout is one of four ‘Out of the Ordinary’ projects

supported by Ideas Test, an Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places

programme. Sensory exploration.




2014 May

UCA creative Challenge. First prize.

2014 Feb                        

Cheriton Lights festival, Diskoda, in collaboration with Loren Beven


Canterbury Festival/Prosper Grant for an experimental collaboration with Deal Fishermen.


Young Business Award Princes Trust and Shell Live Wire South West Region Business award.                          



Skanenomeda Whitstable Biennale Satellite, 11-5pm 14th &15th June, Whitstable Harbour. In collaboration with Loren Beven.

Shrimp Sunday, eventwork. June 8 , Kingsdown beach, Kent.

L’exposition « Cathédrales 1March/April , 914-2014 Grandes Galeries / 186 rue Martainville à Rouen, France.

The Lady Lovibund Rescue eventwork.  March 29, A UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC collaboration   with  Dover Arts development.

Conserving an endangered fishing language. Feb 3, An eventwork with Deal Parochial 

School.   An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production.



Sept Cine-Boat pilot event. An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production.

July Rise of the Renegade pilot event.  An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production.

June Site specific Salon event. An UNDERGROUNPEARL CIC production.



Avent Gallery, 14 Northcross Rd, East Dulwich, November 15-28

Thanet open studios, Quench studio, Edith Rd, Westgate on Sea, August  18/19/25/26/27

SEAS open studios, Deal, Kent, July 30th June/1st July, 7/8th July, 14/15th July –

The Horsebridge, Whitstable, April 11th-24th



‘internal states’ artist collaboration, Temporary Site Specific touring Installation in a caravan at:

 From A to B Dover: Artists’ interventions and performances. 15/16th October.

 Coastal Currents Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill. ‘Place’ interventions across space and memory 12-16th September.

 Whitstable Biennale Satelite June 19-20, 26-27 and July 3-4th.

 Final Degree show June Canterbury college 8th June - 11th June