Approved: 16.04.2016

Keron Beattie

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 16.04.2016
 
 

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    Biography

    I research ideas of fragmentation, remaking and wholeness.  In doing so, my starting point is always exploring and understanding the materials I have chosen, or found, and the potential outcomes which may emerge from their interactions. 

    I prefer to use found and recycled objects and these are generally worked by hand using traditional tools and techniques.  The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allowing new forms to emerge.

    For my MA I worked with a combination of glass and lead to explore the notion of autonomous stained glass, i.e. that which exists outside the structure of the building.  The idea of lead and glass working together and giving each other structure and form intrigued me and encouraged me to see how far I could push their potential as complementary materials, with a long history, whilst also developing my core research interests:-

    • Fragmentation, remaking and wholeness.
    • Re-seeing, recycling and re-use.
    • The passing of time recorded in the objects themselves, and through my interventions.

     

     

    CV & Education

    Art education

    2013 to 2016 - First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design

    2016  to 2018  MA Fine Art with Distinction - Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

    Exhibitions

    Sculpture Trail -  Hylands Park (Chelmsford) - September 2011

    Always Room Exhibition - Garden House Gallery, Cromer - August 2014

    Summer Show - Anteros Gallery and Arts Trust, Norwich - August 2014

    Coast Festival Short Film Competition – September 2014 - First prize

    Cley 15 - July 2015

    Lost Horizons - Solo Show - The Belfry Arts Centre– September 2015

    A Letter in Mind - Oxo Tower London - October 2015

    ON PHOTOcopy /Displacement - 44AD Art Space, Bath - October 2015

    The Cranbrook Video Festival - February 2016

    Cley 16 - July 2016

    A Room With Your Views - Short film included in Gillian Wearing project at the University of Brighton Gallery- 2016,

    A Letter in Mind - Oxo Tower London -October 2016

    Blip Blip Blip - Inventory of Behaviours - February 2017

    Boats and Bits - Garden House Gallery, Cromer. April 2017

    Cley 17 -July 2017

    Ballot - NUA with Cork Printmakers :-

    Festival Survival, Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy September 2017

    Nunn Yards Norwich October 2017

    Belltable Arts Hub, Limerick 23rd May – 4th June 2018

    Encuentro – IMPACT10 International Printmaking Conference  Santander, Spain, 1st – 9th September 2018

    MA and Post Graduate Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 - Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset

    Wells Maltings Trust Connection : Open 2018 - June to September 2018

    Cley 18 - July 2018

    Current roles

    Self employed artist