Approved: 16.04.2016

Keron Beattie

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.04.2016



    Artist Statement

    I am a contemporary artist living and working in the UK.  I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design (2016) and a MA Fine Art with Distinction (2018).

    My work is concerned with fragmentation, remaking and wholeness and the potential of materials to interact, transform or reconnect; my response to a world which feels increasingly fragmented and damaged.

    My work is usually small scale which, together with using found or recycled objects and materials, keeps my carbon footprint as low as possible; an important part of my practice. Working small also encourages careful looking (and often holding) and the discovery of layers of time recorded in the work.

    I generally work by hand using traditional tools and techniques, a process which, for me, links past present and future as the new work emerges via the old. I am currently understanding how traditional jewellery making materials, processes and forms can inform and influence my small sculptural works.

    The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allows new ideas and forms to emerge in a reflective dialogue with the materials, which is a key part of my practice.


    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)


    Hylands Park (Chelmsford) Sculpture Trail – September 2011

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

    Anteros Gallery and Arts Trust, Norwich. Summer Show – August 2014

    Coast Festival Short Film Competition – September 2014 – First prize

    Cley 15 – July 2015

    The Belfry Arts Centre, Lost Horizons – Solo Show – 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

    Short film included in Gillian Wearing, A Room With Your Views, 2016, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton.

    A Letter in Mind – Oxo Tower London – October 2016

    Blip Blip Blip – Inventory of Behaviours  – February 2017

    Garden House Gallery, Cromer. Boats and Bits Exhibition- 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

                Contemporary Art Museum Casoria Naples

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

                Encuentro – IMPACT10 International Printmaking Conferenc, 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

    Shortlisted and exhibited  Bishops Art Prize, The Hostry , Norwich – June 2018

    Cley 18 – July 2018

    MA Degree Show- Fairhurst Gallery Prize -September 2018

    FBA Futures19 - Mall Galleries, London - January 2019

    Norfolk By Design at Houghton Hall - May to September 2019

    Woolf and Social Norwich for Fairhurst Gallery - Summer 2019

    Holt Art Prize -short-listed and special mention - August 2019

    A R T I S T S -Work by Artists living and working in Norfolk – and some from Suffolk -.Black Barn Cockley Cley -August 2019

    Singular, Special and Strange - Lonely Arts Club at St Margaret's Church of Art,  Norwich - October 2019

    Art Fair East with Norfolk by Design November 2019

    Fairhurst Gallery Christmas Shop - November 2019 to January 2020