Approved: 16.08.2006

Simon Beeson

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

As both an artist, architect, and teacher, my concerns are with inhabited places. I am interested in the useful as well as the poetic. From small scale work to larger temporary or permanent public work or exhibitions. I concentrate on the ordinary things that anchor us and our feelings in the world. This has led me to education and community engagement as well as my own work. Influences: public

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Biography

As both an artist, architect, and teacher, my concerns are with inhabited places. I am interested in the useful as well as the poetic. From small scale work to larger temporary or permanent public work or exhibitions. I concentrate on the ordinary things that anchor us and our feelings in the world. This has led me to education and community engagement as well as my own work. Influences: public art, public gathering places, seating, democracy, architecture Career path Qualifications: 1995 Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota, USA 1987 Architects Registration Board 1986 DipArch, Hull School of Architecture 1983 BA Hons, University of Manchester Teaching Experience: 2007- Course Leader, Architecture, The Arts University College at Bournemouth 2002-2006 Full-time Level 1 coordinator, Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art 2000-2002 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art 1990/01 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Dundee 1997 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Edinburgh 1996 Part-time Tutor, Architecture, University of Central England Areas of work: Primary education Secondary education Tertiary education Adult education Community arts Curating Exhibiting Healthcare arts Lecturing Public art Workshops Collections: Sculpture at Tyrebagger, Aberdeen

CV & Education

EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Artist in Residence, The Observatory, National Trust Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Part of the AUB/SPUD Residencies, Summer 2017. Exhibited as part of Hampshire Open Studios 2017, Sway.

2014 - Building Walden, ArtSway, Sway (Hampshire Open Studios)

2009 - Limited Edition, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury (Group Show)

2008 - Under Construction, The Study Gallery, Poole (with students)

2000 - Fidem Medal Biannual, Weimar, Germany (Group Show)

2000 - Furniture for a Reading Garden, Edinburgh Book Festival (Installation)

2000 - Sum of Parts, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (Group Show)

1999 - Artery, Artlinks Project, McManus Gallery, Dundee (Group Show)

1999 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Erwin Heerich,Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

1998 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Per Kirkeby, Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

1998 - Making/Thinking: Artists Build, Siah Armajani, Curator, Design, Matthew Gallery, University of Edinburgh

COMMISSIONS

2004    “Moot Hill”, public seating/table project and Monument (with Nicola Moss) for Ellon,

2002 - Linlithgow Threshold, Medallic Sculpture, British Art Medal Society

2001-05 Bird Garden for Menziehill Primary School, Dundee

2001    “Wall of Stories”, a printed aluminium mural in Cowdenbeath.

2000    “Steeping Stones” foot bridges, table, benches (permanent), Sculpture at Tyrebagger, Aberdeenshire. (Agent: Art in Partnership)