Keron Beattie

Keron Beattie

Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom

About Keron Beattie

My overarching interest is in fragmentation, remaking and wholeness and the potential of materials to change or transform .

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 allows new ideas and forms to emerge in a dialogue with the materials.

I am also interested in understanding how traditional jewellery making materials, processes and forms can inform and influence my small sculptural works

Education

I have a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Art and Design (2016) and a MA Fine Art with Distinction (2018)

Exhibitions

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

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 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

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

Contemporary and Country A Fine Balance at Houghton Hall – 2020

Sir John Hurt Holt Art prize – Shortlisted – September 2020