Stephen Beer

Stephen Beer

Saltash, Cornwall, United Kingdom

About Stephen Beer

1962 i was born. 1967 my father built a darkroom under the stairs where we produced b&w photographs. 1979 i began making experimental 8mm films, influenced by Star Wars, Derek Jarman, Elliott Bristow and Kenneth Anger. 1991 Graphic Design & Photography at Falmouth School of Art. 1996 i met Jo and began experimenting again. 2020 the end of before.


2002 Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Plymouth University).
1995 PhotoMedia BA Hons (Plymouth College of Art and Design).
1992 Graphic Design and Photography (Falmouth School of Art).


2020 Finalist - Portraits From The Precipice at The Royal Academy, London, sponsored by Octopus Energy & Artfinder.
2019 Greenbeanz Photography, review of Two Steves Present... exhibition
2017 Performance Artist in Edwin Burdis & Tom Woolner's "The Shining Salty Spectacle of Salty Singing Sailors".
2017 Featured in Average Art Magazine.
2013 "The Saltash Ferryman" public sculpture unveiled. A group collaboration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to conserve the history of the ferry that crossed the River Tamar at Saltash for over 900 years.
1999 "Environmental Science in Malaysia" promo video for University of Plymouth, UK (producer).
1997 "Split" (8mm experimental film) screened at Start Moving Image Festival, UK.
1996 "My Imaginary Friend" (15 min drama) screened at Start Moving Image Festival, UK.
1994 Camera operator on AIDS Awareness video for The Eddystone Group, UK.
1993 "Room 2" & "Paris '92" experimental films screened at Start Moving Image Festival, UK.
1989 "Motorbeats" promotional music video completed with Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore (of Sundog Media).
1984 "Elephant Fayre1984" Super 8mm experimental documentary shown locally.
1980 "Space Glook" and "Guardian" films completed and shown locally. Begin documenting ordinary life on Super 8mm film.
1979 first 8mm film, "A UFO Experience", with school friends Andrew Tonkin and Kevin Kernick (aka Chris Varian). Shown at end of term review, Saltash Comprehensive School.


2021Four Kandles, Harbour House, Kingsbridge
2020 Pop Up St Austell Christmas Exhibition
2019 The Clay Factory Christmas Show
2019 Two Steves Present... One Steve Only @ The Clipper, Plymouth Art Weekender.
2019 Secrets Of A Seaside Town, The Beach, Exmouth
2019 Two Steves Present... We're Not Really Sure, Tavistock Wharf.
2018 Stand Out, Studio 102, Plymouth.
2018 Polluted Postcards, Devonport Guildhall.
2018 Two Steves Present... The Butcher's Shop @ The Clipper, Plymouth Art Weekender.
2018 Absurdite Pafrait, Studio 102, Plymouth.
2018 Artmazing, Powderham Castle, Exeter.
2018 Celebrating Life, Harbour House, Kingsbridge.
2018 Artbox Project Video Exhibition, New York.
2018 WooHoo, Exmouth.
2017 Geometrics Plus (solo show), Ashtorre Rock Gallery.
2017 Devonport Live.
2016 Art on the Edge, Red Pod Studios.
2016 Yellow, Harbour House.
2016 Devonport Live.
2016 Studio 102.
2015 Geometrics (solo show), Ashtorre Rock Gallery.
2015 Gallery on the Hoe, Plymouth.
2013 Trerise Gallery.
2012 Collage (solo show), Ashtorre Rock Gallery.
2011 Collage (solo show), Saltash Library Gallery.
2008 Drawn To The Valley, Mount Edgecumbe.
2008 Upton Cross Art Show
2008 Icons (solo show), Saltash Library Gallery
1997 Abstracts in the Landscape (solo show), Tavistock Wharf