Approved: 14.06.2010

Bev Broadhead

Artist, Community worker, Gallery educator, Maker

Approved: 14.06.2010

Bev Broadhead is a visual artist and an active member of her community. Bev regularly shows her work nationally, most recently with the Green Fuse Collective in Power Up! at Norwich Shoe Factory, and at the new Yare Gallery in Great Yarmouth as part of the group show Weathering.

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      Artist Statement

      Bev Broadhead is a visual artist and an active member of her community. Bev regularly shows her work nationally, most recently with the Green Fuse Collective in Power Up! at Norwich Shoe Factory, and at the new Yare Gallery in Great Yarmouth as part of the group show Weathering.

      Living in a rural, coastal town, much of Bev’s work is influenced by psychogeography and situationist theory. ‘The faster we walk, the more ground we lose.’(Iain Sinclair).

      Bev is an active member of her community, she has been involved with Cromer ArtSpace from its infancy. 

      Bev is also involved in the Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk. She plays a part in regional organising with the Norfolk branch of Artists’ Union England (AUE) and is a delegate in North Norfolk Trade Union Council.

      Through involvement in the local foodbank, Bev instigated a small group of crafters to form Darn It! – which aims to share waste preventing ideas, up-cycling, and mental well-being.

      Bev’s studio practice creates a visual language that swerves between abstraction and representation. Forms are often semi-recognisable, animated, and enigmatic. Bev paints to animate the inanimate. The world that emerges is often playful, comedic, and one where errors occur. Recent work focuses primarily on grids and repeating patterns that go astray.

      Bev is curious to form a relationship with the surrounding environment, be it physical, psychological, or political. She hopes to highlight interdependence, frailties, and imperfections. 

      Bev has a first class honours BA in painting, and an MA in Fine Art. She was a founder member of Paint Club East, and on the steering committee of Norwich Outpost artist led gallery space.

       

      CV & Education

      Education

      2011 Norwich University College of the Arts, MA Fine Art

      2007 Norwich University College of the Arts, BA Hons Fine Art Painting, First Class

      2001 University of East Anglia, Norfolk – Advanced Certificate in Education and Development – Teaching Art in the Primary Classroom

      1992 University of East Anglia, Postgraduate Certificate in education

      1985 Reading University, BA Hons History of Art and Italian

       

      Group Exhibitions

      2021 Weathering The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth 

      2021 Power Up! The Green Fuse Collective, Norwich Shoe Factory

      2019, Interfaces, Nunnsyard, Norwich

      2017, Letting Go, Nunnsyard, Norwich

      2016, Why one stroke when a hundred will do? Nunnsyard, Norwich.

      2015 Fabric Warehouse, Coast in the City.

      2013 Residency Blickling Hall, Norfolk

      2013 The Cut, Halesworth

      2012 Here is where we meet, residency and exhibition Queen of Hungary Project Space, Aylsham, UK

      2012 Threadneedle Prize for Painting Selection Exhibition, London

      2012 Islington art Factory, Stray, London

      2011 CASAF, Does paradise exist? Tourist Information Centre, Cromer, Norfolk

      2011 NUCA, MA Final Show, A Game of Three Halves

      2011 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, The Late Shift, Displacement.

      2010 Stew, Future Perfect Group Show

      2010 Unit 5 Open Studios

      2009 Norwich Arts Centre, Artists’ Platform, Wasps in the Apple

      2008 Outpost Members Show Kunstwerk Bazarre

      2008 Unit 5 Group Show Fives – recent paint-drawings

      2008 Unit 5 Other/Other/Other, Kiss Me Quick video MSN performance

      2007 Outpost, Norwich, performance with George Sadotti Another Ring

      2006  Gresham’s School, Holt, In the Open

      2006  Norwich University College of the Arts, 2 Headed Monster

      2006  Portsmouth Festival of Film and New Media,

      SixtySecondFilm, Gretel Goes walking… 

       

      Solo Projects

      2017 - 2018 Residency Radar Museum, Neatisthead

      2018 Paint Cello, Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand

      2014 Space Invaders, Nunn's Yard, Norwich

      2011 NUCA, Pass, Performance

      2010 Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival, Cromer Station Postcard @ Industrihousse

      2008 Outpost, Norwich, performance Meeting/Play

      2007 Norwich University College of the Arts,The Land That Time Forgot

      2006  Special Project Fund Award, Berlin Trip : Lost

       

      Publications

       

      Broadhead, Bev, A Postcard From Cromer Train Station, a collaborative postcard project, Blurb Inc., 2010

      Links

      Power Up!