Artist Statement / C.V / Awards

My practice can provoke or challenge in subtle ways, leading to dialogue and conversation. This is an important factor highlighting curiosity, engagement, questioning, relationship, society, placement, landscape and community, both local and global.

Currently I am exploring drawing in its broadest sense. My creative practice is process led. I am exploring the use of paintings and drawings, in order to experiment with floor and wall space according to a given location. In the course of creative process and development these moved on to become more sculptural in form. A three dimensional drawing or painting. In this sense, paper is not just a support for a drawing, but the paper has become the drawn line itself. Edges are torn, ripped, cut or otherwise and are vital to these sculptural drawings. The ripped line, the highlighted edges, form part of the sculptural drawing. Currently I am also exploring the use of recycled materials and plastics. Also recycled paper. I am also exploring both rural and urban landscape, working with the natural elements and recycled materials, to create sculptural drawing installations and 30sec/ 1min artist films , documented using a #cameraphone

These Contemporary Art Installations are large in scale and create a dialogue for physical interaction and with subtle political and social undertones, they can challenge and engage in conversation. They have been described as both fragile and monumental.

The creative process is vital to me, allowing my practice to move forward and develop. The use of sketchbooks both digital and traditional, including recent explorations of digital film, all inform my creativity and help me stay connected to the larger pieces of art. ARTIST’S C.V

C.V

Bea Last has a long and varied C.V. Please find below selected projects:

5th INTERNATIONAL MINI-PRINT & multi media.Coln,Bonn,Badems,Germany May/June/July 2019

ART,UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE: Invited Artist,A&D Gallery,Marylebone,London 2018

NICHES PROJECT,Invited Artist, The Midsteeple Dumfries.2018

SURGE: Selected Artist,Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh 2018

LIMINAL: Drawing exhibition, invited Artist, Cupar Arts Festival, Fife,Scotland

&GALLERY, Edinburgh Scotland U.K

MANIFEST MOSAIC INSTALLATION: Selected Artist 1/50 artists collaboration Spectrum Art Fair Miami, The Spanish Cultural Centre Miami and the Carlos Albizu University,Florida 2015

SKETCH 2011: National selected sketchbook exhibition. Rabley drawing centre Wiltshire U.K

THE MOMENT OF PRIVACY HAS PASSED:Selected sketchbooks from contemporary artists,designers & architects,UsherGallery,U.K

ART FIAD INTERIOR ART &DESIGN, Beirut 2000

SION: Rennes,France

THE LIME GALLERY, Laguna Beach,U.S

FRAGMENTS OF EUROPE, Touring exhibition, European Leadership II Project, Italy, France, Scotland 1999

MARKING TIME: Solo exhibition. Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland 2010

CORPORATE

  • THE BRITISH ART PROJECT:Corinthia Hotel.London W1
  • THE DOKKA PROJECT: Saudi
  • THE MIDDLE EAST PROJECT: Bakku
  • EDL ASSOCIATES, Miami, U.S
  • REUTERS
  • MICROSOFT
  • LOGICA
  • BALLYMORE PROPERTIES, Canary Wharf, London
  • RYAN CENTRE, Stranraer, Scotland
  • DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY INFIRMARY, Scotland
PRIVATE COMMISSION: International Hotel Art Consultancy London U.K 2018

GRANTS & AWARDS

  • COVE PARK: Visual Arts Residency Award 2016
  • THE SCOTTISH ARTS TRUST : 2012/2013
  • PEER ADVISOR : CABN creative arts development project 2013
  • VISUAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARD: Creative Scotland in partnership with Dumfries &Galloway Council : 2006/ 2009/2010
  • TRANS NATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION AWARD: Leader II European Community Initiative 2000
  • INTERNATIONAL POETRY SOCIETY : Semi Finalist 1997
  • STYLUS BOOK AWARD – poetry: Porter House Smith 1989
COVE PARK , Argyle and Bute, SCOTLAND: Visual Arts Residency Award in partnership with UpLand Arts cic.