My current artistic practice and academic research are within contemporary art theory and cultural and sociological studies on conflict and war in the 21st century predominantly and the late 20th century. This research mainly focuses on current and recent historical world events that are mediated and shown on the daily world news feeds.

From this visual information, I metaphorically re-imagine these images of conflict into abstracted landscape photography of light and colour to represent alternative spaces for peace, reconciliation, hope, and resolve within photographic images, video, and installation works.

My artistic practice reflects the human condition and its impact on sociological structures within local and broader communities. It is a re-occurring theme that involves processes of reflection; reviewing and re-consideration towards the respectful treatment of each other.

Beverley Southcott is a mid-career artist who has participated in exhibitions, art prizes, and awards internationally and nationally, including photography, painting, and installation.

Beverley was awarded a Masters of Visual Arts, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, 2004.



2020 - 2021

PhD studies at Curtin University, Perth and awarded RTP scholarship.

1998 – 2004

Masters of Visual Arts South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia.

Note: Details of the 2 other awarded tertiary degrees outlined in full CV. Grants, reviews and publications not listed. This also includes my curatorial and related arts administration projects.

Selected solo exhibitions from 2023 - 2000 only


Sea and Being Change, Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga, South Australia.


Energy Matters, Arts in Health, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide.


Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia.


Conduit Space, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne.


Havens Sensibility and Durability, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne.


If and When, Shimmer Photography Festival, Shakespeare’s Bookshop, Pt. Noarlunga.


If and When, Esp, Marrickville, Sydney.


Other Worlds, Artroom5, Adelaide.


Other Worlds, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.


Elsewhere, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. August.


Sea-In, Bay Discovery Centre, City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg.

Hollow/Hallow Space, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.


Hollow/Hallow Space, Liverpool Street Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide.


Bridge, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.


Garden City, Upstart Contemporary Art Space, Port Adelaide, Adelaide.


Now space, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney.


Gallery Spain, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.

Icy love/I see love, window exhibition, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.

Selected group exhibitions 2022 – 2006 only


Time Over Re-Start, Hahndorf Academy (curator/exhibiting artist), Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia.
Image Words and Worded Images, Word Ximage Gallery, Maitland, New South Wales.


The 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Honourable mention, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Southcott x Schiavello collaborative exhibition, Tinning Street Presents, Melbourne.
14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and 14th Pollux Award, Honourable mention, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.


13th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. October.
Shades of Grey, curated by Charles Justin, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne.


Group exhibition, curated by Naomi Cass, Justin House Museum, Melbourne.
Synergies, Photo Access Gallery, Canberra.
Make History Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf.


Finalist and awarded first prize, Gallery M Contemporary Art Award, Marion Arts Cultural Centre, Marion City Council, Adelaide.
Remembering the Women’s Show 1977, Fran Festival, Adelaide, Archival Hub Ace Open, Adelaide.
Conceptual Nominee, Professional Third International Online, Fine Art Photography Awards FAPA.
Hand Over, Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery, South Australia.


Alice Springs Art Award, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
Abstractions by 5, The Light Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography Adelaide.


On the Beach, Mornington Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.


Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne.
Light, Shimmer Photography Festival, Red Poles Gallery, Adelaide.
Of Obscured Significance, Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery.


Banyule Art Award, Melbourne.
IPA – International Photography Awards, Honourable mention, Professional Section – Abstract Photography Category.


Shimmer Photography Festival, Pt Noarlunga, Adelaide.


Tin Sheds Art Auction, Sydney.
City of Melbourne Library, installation program for July, Re Seas video.


48th Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Contemporary Award, Campbelltown, Sydney.
Littoral, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, and Burnie Regional Art Gallery.
Undercurrent, Mop Projects Ari, Sydney.


Bucket, Mop Projects Ari, Sydney.
Just Is, Max Dawn Gallery, Adelaide.
Selected, Scotch College exhibition 2009, Adelaide.


Selected photographs from Daryl Hewson Collection, Queensland Uni. of Technology, Art Museum, Brisbane.
Undercurrent 2008: Underlying Landscapes, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia, Nov. 2008.
Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award, SALA, Adelaide.
Artroom5, SALA, Adelaide.
Finalist, The Alice Price Art Award, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. March.
Creation - Cosmos and Chaos
, Flinders Uni. and Adelaide College of Divinity, Centre for Theology, Science and Culture.


Undercurrent, Queensland Centre for Contemporary Photography, Brisbane.
Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award, SALA Festival 2007, Adelaide.
Reeling in the Years, SALA Festival 2007, Bay Discovery Centre, City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg.
Met Tails, The Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Centre for the ARTS, Adelaide.
Finalist, The Mandorla Award for Contemporary Religious Art 2007, Perth.
Finalist, Mc Gregor Prize for Photography 2007, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.
Undercurrent, New photo media work, Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide.


Finalist, 2006 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise.
Finalist, 2006 Biennial Landscape in the Postmodern, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida.
Let’s Pretend It Isn’t So, Shop@rt, SALA, Port Adelaide, Commercial Road, Adelaide
Selected, [Sacred] Sex & the City, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.
Where the Beep Hell are Ya, Kings Ari, Melbourne.
Finalist, 2006 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld.
Selected, Heart of Australia Art Auction, Artspace, Festival Centre, Adelaide.
Finalist, 2006 Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition, Adelaide.
Celebrating the Spirit, Adelaide College of Divinity and Flinders University, Adelaide Fringe.


Julia Margaret Cameron Award Collection, Barcelona, Spain
Flinders Medical Centre
Cabrini’s Healthcare Collection, Melbourne.
Justin Collection, Melbourne.
The Adelaide College of Divinity, Flinders University.
Flinders University. University of Adelaide.
Dr Daryl Hewson’s Collection, Queensland. Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland.
The A4 Refugee Project Special Archive, James Hardie Library of Aust. Fine Arts, Queensland State Library.
Sydney Legal firm.
CSS Finance.
J. S. Associates, Chartered Accountants.

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