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.
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.
Time Over Re-Start, Hahndorf Academy (curator/exhibiting artist), Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia.
The 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Honourable mention, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
13th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. October.
Group exhibition, curated by Naomi Cass, Justin House Museum, Melbourne.
Finalist and awarded first prize, Gallery M Contemporary Art Award, Marion Arts Cultural Centre, Marion City Council, Adelaide.
Alice Springs Art Award, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
On the Beach, Mornington Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.
Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne.
Banyule Art Award, Melbourne.
Shimmer Photography Festival, Pt Noarlunga, Adelaide.
Tin Sheds Art Auction, Sydney.
48th Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Contemporary Award, Campbelltown, Sydney.
Bucket, Mop Projects Ari, Sydney.
Selected photographs from Daryl Hewson Collection, Queensland Uni. of Technology, Art Museum, Brisbane.
Undercurrent, Queensland Centre for Contemporary Photography, Brisbane.
Finalist, 2006 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise.
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.
J. S. Associates, Chartered Accountants.