Katy Beinart



Katy Beinart is an interdisciplinary artist whose art works include installation, public art and performance. For more information about her practice and background, see About and for CV info and press see CV & Contact page. This website has an archive of projects & works, some links to her writing and a list below of (recent) past, present and future events, exhibitions, talks and publications. A selection of her art works can also be seen on her Axis Artist Profile

Katy is currently completing a practice-based PhD at the Bartlett, University College London, which brings together her interests in public art practices, urban regeneration, migration and heritage - and salt. To find out more, see the Salted Earth page.

Current and forthcoming:

Droitwich Salt: Public art commission
I have been commissioned by the Canal & River Trust to create a new public art work for Droitwich and 'The Ring' - a stretch of canal from Worcester to Birmingham and Droitwich. The art work will be based on the history of salt production in Droitwich. https://theringart.org.uk

Edge, The Slade, UCL, 14th September 2017
I will be running a workshop at day 1 of this 3 day event, sited at UCL, Stratford and Folkestone, which explores situated practice in contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. Info and booking at: http://edge.situated-practice.net

The Fabric of Faith: Symposium at UCL, 20th September 2017.
I will be giving an artists talk about the project, and the installation My life is but a weaving will be on display, as part of a day of talks about textiles in socially engaged art and research. Part of UCL/Royal Holloway AHRC funded project, Making Suburban Faith

The Public Art Road Trip 2014-15 website and book will be launched on 22nd September 2017 at the Art / Public / Commons Lab & Symposium at Primary, Nottingham. Further info to follow soon. figuregroundprojects.uk . http://www.weareprimary.org/

Artists Residency in Motherhood
Katy has an ongoing blog about her Artists Residency in Motherhood, part of a project set up by artist Lenka Clayton. Read it at: https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/artists-residency-in-motherhood .


Forthcoming Publications:

Salted earth: salt-making as a poetics of mobility and place will be published in forthcoming book Reimagining Rurality in 2017.

Caribbean InTransit Volume 2 Issue 5: Haiti will feature an interview with Katy about her work as part of the 2013 Ghetto Biennale.



Recent Things:

Exhibitions, Projects and Performances:

My Life is but a Weaving: A multifaith Art Installation was exhibited at:
19th-24th April 2017 at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 182 Boston Road, Hanwell, London. W7 2AD
12-14th May at Phoenix Open Studios, Brighton
6th-7th June at UCL Festival of Culture , North Cloisters, University College London, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

Lives, Loves and Loss: Traces at Fenton House (3-23 December 2016)
2 artworks were on show at this immersive group exhibition curated by Traces at the National Trusts Fenton House in Hampstead. Further info at: National Trust website

KALEIDOSCOPE Archive: Art in Rose Hill (2007-2011), 1 November — 31 December 2016 http://www.anchorandmagnet.org

Katy & Rebecca Beinarts sculptures featured in Dangerous Discoveries (2015) at Biddulph Grange, a National Trust garden near Stoke on Trent and former home of James Bateman, a Victorian plant collector. A review of the exhibition by Anna Francis can be read at https://www.a-n.co.uk/reviews/dangerous-discoveries

Saltworks (2013) by Katy Beinart was shown at Cities Methodologies at the Slade Research Centre, UCL, 28-31 October 2014. Some images are online at this page (scroll down to Studio 9)

Figure Ground were at In Dialogue in Nottingham, 2-4th October 2014.

Works by Katy & Rebecca Beinart were shown in Navigations curated by Barby Asante at the Red Gallery, London, 3-21 September 2014. The exhibition was organised by the 3 faiths forum Urban Dialogues programme. http://www.3ff.org.uk/

Adaptation by Katy & Rebecca Beinart was installed at Winterbourne House, Birmingham, after being part of the new Library of Birmingham Discovery Season curated by Capsule.

'Goute Sel' was performed by Katy Beinart and Mabelle Williams at Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress: The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013 in Haiti in December 2013.

Saltworks was an Associated Project of the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close Closer. The project was supported by an Artists International Development Fund from Arts Council England. Katy exhibited new work at Plataforma Revolver from 26th Sept - 26th Oct 2013. For further details see the Salted Earth blog, and see new works on Axis by clicking the Axis link on this page.



Talks and papers:

Presentation, University of Brighton CRD research conference, 12th July 2017, University of Brighton

Artists Talk, UCL Festival of Culture, 6th June 2017

Khlebosolny: performative auto-ethnography as an artistic research method into the poetics of migration was presented at Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography, 15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex

The Fabric of Faith: an exploration of Creative Making co-presented with Claire Dwyer and Nazneen Ahmed at the International Colloquium in Geohumanities, Closing Circles Open Horizons, 19-22nd October Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Unknown Pleasures by Katy Beinart & Frank Cartledge was presented at Art Aesthetics and Function: Collaborative Approaches to Everyday Objects on 20th April at the British Museum. everydayobjects2015.wordpress.com

Salted Earth: Salt-making as a poetics of mobility and place at Reimagining Ruralities, University of Westminster 27-28 February 2015.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Artists Journeys as Memory in the Making at The Story of Memory conference, University of Roehampton, 4-5th September 2014.

Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics, at the London Conference in Critical Thought 2014, at Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014.



Publications and press:

Origination: journeying in the footsteps of our ancestors. Chapter in Sacred Mobilities: Journeys of belief and belonging. Eds. Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry, Tim Gale. (Ashgate, 2015) Ashgate site

Katy featured as Axiswebs artist of the month in July 2016. To read the interview, go to: http://www.axisweb.org/thinking-and-ideas/2016/07/artist-of-the-month-katy-beinart/.

Saltfish, a conversation, with Sam Barton. Alter Magazine Issue 1, 2015

Becoming and disappearing: Between art, architecture and research: Part of the Practice Makes Perfect forum on practice-based research, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (SAGE) See Writing for download info.

Reading between the lines: artistic approaches to the family archive Jewish Culture and History. See Writing for download info.