The biography of Beverley Coleclough NDD ATD.

Coming from a varied artistic background I have had the luxury of working in a wide variety of materials and processes, which have naturally filtered through into some of my own work.

Bushfire

I trained initially as a painter in oils, but find the immediacy of acrylic paint allows for a fresh and crisper quality. Colour has been of major importance in all my work and I how an image can be completely transformed by varying colour relationships. I love working with papers and found that I could achieve sharper definition by cutting, layering and even curling it for a more three dimensional effect. Some of pictures have been mistaken for printing.

Most of the studies 'from life' are in either chalk or oil pastel and sometimes a combination of the two.

I like working in variety of mediums and processes and also like to explore a variety of subject matter as you can see by the contrasts between life studies, geometric pattern style and the Australian series of papercuts and paintings of leaves and seedpods.

The Australian series was started during a six-month sabbatical in The Northern Territory and inspired by the richness and variety of colours to be found in the tree bark, seeds, leaves and rocks of the Northern Territory. The same themes of bark and gum nuts have been developed using acrylic on stretched calico.

Using 'Nature' as my main source of inspiration, I was partially influenced by elements of Aboriginal artistic culture, as illustrated by the surface pattern quality of some of my work. I now work as a full-time artist and regularly return to Australia to develop ideas.

BEVERLEY COLECLOUGH NDD, ATD - CURRICULUM VITAE

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1989
2005

Full-Time lecturer in Art & Design at Wigan & Leigh College

1985
1989

Full-Time yearly contracts in schools in Wigan area

1983
1984

Part - Time Gloucester College of Art & Design/Display

1972
1976

Full-Time contract at St Peters High School, Wigan

various

Part -Time lecturer in Art & Design at Wigan & Leigh College

Theatre & Television Experience

1965
1970

Full-time

The National Theatre, Little Angel Marionette Theatre, Polka Puppet Company

1965
1970

Freelance

Directory of Professional Puppeteers, BBC tv, Barry Smith's Theatre of Puppets, Century Mobile Theatre, David Marshall Studio

Currently working as a full-time artist

2006
PRESENT

Full-time

Currently working as a full-time artist based in the UK and a member of Cross Street Arts in Lancashire and Central Crafts in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in Australia.

Artist Residencies:

2013
2020

Various

Series of return travels researching and developing new work

2014

Alice Springs

Short visit, felting at Central Crafts in Alice Springs

2013

Alice Springs

Short visit, felting at Central Crafts in Alice Springs

2012

Albany, Western Australia

2 month artist residency at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany, Western Australia - Painting and Felting

2009

Alice Springs & Thailand

2 months developing new work in Alice Springs and Thailand - Painting and Felting

2006

Alice Springs & Thailand

3 months developing new work at Central Crafts in Alice Springs and researches in Fiji

2003
2004

Alice Springs & Thailand

6 Month Sabbatical - developing new work at Territory Crafts in Darwin & Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Exhibitions // Solo

Cedar Farm Gallery, Mawdesley, Lancs
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia
Paperchase, Manchester
The Portico Gallery, Manchester
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire
Library & Arts Centre, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Wheel Restaurant, Wigan & Leigh College, Lancashire

Exhibitions // Group

Mall Galleries, London
Araluen Museum & Art Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia
June Mariott Gallery, Craft Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
ARTNUMBER.23, Athens
Counterweave, Rome
HOME, Manchester
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Lancashire
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Lancashire
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury
Stockport War Memorial Gallery, Stockport, Manchester
Cedar Farm Gallery, Mawdesley, Lancashire
Eden Tearooms Gallery, Newburgh, Lancashire
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire
Cross Street Arts, Standish, Lancashire
Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan, Lancashire
Museum of Gloucester & Art Gallery, Gloucester
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Ayling Porteous Art Gallery, Chester
Innate Harmony, London
Ogle Gallery, Cheltenham