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TERTIARY EDUCATION
1983/4
Post-graduate training in Printmaking - Chelsea School of Art, London, UK.
1978-1982
BAFine Arts, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 
(History of Art, Drawing, Printmaking and Ceramics: Latin and English.) 
Graduated with Distinction in Printmaking, and faculty Certificate of Merit.
Work is represented in private and corporate collections in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and the United Kingdom.





RECENT SIGNIFICANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2010
InterfaCE - 3D ArtScience installation by Claire Beynon and Sam Bowser is mounted
in the main foyer of the Wadsworth Center in the State Plaza Building Albany, NY
as part of their permanent collection.
2009
La Jolla, San Diego, USA. - Training in the fundamentals of film editing with Mary Lynn Price, videographer and documentary film-maker. We embarked on making a series of short films featuring a flotilla of bamboo boats made by Claire Beynon in New Zealand for the 2008 research season in Antarctica. The boats were released into the ocean eighty feet below the sea ice of Explorers Cove and filmed as they made their dreamlike voyage upwards to the ice ceiling. We gathered extensive underwater footage of this drifting flotilla before retrieving them for future projects. (Creative director, Claire Beynon in collaboration with biologist/diver Sam Bowser, diver/vidographer Shawn Harper, divers Steve Clbuesch & Cecil Shin and diver, musician and film-maker, Henry Kaiser.
2009
Albany, NY, USA – Work trip to facilitate the completion of a three-year chapter of Antarctica-related ArtScience collaboration with New York-based polar biologist Sam Bowser. (with funding assistance in the form of a sub-grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF)).
2009
Troy, NY, USA - Connection established with Geier & Bluhm, Manufacturers of Spirit Levels since 1907. A selection of their glass spirit vials accompanied us to Antarctica in 2009 and have given rise to various projects, including poetry and a solo exhibiiton titled Questions of Balance.
2008
Explorers Cove, New Harbor, ANTARCTICA (mid. Oct. – early Dec.) - Research season in Antarctica as artist collaborator and field assistant to Dr. Samuel Bowser, Taphonomist Dr. Sally Walker, Geologist Dr. Molly Miller and Team G-093 - supported by a grant from the National Science FoundationUSA.
2008
Macmurdo - Interviewed at McMurdo Station by US videographer Mary Lynn Price for her documentary series titled, WOMEN IN ANTARCTICA.
2008
TANG Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY – InterfaCE ArtScience installation first displayed.
2008
F-/Wh- FUGUE - composition for solo alto, four bass voices, bassoon and piano, by New Zealand composerGillian Whitehead - with poetry text by Claire Beynon. Performed in Nine Artists in Fiorland - Dunedin Fringe Festival, St. Paul's Catherdral, DUNEDIN.
2008
Breaksea Residency - one of nine invited artists who participated in the Caselberg Trust’s inaugural Creative Residency, W. Fiordland.
2007
Albany, NY - NSF-funded trip for ongoing development of Antarctic ArtScience collaboration.
2005
Research season, Explorers Cove, New Harbor, ANTARCTICA (beg. Oct. – mid-Dec.) - ten weeks in a field camp woring collaboratively with protistologist Sam Bowser and his company of divers and scientists. My role as field & laboratory assistant meant I was able to benefit from a full-immersion experience of the Antarctic environment, the resonances of which continue to inform my work.



PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES & PUBLICATIONS


  2010                HIDDEN DEPTHS - Poetry for Science: Film screened at the International Polar Year PolarCINEMA event, OSLO
  
  2010                HIDDEN DEPTHS - Poetry for Science: presentation at Antarctic Visions Conference, HOBART, TASMANIA 
2009
HIDDEN DEPTHS - Ethics & aesthetics: the joys and challenges of Antarctic ArtScience collaboration. Guest speaker - Caselberg Trust fundraiser, Otago Peninsula Aquarium, DUNEDIN.
2009
STILL POINT - guest speaker for Conference of Humanities, CHRISTCHURCH
2009
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS – guest poet; The Octagon Collective, DUNEDIN
2009
QUESTIONS OF BALANCE – guest speaker, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society.
2009
PECHA KUCHA presentation, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
2008
NINE ARTISTS IN FIORDLAND - exhibition & multi-media performance inspired by the Caselberg Trust’s inaugural Breaksea Residency; St. Paul’s Cathedral, DUNEDIN.
2008
ANTARCTIC ART & SCIENCE – Disparate Disciplines or Dynamic Duo? Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY
2008
THE SCIENCE & ART of ANTARCTIC ARTSCIENCE – with Sam Bowser. Gateway Antarctica, Canterbury University, CHRISTCHURCH.
2008
ART & SCIENCE in conversation – Science lecture series with Sam Bowser - CRARY LAB, McMurdo Station, ANTARCTICA
2008
IMAGINING ANTARCTICA International Humanities-based Conference – delivered a paper titled Somewhere Between Intuition and Reason, Canterbury University, CHRISTCHURCH
2008
INTERFACE – ArtScience Installation and public lecture presentation TANG MUSUEM, Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK
2007
ANTARCTIC MARINE ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH – An ArtScience Collaboration – presentation with Sam Bowser. Sigma Xi, Albany Chapter, College of St. Rose, Albany NY.
2007
FULL CIRCLE – Guest speaker for ‘Idealism in Action’ at the Conference of Humanities, CHRISTCHURCH.
2006
TIME ON ICE – sharing my experience of a summer’s art and science processes in the Antarctic landscape. (New Zealand Society of Authors, Southland/Otago Branch, DUNEDIN)
2006
WALKING ON THIN ICE – guest speaker for The Caselburg Trust.
2004
TURN – a commentary by Paul Sorrell Catalogue essay for the exhibition TURN - Dunedin
2001/2
DRAWINGS IN OPEN SPACE - The Fictive World of CLAIRE BEYNON by Elizabeth Kerr. ART NEW ZEALAND (Issue no. 101.)
2002
ALTERED GROUND - an essay by Paul Sorrell, produced for the catalogue of the touring exhibition of the same name, with the support of Creative New Zealand, Creative Communities Scheme, Waitaki district.


EXHIBITION HISTORY
SOLO EXHIBITIONS


  2010            www.watersihaveknown.blogspot.com                                                                           The Diversion, MARLBOROUGH
2009
QUESTIONS OF BALANCE
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2008
InterfaCE – an ArtScience installation with Sam Bowser
The Frances Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK
2008
FATHOM – new works on paper and canvas
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2007
WHERE THERE IS ICE, THERE IS MUSIC – Antarctica work
The Diversion Gallery, MARLBOROUGH
2006
ROUTE MARKING – Antarctica work
Peter Rae Gallery, DUNEDIN
2006
not EMPTY not SILENT not WHITE - Antarctica work
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2005
INTERIM
The Suter Gallery, NELSON
2005
THERE IS A PLACE
The Diversion Gallery, MARLBOROUGH
2005
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN INTUITION AND REASON
 new work on paper, canvas and stone
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2004
TURN
Peter Rae Gallery, DUNEDIN
2004
ALTERED GROUND
- touring exhibition of large works on paper
Eastern. Southland Gallery, GORE
2003
ALTERED GROUND
Ashburton Art Gallery, ASHBURTON
2002
ALTERED GROUND
The Forrester Gallery, OAMARU
2002
IN CONVERSATION
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2001
BEARINGS
Milford Galleries, DUNEDIN
1999
LEAVE THE ROOM BEHIND
Milford Galleries, DUNEDIN
1998
AS IT HAPPENS
Milford Galleries, DUNEDIN
1994
AT THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD
- responding to the work of T. S. Eliot
Chelsea Gallery, CAPE TOWN
1994
A SLOW UNRAVELLING
Karen McKerron Gallery, JOHANNESBURG
1993
23 NEW WORKS
Chelsea Gallery, CAPE TOWN
1986
30 RECENT WORKS
Karen McKerron Gallery, JOHANNESBURG
1985
34 PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Karen McKerron Gallery, JOHANNESBURG




GROUP EXHIBITIONS

In  2008 and 2010, I was invited to exhibit at the FLORENCE BIENNALE. A combination of practical logistics and prior commitments meant I had to decline both times. The door remains open for future biennales.


  2010                 A MUSEUM OF OBSESSIONS - group show curated by Jodie Dalgliesch                   The Blue Oyster, DUNEDIN

  2010                 DUNEDIN - group show celebrating our city                                                                     The Artist's Room, DUNEDIN

  2010                 WORKS ON PAPER                                                                                                               The Artist's Room, DUNEDIN

  2010                 ALCHEMY - collaborative show with Kate Alterio                                                        Quoil Gallery, WELLINGTON

  2010                 NANOTECHNOLOGY - ArtScience Group Show                                          Our City, O-Tautahi, CHRISTCHURCH                          

  2010                 BLEND - ArtScience group show                                                                                             ROCDA Gallery, DUNEDIN                  
                            with Sue Novell, Nicola Gibbons, Robyn Webster, Pete Gorman, Sue Marshall, Laura Blake & Catherine Cocker
2010
TEN OUT OF TEN - with Don Binney, Don Peebles, Jeff Thomson, Melvin Day. Richard Adams, Lindsay Missen, Eion Stevens, Michael Smithers & Wayne Seyb
The Diversion, MALBOROUGH
2010
ALCHEMY - collaborative show with jeweler, Kate Alterio
The Artists' Room, DUNEDIN
2009
ALCHEMY - collaborative show with jeweler, Kate Alterio
Gallery 33, WANAKA
2009
SEVEN - with Sam Foley, Alannah Brown, Greg Lewis, Michael Tuffery & others
The Artists' Room, DUNEDIN
2009
FORMATION: Structure in Nature, Art & Design - InferfaCE IVwith Sam Bowser & others
Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery, Duchess Community College
2009
InterfaCE III with Sam Bowser
edited version, HALIFAX
2008
THE OLD CHIEF POST OFFICE - heritage exhibition
Salisbury House Gallery, DUNEDIN
2008
NINE ARTISTS IN FIORDLAND - Caselberg Trust/Breaksea Residency collaborative show & performance with Nigel Brown, Gregory O’Brien, Wayne Seyb, Claire Beynon, Gillian Whitehead, Marilynn Webb, Glenn Colquhoun, Lynn Kelly, Alan Roddick & Mark Orton
St. Paul's Cathedral , DUNEDIN
2008
OTAGO OTAGO with Peter Cleverly, Allanab Brown, Claire Beynon, Daniel Unverricht & Fleur Yorsten
Gallery 33, WANAKA
2008
InterfaCE II - NZ International Science Festival - Claire Beynon, Nicola Gibbons, Sam Bowser & Jennifer Fretwell.
OTAGO ART SOCIETY Gallery, Railway Station
2008
WORKS ON PAPER
The Artists' Room, DUNEDIN
2007
LYRICAL NOTATIONS
Salisbury House Gallery, The Manse, DUNEDIN
2006/7
THE BIG ICE
an Antarctica-inspired exhibition curated & toured nationally
The Otago Museum, DUNEDIN
2006
CROWDED HOUSE
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2006
SOUND STILL - collaborative exhibition with Katherine Glenday, Lyn Smuts and others
Irma Stern Museum, CAPE TOWN
2006
PAPERWORKS
Peter Rae Gallery, DUNEDIN
2005
FIVE ARTISTS, FIVE ROOMS
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2005
CROWDED HOUSE
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2005
PAPERCHASE – leading contemporary NZ artists exhibit works on paper
Gallery 33, WANAKA
2004
MIRUHIKU   - The Southland
ASHBURTON ART GALLERY- touring exhibition curated by Jim Geddes
2004
BEYOND
– group show: Claire Beynon, Mary Horn, Shelly Johnson, Maria Kemp, Stephen Mulqueen. Curated by Susan Frykberg in conjunction with Chrysalis Seed Trust
Peter Rae Gallery, DUNEDIN
2004
SEVEN
-fourteen works by seven artists; Graham Bennett, Wayne Seyb, Simon Edwards, Claire Beynon, Richard Adams, Cristina Popovici and Don Driver
The Arthouse, CHRISTCHURCH
2004
LARGE ART
Cleveland Art Centre, DUNEDIN
2003
THE POWER OF PROTEST
- exhibition protesting against Project Aqua
Temple Gallery, DUNEDIN
2003
ARTISTS AGAINST AQUA
- protest exhibition
The Forrester Gallery, OAMARU
2003
BY FOUR
- new work by Simon Kaan, Michael GreavesDavid Shennan andClaire Beynon
Peter Rae Gallery, DUNEDIN
2003
finalist Cranleigh Barton DRAWING AWARD
CHRISTCHURCH  City Art Gallery
2003
JAMES K. BAXTER exhibition & auction
DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY
2003
MURIHIKU
Hazelhirst Gallery, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
2001
SOUTHERN WAVE - Otago artists
Otago University House, AUCKLAND
2001
finalist Cranleigh Barton DRAWING AWARD
Canterbury Museum, CHRISTCHURCH
2000
VISIONS OF OTAGO
Milford Galleries DUNEDIN
1999
Merit Award Winner Cranleigh Barton DRAWING AWARD
Robert McDougall Gallery, CHRISTCHURCH
1998
OTAGO PENINSULA EXHIBITION
Milford Galleries DUNEDIN
1984
TEN PRINTMAKERS
Calvert Gallery, Pimlico, LONDON
1983
INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE
Taipei Museum. of Fine Arts, TAIWAN


ART AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & OTHER CURIOSITIES


  2010                 ANTARCTICA SERVICE MEDAL - awarded by the US National Science Foundation




2008
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, USA - Office of Polar Programs commission/grant to produce InterfaCE
2007
A species of Antarctic foraminiferan is classified pilulina beynonae
2007
BREAKSEA / CASELBERG BOAT RESIDENCY, W. Fiordland, NEW ZEALAND
2007
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Salisbury House Gallery, The Manse, DUNEDIN
2006
FINALIST in the CoCA ART AWARDS, Christchurch
2005
FINALIST in the WALLACE ART AWARDS, New Zealand
2005
Peoples’ Choice Award, WALLACE ART AWARD
2003
MERIT AWARD - CRANLEIGH BARTON DRAWING AWARD, NZ
2003
FINALIST in the Cranleigh Barton drawing Award, NZ
2002
MERIT AWARD - MAINLAND AWARDS, Dunedin
2002
CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND Creative Communities grant
1999
FINALIST in the biennial CRANLEIGH BARTON DRAWING AWARD, NZ
1998
MERIT AWARD, Works on Paper – CLEVELAND ART AWARDS, DUNEDIN



FEATURED IN:
12 NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS –2009 Arts calendar, published by Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson
ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS – a database of contemporary New Zealand artists - an educational resource for schools
SCAPA POETRY ARCHIVE – a database: contemporary New Zealand poets reading their own work.   (recorded in 2003)
THE NEW ZEALAND WHO’S WHO – an encyclopedia of Visual Arts and Architecture.
A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS         First edition - 1994
12 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS – 2003 calendar of New Zealand Artists, produced by Liz Caughey and  published by Saint Publishers.





WRITING HISTORY
Writing is an integral part of my creative expression.
Poems and short stories have been published in journals, newspapers, web-based anthologies and collections in New Zealand and abroad: amongst these Other Voices International Project, Glottis, The Christchurch Press, Otago Daily Times, Tandem Press’s 100 New Zealand Short Short Stories IV, The Sunday Star Times, The Whole Wide World, Tap-ping the Tank, A Savage Gathering, Something to Expiate and The infinity we swim in (New Zealand Poetry Society’s Anthology 2000, 2001,2002 and 2003), Double-jointed (a collaborative book of ‘dual’ poems by ten South Island poets), Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, USA and The Song of the Belly-button Man

Recent writing projects and pubications include -
2009
Moleskine notebooks - short story published in a limited edition run of Moleskine notebooks (a project in conjunction with AnOther magazine, UK.)
2008
A GLOBAL SNAPSHOT IN WORDS - one of eight short stories selected for publication in a special literary edition celebrating global community, AnOther magazine, UK.
2007
OPEN BOOK - Poetry & Images (Published by Steele-Roberts Ltd.). Collection of poems, hand-drawn ink-wash images and light-calligraphy photographs. Produced with an accompanying set of limited edition lithographs.
2003
Included in the SCAPA POETRY ARCHIVE - a database: contemporary NZ poets read their own work.
2000
Short-listed for the Lilian Ida Smith Award.




WRITING AWARDS
2009
Double Portrait – a non-fiction science essay/memoir (a short story) was a finalist in the Bill Manhire Creative Science Writing Competition.
2007
Drowning the Waterfall was commended in the NZ Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition.
2006
Thin Ice and Flag Lullaby won first prize in the poetry section of a writing competition launched by a new Antarctica-specific publication ICETONGUE
2003
Jade was highly commended in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition.
2002
The Mystery Sonataswon first prize in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition.
2000
Introducing Deirdre was highly commended in the 2000 Takahe Short Story Competition.
2000
Trapeze Artist was short-listed in the 2000 South Island Writers Association Short Story competition.
1999
Point of Entry was runner-up in the 1999 Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition.






COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS include:


  2010                      ANTARCTIKOS --- poem 'At Home in Antarctica' prompted a musical composition by US composer, JABEZ CO.
  
  2010                      PAPER WRESTLING - CB Poem used as the prompt for a limited edition Artists Book project 
                                 (Carol Cantrell and others.)


  2010                      HIDDEN DEPTHS - Poetry for Science (selected for screening at the IPY Science Conference, OSLO, NORWAY
                                 A short film written, directed and produced by Claire Beynon
                                 with Samuel Bowser, Shawn Harper, Henry Kaiser (underwater photography)
                                 Katherine Glenday, Christina Bryer, Amos Mann, Christopher Tokolon & Johan Rautenbach. 
2009
ICE-UP - a short film - selected as one of three finalists in the People's Pixels Project film festival in Lake George, US (ArtScience collaboration with Sam BowserHenry Kaiser and Shawn Harper).
2009/10
ALCHEMY – a collaborative exhibition with Wellington-based jeweler, Kate Alterio (shows in Wanaka, Dunedin and Wellington).
2008/09
ABOUT BLUE - short underwater film incorporating a flotilla of bamboo boats and drawing on the collaborative input of various professionals (Sam Bowser, Henry Kaiser, Shawn Harper, Claire Beynon, Mary-Lynn Price and Mark Orton.)
2008
EARTH SONGS - a sound- & image-based initiative combining photographic images from Explorers Cove and environs (the Taylor Dry ValleysKukri HillsFerrar Fiord and Herbertson Glacier) with recordings of porcelain bell instruments played by Claire Beynon and Sam Bowser and made by South African ceramic artistKatherine Glenday.
2008
EUCLID - ArtScience project incorporating Sam Bowser's polar research (spec. the morphology and motility of foraminifera) and Claire Beynon's photography with the sculpture of Cape Town porcelain artist Christina Bryer. Christina created a series of fragile porcelain pieces based on the mathematical structures of foraminifera; these became an integral part of our ArtScience explorations during the 2009 season at Explorers Cove.
2008
F-/Wh- FUGUE - composition for solo alto, four bass voices, bassoon and piano, by New Zealand composerGillian Whitehead with poetry text by Claire Beynon.
2008
FIORDLAND INSTRUMENT – collaboration with Katherine Glenday, using specially-commissioned porcelain vessels, painted and played in the Breaksea Residency cathedral performance, TEN ARTISTS IN FIORDLAND
2007
InterfaCE - an extensive art/science/Antarctica collaborative exchange with polar biologist, Dr. Sam Bowser
2006
SOUND STILL, Cape Town – a collaborative visual arts, dance and music exhibition.
2004
LIVE NEWS – cover for Maxine Alterio’s collection of short stories. (Steele Roberts)
2003
ARTISTS AGAINST AQUA - group exhibition of images and poetry produced in support of the Waitaki River while negotiations for Meridian Energy’s proposed hydro-electric scheme were under way. (Forrester Gallery, Oamaru & Temple Gallery, Dunedin.)
2002-4
DOUBLE-JOINTED – Dunedin Connections. (A collection of experimental poetry involving ten poets, brought together by Jenny Powell-Chalmers.  Published by Inkweed.)
2002
JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM – group exhibition of images drawn from the life and work of James K. Baxter. (Dunedin Public Art Gallery)
2000
THE SONG OF THE BELLY-BUTTON MAN (An exhibition and book of poetry and images: project initiated by Artsenta, Dunedin.)
2000
Cover and artwork for GLOTTIS 5
2000
Cover and inside artwork for POLES APART, an autobiographical book of prose and poetry by Dunedin author Graham Bishop. (Published by Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2000.
1999
Cover and images for A TALENT FOR FLIGHT – a collection of poetry by Otaki poet Glenda Fawkes. (Publishes in March 1999 by Steele Roberts Ltd, Wellington.)