Beaumont Gallery

A Wide Field of View
New Exhbition in May


Beaumont Gallery in Mere hosted a multi-media landscape show A Wide Field of View showcasing the work of artists Aliceson Carter and Julia Davenne and their contemporary and conceptual view of the landscape around us.

Saturday 24 March to Sunday 15 April
weds to sunday 10-4pm

River Trail’ graphite and oil on linen, 33 x 45 cms 2016-17. 

Julia Davenne

“My artworks are based on elements in the landscape - a land formation, moss on a tree bark, a rock on a shoreline - and I work with their structure and form.  In some artworks I’m simplifying the landscape by looking at the origins of its form and other works are built up in layers into a linear composition.  They combine journeys made in nature as seen on walks with inner journeys and are made from pencil drawings with oil, ink, gouache or aquarelle.”

Julia Davenne studied at St Martins School of Art and at the Royal Academy of Arts, Schools, London, for a post graduate diploma in painting, where she focused on composition, graduating in 1994. She later gained a research scholarship to Trondheim Academy of Arts + Technology, Norway.  The panel felt she was painting Norway already, having not yet been there, as her works were white, grey and structural. Julia lived in Norway for 5 years focusing on drawing, and lived in the arctic region of Tromsø for one year.  She found the space, structure and physical environment very influential.
Since returning to England Julia has worked at Yeovil College and now runs an Art and Design short course at Chelsea School of Art, UAL.  She works in her studio in New Cross, London and also, since 2014, in a studio she set up on the West Coast of Ireland in Co. Kerry.

‘Earthed’ by Aliceson Carter

Aliceson Carter
works in video, video installations and photography. 

“I work through layers of observation.  I use analogue photography and enjoy the process of not knowing if or where the different elements will come together. I use Kodachrome and like working with something that is now obsolete although I also work with a digital camera.  Exhibits at the show will include In England’s Green And Pleasant Land (2017), my homage to the blade of grass and bramble leaf that make up that green palate and utilizes a whole roll of expired film stock, laying out text from Blake’s iconic poem in British Sign Language Finger Spelling.”


Aliceson Carter lives in Shaftesbury, Dorset. She started art education in her late 30‘s studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London 2006-2009.  Since then she has exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad, and also taken part in several international residencies. Recently she won the People’s Choice Award at Black Swan Arts Open in Frome for the photographic piece In England’s Green And Pleasant Land. Carter’s work starts from points of observation - of time and place and our interactions within them.  She is interested in these small moments and plays with them to create works that allow reflection of the world around us. Work usually has a performative element to it and it manifests itself in the form of video, video installations and photography.

    Add to Calendar     03/25/2018 10:00 AM     04/15/2018 04:00 PM     Europe/London     A Wide Field of View     Julia Davenne and Aliceson Carter

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