Claire Beausein

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Biography

Claire Beausein is a contemporary Australian Artist whose practice focuses on hand formed and works on paper. She also works with assemblage and sculpture. She has lived and worked in the remote town of Broome in Western Australia for over twenty years. Her work is abstract, nature or landscape based and explores a sense of spirituality and place. Beausein has exhibited widely, with over twenty solo exhibitions in Broome, Perth and Sydney. She has won numerous awards, including being selected for National awards such as The Waterhouse Natural History Art Award and the Mandorla Art Prize. She was also the overall winner of the Kimberley Art Prize and the Shinju Art Award in Western Australia. Beausein's professional development includes a residency with both the Paper Mill and the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland and a Washi paper residency at Awagami Factory in Japan.

Solo Exhibitions

2021
'Gilgai'

Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth

2018
'Pure Land'

Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth

2016
Uncommon thread

Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth

2014
Watermark (markings of nature)

Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth

2013
'Reef Matrix'

Linton and Kay Galleries, St, Georges Tce, Perth, WA

2012
'Still Life'

Museum of Natural History, Basel, Switzerland

2011
'Beloved'

ARTspace7, Broome. WA

2009
Oper-Arte’ 2009

ARTspace7, Broome, WA

2007
‘The River’

Beatty Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2007
‘Artopia’

ARTspace7, Broome, WA

2006
‘Claire Beausein - New Works’

The Bay Gallery, Broome, WA

2006
‘Focus on Claire Beausein’

Gecko Gallery, Broome, WA

2005
‘EON elements of north’

Main Gallery, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

2005
‘Moire Coast’

Beatty Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2005
‘Elements of North’

Pearler's Row Gallery, Broome, WA

2004
‘Pindan Country’

Beatty Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2004
'Claire Beausein'

Monsoon Gallery, Broome, WA

2003
'Jazz Collection'

Broome Music and Arts Festival, Broome, WA

2003
‘Silent Echo’ recent works by Claire Beausein

Short Street Gallery , Broome, WA

Awards

2013
Works on Paper

Shinju Art Awards

2013
Best Non-Indigenous

Hedland Art Awards

2010
Overall Winner

Shinju Art Awards

2010
Best 3D Work

Hedland Art Awards

2009
Overall Winner

Shinju Art Awards

2009
Best 3D Work

Hedland Art Awards

2009
Mixed Media

Kimberley Art Prize

2009
Oil/Acrylic

Kimberley art Prize

2008
Overall Winner

Kimberley Art Prize

2007
People’s Choice

Shinju Art Awards

Collections

Shire of West Kimberley art collection. WA

Shire of Broome art collection. WA

Wollongong University paper art collection. NSW

Numerous private collections.

Commissions

2019
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Perth - four large works for the Club Rooms etc

2018
The Westin Hotel - two Monumental works in Sandstone

2017
The Intercontinental Hotel, Perth - three monumental works

Galleries

Linton and Kay Galleries Perth

Residencies

2018
Mokuhanga workshop, MI-LAB Tokyo, Japan

Mokuhanga or Japanese woodcut workshop.

2015
Awagami Factory, Japan

Summer Workshop learning the traditional art of washi papermaking, Indigo dyeing, Itajime, and bookbinding. Residency experimenting with different techniques, fibres and dyes.

2012
Basel paper Mill, Switzerland

Learning traditional cotton papermaking, Experimenting with the media to produce a body of work for exhibition at the Basel Natural History Museum

2012
Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Four Month Residency researching natural history, museum categorising and archiving, concepts and techniques.

Artist Statement

For me there is a bounty of metaphors and meanings found in Nature and reflected in the Landscape. I translate my response into artworks that are in essence abstract. I explore the sensuality of the organic, my work speaks of transience, memory and relationship.