Sheona Beaumont: Bristol Through the Lens
Tues 15 May – Sun 2 Sep, in the Crypt Gallery
In an original series of 20 artworks, artist Sheona Beaumont has produced photographic interpretations of the Bristol landscape. Each digital collage is made up of more than one photograph taken at different times of day/year/view, revealing the dimensions of time and space in new and unseen ways. The work, which is also included in a full colour catalogue, explores the landscape as a changing, animated scene, bringing life to familiar landmarks such as Cabot Tower, Queen Square and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Also accompanying these pieces are a selection of photographs from Sheona’s Bridge series.
Sheona’s work is being exhibited as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography. This biennial event in May will see a host of art institutions and photographers join in on exhibitions, talks and other events celebrating Bristol’s photography scene. Sheona will also be exhibiting at Colston Hall’s Glass Room and St Stephen’s Church – see the festival website for details. Her book ‘Bristol Through the Lens: An Exhibition and an Essay’, now in a second edition with Tangent Books, is also available online, priced £10.
Sheona Beaumont is a visual artist and writer based in the South West of the UK. Her work looks at the way photographs can communicate more than just a snapshot, often incorporating questions about faith and perception. Since graduating from the University for the Creative Arts in 2001, she has exhibited widely and regularly, engaging with subjects such as the heritage of monastic faith on Dartmoor (2004), stations of the cross (2006), the abolition of the slave trade (2007), and the spiritual nature of hope (2008). Alongside her practice, she is currently completing her doctorate on biblical themes in photography at the University of Gloucestershire. She was born in Bristol, and has lived in various parts of the city for over 15 years.