BA Architecture Tutor Dr. Katy Beinart is also a busy interdisciplinary artist whose art works include installation, public art and performance.
Katy recently completed a practice-based PhD at the Bartlett, University College London, which brings together her interests in public art practices, urban regeneration, migration.
This week Katy will showing the film she made with fellow artist Kate Theophilus entitled ‘Brixton Conversations’ in the Windrush Presence exhibition; as part of Black History Month and Brighton Digital Festival.
Then on 24th October Katy will be giving a very timely talk entitled ‘Art as Resistance’ an exploration of the role of art within rebellious movements such Extinction Rebellion followed by a Q & A session. Looking back at movements in history right up to the present day, Katy will be focusing on Extinction Rebellion and their prolific revolt which has taken the world by storm. Extinction Rebellion describes themselves as an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to halt mass extinction and the risk of social collapse. Hailed as the most creative resistance movement in history, Katy will discuss the design, typography, performance pieces and other art forms they use to promote their message.
The Windrush Presence Exhibition Katy’s short is part of depicts the contribution of the Windrush generation to the UK and the experiences of Afro-Caribbeans from the first Windrush arrivals in 1948 to today. The other works in the exhibition include digital art, a video installation, photography, films and textile works. The exhibition opens with a Private View on Saturday October 12th, from 3 to 6 pm at BMECP/SEAS 10/a Fleet St in Brighton and runs until November 12th.
The first Saturday will include a tour of the exhibition with the participating artists; a talk by Dr. Michael McMillan about his book and exhibition ‘The Front Room which documents the living rooms of the Windrush generation (previously exhibited at Geffrye Museum); a presentation by the curator Bolanle Tajudeen about the impact of the Windrush generation on British Art; and a conversation with the photographer Mal Woolford and his neighbour Charlotte Woolford who have found that their ancestors share a dark past.
You can confirm attendance on: https://www.facebook.com/events/535766190577110/
For the Art as Resistance Talk see eventbrite link below and a discount code for students that want to come along.
The promo code is FREEXR which will take off the cost of the ticket on eventbrite.