Bev Goodwin

 

I’m a multimedia artist, enjoying working with wire, low tech and recycled materials. 

I’m interested in recycling all manner of materials, and transforming them into unusual art forms. 

 

Today, it’s hard sometimes to distinguish between the artificial and the natural, and this is what inspires me to create artworks where one thing is the other and vice versa; where there can be a question between the “artificial and the natural”.

 

As an artist, environmental issues and the effects of mass consumerism concern me. 

By transforming and recycling used materials new art forms emerge.

 

I love working with wire in all its myriad forms. It’s the ideal material to recycle. Inside the electrical cables are an amazing array of colour combinations. Some are thick, some thin, some are flecked, others are clear brilliant colours. These I separate and divide into colour ways and ready them to be wound and then turned into artworks. It’s a fascinating process albeit a slow one.

 

Wire has a mind of its own. It wants to curve, spring, bounce and entangle. Its very nature is uncontainable - once unbound it begins to move and spring about, and if tangled, is almost impossible to rewind.

 

I love experimenting with many different materials. One idea leads to another. This inspires me to continue seeking new ways of creating. 

 

The world is in urgent need of new ideas and fresh interpretations. Together we artists can create alternative solutions to help mend a tired and rundown earth.


 

Recent Exhibitions

 

2020

           No 8 National Wire Award finalist, Artspost, Hamilton 

2019      

           Sculpture in the Gardens, Indoor Gallery, Auckland Botanical Gardens,

           Solo show, Arthaus Contemporary Art Gallery, Auckland

           Finalist Estuary & Ecology Prize, Uxbridge Arts & Culture, Howick

X–marks: Conversations in Cloth, Northart, Auckland

             No 8 National Wire Award finalist, , 2nd Prize, Artspost, Hamilton (with Jeff Thomson)             

            Small Sculpture Showcase & Marquette, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke   

2018

    nz sculpture onshore, Indoor Gallery, Auckland

             Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, 

Collective Art Show, Arthaus Artists, Auckland

Shoe Extravaganza, Auckland

X–marks: Conversations in Cloth, Te Konagahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery, Waitangi

Bits n’ Bob, A collection of works by Bev Goodwn & Jeff Thomson, Gallery One, Unitec

arthaus Contemporary Art Gallery, Ak

National No 8 Wire Awards, 3rd prize, Artspost, Hamilton

Small Sculpture show, Waiheke

 

Artworks in collections in Europe, England, China, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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