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Anne Bean| Inside Out Workshop, 2008

Anne Bean with pupils Girl's Reconnect Inside Out, 2008
Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008
Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008

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Anne Bean led a series of two workshops entitled ‘Inside Out’ at Matt’s Gallery for 12-16 year olds, to creatively investigate the rhythms and processes of the body through drawing. The investigation aimed to encourage participants to consider and visualize the structures and processes of the body, working with a variety of medical equipment and supported by medical students from King’s College and University College London. Anne encouraged the participating group to explore their own creative potential, discussing and enacting creative approaches to the representation of the inner body. The workshops encompassed an introduction to some astonishing facts about the body as well as creative discussion, collaboration, experiment and drawing.

The project aimed to build on the creative resources of the artist and workshop participants, as well as insights from participating medical students, to develop a greater understanding of the rhythms and processes of the human body. It also aimed to develop the creativity and confidence of the participants, enabling them to exercise and develop drawing skills in a supportive environment.This project was generously supported by the Wessex Youth Trust.

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Biography
Born Livingstone Zambia 1950, lives and works in London Studied 1968 – 1973 University of Cape Town and Reading University, England. Anne Bean’s first public performances were in 1969 in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, she has created many solo works and has initiated and participated in numerous collaborative projects, traveling through Britain, Europe, America, Mexico, Southern Africa and Japan. Bean has represented British Performance Art in Imports, Kitchen Gallery, New York; British Radical Theatre at a banquet for Chancellor Schmidt and Henry Kissinger in Bonn; has twice participated in the Hayward Annual, and has had shows and residencies in many countries and venues including Palais Des Beaux, Brussels; Rudolf Zwerner Gallery, Cologne; Franklyn Furnace, New York; Procownia Dziekanka, Warsaw; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Vanguard Gallery, Los Angeles; Creative Time Inc., New York; ICA, London; Orchard Gallery, Derry; America Centre, Paris; Gulbenkian Institute, Lisbon; Whitechapel Gallery, London; St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh; Jubilee Gardens London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Pompidou Centre, Paris. In 1983 Bean co-founded the Bow Gamelan Ensemble with drummer PD. Burwell and sculptor Richard Wilson. In 1988 they won the Time Out Dance and Performance Award, with the comment ‘they serve up adventure in music, sculpture and performance that dazzle the eyes, astonish the ears and stimulate the imagination of viewers with unorthodox magic’. In 1991 Bean was awarded the Time Out Dance and Performance Award for a second time for her long-standing contribution to live arts. Recent solo work includes 2002 A Short History of Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 2003 Falling in Love with a Chair performance/ installation, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow 2004 DIY, LADA; Sounding Off, UEL; Xylo-renaissance for Peckham’s diaspora, Area 10, London; 7 x 7, the Slice, Greenwich; Rockets and Blue Lights, Margate Festival; Painting with Light, Café Gallery, London; Reap, a one year project with Café Gallery, London; FIX04, Belfast international performance festival 2005 Ash Wednesday, Dilston Grove, London; Vent, Evolving Cities, OVADA, Oxford; Oxford 2015, MOMA Oxford; INTERAKCJE festival, Poland; KISSS,Whitechapel Art Gallery; KISSS, Conical Gallery, Melbourne Australia; Power Plant, Botanic Gardens Oxford; Yearnings, Southwark, London; Her Noise, South London Gallery, London

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Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008


Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008

Anne Bean Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008

Inside Out workshop at Matt’s Gallery, 2008