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Bethany Hunton is an artist born and based in the North East of England exploring relationships between materials and site, as well as the theory of ‘Materiality’. Typically known for her sculptural and photographic installations. Testing the properties of locally sourced materials traditional and unconventional and developing relationships and languages with them informs her practice. Hunton's childhood was wildly dominated by industry due to her family’s connections with the Steel Works and Shipyards. Artistically she is always brought back to those innate connections. By creating installation's that are situated in surrounding areas of significance to the artist, she experiments with associated/poetic connotations of her local area’s heritage and what they mean to her as an artist. Researching into and reliving the journeys and absence of said materials, allows her practice to be ever changing in regards to a contemporary context.

Allowing the viewer to focus on the material is extremely important to Hunton, therefore she will never mask or conceal the nature of the material. Historically, colour adds meaning and impact to artworks – sometimes without the artist themselves knowing. To create new and radical forms, she employ diverse methods, often working in a space and allowing the piece to take on qualities of the surroundings. Hunton's main aim as an artist is to affect the viewers perspective of the piece and the space in which the art has been situated

CV

Education 

BA Hons Fine Art (First Class) 

The Northern School of Art

2018-2021

A Level Art & Design

BTEC Diploma Photography

A Level Psychology

Hartlepool Sixth Form College

2016-2018

Employment

Freelance Artist

2021 - present

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2021

Commissions

The Tunnel Gallery Commission 

- Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough

2021

Illustrations of Middlesbrough Architecture

- Navigator North

2021

Member of all Female Art Collective LACE

Member of Artist Union England

List of Exhibitions:

2021: LACE: At A Distance, WDT Gallery and Workspace, Middlesbrough


2021: Untitled, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough


2021: The Catch, The Redcar Palace, Redcar


2021: Let Us Eat Cake, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough


2021: An Open Box of People, The Northern School of Art, Hartlepool


2021: LACE, Pineapple Black Window Space, Middlesbrough


2021: 1:4, WetDovetail, Online. Digital Gallery Space


2021: Celebrate Everything, International Women’s Day, Basecamp, Middlesbrough


2020: Unlocked in Lockdown, Wild Vision Art, Stockton


2020: Picasso Baby Takeover, Online, Instagram


2020: LACE: An Introduction to LACE, Basecamp, Middlesbrough


2020: Our Lasses 2, RoRo Studio, Middlesbrough


2020: A Box of People, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough


2019: A Black and White Christmas, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough


2019: RoRo’s Festive Art Show, RoRo Studio, Middlesbrough


2019: Fundraising Exhibition, The Northern School of Art, Hartlepool


2019: Inspired By Middlesbrough, RoRo Studio, Middlesbrough

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