t s Beall

t s Beall is a socially-engaged artist and researcher based in Glasgow and Dumfries. She works with communities on long-term or durational projects to recover and highlight marginalised histories. Her work spans a variety of media including performative events and guided artwalks. For this episode of the Memory of Water project, she describes her approach to engaging with local customs and honouring women’s histories through participatory events during the international residency programme in Greece, Poland and Scotland.

Since 2009, Beall has worked with diverse communities to develop creative heritage and socially-engaged art projects, collaborating with under-represented communities in Govan and across Scotland. In 2017, she was awarded an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at University of Glasgow, working with the Riverside Museum and Glasgow Museums. Her practice-led research develops engagement strategies through co-curated events and participatory performance. Current durational projects include Fair Glasgow (with Travelling Showpeople, co-devised with Dr. Mitch Miller) and Strong Women of the Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes (both 2013–present). t s Beall represents our Scottish partner for Memory of Water, Fablevision.

About Memory of Water:

Memory of Water (2018–2021) is an artist-led project exploring post-industrial waterfront heritage in the context of community development and urban planning. Over two years, the participating artists and partners from six countries are collaborating on twenty-three interconnected activities including City Labs, an international residency programme, and a filmed documentary.

Funded by Creative Europe, the project is developed and delivered by members of the River Cities Platform Foundation. Ormston House is responsible for the Artistic Direction of the project supported by the Creative Europe Ireland Desk, the Arts Council of Ireland, and Limerick Culture & Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council. Our partners are Stad Ostend in Belgium, the Municipality of Levadia in Greece, Nadbaltyckie Centrum Kultury in Poland, Fablevision in Scotland, and Intercult in Sweden.




Image: setting the scene for Through the Wringer by t s Beall in Govan, Scotland. You can find out more about t s Beall and links to view her Memory of Water portfolio here.
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