Bluebeany East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I am a multi-disciplinary artist. Within my work I am interested exploring the possibilities of the transformation of the everyday.  I work on commissioned pieces with performers and also collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my photographic work. I would describe my style as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist. Within my work I am interested exploring the possibilities of the transformation of the everyday. I work on commissioned pieces with performers and also collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my photographic work. I would describe my style as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange.

I also appropriate existing imagery and re-imagine these in a new context using collage and animation techniques.

My most recent work has been experimenting with transforming my two dimensional imaginary worlds into three dimensional immersive experiences sometimes working with performers allowing the audience to walk in and become part of these imaginary spaces.

I am very interested in working outside a white walled gallery setting, engaging people in artistic experiences who may not normally seek traditional exhibition spaces .

When creating my work I am inspired by things that most people may had some access to such as fairy tales, cinema, theatre and tv programmes, I would like to think this allows my work to have a wide appeal. I am inspired the idea of a light hearted approach to art as a way of rising above the sometimes mundane act of everyday life. I enjoy the process of involving people to be part of my work tapping into their desire to be playful and sometimes silly.

Artwork

Welcome to the House of Fun, Animation, 2020

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The Rainbow Song , Animation, 2020

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Welcome to the Monkey House, Photography, 2012-2020

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Projects and exhibitions

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Bluebeany Art Club

29/03/2020 — 07/06/2020

During the COVID-19 quarantine time I have used social media to run a Bluebeany Art Club on Sundays 2-4pm. This was an opportunity for people of all ages to take a little time out of their day during the lockdown to make a piece of Artwork inspired by a given theme. I accompanied the art making with a themed spotify playlist. I was inspired...

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Tainted Love

07/02/2020 — 08/02/2020

'TAINTED LOVE' A Surreal Cabaret Evening. This show included amazing performances by Ruth Getz, Caroline Ullyart, Michelle Dee, Russ Litten, Dean Wilson, Bobby Diamond, Rich Reynolds, Tamar and Jo, and Sophie Thompson with musical interludes by DJ Harl Vind. This was a sold out show that we were luckily able to produce just before the...

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Enchanted Wonderland

29/11/2019 — 22/12/2019

Enchanted Wonderland was a Bluebeany and Sideshow Collective production commissioned by Fruit Market Hull. The show was performed in a pop up space on Humber Street 30 times over the course of four weeks by Zoe Hughes, Ruth Getz, Michelle Dee, Caroline Ullyart and Joshua Barton. The final show was on Sunday 22nd December 2019. One review...

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Sideshow Wonderland

27/09/2019 — 28/09/2019

Sideshow Wonderland was a surreal alternative cabaret evening of performance including spoken work, song, dance, comedy with games and prizes. The evening was created and curated by Anna Bean (Bluebeany) and Ruth Getz. The evening included performances from Michelle Dee, Caroline Ullyart, Dean Wilson, The Giddy Kippers, Zoe Hughes, Bobby...

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New Walton Street Club, Hull Details

It's Alive!

04/11/2018

Combining macabre art and uncanny theatrics with sinister storytelling, 'IT’S ALIVE' invited the audience to enter an intriguing world of devilish dolls.

Union Mash Up, Hull Details

World of the Pink Monkey Bird

04/08/2018

This was an interactive art installation as part of Hull's Humber Street Sesh Music Festival. I created set and costumes inspired by 60's Sci Fi TV. Performers became crazy sci fi creatures and encouraged the audience to participate by dressing up and having their photographs taken by me within the set. This piece was commissioned by Think...

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Humber Street Sesh, Hull Details

Bluebeany's Velvet Lounge

27/05/2018

'Bluebeany's Velvet Lounge' was created alongside another event 'Wild at Heart'. The lounge was a transformed space inspired by dark cabaret bars. Part art installation, part performing space the event included spoken word, music and an audience sing along. The performance ended with a game of pass the parcel to win a piece of original...

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Unio Mash Up, Hull Details

Kabarett

05/08/2017

Kabarett was a re staging of a 1970's Quiz Show where two gold suited Monkey's encouraged the audience to take part in a quiz show inspired by 'Blankety Blank' and 'The Golden Shot'. The winners received an orginal picture of 'Bob Monkeyhouse'.

Kingston Art Group Gallery, Hull Details
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