t s Beall

Artist and Collaborative Doctoral Award recipient
University of Glasgow and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow Museums
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Tara S. Beall is an artist and doctoral researcher based in Glasgow, working on a diverse range of projects that share socially-engaged methods. Recent public artworks include A Stone's Throw Away in 2010, and Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us (with Matt Baker) in 2012, both part of The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. She is currently the recipient of an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) based at University of Glasgow Theatre Studies, working with the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow Museums. Her practice-led research develops new engagement strategies for heritage institutions using creative events and participatory performance practices, working collaboratively with local publics. Her research conceptualises museums as permeable and adaptive – and asserts a reconceptualisation of heritage as networked activity, where authorship of historical narratives are shared.

Beall’s co-authored, practice-led projects with the Riverside Museum include Govan’s Hidden Histories and the ongoing Strong Women of the Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes project (2013-), researching sublimated histories of women in protest movements in Govan including the 1915 Rent Strikes and the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In. The Fair Glasgow project (2013, collaborations ongoing), co-devised with artist, researcher, and Showman Mitch Miller, highlighted the impact of Traveling Showpeople and Fairground heritage on Glasgow and Scotland, and developed a participatory 'living-history' exhibit and working funfair in December 2013 titled Behind the Scenes at the Fair.

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