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'Seeding Stream', mixed media sculpture with 4 ceramic bird forms in trees, is on show at Monkton Nature Reserve as part of the Sculpture Trail Summer 2024 until the end of September.
















Monkton Nature Reserve

Canterbury Road
Nr. Ramsgate
Kent CT12 4LH

Seeding Stream



Royal Society of Sculptors:

London Potters:                                                          



Curriculum Vitae

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PhD. London Univ of Arts

MA. Goldsmiths College, London University



instagram: @ronnbt


July 2001 Viva Voce & exhibition of sculpture awarded Doctorate status, University of Arts
Dec: ’94 Master of Arts, London Univ, Goldsmiths College ‘Theory of Modern Practice’
Dec: ’87 Bachelor of Arts Open University, History of Art B.A Hons
July ’86 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education(Distinction) Garnett College

March 2009 Moved to Cornwall, Art Society Lecturing, Voluntary work Tate G, St Ives
Mar ’05-08 Director Edexcel Art Foundation Course, Royal University for Women, BAHRAIN
April 04 Acting Course Director, HNC Fine Art Course, Kensington & Chelsea College
Sept 02 Kensington & Chelsea College , lecturer post-grad ‘Artist in Residence Course’
Sept 01 Kensington & Chelsea College, lecturer Non-Western Art Course
Feb 01 Lecture ‘Visual Art & Media’ B.A Course, Falmouth University College, Falmouth
1993-5 Lecturer Access Fine Art Course, Hertfordshire Univ: wrote contextual study prog:
1995 Lecturer on BA Sculpture Course, Bretton College, University of Leeds
1987-97 Croydon College Fine Art Foundation lecturing & individual tutoring
Before ’87 Special effects Bray & Twickenham Film Studios, Product Design Manager at
Crayonne Ltd, part-time lecturing 3 Surrey Art Colleges and private portrait commissions


July-Sept 2023 exhibited in The Royl Society of Sculptors Summer Show; London

June/July 2023 11 works in KPA Open Whitstable
June 25/ July 24 ’22 3 works in KPA Open, Canterbury
Sept 2nd-30th ‘21 Solo Sculpture Exhibition ‘Planetary Matters’ Pharmacy Gallery, Margate
Sept 15-Oct 30 ‘21 4 Ceramic works exhibited in KPA Open, Maidstone Museum
Nov:Dec: 2020 Online exhibition with Kent Potters Association
May-June 2017 Cornwall Open Studios, portrait commission given
May-June 2016 Cornwall ‘Open Studios’ drawings & small sculptures sold
Oct-Nov 2015 Joint exhibition with Lynne Devey-Speake, Maritime Art Space, Falmouth
December 2013 Solo show ‘Forest & Coast’ New Street Gallery, Penzance
Sept/Nov 2012 Work selected for Falmouth Art Gallery, Arts Council, ‘British Surrealists’
December 2011 ‘Mariner Gallery’, St Ives, 3 ‘Vanitas’ sculptures in juried ‘Open
July/August ’11 ‘Red Earth Gallery’, Devon 8 sculptures by invitation in Summer Show
July 2011 ‘Open Studios, Penryn’
May/June ‘Open Studios Cornwall’ supported by Arts Council
April 2011 ‘Mariner Gallery’, St Ives large wood carving in juried Spring Open
July 2010 ‘Open Studios, Penryn’
June 2010 Large floor sculpture exhibited in ‘Mall Gallery’, London
April 2010 Mariner Gallery’, St Ives, 2 sculptures in juried Spring Open
December ’09 ‘Mariner Gallery’, St Ives, 1 wood-carving in juried ‘Open’
July ’09 Launched Open Studios, Penryn
Oct-Dec ’08 Exhibited with ‘New Greenham Arts’ Annual Open Berkshire
March ’08 2 sculptures in ‘XVA Gallery, ART DUBAI’ International Art Biennale
Nov-Dec ‘07 Solo Exhibition of sculpture at Taib Gallery, BAHRAIN
September ‘07 Wood Sculptures exhibited in Anglican Cathedral, BAHRAIN
Oct-Nov: ’03 ‘Harvest from Above’ Solo Show Norden Farm Arts Centre, Berkshire
September ‘02 ‘One Beside One’ one painter one sculptor ‘Heifer Gallery London
March 2001 ‘The Touched & the Untouched’ Sci Art Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition
April 2001 PhD Theory and Practice Sculpture Exhibition, ‘The Epicurian’s Material Delight’
Lethaby Gallery, Southampton Row, London

Before April 2000 exhibited Farnham Gallery, Richmond on Thames Gallery and The Free
Painters Sculptors, at the Mall Gallery, London


Exhibited work and lectured, in London, before being appointed University Associate Professor and
Director of the first Edexcel Fine Art Foundation Course, in Bahrain. Published Academic work
’A Passage in Women’s Sculpture’ (Lambert Academic), and material magazine articles. Beattie uses
wood carving, mixed media recycled materials, and ceramics, to comment on the fragility of the
environment and destruction of natural diversity within it. Her sculptures are surrealist, with a hint
of irony and an accessibility to touch .

Listed in David Buckman’s ‘Dictionary of Artists in Britain, Post 1945





A Passage in Women’s Sculpture - Diversity, Hapticity & Domesticity in One Contemporary  Lineage of Women’s Sculpture.

Published by Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011

Enlarged Phd Thesis. Available from here:

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