Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s practice is primarily concerned with the evocative and immersive qualities of sound. She is interested in how soundscape orients us and subconsciously embeds itself in our memories of place, enabling us to construct personal recollections and, moreover, it offers the possibility of conveying narrative to listeners who have never experienced a location. 

She works predominantly with sound, moving image and print, often connecting traditional printmaking processes with new technologies such as digital audio. 

 

Awards and Grants:

2016:    Artists' International Development Fund - British Council, Arts Council 

2015:    Hamelin Polska Award at International Print Triennial, Kraków

2014:    Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts to complete project East [hyphen] West, Sound Impressions of Istanbul

             STEP travel grants - European Cultural Foundation

2012:    Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts to complete a sound project entitled “Kraków to Venice in 12 hours”

Work in Public Collections:


International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

British Library Sound & Vision collection, London, UK

Kraków International Print Triennial Collection, Kraków, Poland

Tonspur, MQ Vienna, Austria

Printmaking Museum of Douro, Câmara Municipal de Alijó, Portugal

Museum in Shenzhen, China

Selected shows:
2016
Sept Manchester Contemporary 2016, Manchester, UK
July - Aug Tonspur 59 at Sonic Garden, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Jun Manifold, Pyramid, Warrington, UK
May V Internatinal Printmaking Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey 
 
2015 Project AfterBirth, White Moose, Barnstaple, UK
Modern History vol. 3, Bury Art Museum, Manchester, UK
International Print Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland
Brno International Music-Exposition of New Music, Brno, Czech Republic
Guanlan International Print Biennial in Shenzhen, China
10th International Biennial of Contemporary Prints, Museum of Fine Arts of Liege, Belgium
 
2014 A’ al Oochel, Galeria La Candela, Mexico City, Mexico 
  Kinokophonography Night, The New York Public Library for Performing Arts, NYC, US 
  Kinokophonography Night, The New York Public Library for Performing Arts, NYC, US
   
2013 Tonspur 59, MuseumsQuartier 21, Vienna, Austria
  The Stream, Call & Response, Canada Water Culture Space, London, UK
  Guanlan International Print Biennial in Shenzhen, China
  Impressit - Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
 
2012 Horyzont MTG PrintArt Kraków - Katowice 2012, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland
  Penpal – Brieffreundschaft, Kölner Graphikwerkstatt. Koln, Germany
 
2011 KLANGHIMMEL - Tonspur_extra MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria
  16th Space International Print Biennial, OCI Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  Wonder Rooms - Text Festival, Bury Art Gallery, UK
  Global Echo – International touring show of contemporary print
(Perth, Australia; Utah, USA; Sheffield UK; Canada)
   
2010 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro Alijó, Portugal
  In Certain Places: The Arcade - site specific piece presented in conjuction with Place Beyond Place Symposium, Preston, UK
  Multiple Matters - Künstlerhaus,Vienna, Austria
  Print without Borders - International Print Triennial, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
2009 Triple Echo - Artist in Print, shown at University of Central Lancashire, Wirral Metropolitan university, Edition Gallery, Liverpool and University of West England, Bristo, UK
  Palimpsest - PAD, Old Post Office, Preston, UK
2007 Analogue and Digital - Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
  ArtRadio - Broadcast of “Kino” sound piece, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
  Binaural Audio Art Symposium, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
2006 700IS Egilssta - International Film and Video art Festival, Iceland, ‘Chameleophonia’ has been short-listed for the ´Alcoa´ prize
2005 Retrieval, Alsager - Art Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager
  In Print - Chapel Gallery, Ormiskirk, UK
  The Last Picture Show - sound installation, Underground Art Centre, Clitheroe, UK
  Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre & Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, UK
2004 AJAR/ Group of Printmakers Exhibition, Abbott Hall, Kendal, UK
  Conversation - video installation, Centre of Contemporary Arts, University of Central Lancashire,UK
2003 Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre & Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, UK
2002 Experiments in Print, Canfas Gallery, Cardiff, Wales