vivonne thwaites



beverley southcott


Other Worlds One 2009
60 H x 80 W
C type digital photograph on metallic paper
Edition: Four


Other Worlds Two 2009
60 H x 80 W
C type digital photograph on metallic paper
Edition: Four

The Other Worlds photo media series further addresses Beverley Southcott’s on going research of the contemporary urban sublime that can co exist within the everyday and the urban environment. This is where seemingly ordinary mundane spaces can be transformed into a sense of the unworldly and a type of otherness by re-viewing and re-seeing these external environments differently. In this series these newly discovered encapsulated, microscopic illuminated worlds are portrayed as strangely mysterious and random within a much larger ‘via negativa’ cosmic space.

These images were taken from the Sydney Tower’s observatory level. A camera obscura effect was created of the buildings and street scenes observed below by using a ‘shoot and point’ high quality camera held against the lens of the ‘fixed’ viewing binoculars.



beverley southcott - cv

1998 – 2004 Masters of Visual Arts South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia.
Note: Details of the 2 other awarded tertiary degrees outlined in full CV.
Solo exhibitions 2010 – 1999 only - Held 15 solo exhibitions
2010 Other Worlds, Artroom5, Adelaide.
2009 Other Worlds, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.
2008 Elsewhere, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. August.
2005 Palms of Your Hands, (solo) within Public Relations, (two person exhibition with Rachel McElwee)
  Downtown Contemporary Art Space, Adelaide.
  Sea-In, Bay Discovery Centre, City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg.
  Hollow/Hallow Space, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.
2004 Hollow/Hallow Space, Liverpool Street Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
2003 Bridge, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.
2002 Garden City, Upstart Contemporary Art Space, Port Adelaide, Adelaide.
2001 Now space, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney.
  Beauty Spots, Shop@rt, Leigh Street, Adelaide.
2000 Gallery Spain, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.
  Icy love/I see love, window exhibition, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.
1999 The Way Out, (2 person exhibition), public space – David Jones Rundle Street store, Adelaide.
  Within this space I find, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney.
Selected group exhibitions 2010 – 1999 only
2010 Littoral, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart and Burnie Regional Art Gallery.
  Undercurrent, Mops Projects Ari, Sydney.
  New Decade, Esp Ari, Sydney.
2009 Bucket, Mops Projects Ari, Sydney.
  Decisions, Esp Ari, Sydney.
  Hello, Esp Ari, Sydney
  Just Is, Max Dawn Gallery, Adelaide.
  Selected, Scotch College exhibition 2009, Adelaide.
  Postcards Exhibition at the Bay, Bay Discovery Centre, Adelaide.
2008 Undercurrent 2008: Underlying Landscapes, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia, Nov. 2008.
  Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award, SALA, Adelaide.
  Artroom5, SALA, Adelaide.
  Urban Differences, Vitamin Online exhibition, Adelaide.
  Finalist, The Alice Price Art Award, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. March.
  Creation - Cosmos and Chaos, Flinders Uni. and Adelaide College of Divinity, Centre for Theology, Science and Culture. March.
2007 Undercurrent, Queensland Centre for Contemporary Photography, Brisbane.
  Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award, SALA Festival 2007, Adelaide.
  Reeling in the Years, SALA Festival 2007, Bay Discovery Centre, City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg.
  Met Tails, The Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Centre for the ARTS, Adelaide.
  Finalist, The Mandorla Award for Contemporary Religious Art 2007, Perth.
  Finalist, Mc Gregor Prize for Photography 2007, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  Undercurrent, New photo media work, Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide.
2006 Finalist, 2006 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise.
  Finalist, Greenpeace, Art for Action 2006 – Changing Nature, The Gallery at Darling Park, Sydney.
  Finalist, 2006 Biennial Landscape in the Postmodern, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida.
  Let’s Pretend It Isn’t So, Shop@rt, SALA, Port Adelaide, Commercial Road, Adelaide
  Selected, [Sacred] Sex & the City, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.
  My Happiness Art Auction, Onya Soap Box, Adelaide.
  Where the Beep Hell are Ya, Kings Ari, Melbourne.
  Finalist, 2006 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld.
  Selected, Heart of Australia Art Auction, Artspace, Festival Centre, Adelaide.
  Finalist, 2006 Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition, Adelaide.
  Celebrating the Spirit, Adelaide College of Divinity and Flinders University, Adelaide Fringe.
2005 Members Show, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.
  Saints Art Auction, St Peters Girls School 2005, Adelaide.
  Finalist, Banyule City Council Works on Paper Award 2005, Melbourne.
  (CCAS) Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka Drawing Award 2005, Canberra.
  One on One Mapping, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
  Barossa Fine Art Exhibition 2005, Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda.
2004 Finalist, (CCAS) Canberra Contemporary Art Society Art Award, Canberra.
  Postcards from the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, fundraiser for Visual Aids, New York, USA.
  Art Card exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  Adelaide Cathedral Art Show, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide.
  Masters Mystery Art Show, Florida International University, Miami, USA in conjunction with
  Art Basel, Miami.
  Postcards for a New Beginning Silent Auction Fund Raiser: Animal Welfare League, Gallery N, University of
  South Australia.
  From this Place, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, NSW.
  Quest for the Spirit, Flinders University, Adelaide Fringe.
2003 9th Biennial Sydney Works on Paper Fair James Harvey Gallery, Fox Studios, Sydney.
  Here + Now, Brisbane City hall, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane.
2002 Terra Primus, Red Room Gallery, Adelaide and site specific installation, Bella Cosa, McClaren Flat, S.A.
  Driveway, public art exhibition, Adelaide.
  A4 Refugee Project, Development Space, Metro Arts, Brisbane.
  Members ex’s: Gallery 4A, Sydney; Contemporary Art Space of S.A.; Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre S.A.
2001 Edge, Project Space, Contemporary Art Space of South Australia, SALA
  Jam + one, Upstart Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Port Adelaide.
2000 Selected, House, J Triple One Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  Preserve, J Triple One Gallery, University of South Australia.
  Threads of Humanity, Amnesty/Uni. of Wollongong project, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW.
  The Pack-Age, touring exhibition, Albury Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Flinders University Art Museum.
1999 Members exhibitions at: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre Inc., Adelaide;
  Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia; Gallery 4A, Sydney.
  Animalistic, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney.
  Whyalla Santos Art Prize, Whyalla.
1999 The Pack-Age, touring exhibition: The Performance Space, Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery, Orange Regional Art Gallery.
2006 Honourable mention, 2006 Biennial Landscape in the Postmodern, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida.
  Honourable mention, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre Art Awards, Adelaide.
2005 Special commendation – Nexus Art Awards, Adelaide.
  SALA (South Aust. Living Artists) Duckpond Award for Photography, Adelaide.
2003 Highly commended, Bungay Art House Bursary for postgraduate studies, in Photography, Melbourne.
1999 Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre Inc. Members show award for most innovative work.
Selected grants and funding
2005 Helpmann Academy Grant, Sea-In exhibition, Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg.
2001 Artist in Residence, Flinders University and Adelaide College of Divinity Centre for Theology, Science and Culture.
2000 Pat Corrigan Artist’s Grant, NAVA for the Preserve exhibition, SALA week.
1998 NSW Regional Galleries Association, Exhibition Development Grant – The Pack-Age exhibition.
1994 NSW Ministry of the Arts, and NAVA – Marketing Grant and sponsorship from Fuji-Xerox for the Piece x Piece exhibition.
Selected reviews and publications 2010 - 1996
2010 Collected Flotsam and Jetsam of Sea Culture, The Australian, 17 August, 2010, p. 16, Thomas,D.
  Undercurrent, catalogue essay, What Lies Beneath, p.17, May, 2010, Hanratty, N.E.
  Editorial Review, Littoral, City Search Hobart, Stevenson, R., www:Littoral-Arts-Citysearch.mht.
  Tracing the Lineage of Our Coast, Mecury Magazine, Inside Arts, April, 2010, Selby, C.
  Art Notes, Tasmania, Australian Art Monthly. Issue 229, May, 2010, p.61, Joybelle.
  Littoral, catalogue essay, Discovering the Art of Lesuer, p.11, 44, 45, April 2010,
  Thwaites, V.
2009 Just Is: Sala Festival 2009, Australian Art Monthly, Issue No. 224, October, 2009, p. 42, Dunt, N.
  Just Is, catalogue essay, August, 2009, Southcott, B. Adelaide.
  Art Notes, Australian Art Monthly, Issue No. 222, August 2009.
2008 Constructing New Relationships to Landscape, Undercurrent Underlying Landscapes catalogue essay, Nov. 2008, Gordon, C.
  SALA 2008, Artroom 5 gallery, dB magazine, Issue No. 448, 3-16 Sept., 2008, p. 36, Dunt, N.
  During the South Australian Living Artists Festival, Point Blank, No. 3, Sept., 2008, p.11, Kemp, J.
  Elsewhere, catalogue essay, August, 2009, Dunt, N., Adelaide.
  Visual Arts Gets Critical Mass, The Adelaide Review, August, 2008, p. 27, Radok, S.
  Room with a View, The Advertiser, www., August 6, 2008, p. 25, Nunn, L.
  Room to View, Adelaide Matters, p.11, Editorial, Issue 101, Aug. 13 – Sept. 9, 2008.
  Monsters, Missiles Inspire Top Artists, The Advertiser,, 17 July, 2008, P. 3, Arts Editor, McDonald P.
  35th Alice Prize catalogue, 2 May – 8 June, 2008.
  Urban Differences, Vitamin On Line Exhibition, May, www.vitaminarchive.
  Art Notes, Australian Art Monthly, June 2008, Epstein, E.
  Urban Differences, Vitamin On Line Exhibition, May, www.vitaminarchive.
2007 Collections and Reflections, Undercurrent catalogue essay, Sept., 2007, Craig, G., Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.
  Reeling in the Years, The Adelaide Review, August-Sept., Neylon, John.
  Warhol’s Spirit Lives On, The Advertiser, July 21, 2007, p. 13, Mc Donald, P., Arts Editor.
  Public and Private Spaces on Show, Helpmann Academy Update, Vol 14, No 2 Issue 56, June – August, 2006, Adelaide, P. 13, Allen, L.
  Met Tales, catalogue essay, May, 2007, Waters, S., Adelaide.
  Met Tales, The Adelaide Review, No. 318, June 8-21, 2007, p. 17, Neylon, J.
  A Tale of Six Artists, The Independent Weekly, June 16-22, 2007, p. 32, Adelaide, Dutkiewicz, A.
  Excitement Machine, June 2007, Contributing Artists, p. 34; Artist Page – Beverley Southcott, p. 18, Adelaide, Mahoney, T. & Vistoli, B.
  Met Tales, dB magazine, Issue 415, 27 June-10 July, 2007, Adelaide, p. 36, Dunt, N.
  Palms of Your Hands, Philament: An Online Journal of Arts and Culture, University of Sydney, released June 07, Heckenberg, M, Editor.
  Undercurrent, Adelaide Review, No 313, March 30-April 12, 2007, p. 17, Radok, S.
  Undercurrent 2007, dB magazine, Issue 407, March 14 – 21 2007, Adelaide, Sutter, L.
2006 The Images that Surround Us, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa, Florida, Sept. 7, 2006, Bennett L., Times Art Critic.
  Changing Views Looking at the World through the Eyes of Postmodern Artists, Weekly Planet Tampa, Florida, No. 411, 2006, Voeller, M.
  [Sacred] Sex & the City, Visual Arts, The Adelaide Review, No. 298, August 11-24, 2006, pg. 15, Neylon, J. Nexus Art, Adelaide Matters, Issue 68, February, 2006, p. 27.
  Visual Arts Roundup 2005, dB magazine, Issue 374, January, 2006, Dunt, N. & Waters, S.
2005 Public Relations, dB magazine, ed No 370, 2nd November, 2005 p.37, Waters, S.
  SALA Wins for SASA Graduates, Helpmann Academy Update, Vol 12, No. 4, Issue 48, October-November, 2005. p. 5, Allen, L.
  Sea-In, dB magazine, ed no 366, 7 September, 2005, p. 45, Waters, S.
  Salty SALA Festival Reflections, No. 46, Independent Weekly, Aug. 14-20, 2005, p. 5, Wakefield, K.
  In Awe of Life by the Sea, Holdfast Bay Views, Vol. 9 No. 2, June 2005, p. 8, City of Holdfast Bay, Norman, M.
  Seeing is Believing, Sea-In: the Photography of Beverley Southcott, catalogue essay, June, 2005, Reid, C.
  Altered Vision, Issue 57, April 2005, Adelaide Matters, p. 36, Bauer, C.
  Hollow/hallow space, Beverley Southcott, The Adelaide Review, March 4, 2005, pg. 28, Radok, S.
2004 Vitamin: Episode 2, Visual Arts Magazine Artist page, South Australia, p. 11.
  Eyeline Cont. Visual Arts, No. 54, Winter 2004, Artist page, p. 54.
  The Big Issue, No. 203, back ground photography, image: Contained Breath, p.30, Melb.
  The Big Issue, No. 201, back ground photography, image: Sweet Space in CBD, p.20, Melb.
2003 UniSA News, Students @UniSA, April/May 2003, University of South Australia, Making Sense of War through Art, p.2, Knottenbelt, C.
  Rip It Up Magazine, Issue 719, 20-26 March, 2003, p. 35 Adelaide.
  Bridge, catalogue essay, Russell, A.
2002 Eyeline Cont. Visual Arts, No. 49, Spring 2002, Rethinking Spirituality:Beverley Southcott-Garden City, p. 53, Hosseini, V.
  Eremos Journal, Nov. 2002, Rethinking Spirituality in the Garden City, pp. 22-25, Hosseini, V.
  An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Beverley Southcott Exhibition, Spring 2002, p.49-50,
  Hanratty, N.E.
  Real Time+On Screen, Aug.-Sept. 2002, Seen, Visual Art, p. 18, Reid, C.
1999 This way Up, Buchan, M, Revolver Magazine, 19 – 25 April, 1999. The Pack-Age exhibition.
  The Arts Show, Arts Review, ABC national television. - The Pack-Age exhibition, 5 July, 1999.
  The Pack-Age, catalogue, Palma,B; catalogue essay, The Money and/or the Box Radok,S; ISBN-646-37196-7.
1996 The Home and Circus, Bateman, M., Pulse of the Illawarra Magazine, Art Review.
Gallery representation: Artroom 5, Adelaide
  The Adelaide College of Divinity, Flinders University.
  Flinders University.
  University of Adelaide.
  Dr Daryl Hewson’s Collection, Queensland.
  Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland.
  The A4 Refugee Project Special Archive, James Hardie Library of Aust. Fine Arts, Queensland State Library.
  Sydney Legal firm.
  CSS Finance.
  J. S. Associates, Chartered Accountants.
  Private collections: Australia, Spain, Portugal, USA and U.K.


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