Stawarska-Beavan is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is primarily concerned with the evocative and immersive qualities of sound. She is interested in how a soundscape orients us and subconsciously embeds itself in our memories of place, enabling us to construct personal recollections and offering 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 digital audio. They not only reveal intimate glimpses of the singular urban soundscapes of places but also interrogate their cultural complexities, exploring the blurred boundaries between public and private and probing the notion of physical and political borders as points of connection and signifiers of separation.
Through her collaborations with other artists and writers and their “retelling” of her audio collages, her work explores the process of ‘inner listening’. Her works were exhibited in the groups shows including, ‘INVISIBLE NARRATIVES; New Conversations about Time and Place’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK (2019), 4th International Biennale of Casablanca, Morocco (2018), ‘Sounds Like Her’, an exhibition which toured in the UK starting at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, then on to York Art Gallery, York, and finally at Gallery Oldham, Oldham (2017- 2020).
Her works are in the public collections including: The British Library Sound & Vision collection, London, UK, Printmaking Museum in Shenzhen, China, Association of the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey, Kraków International Print Triennial Collection, Kraków, Poland, TONSPUR Kunstverein Vienna, Austria.
Last update 22nd October 2020