Dhyana Beaumont :: Wellington ARTIST
:: Contemporary Multi-disciplinary Artist
:: Painting :: Digital Media :: Video :: VJ
:: PUBLIC/STREET ART :: COMMUNITY ART
:: ENVIRONMENTAL ART :: encouraging regenerative practices
:: TUTOR Art & Design :: classes, workshop, individual tutoring
Bio & Education Dhyana Beaumont has exhibited nationally as a painter since 1992. Recent study involved Masters of Fine Arts investigating socially responsible art with an environmental edge, incorporating video installation in site-specific contexts. Projects were intervention or event based for projecting at street parties, projection nights & installations. She later collaborated in video installation project for the Fringe called “VanTV: Transforming Video on Wheels” involving projection in public spaces. Now she is moving into Street Art.
What I offer as an artist Arrange studio visits to check out my actual gallery space & current paintings &/or talk about potential commissions: proposals could involve Street Art, Painting for interiors, or to develop community art projects.
Dhyana Beaumont ART CV :: download pdf
2012 :: Business Launch :: AnuDhyana :: Professional Artist
This year I launched my business called AnuDhyana as an artist, tutor: with focus on Public Art with an community, environmental edge. art adapting to the client or funder of the site the local environment and engaging with the community. I have started to do Street/Public Art as an alternative to revitalise the city negotiating with architects and property managers and soon property developers.
Wellington City Council
2011-2012 Liaising WCC City Arts Team :: discussing Strategy for facilitating Street/Mural Art Projects with local community
2012 Live Painting at Festivals Commission
2011 WCC Public Art Commissions :: Following WCC public art policy guidelines:: health & safety, create proposals/budgets
2011 East of Cuba :: Street art commission
2011 :: Raw Food Café :: Eco Sapiens :: Artist if Residence:: live food cafe artwork
2010 :: livefoodcafe.blogspot.co.nz/Research in Raw Food
Raw Food Café :: existed in multiple sites and art events, initial promo event engaging people with bike blender.
We relocated to various sites including, engaging local Maori at their Marae, artists in residence kitchen, an empty shop, environmental centre, a park pavilion and foraging in community orchards, presenting the concept at a Hui and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
2005 +2008 :: Fringe:: Van TV:: Transforming video on wheels :: Collaborative Site-specific Projections & TV installation
Video installation in public spaces :: Film Archives, Te Papa, Midland Park, Bats, Queens Wharf, Cuba Mall & Civic Square
2005 :: Newtown Hall
2008 :: Tipping points:: above, between, below
Negotiated with WCC for access to public places, health and safety, asking organisations to be able to project video
Citizen Artist /Town Artist /Environmental Artist
2011 -2012 :: Brooklyn Catchment Community Project:: http:://catchmentcommunity.tumblr.com/
Collaborating in a community lead art project integrating environmental, sustainability & community.
2002-2005 :: Fine Art Masters :: Insite/ Insight :: Site Specific Artwork in the zone of the Wellington Bypass
I responded to local community & connected with activist groups. Involved with activist events, eg setting up video projections at community awareness events. Artistic models were public art projects, which involved the local community creating dialogue in the evolution of the artwork/event/intervention.
2004 :: New/Town Hall (Masters)
An unused shop in Newtown became an environmental center & a base HQ in preparation for Wellington’s local body elections .
I nominated an environmentalist for Mayor & developed strategies to vote for a sustainable way of life & to focus on creating community.
1986 :: Critique of Wellington Waterfront Architectural Plans:: adopting the role of the Town Artist
It all started in 1986 before Art School, I investigated what a Town Artist, which has now been rebranded as the Citizen Artist. Town Artists worked collaboratively, with planners and architects, civil engineers and landscape architects to integrate art works into the built environment. I critiqued a copy of the waterfront architectural plans from the perspective of Town Artist intending to enliven the waterfront:: the Wellington City Council reviewed and considered this proposal.
Community Art Educator
2012 Innermost Arts :: http:: //innermostart.org.nz
I have helped establish Innermost Arts which is a Wellington based artist community group linking with Innermost Community Gardens, to facilitate creative and enriching workshops connecting the community to the earth & one another. At Innermost Arts I offered the following ideals, to build on peoples creativity, through inspiration, creating growth of self and the local community offering further regeneration for the self and the environment