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Beckett 
Artist – Poet

beckstt@gmail.com
Website: sarahbeckettart.net

 

Artist Statement
Anchored in the physical reality of my life, the work grows out of what stands before my eyes to span the distances between the pure abstraction of light and the vivid silences of scarlet, viridian,  cerulean…. 

“Everywhere I turn I am breathing rain, drinking light on this island sailing between sea and sky.”
Each painting is another step  on this journey of discovery exploring my own amazement –  waking  into a dawn the size of heaven;  walking through green cloisters that open into a dazzle of blue and gold, learning the language of Love Vines and Immortelle.

“The world leans towards me and I enter a house that stands in my heart, perfumed with the green psalms of earth, a blue calm arced over Bois Cano and birdsong..”.

Painting
Artist-poet  Sarah Beckett  was educated in France(Universite d’Angers, Ecole des Beau Arts Fontainbleau)  and England (Byam Shaw School of Painting, St Martin’s College of Art, Chelsea  College of Art)

Beckett has exhibited extensively in the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East and the USA.

She has been awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Award, Florence 2018.

Her work was displayed on the Oval Walls & The Hyatt Waterfront as part of  The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago’s initiative, Taking Art onto the Street. Her work is in the Hyatt Trinidad Presidential Suite as part of the Hyatt's Permanent Collection. - She represented Trinidad in the Carifesta  Exhibition 2007 & the Coca Cola Exhibition in Atlanta, USA

In 2015 The Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamala Persaud-Bissessar bought two of Beckett’s paintings.

Her work is featured in NYC.US  International Contemporary Artists Volume IX, (2014) and in Volume XI  (2016) and also in The First Berliner Art Book, 2016  available on Amazon.

Beckett was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci -Universal Artist prize, in Florence. In March 2018, her work will be exhibited in the International Biennale of the Nations at the Misericordia Palace in Venice.  
She has also been awarded the International Prize of Nations - Tribute to Tiziano.

One woman exhibitions include:

2018

Atlantic Love Song

Horizons Art Gallery Trinidad

2017

Trinidad Rhapsody

Horizons Art Gallery Trinidad

2017

Trinidad Rhapsody (Film)  

Nat. Academy for the Performing Arts  Trinidad

2016

Destiny & Desire  

The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago

2016

Little Gems

B3, The Normandie Trinidad

2015

Geography is the Space between Us II

The Australian Ambassador’s Residence, Belgrade.

2015

Geography is the Space between Us I

The Savannah Gallery Trinidad

2015

Sweet, Sweet  Trinidad

The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago

2014

Wings of Desire, Retrospective

Horizons Art Galley Trinidad

2013

La Bella Vita

Horizons Art Galley Trinidad

2012

Beckett at Horizons

Horizons Art Galley Trinidad

2011

Ortinola Variations

The Y Art Gallery and Framing

2009

Beckett at In2Art

In2Art Gallery

2008

Beckett at In2Art

In2Art Gallery

2007

Rhapsody in Red

Tides Gallery Barbados

2007

Like an Angel's Wing

The Normandie Hotel, Trinidad

The Umana Yana Arts Centre, Guyana

Horsborough Gallery, London

2006

Across a Crowded Room

à la Bastille Restaurant, Trinidad

2005

Trinidad Symphony in Blue Minor II

Horizons Art Galley Trinidad

 

 

The Cox & Co Galerie, Amsterdam

2004

Angel on the Hypotenuse

Atrium Gallery, Dere St. Trinidad

2003

The Magician’s Sleeves

The Fire Station & Atrium at Guardian Life Trinidad

2002

Gimme Shelter

101 Art Gallery Trinidad

2000

Dreaming in Trinidad

101 Art Gallery Trinidad

1997

Cathedrals of Silence

Sewell Gallery Oxford UK

 

 

101 Art Gallery Trinidad

1994

Blue

Harvey’s Café Gallery London UK

1992

Trailoing Clouds of Trinidad

101 Art Gallery, Trinidad

1991

101 Art Gallery

Trinidad

1990

Art Affairs Gallery

Singapore

1989

Fattoria la Terraza

Italy

 

E & O Gallery

Penang

1988

Christopher Hull Gallery

London, UK

 

Art Affairs Gallery

Singapore

1986

Christopher Hull Gallery

London, UK

1983

Kappa Galerie

Amsterdam

 

The People's Gallery

London, UK

1982

The Church Gallery

London, UK

1980

Queensgate Hotel

London, UK

1971

The Six

Bishop Anstey's, Trinidad

1970

Bank of Nova Scotia

Trinidad

Public Collections include

The National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago,
The Labour Museum London
Amoco (now BPTT)
Barclay’s Bank
Fitzwilliam Stone Furness Smith and Morgan,
Guardian Life,
LNG Trinidad
Neil and Massey. 
Pollonais Blanc de la Bastide & Jacelyn.
Sagicor


Publications include

2018

Front Cover for Ins & Outs Magazine Trinidad and Tobago

2017

International  Contemporary Artists Volume XI NYC . USA

2015

The First Berliner Art Book, Germany

2014

International  Contemporary  Artists  Volume IX.  Published USA

2010

Caribbean Beat

2008

Maco Magazine.
              The Bijou Collection 2008,
              ‘If you iron is good you is king’

2006

The Shelter Calendar 2004
The Magicians Sleeves Calendar

2000

Trinidad and Tobago Postal Service Christmas Stamps

1998

The Amoco Art Collection Book
The Women Artist’s Diary

Poetry
Publications

2015

Poems for a Liminal Age Published by SMP Publications London UK

2014

Caught in the Net – Poet of the Month UK

Malaleuca , Australia

2012

Poetry Kit UK – Poet of the Week , UK

Maco Magazine - Trinidad


Readings

2015

SPM PublishersBook Launch of Poems for a Liminal Age. UK

Homage a Camus , with Frances de la Tour . Alliance Francaise,Trinidad

2014

Homage a Camus  - Zazou French Bistro Trinidad 

Cloud Country Paper Based Bookshop Trinidad –

Horizons Art Gallery, Trinidad

2013

Paper Based Book Shop,Trinidad 

2012

Sleepless Nights Paper Based Book Shop  Trinidad,

Horizons Art Gallery, Trinidad


Film
Beckett has made two films:
2006                    Like an Angels Wing
2005 - 2008         Alabaster Moon:  an Educative Documentary
                           premiered at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in 2008.

Creative Outreach & Voluntary Work in Trinidad
She is on the Faculty for The Foundation for Human Development, conducting courses ‘The Still Point’, exploring connections between  creativity  and Centering Prayer. For many years she helped raise funds for The Cotton Tree Foundation through the sale of her paintings, and taught Creative Outreach Programs for young people in the Port of Spain.  She designed a Creative Outreach Program for the Cotton Tree Foundation which won the Soca BPTT 2006 Award. She has also donated her paintings to many other charitable organizations and NGO’s to help them raise funds for community initiatives.  

2005 - 2012
Beckett founded and was Creative Director of Trinidad Quartet Productions, a non-profit organization dedicated to Creative Outreach Programs for Trinidad NGOs and also promotion of the Arts of Trinidad and Tobago internationally through multi arts events held here, Guyana, Amsterdam and London.

2001 – 2005
Beckett and the late classical pianist John Vanneste formed Polyphony, a creative alliance exploring the relationship between art and music as an educative initiative.  They produced five events in Trinidad during that time.

1994 – 1995
Beckett in collaboration with theatre director George Byatt of Theatre PKF, ran the Engine Room, providing a forum for creative events staged at Beckett’s studio. They featured among their productions, Poems of Lorca and Classical Spanish Guitar. The Death of the Maiden by Dario Fo, and Rapso poems by Grenadian poet Malik de Coteau.

1988 – 1990
She was sponsored by  the German DC (Asia) bank to paint, exhibit and conduct workshops in Singapore and Malaysia

1984  1988
She worked as Arts Liaison Officer  at the Ethnic Minorities Unit of the GLC where she was responsible for exhibitions and events promoting Caribbean artists in London culminating in an exhibition at the South Bank.

In the early eighties she designed and produced children’s  Carnival Bands for St Mary of the Angels church at the Notting Hill Gate Carnival.
She has tutored at the University of  the West Indies
Director  of the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society
Faculty of the Foundation for Human Development.

 

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