Shadow Stories, solo exhibition at LKFF, Brussels

Beth Carter: Shadow Stories
Exhibition runs: 18 April – 15 June 2018
Drinks Reception: 18 April. 

“Beth Carter’s exhibition titled Shadow Stories makes us wander through one of her preferred themes: The Night. A world of shadows in which wander bizarre and hybrid creatures. It powerfully evokes the products of our subconscious, born in this small corner of our minds where dreams and nightmares come to life. Beth Carter roots her inspiration in the enchanted and sometimes disrespectful world of childhood. Another powerful source would be classic mythology, rewritten to invent new hybrid and anthropomorphic creatures. She also tackles gender theories, Darwin evolution and multiplies representations of death reaping sleeping bodies, illustrating how precarious our lives can be. To bring back sense, we reach far within our own history, our personal references, fears or desires. Our feelings shift from attraction to repulsion, mixed to this awkward desire to always see more, like a frightened child hiding his face behind his hands, yet incapable of resisting the urge of spreading his fingers to watch a dreaded scene.”

LKFF Art and Sculpture Projects
Rue Blanche, nr 15 – 1050 Brussels
+32 2 345 92 26

Sawdust and Sequins at Royal West of England Academy

Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus
24 Mar – 3 Jun 18
Royal West of England Academy
Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX, UK

A selection of sculpture and drawings by Beth Carter will be on display at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, as part of upcoming Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus Exhibition between 24 March and 18 June 2018.

“To celebrate 250 years of circus, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) presents a major exhibition that pays homage to the greatest show on earth. Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus will feature historic and contemporary art, inspired by the magic, thrills and spills of the Big Top.”

Artists include: Fides Becker, Sir Peter Blake RWA (Hon), David Bomberg, Beth Carter, David Cobley, Robert Colquhoun, Eileen Cooper RA, PJ Crook MBE RWA, Ros Cuthbert RWA, Toni Davey RWA, Zavier Ellis, Frederick William Elwell, Mo Farquharson, Duncan Grant RWA, Susie Hamilton, Tom Hammick, David Harrison, Chris Hibbard, Henry Hoyland, Stephen Jacobson VPRWA, Katharine Jones, Dame Laura Knight RA RWA, Abigail Lane, Sophie Lascelles, Thérèse Lessore, Andy Lovell, Alan Lowndes, Eric James Mellon, Stuart Mitchell, Glyn Warren Philpot, Simon Quadrat PPRWA, Albert Richards, Edward Seago, Walter Sickert, Ruskin Spear, Sadie Tierney, George Tute RWA and Stewart J Waghorn.

For more information visit

LKFF at AAF Brussels

LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects will be exhibiting a selection of Beth Carter’s work along with other gallery artists at the Affordable Art Fair Brussels from 15-18 March 2018.

For more information about the fair please visit

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath, UK

Beaux Arts Bath will be hosting an exhibition of my sculpture and drawings from 16 October – 4 November 2017.

Exhibition runs: 16 October – 4 November 2016
Opening Reception: 16 October. Please RSVP to the gallery:

Beaux Arts is the longest established commercial gallery in Bath and has been located in the same beautiful building for over 35 years. Beaux Arts Bath is the sister gallery to Beaux Arts in Maddox Street, London W1S. Situated near the abbey in a listed Georgian building, the gallery specialises in the work of twentieth century and contemporary painters, sculptors and studio ceramicists.

12-13 York Street Bath BA1 1NG
+44 1225 464850


Work exhibited at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

I am extremely pleased to announce that my sculpture will be exhibited at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, from 8 June 2017.

13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG
0131 557 1412

Panter and Hall at Fresh Contemporary Art Fair

Panter and Hall will be showing work by Beth Carter at Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse, from 12 to 14 May 2017.

For more information please visit the Fresh Art Fair webisite or contact Panter and Hall;

T +44 (0)20 7399 9999

Spike Island Open Studios 2017

Spike Island Open Studios 2017
28 April to 1 May 2017 – Free entry

The annual Spike Island Open is a chance to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory. Spike Island is home to over 70 artists’ studios, Spike Print Studio, UWE Fine Art BA/MA students, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, writers, filmmakers, animators and photographers.

Come and see some of my recent experimental work in Studio 22.

Opening night: Fri 28 April, 6–9pm (party ’til late).
Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May, 11am–5pm daily.

2016 National Open Art Competition Award


The drawing Sunday’s Carnival has won the South West of England award in the 2016 National Open Art Competition. The award was presented by Michael Wolff (co-founder of Wolff Olins) at Mercer’s Hall, London on Friday.

NOA16 South West of England Award is sponsored by Seaward Properties. Thank you NOA and Seaward Properties.

Sunday’s Carnival, Charcoal on Paper, 127x97cm (50″x38”).