Through her research and artwork Anne Bevan RSA (Elect) explores relationships to place and environmental change. This has led to working collaboratively with experts from other disciplines, particularly archaeologists, anthropologists, marine scientists and geologists. An ongoing project is as Artist in Residence looking at Deep Time in the context of Orkney.


Working primarily with sculpture and installation, she has exhibited widely, including in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the USA, Germany, Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Mauritius, Switzerland and Japan.


Her interdisciplinary collaborations also involve working closely with writers, such as Janice Galloway, Alan Spence and George Mackay Brown; with composers and musicians including Gemma MacGregor and Pete Stollery; and film makers and photographers like Mark Jenkins and Michael Wolchover.


Anne Bevan RSA (Elect) was born in Orkney in 1965, studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1988.


Throughout her career she has undertaken lectures, workshops and residencies internationally. Until 2013 she was a lecturer at ECA, before returning to Orkney to take up the post of Curriculum Leader for Art and Design at Orkney College, University of the Highlands and Islands.


Major solo exhibitions include the Pier Art Centre, Orkney; the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. She has developed several site-specific works for public spaces, including commissions for Tyrebagger Forrest, Aberdeenshire and Stromness Primary School, Orkney.