Beate was born in middle of the ‘Cold War’ and grew up in Arnstadt, a little town in East Germany. Surrounded by an intact nature in the ‘Forest of Thuringia’.
Influenced by family, nature, and a communistic state, she could additionally lean on the pillar: culture. Instead of toys, were instruments. Instead of television, were books.
She was and is constantly searching for a healthy environment and a just world. The need to protect this world and to heal, made her chose a medical profession. Never avoiding the big
questions life brings. Due to her empathy she could see the ‘broken’, took it on to bear it, and felt the need to heal, expressed and fought for fairness.
Beate reflected through singing, drawing, storytelling, healing,protecting. Every day. Not just talking!
Nurse, Sergeant in the East German Army, Mother, and always Artist.
In 2002 Beate moved with her husband and children to Ireland. During her working life as a nurse with Oncology patients, Alzheimer patients and in research, she accumulated a knowledge about the deepest of human emotions, heard even
more stories, laughed hearty and cried with the ones she cared for, and experienced manifolds, how enriched people’s life’s are once they take part in artistic activities.
As the natural order, it came in 2016 to her enrolment in the Limerick School of Art and Design, to earn finally her Degree in Fine Art in the discipline Sculpture and Combined Media.
My concern lies with the endangered environment and our constant decreasing biodiversity.
I emphasis the aesthetic and poetic potential of our nature through photography and film making, in the form of narrative photomontages.
Of importance are labour intensive, analogue processes, that are unpredictable in outcome. It is time to take the hands off the steering wheel.
2020 Sculpture & Combined Media, LSAD
2015 - Moneygall, Gallery Rivival
2014 - Killaloe Quay Arts Centre
2011 - Nenagh Heritage Centre
2010 - Nenagh Heritage Centre
2009 - Nenagh Heritage Centre
2020 - 'Physical Impact', Limerick City Gallery of Art
2020 - 'Field Test', Aideen Barry Outdoor Gallery
2020 - Limerick School of Art and Design
2019 - The Sailors' Home, curated by Max Le Cain and Vicky Langan
2019 - Limerick, Peakshowf
2019 - Achill Island, Sculpture House Kelly
2018 - Limerick School of Art and Design
2018 - Limerick, King John's Castle
2017 - Achill Island, Sculpture House Kelly
2017 - Limerick School of Art and Design
2016 - Wexford, Library
2016 - Dublin - RDS- House
2016 - Moneygall, Gallery Revival
2016 - Bray, Arts Centre
2015 - Bray, Arts Centre
2015 - Achill Island, Sculpture House Kelly
2014 - Dublin, Gallery 27
2014 - Bologna
2014 - Vienna, Palais Schonborn
2013 - Foggia
2013 - Barcelona, Casa Batllo
2013 - Harrogate, Workhouse Gallery
2013 - Killaloe, Quay Arts, and Bridge House Studio
2013 - Moneygall, Gallery Revival
2012 - Moneygall, Gallery Revival
2012 - Harrogate, Workhouse Gallery
2012 - Amsterdam, Ode De Kirk
2012 - Killaloe, Quay Arts, and Bridge House Studio
2011 - Killaloe, Quay Arts, and Bridge House Studio
2010 - Killaloe, Quay Arts, and Bridge House Studio
Arts Council Ireland
Sales at Auction
Dublin - White's
Galway and Limerick - Dolan's
Belfast and Dublin - Gormleys
Ilkley, UK - Hartley's
Limerick and Charleville - Irish Cancer Society
Limerick - Simon Community"