t s Beall is a socially-engaged artist and researcher based in Glasgow and Dumfries. She works with communities on long-term or durational projects to recover and highlight marginalised histories. Her work spans a variety of media including performative events and guided artwalks. For this episode of the Memory of Water project, she describes her approach to engaging with local customs and honouring women’s histories through participatory events during the international residency programme in Greece, Poland and Scotland.
Since 2009, Beall has worked with diverse communities to develop creative heritage and socially-engaged art projects, collaborating with under-represented communities in Govan and across Scotland. In 2017, she was awarded an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at University of Glasgow, working with the Riverside Museum and Glasgow Museums. Her practice-led research develops engagement strategies through co-curated events and participatory performance. Current durational projects include Fair Glasgow (with Travelling Showpeople, co-devised with Dr. Mitch Miller) and Strong Women of the Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes (both 2013–present). t s Beall represents our Scottish partner for Memory of Water, Fablevision.