ABOUT BEAU RAVN:

My family migrated to Australia in 1966 when I was 10 years old. At first, I missed the 'old country' and the ancient magic I felt in the woods near my home where, as little more than a toddler, I would sit among the roots of the oak trees surrounded by Bluebells and dandelions and play with the lights! They just seem to float around my head and put dreams inside it. I told my mum about it and experienced my first ever visit to a psychologist. "He'll grow out of it" he said ... but I never really did, I simply learned not to talk about it for the next 60 years or so! Now I'm old enough not to care!

I have since experienced many unusual events in my life ranging from surrendering my life to the rain-forest in a failed suicide attempt that resulted in discovering REAL life, to 'dying' of cancer and returning again from 2 nde moments. My 'suicide' in the forest was the result of almost a decade of trauma following the tragic loss of my first real love ... and not being able to shed the nightmare images of her destroyed body in my arms from my mind.
 

Now, at 65, I feel that I am finally able to tell my story ... my LIFE STORY!

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CURRICULUM VITAE (Since 1987)


TERTIARY EDUCATION:
 

2021 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (ongoing), TAFE, Lismore, NSW

2020 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ART, TAFE, Lismore, NSW

2011 CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING & ASSESSMENT (TAE), ACE, Lismore, NSW

2010 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES CERTIFICATE (CIC white card), Tursa, Lismore, NSW                 

2010 CERTIFICATES II & III IN HOSPITALITY, Tursa, Lismore, NSW

2007 CERTIFICATE IV IN SMALL BUSINESS, BETC, Ballina, NSW   

2006 CERIFICATE IV IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Web Design), Wollongbar TAFE, Lismore, NSW
1996 CERTIFICATE OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Small Business Institute, North Sydney.

1992 - 1994 DIPLOMA OF ART (FINE ART), Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney. (Sculpture major)

1989 1st Year, BACHELOR OF ARTS, New England University, Armidale, NSW. (Archaeology and Medieval history)
1988 - 1989 CERTIFICATE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART (With Distinction), Armidale TAFE
1988 CERTIFICATE OF FINE ART, Armidale TAFE, NSW.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007 ‘RAINFOREST’ (MURAL) - Just Grounds Café, Lismore NSW
2004 ‘REMERGENCE REPRISED’ - Basilico Gallery Restaurant, Lismore NSW

2002 ‘VISIONS’ – Gallery, Leura NSW

1999 'LORE' - Lithgow Arts & Crafts Co-operative, Lithgow NSW

1997 ‘REMERGENCE’ - Elisabeth Gallery, Sydney.

1996 ‘SANCTUARY’ - Urban Exile Gallery (On line), Sydney.

1995 ‘CERTAIN AVENUES’ - Fringe Gallery, Sydney.

1987 ‘3 MOODS’ (Mural launch) - Coffs Cafe, Coffs Harbour, NSW
 

SELECTED JOINT/GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
 

2020 '2020 VISION' - Advanced Diploma Exhibition, TAFE, Lismore, NSW
2017 ‘PLEASE EXPLAIN’ – Serpentine Community Gallery, Lismore NSW.

2003 ‘ICON’ – Anglican Church Hall, Katoomba NSW.

2002 ‘PORTLAND ART PURCHASE’ – Portland Hall, Portland NSW.

1999 'ZIG-ZAG SCHOOL INVITATIONAL ART SHOW' - Lithgow NSW.

1998 'COMMON GROUND' - Hester Gallery, Sydney.

1997 - 1998 ‘CHRISTMAS SHOW’ - Cornucopia Gallery, Sydney.

1997 ‘THE MIRROR SHOW’ - Hester Gallery, Sydney.

1996 ‘THERE ARE DREAMS’ - A major collaborative exhibition on the theme of cultural diversity with Aboriginal Artist           WALLANGARI JAKAMARRA, Elisabeth Gallery, Sydney.

1996 ‘THE TEMPLE OF THE THIRD MILLENIUM’ - Urban Exile Gallery, Sydney.

1995 ‘THE GREAT ART THEFT’ - Performance, Visual Art and Multi-media arts event exposing the issue of on-line copyright,

Urban Exile Gallery, Sydney.

1995 ‘CYBERSEX’ - Urban Exile Gallery, Sydney.

1995 ‘BODY’ - Fringe Gallery, Sydney.

1995 ‘ART EXCESS’ - Fringe Gallery, Sydney.

1995 ‘EARTH WORKS’ - Fringe Gallery, Sydney.

1994 ‘ABSOLUTE ZERO’ - Inaugural exhibition of the ‘Zero Group’, Airspace Gallery, Sydney.

1994 ‘WINTER MAGIC’ - Tap Gallery, Sydney.

1994 ‘FISH, FLESH, FOETUS’ - Airspace Gallery, Sydney.

1988 ‘WORLD ALIVE’ - New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), Armidale, NSW

1988 ‘DUMERESQ SHIRE COUNCIL ART AWARDS’ - Armidale, NSW

1988 ‘EARLY MOODS’ - Clayz Kitchen restaurant, Armidale, NSW

1987 ‘ATELIER NATIONAL ACRYLIC ART PRIZE’ - Australian Artist Magazine exhibition.

1987 ‘NAROOMA TRAVELLING ART SHOW’ - Coffs Harbour, NSW

1987 ‘PARK BEACH SHOPPING CENTRE INVITATIONAL’ - Coffs Harbour, NSW

1987 ‘COFFS HARBOUR SHIRE COUNCIL ACQUISITIVE ART AWARDS’, Coffs Harbour, NSW
 

AWARDS:
 

1995 EARTH ART, Tap Gallery, Sydney, 1st prize

1994 MEADOWBANK TAFE ANNUAL ACQUISITIVE ART AWARDS, Commended.

1987 ATELIER NATIONAL ACRYLIC ART PRIZE, Highly Commended.


REPRESENTED:
 

Bryce Courtney collection, Sydney, Australia.

Peter Berry collection, Sydney, Australia.

Ross Smith collection, Sydney Australia.

National Parks and Wildlife collection, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.


PUBLIC ART PROJECTS:
 

2007 ‘’RAINFOREST’ Mural, Just Grounds café, Lismore, NSW

1988 ‘3 MOODS’ Mural, Clayz Kitchen restaurant, Armidale, NSW

1988 ‘WOLLOMOMBI FALLS TRIPTYCH’ National Parks and Wildlife, Coffs Harbour, NSW

1987 ‘BOAMBEE BAY RESORT’ Collaborative mural, Coffs Harbour, NSW


PUBLICATIONS:

1996 ‘ARTLINES’, Arts Law Society magazine, Sydney.

1996 ‘STATE OF THE ARTS MAGAZINE’

1987 ‘AUSTRALIAN ARTIST MAGAZINE’

 

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS:
 

2017 'THE LAST SHAMAN' - William Whitecloud (Author), book cover art,

          Animal Dreaming Publishing, Lismore NSW.
2017 'SHAMAN'S PATH' - Dr. Steven Farmer, divination card deck (70 artworks),

          Animal Dreaming Publishing, Lismore NSW.
2017 ‘EARTH WARRIOR’ – Paul Williamson (Author), book cover art,

          Animal Dreaming Publishing, Lismore NSW.

2017 ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS’ – Dr. Steven Farmer (Author), book cover art,

          Animal Dreaming Publishing, Lismore NSW.

1993 ‘PHALAENOPSIS AT HOME’ - James Neal (Author), book photographs,

          A collection of photographic works of orchids by myself and Sandra Ashby.