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Ashleigh Beattie

I am a Zimbabwean born Visual Artist working mainly in Sculpture and Installation. My work explores themes, of belonging and displacement.

Ashleigh Beattie is a Zimbabwean artist based in Manchester.

My practice explores themes of displacement and belonging as a migrant living in the diaspora. My sculptures and installations repurpose everyday materials such as newspapers and tin cans. These fragile materials are embedded with meaning, memories and stories. Through my work these found materials are transformed and given permanence. This recycling characterises my practice and draws from my childhood in Zimbabwe, where nothing is thrown away - everything is recycled.


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