About The Artist

Bethany Milam is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. She trained as an Interdisciplinary Fine Artist and engages with a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media and installations. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and she has undertaken both public and private commissions.

An experienced art tutor and workshop leader, Bethany believes that Art should be accessible to everyone. She runs regular classes in a number of venues for both beginners and more advanced painters and is also available for one off workshops.
QUALIFICATIONS
BA Interdisciplinary Fine Art (Honours) Thames Valley University
BTEC HND Fine Art (With Community Art) Thames Valley University

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS
PGCE Life Long Learning, Thames Valley University

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2016 School Entrance Hall Commission, Merton Infant School, Basingstoke
2010 Site Specific Installation, ‘Teatime Reverie: An Eco Cafe’, The Art House, Southampton
Bethany regularly completes private commissions in varying Media and subjects.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2011 Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batllo, Barcelona
2011 Trans-Siberian Art Centre Exhibition, Moscow, Mongolia and Beijing

NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2016 Codes of Faith, Laura I. Gallery, London
2015 The Society of Women Artists,154th Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
2014 The Society of Women Artists,153rd Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
2014 The Artist and Leisure Painter Patchings Exhibition, Calverton, Nottinghamshire and Online
2013 'NOT The Royal Academy', Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London
2013 The Society of Women Artists, 152nd Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
2012 Mis-information, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
2011 Parallax AF, La Galleria, London
2011 Must Have...Been Something I Said, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
2011 How Far Can We Reach?, Topolski Century Gallery, London
2011 Brent Salon des Arts, Willesden Gallery, London
2011 10 Gales Art Prize, 10 Gales Gallery, London
2010 ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

LOCAL EXHIBITIONS
2017 Solo Exhibition 'Everyday Narratives', Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2016 Wildlife, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2016 A sporting Life, Southampton City Gallery, Southampton
2015 Basingstoke Festival of Arts and Crafts, The Hampshire Court Hotel, Chineham
2014 Basingstoke Art Club Spring Exhibition, Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
2013 Open Art Exhibition, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2012 Summer Exhibition, Fairfield’s Art Centre, Basingstoke
2011 HerStory, Women's Work, The Link Gallery, Winchester
2011 Town and Cityscapes, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2010 Made to Fit, Women’s Work, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2009 Poetry in Art Exhibition, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2008 BA Exhibition, Thames Valley University, Reading
2007 Basingstoke Art Club Summer Exhibition, QMC, Basingstoke

AWARDS
2013 Public Vote for best artwork, The Willis Museum Open Exhibition
2011 'Public's Choice' for best painting Willis Museum, Town and Cityscapes exhibition.
2011 West London Art Factory Scholarship Competition (short-listed; runner-up)
2008 – 2009 Chairman’s Scholarship Award, Thames Valley University

TEACHING
Tutor, Hampshire Futures, Adult Education, The Hurst Leisure and Learning Centre
Tutor, Oakley Art Class
Tutor, Kingsclere Village Club
Art Teacher, HEET, KS3 Art Class
Art Teacher, North Hampshire Home Education Group, 10-13 Year Old Class
Art Teacher, North Hampshire Home Education Group, Pre-GCSE Class
Tutor, Learning at the Centre, Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Tutor, Hampshire Learning, Hampshire Libraries
Sessional Tutor for the Adult and Community Learning Partnership, Basingstoke College of Technology

WORKSHOPS
2018 Experimental Watercolour Workshop, Overton
2017 Portrait Drawing Workshop, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
2016 Drawing Owls, As Part Of The School Entrance Hall Commission, Merton Infant School, Basingstoke
2013 North Hampshire Home Education Group, Altered Book Project, Basingstoke, Mixed Ages
2011 Chiltern Edge Holiday Club, Chiltern Edge School, Reading
2010 Mapalim, Summer Chill out Academy; Martin School, East Finchley, London
2010 The Making; Basingstoke
2010 The Making; Bracknell
2008 Art Attack, ‘Brain in the Barn’; Viables Art Centre

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Institute for Learning
AIR (Artists' Interaction & Representation)