Katriona Beales

28 Feb - 14 Mar 2020



Rivington Place



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About the Display

Who do you want to be? And where? See how green screen technology used in film and TV can be a tool for transformation, challenging how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. 

Artist and educator Katriona Beales has used green screen in Autograph’s first-ever programme for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). With their families, children in our workshops made films of themselves surrounded by the fantastical backdrops and props they created. 

As We Are But Not As You Know Us expands on these workshops, transforming the gallery into an installation of green fabric, video projection and sensory materials. 

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With green screen, backdrops can be digitally layered onto anything green in a film set. These insertions can be drawings, photographs or moving images. Combined with filming on a live projection, the technology allows us to create and remake our surroundings as we perform – free to enjoy unfamiliarity.

Through play and collaboration, stories can be told and alternate ways of being imagined.

To take part in a green screen filmmaking session, join us at one of the workshops listed below.

When workshops aren’t taking place, explore the installation and watch the films that have been created.


Family workshop for Children with SEND

Fun, creative play for all ages

sat 29 feb 2pm


Drop-in family activities

Create fantastical films with green screen technology

Sat 7 Mar All day 


Creative Play and Children with SEND

Continuing Professional Development session

fri 13 Mar 1:30pm


Family Workshop for Children with SEND

A gallery full of fun, inclusive activities

15 APR 2018 20.00 - 21.30

About Katriona Beales

Katriona Beales is an artist and educator. She has exhibited her artwork internationally, recently showing new commissions at the V&A and Science Gallery London. Her project Are we all addicts now?  supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, was shown at Furtherfield, London in 2017.

She was one of the Tate's Artist Workshop Leaders, leading SEND workshops as well as primary and secondary school workshops in response to the collections at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Beales was the lead artist on South London Gallery’s Supersmashers project working with looked after children aged 6-12 years old in partnership with social services and carers. 

Rivington Place, home of Autograph


Everyone is welcome at Autograph. You can expect a friendly and inclusive experience during your visit. Our building is accessible, with step-free access to all spaces. Accessible, unisex toilets are on all floors.

Click here to download Autograph's detailed Access Guide, with photographs of the building

If you would like a social narrative or sensory map for this exhibition, please get in touch and we will create one for you.

Have any questions? We would love to hear from you, contact us at 020 7729 9200 or email

Also at Autograph

Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had

Free exhibition in Gallery 1


DIS_connect: Disability, Digital and (im)mobilisation

What stillness and mobility mean in a hyperconnected society

Wed 13 May 7pm 


Set against a backdrop of increased hardship and marginalisation of vulnerable people, the EXPLORERS Project celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic, extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture. This exhibition has developed from a long partnership with Project Art Works and Autograph's participation in EXPLORERS.

EXPLORERS is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, in collaboration with cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia. 

The project is led by Project Art Works, the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. EXPLORERS is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Ways of Being is curated by Ali Eisa and Lucy Keany. It has been commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS, a three-year programme of art and conversation led by Project Art Works in partnership with Autograph, Fabrica, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery, National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW, Photoworks and Tate Liverpool.

Special Thanks

Autograph would like to thank the parents, carers and children who have attended Autograph’s Family Workshops for Children with SEND, and  Alyssa McLennan and Mahul Patel, Family Workshops for Children with SEND volunteers.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Also supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Also supported by Esmee Fairbairn

Banner image: from a Family Workshop for Children with SEND, at Autograph

Page images: 1-4) from Family Workshop for Children with SEND, at Autograph. Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 5) Katriona Beales. 6) Main entrance to Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 7) Sharif Persaud, Egypt [detail], 2016. Courtesy of Project Art Works. 8) Image by Kin.