Hi there, I'm HarriART
Welcome to my Art & Photography Website!
Harriet McDevitt-Smith (b. 1992, Birmingham, England) is a British Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer and all around good egg based in Aberystwyth, Mid Wales.
I feel like I've been an artist for as long as I can remember and have been very lucky to have been involved in various creative and community projects from a young age. My work and projects use a wide variety of mediums often focusing on Photography, Graphic Design, Mixed Media and Practical effects.
My Photography often focuses on those precious, spontaneous little moments that tend to find me while I'm out and about. Likewise, my Art tends to reflect the beauty of the quirky little details. As a result my work tends to playful and accessible, just the way I believe art is supposed to be!
Academically I started off as a young Graphic Design college student in the West Midlands before going on to study a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University, graduating in 2014. My experience of these two very different worlds is the key ingredient to the way I work. Combining that wealth of unbridled creativity that can only come from being an artist with the discipline, promotional skills and technical know-how of a graphic designer.
Professionally known as HarriART; I first set up as a freelancer back in 2017 and so far, it’s been an absolute blast! Then in 2019, As part of an extensive (and very labour-intensive!) rebrand I separated my business into two divisions: One for Art & Photography and one for Graphic Design. I did this to give my business some much-needed focus and refining and to give you, yes YOU the best possible user experience.
In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures, wildlife, animation, tinkering, making things and wearing as many colours as I can in a single outfit.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
B.A. Hons Fine Art -
Aberystwyth School of Art
Foundation Degree Art & Design -
National Diploma Graphic Design -
Matthew Boulton College/Walsall College
EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS
2020 FfotoAber Photomarathon 2020 WINNER -
2020 HarriART Phase 2 (Rebrand)
2019 ABER by HarriART 2020 Calendar - Aberystwyth
2018 Tiny Worlds - Aberystwyth
2018 Royal Welsh Winter Show Exhibition - Builth Wells
2018 FfotoAber Photomarathon 2018 - Aberystwyth
2018 Royal Welsh Show Arts Competition - Builth Wells
2017 ABER by HarriART 2018 Calendar - Aberystwyth
2017 Blood, Sweat and Tea Productions Presents: Titus Andronicus - Aberystwyth
2016 The Beatles MAP Project - Animation Collab
2015 TimeWave - UK/USA Collab
2014 Aberystwyth School of Art Summer Degree Show - Aberystwyth
2014 The Village - Aberystwyth
2013 - 2014 Ceredigion Museum - Aberystwyth
2013 ISP & Experimental Media Winter Show - Aberystwyth
2013 The Lichfield Festival - Lichfield
2012 ISP Winter Show - Aberystwyth
2012 FfotoAber Photomarathon 2012 - Aberystwyth
2011 Walsall College Foundation Art and Design Summer Show - Walsall
2010 The Innovation Project - Walsall College, Walsall
2009 ND Graphic Design Final Major Project Exhibition - Walsall College, Walsall
2008 Hi8tus Midlands - The Mailbox, Birmingham
2007 What I'm Made Of - Chameleon Gallery, Walsall
2006 - 2009 Walsall Youth Arts (Various)