A photograph of Cheryl Beer using sound equipment whilst crouched next to an exposed root system of a living tree in an ancient forest.

Artist in Residence: Cheryl Beer

1 – 2 September 2023


Cheryl Beer has been invited as resident artist, celebrating the launch of her new Cân y Coed/ Song of the Trees reference book with a rainforest exhibition & installation. Cheryl will be ‘remotely present’ as part of an immersive experience with audience in the space with Cheryl appearing live using online platforms at her studio in Wales.

Current – CÂN Y COED Exhibition & Book Launch : ONCA Gallery, Brighton from Cheryl Beer on Vimeo.


9 August – 4 September: View Celtic rainforest photographic installation in the ONCA window gallery and access the Symphony online.

1 – 2 September, 1-5pm: Free immersive Symphony sound installation in the gallery. Come in, listen to the Symphony. Listen, explore the texts on Cheryl’s Can y Coed reading list and talk to Cheryl (online) during her remote residency with ONCA.


Wales-based sound artist Cheryl Beer composes music in collaboration with the biorhythms of nature in crisis. She does this by repurposing hearing aid and biomedical technology and notating conductivity, literally from within the natural world. Every musical note placed on the stave is led by the environment, thus empowering nature’s voice, centre stage. Interested in the relationship between sound, well-being and nature, her work raises awareness of our fragile ecologies by embodying a visceral sense of place.