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AGWA's annual program dedicated to displaying the work of Western Australian artists, WA Focus showcases recent and new work by local artists, selected to represent a mix of gender, experience and medium.

Nathan Beard Departures (detail 2)

Nathan Beard

1 April – 28 May 2017 | FREE

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

COORDINATING CURATOR JENEPHER DUNCAN,

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART

 

Nathan Beard is a young Western Australian artist whose work deals with the fluid nature of personal and cultural identities. Often based in an exploration of his own Thai-Australian background, his practice is conceptually and materially hybrid as he combines sumptuously rendered sculpture, photography and drawing to produce thoughtful, provocative and elusive experiences.

Central to his WA Focus display is Beard’s suite of mixed media photographic works titled Ad Matres. This work features manipulated images of found photographs depicting deceased relatives from his mother’s abandoned home in Nakhon Nayak, Thailand. Beard has meticulously decorated these portraits with intricate crystal patterns combining influences from various death masks and runway fashions with traditional Thai culture.

Nathan Beard Boonlaern   Nathan Beard Rampai/Samniang/Ratana/Pornjit 2014-17

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nathan Beard graduated from Curtin University in 2010 and has exhibited in public and private gallery spaces in Perth, and in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria with two other Western Australian artists as part of the 2012 Next Wave Festival, as well as in Sydney at Artereal and Bangkok. He has had artist’s residencies in China, Thailand and at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England.


AGWA Talks | FREE

Artist Talk

3-4pm, Saturday 8 April 2017

Hear from local artist Nathan Beard for an insight into his practice and his WA Focus display.

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Nathan Beard
Departures 2016 (detail 2)
photographic decals on glazed porcelain, PVD coating
Diptych; 25 x 36 cm (each) 28.5 x 39 cm (framed)
© Nathan Beard
Photo: Uri Auerbach

Nathan Beard
Boonlaern 2015-17
digital print on Canson Baryta, Swarovski elements

Edition 2 of 5 unique prints
35.5 x 48 cm, 51 x 38.5 cm (framed)
© Nathan Beard
Photo: Casey Ayers

Nathan Beard
Rampai/Samniang/Ratana/Pornjit 2014-17
digital print on Canson Baryta, Swarovski elements
Edition 2 of 5 unique prints
35.5 x 48 cm, 51 x 38.5 cm (framed)
© Nathan Beard
Photo: Casey Ayers







 




 

 


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