CURRICULUM VITAE
NATHAN BEARD

Selected Studies:

2010  Bachelor Art (Art) (Honours)(First Class), SODA, Curtin University of Technology, WA

Selected Exhibitions:

2017  WA Focus: Nathan Beard, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Northbridge, WA

Stations of the Cross, curated by Claire Bushby, Wesley Uniting Church, Perth, WA

Alone and Palely Loitering, with Elise Harmsen, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, NSW

2016  Dead Centre, curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Spectrum Project Space, Mt Lawley, WA

          Radical Ecologies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Northbridge, WA

2015  E S T A T E S, 55 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, NSW

Future Archaeology, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Haymarket, NSW

Ad Matres, Artereal, Rozelle, NSW

2014  Anemone, Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok, Thailand

Memento Mori, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Crawley, WA

Obitus, MOANA Project Space, Perth , WA

Dear William: A Dedication to William Street, Curated by Andrew Nicholls for FORM as part of PUBLIC 2014. Multiple public sites, Northbridge, WA 

2013 Obitus, Work-in-progress residency exhibition, Speedy Grandma Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Interregna, MOANA Project Space, Perth, WA

2012  Artefacts from the Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Artereal, Rozelle, NSW

PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Northbridge, WA*

The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, 2012 Next Wave Festival – the space between us wants to sing, NGV Studio, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC *

Alight, Oats Factory Gallery (Melody Smith Gallery), Carlisle, WA

2008 HATCHED 08 National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Northbridge, WA

Selected Residencies:

2016  The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen Residential Studio Program, China

2015  Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United Kingdom. Curated by Andrew Nicholls

2014  Soy Sauce Factory Studio Residency, Bangkok, Thailand

Hong Hub Studio Residency, Bangkok, Thailand

PICA Studio Residency, Clock Tower Studio

2013  Speedy Grandma, Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Awards/Grants:

2017  John Stringer Prize 2017, Finalist

2016  Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Finalist

2015  City of Joondalup Invitational Art Award, Winner – Award for Excellence

Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Finalist

IRIS Award Finalist, Perth Centre of Photography (PCP)

2014  NAVA Travel Bursary

2014 Victoria Park Art Award, Finalist

2013  JUMP Mentoring, Australia Council for the Arts (with Michael Shaowanasai)

DCA Young People and the Arts Grant 

Light Locker Art Space, Temporary public installation located in Perth CBD, WA

2012  ArtStart, Australia Council for the Arts 

Australia Council Interarts Grant*

2011   DCA Young People and the Arts Grant*

Besen Family Foundation Grant for Arts and Culture*

City of Melbourne Arts Projects Grant*

Next Wave Kick Start Development Grant*

Media/ Bibliography:

2017    Diamantes and death: the work of Nathan Beard. Interview with Claire Nichols for ABC Radio National Books and Arts.      http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/nathan-tan-exhibition/8406120

            Nicholls, Andrew. 2017 Undiscovered Artists - Nathan Beard. Art Collector Issue 80 April-June 2017. pp. 104-6 

            Kelleher, Travis. Fragile flesh: The works of Andrew Nicholls, Nathan Beard and Susan Flavell. The Journal of Australian          Ceramics Vol 56 No. 1 , April 2017: The Body Issue 

            Stations of the Cross: the Easter story reimagined. Interview with Claire Nichols for ABC Radio National Books and Arts. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/stations-of-the-cross/8438458

2016    Radical Ecologies Artist Interview: Nathan Beard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn-v_62i-X8

2015    Ismailjee, Somayra. Gold Leaf and Floral Wreaths: A Look at Nathan Beard’s Cross Cultural Impetus. Pilerats . http://pilerats.com/written/get-to-know/gold-leaf-and-floral-wreaths-a-look-at-nathan-beards-cross-cultural-impetus/

Nathan Beard. Interview with Georgia Francis King published in Kinfolk Issue 17: The Family Issue. September 2015. pp. 144-5.

Forrest, Nicholas. Nathan Beard’s Crystal Conceits at Artereal Gallery. Blouin Artinfo (22/2/15). http://au.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1105263/review-nathan-beards-crystalconceits-at-artereal-gallery 

2014  Remember Death. Conversation with James Bradbury and Waleed Aly. The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/remember-death/5826814  

Laurie, Victoria. UWA exhibition Memento Mori explores our preference to ignore death. The Australian (16/10/14). http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/uwa-exhibition-memento-mori-explores-ourpreference-to-ignore-death/story-e6frg8n6-1227091658460  

Martin, Lucy. Confronting death through art. 7.30 WA, ABC Arts| ABCnews for The Mix. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-17/confronting-death-through-art/5823600 

Perth Artists, S01E07: Nathan Beard. Documentary Series. http://www.perthartists.com/s01e07-nathan-beard/  

Snell, Ted. Artist to Watch: Nathan Beard. Scoop Homes and Art 40, Autumn 2014, pp 256-7

2013  DasPlatforms. Interregna: Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMl2gM8HAo8

Wilson, Leticia. Keeping glitz under control. West Australian Weekend West. p. 67. (26/01/13).

Nicholls, Andrew. 50 Things Collectors Need to Know – The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Art Collector Issue 63.  (23/01/13).*

2012  Mayo, Lewis. The Idea of Literacy in the Asian Century. The China Story. http://www.thechinastory.org/2012/11/the-idea-of-literacy-in-the-asian-century/ *

Next Wave artists bring opulent pan-Asian embassy to Melbourne, ABC Arts Online, http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3510451.htm (Video posted 24/5/12) *

Northover, Kylie. Oriental embassy takes tongue-in-cheek approach to cultural stereotyping. The Age, 16/05/12 (p.15) *

Coleman, Sheridan.  The embassy will be open. Realtime, Issue 108 Aril/May 2012 (p.15 + cover) *

Coleman, Sheridan. The men in gold. Frankie,Issue 46 Mar/Apr 2012 (p.36) *

Jorgensen, Darren. Diverse art of identity. West Australian Weekend West. p. 63. (14/04/12).

2011   Jorgensen, Darren. Elsewhere The Castles are Pink, The Mountains Golden. runway 18: Expectations

 

* Denotes activity related to The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, with Abdul Abdullah and Casey. Ayres