STUDIO STORY: online talk with John Beard


Friday 24 July, 6:30pm


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Painting has been at the heart of John Beard’s practice, not only as an artist but also as a teacher. Join John online in his studio space is in London switching to Australia for half of the year. We visit his London studio to preview his self- portrait studies ahead of his exhibition in 2021.

Born in Aberdare, Wales in 1943, Beard studied at the University of London and the Royal College of Art. After which Beard traveled extensively, living and exhibiting in New York, Madrid, Lisbon and London before establishing a Sydney base in 1997. In 1998 he was Artist-In-Residence and his work was the subject of a solo exhibition titled After Adraga at the Tate St Ives in the UK. In 2000/1, His work Wanganui Heads was selected to represent the year ‘1998’ in The London National Portrait Gallery’s Painting the Century, a Hundred years of Portrait Masterpieces. In 2013 he exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art’s exhibition titled ‘Australia’ .

In 2011 a major monograph of his work was published and launched in London at The Royal Academy of Art by Charles Saumarez Smith and in Sydney, at The AGNSW by Edmund Capon.

The artist divides his time between London, Sydney and Europe. John’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in the collections of major gallery museums and institutions.

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