IMA Podcast: Interview with Nathan Beard

Interview with Nathan Beard

'the churchie' finalist

23 September 2020

Join Nathan Beard, finalist in the churchie emerging art prize 2020, in conversation with exhibition curator Talia Smith, exploring the themes and ideas embedded within his practice.

Nathan Beard is a Perth-based interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses the complex interplay of culture and memory in the shaping of identity. Beard’s practice situates sincere and intimate exchanges with his Thai family alongside broader cultural signifiers to generate slippages of identity and query ‘Thainess’. Within this collision of aesthetic and emotional influences Beard’s practice personalises broader perspectives around diasporic identity.

Nathan Beard, 'Floral Arrangement', 2019, archival inkjet print on Canson Baryta, Swarovski Elements, gold leaf, Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb, glitter, mounting tape, 75 x 100 cm

Related Exhibition

the churchie

emerging art prize 2020

18 Sep–19 Dec 2020

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.