John Beard (artist)

John Beard (born 1943) is a Welsh artist and painter born in Aberdare, Wales,[1] he is now based in Sydney, Lisbon and London.

Life and artEdit

John Beard's work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in the collections of major gallery museums and institutions.

Born in Aberdare, Wales in 1943, Beard studied at the University of London and the Royal College of Art. Beard has had a distinguished teaching career throughout England and Australia co – producing and appearing in a series of programmes for BBC television in the UK, before arriving in Western Australia in 1983 to become Head of Fine Art, at Curtin University, Perth. In 1989. he resigned from teaching in order to devote his full attention to his practice, 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 2002, Beard exhibited in Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind, at The Science Museum, London, England. He held a solo exhibition titled After Adraga II at the Gulbenkian's Centro de Arte Moderna in Lisbon, Portugal, and at The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In 2009 the late William Wright curated a survey exhibition titled Headlands, works from 1993–2007 for The Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra. In 2010 a large body of work titled Gesichtlos–die Ästhetik des Diffusen/ Faceless–the aesthetics of Diffusion, was exhibited at Kunsthalle Darmstadt in Germany. His most recent solo shows in London have been at Hales Gallery and at The Fine Art Society Gallery. In 2013 he exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art's exhibition titled 'Australia'. In 2017 he held a solo exhibition at the 2017 Galway international Arts festival. In 2006, Beard won the Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize for Landscape painting, and, in 2007, he won the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize for Portraiture. In 2009 he was appointed as Professorial Visiting Fellow in the School of Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. and in February 2010 he became a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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 Art Gallery of New South Wales by Edmund Capon. He divides his time between London, Sydney and Europe.

CollectionsEdit

Artbank Australia, Australia

Arts Council of Great Britain, England

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia

Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris, France

Buckinghamshire Education Authority, England

Canberra National Convention Centre, Australia

Centro do Arte Moderna da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

The Irving Deal Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Dallas, Texas, USA

The Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings, NSW Australia.

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Mount Gambia Regional Gallery, Mount Gambia, Australia

Mobil corporation, Australia

Murdoch University, Sydney, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

National Library of Wales, United Kingdom

New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia

New Parliament House Collection, Canberra, Australia

Oxford University, England

Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, Australia

Royal College of Art, London, England

Rural and Industries Bank, Australia

Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand

Shell Corporation, Australia

State Bank of New South Wales, Australia

State Library, Perth Cultural Centre, Australia

S.G.I.O. Australia

Sydney University, Australia

Tate Gallery, London, England

University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts), Australia

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

University of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia

University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Woolongong Regional Gallery, Australia

Awards and fellowshipsEdit

Reviews, articles and essaysEdit

Arnold, Ken 'Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind', Exhibition catalogue, Science Museum, London. 2002

Angeloro, Dom Headlands, Solo exhibition Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Critics Picks, May 2004.

Bann, Stephen Prelude, John Beard monograph published 2011.

Barker, Penelope Australian Artist Solos at the Tate, Solo-Exhibition, Tate Gallery St Ives, England, Article, State of the Arts Magazine, Australia, April–August 1998.

Beard, John To Infinity and Beyond! Contemporary Australian Art, Commissioned article for ARCO, Madrid <masdearte.com> 2002.

Beard, John Notes for Walkabout and Aisle 2000 – rewritten 2005.

Beard, John A note on the portrait of the artist Hilarie Mais 2005

Beard, John Artist's Notes: The Head-Self Portrait in Context. 2006

Bond, Anthony Form-Image-Sign, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Essay, 1984.

Bond, Anthony Visual Odyssey Eastward, Macquarie Galleries Bulletin, Sydney, Vol. 5 no. 1, Article, January 1985.

Bond, Anthony Mindscapes, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Catalogue Essay,1989.

Bond, Anthony John Beard greets the Sphinx. John Beard monograph published 2011.

Brampton, Robin John Beard – One Exhibition, Two Continents, Tate Gallery St Ives, England and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, The Times & Echo, St. Ives, England, Article, 18 September 1998.

Brampton, Robin John Beard – Tate Gallery St Ives, England, The Times & Echo, St. Ives, England, December 1998.

Brennan, Betsy Art of Darkness, Sydney, Australia, Profile, Vogue Living July–August 2004

Bromfield, David Solo Exhibition – Delaney Galleries, Perth, The West Australian, Review, 1991

Bunyan, Marcus After Image, solo exhibition John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne Australia. Review, Art Blart Blog 2009.

Carlos, Isabel Paisagem : Regresso Ao Furturo, John Beard and James Welling (Solo Exhibition- Galeria Luis Serpa), Expresso 14 January 1995.

Carlos, Isabel John Beard – Solo Exhibition, Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, FLASH ART, Review, May–June 1995.

Carver, Toni Tate Triumphant with John Wells and John Beard, Tate Gallery St.Ives England, Times and Echo, Review, 15 May 1998

Catalano, Gary Solo Exhibition-Realities Gallery, Melbourne, The AGE, Review, 4 December 1985.

Catalano, Gary Solo Exhibition-Realities Gallery, Melbourne, The AGE, Review, 31 October 1990.

Chanin, Eileen Contemporary Australian Painting Australian Original, A Sense of Place, Article, Sydney, 1990.

Cinco Dias, Ed. Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Cinco Dias, Review, 22 May 1992.

Cooke, Rachel Australia – Review, The Observer newspaper, 22 September 2013

Davis, Wendy After Image, John Beard at Tate Gallery St Ives (England), Monument, Feature, Issue 30, Sydney, June/July 1999.

Daily Mail, Ed. Solo Exhibition – William Jackson Gallery, London, Daily Mail, Article, 10 February 1993.

Deschka-Hoek, Katharina Der verschwindende Mensch Gesichtlos- die Ästhetik des Diffusen / Faceless- the aesthetics of Diffusion, ReviewRhein-Main-Zeitung, 17 October 2009

Desmond, Michael Six Drawings by John Beard, Catalogue for The Sixth Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 2006.

Drury, Nevil John Beard, New Art II, Craftsman House, Sydney, Freature, 1988.

Drury, Nevil Images 1, Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, Sydney, Feature, 1992.

Dutkiewicz, Adam Solo Exhibition – BMG Galleries, Adelaide, The Advertiser, Review, 1 June 1994.

Eccles, Jeremy Book Review, John Beard Monograph, Eyeline Magazine, July 2012

Eds. Independente Encapuchados, Adraga II, Solo Exhibition, Festival of Capuchos, Costa da Caprica, Portugal, O Independente, Preview, 16 June 1995.

Escribano, Maria Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Nuevo Estillo, Preview, June 1992.

Evans, Louise Solo Exhibition – William Jackson Gallery, London, Australian Associated Press, Article, March 1993.

Faure-Walker, J. Artscribe, No. 43, London, Review, 1984.

Fern, Lynette Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 11 October 1992.

Gibson, Robin Painting the Century, 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900–2000, John Beard, Wanganui Heads 1998, National Portrait Gallery, London, Catalogue, 2000.

Goddard, Julian Western Australia Outer Sight (Outer Mind), Xpress, New York, Special Edition, Article, 1984.

Greenberg, Sarah Solo Exhibition – Tate Gallery St Ives, England, The International Art Newspaper, Review, Vol. IX, No. 82., June 1998.

Gries, Reinhold "Menschenbilder in diffusem Licht" Faceless – the aesthetics of Diffusion, Review Offenback Post, 22 October 2009

Grishin, Sasha Mix of powers in brooding moods. Review of solo exhibition. Headlands: John Beard works 1993–2007, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia 18 June 2009 ...

Gunn, Grazia Brainwork, Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind, The Science Museum, London, England, Review, Art & Australia, Sydney, 2002.

Held, Von Roland Wer raucht denn da im Kinderzimmer? Gesichtslos – Die Malerei des Diffusen, Faceless – the aesthetics of Diffusion, Review, Darmstädter Echo, 19 September 2009

Helyer, Nigel Pomism, Galerie Düsseldorf, Praxis M4, Autumn Issue, Interview, 1984.

Hill, Peter The Rock and the Head – Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney Australia, Review, Sydney Morning Herald "HeadSpace" 6–12 September 2002.

Hill, Peter All Together Now – Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 7–8 February 2004.

Hill, Peter John Beard – Headlands, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 1–2 May 2004.

Hill, Peter Portrait of a Winner, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, The Age, Review, Melbourne, 27 April 2005.

Hill, Peter Collector's Dossier, The Nomad and the Sea. Australian Art Collector, issue 62, 2012

Huther, Christian "Die Welt versinkt in der Dämmerung" Gesichtlos- die Ästhetik des Diffusen/ Faceless – the aesthetics of Diffusion, Review Frankfurter neue Presse, 3 November 2009

Ingram, Terry Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, The Australian Financial Review, Article, 11 June 1992..

Ingram, Terry Sombre Mood in New Collection, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney The Australian Financial Review, News Feature, May 2004.

Jackson, Kevin "A hundred and one conceptions", Painting the Century, National Portrait Gallery, London, The Independent, Review, 28 November 2000

Jacobson, Howard The Chicago Art Fair, Modern Painters Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1989.

Joch, Dr Peter Gesichtslos – Die Malerei des Diffusen / Faceless- the aesthetics of Diffusion, catalogue essay, September 2009

Journal Letras, Ed. Accrochage 3, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon, Journal Letras, Review, 28 September 1993.

KA-ON "Gesichtslos, Die Malerei des Diffusen" , Faceless- the aesthetics of Diffusion, Review, KA-ON Internet-Kunstmagazin, October 2009

Kerr, Joan The Possibilities of a National Portrait Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Art Monthly Australia, Number 118, Review, April 1999.

Klaushofter, Alex There's no place... New Statesman, London, England, Article, 26 June 1998.

Lindsay, Robert The Shell Collection, Melbourne, Australia, Catalogue Essay, 1995.

Lawson, Valerie Archibald and Me, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, Sydney Morning Herald 25–26 March 2006.

Lisbon CM, Ed. Accrochage 3, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon Cm, Review 9, October 1993.

Lister, David As I was going down to St Ives, After Adraga – Solo Exhibition,Tate Gallery St Ives, England, The Independent, No. 3,610, Article, 14 May 1998,

Lynn, Elwyn Nobody's Man is Powerful Painter, Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 26 January 1985.

Lynn, Elwyn Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 2 November 1986.

Lynn, Elwyn Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 4 July 1987.

Lynn, Elwyn Arresting Enigmas, Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review,13 August 1988.

Lynn, Elwyn Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 13–14 May 1989.

Lynn, Elwyn Gurus of the Intellect and Indulgent Instinct – Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, May 1990.

Lynn, Elwyn Solo Exhibition -Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 19–20 October 1991.

Lynn, Elwyn Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Weekend Australian, Review, 26–27 October 1991.

Lynton, Norbert Portraits from a Pluralist Century, Painting the Century, 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900–2000, National Portrait Gallery, London, Catalogue, 2000.

Mannix, Ian Solo Exhibition – William Jackson Gallery, London, Australian Broadcasting, Interview, February 1993.

McCulloch, Alan McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art, 4th Edition 2006, Aus Art Editions, Australia

McDonald, John The year of the very big head, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, Sydney Morning Herald 17 March 2006

McDonald, John Survey of The 2006 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, Sydney Morning Herald 25–26 March 2006

McDonald, John Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The National Times, Review, 9 November 1986.

McDonald, John Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 14 August 1988.

McDonald, John Anarchy and Eclecticism -Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, May 1989.

McDonald, John Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 7 April 1990.

McDonald, John Regional Identity and Australian Art in Contemporary Australian Painting, Sydney, Essay, 1990.

Mc Ewen, John Critic's Choice, The Rock and the Head – Solo Exhibition, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, The Sunday Telegraph, Feature, 31 December 2000.

McGillick, Paul After Image, indesign magazine, feature, Sydney, Australia, November 2004, Vol. 19.

McGillick, Paul Exhibitions Overseas – Preview, Monument Magazine, Sydney, Australia 2002.

McGillick, Paul John Beard -The Impossibility of Portraiture, in The Possibility of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Catalogue Essay, 1999.

McGillick, Paul Painting with Paradox – Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australian Financial Review, Profile,11 October 1991.

McGillick, Paul Brush with a Fugitive – Solo Exhibition – BMG Galleries, Adelaide, Australian Financial Review, Review, 10 June 1994.

Mc Namara TJ Power of working with the grain – Solo Exhibition – Jensen Gallery, Auckland, The New Zealand Herald, 26 September 2000.

Maloon, Terence Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 26 January 1985.

Marcon, Marco Solo Exhibition – Galerie Düsseldorf, Praxis M, No. 13, July/August 1986.

Millard, Rosie Cutting Edge, Tate Gallery St Ives, England, Art Review, June 1998.

Nazare, Leonor John Beard Galeria Luis Serpa, Solo Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, Expresso, Review, 21 January 1995.

O’Connor, Kim It's a Wynne-win for Beard, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wentworth Courier, 29 March 2006.

Packer, William Solo Exhibition – Tate Gallery St Ives, England, The Financial Review, May 1998.

Pearman, Hugh A Brush With History, Painting the Century, National Portrait Gallery, London, The Sunday Times Magazine, Feature, 22 October 2000.

Perez de Azor, J. Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, El Punto, Review, 15–21 May 1992.

Pinharanda, Joao John Beard – Solo Exhibition – Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, Publico, Review, 21 January 1995.

Pinharanda, Joao Adraga – Solo Exhibition – Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, Publico, Review, 2 February 1995.

Price, Jenna Shades of grey bring home the Archibald, Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Review Canberra Times 3 March 2007

Pomar, Alexandre Accrochage 3, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon, Expresso, Review, 18 September 1993.

Rosa de Oliveira, E. Accrochage 3, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon, Visao, Review, 30 September 1993.

Ross, Peter Let's face it : the history of the Archibald Prize, book, revised publication 2010

Smee, Sebastian Roll up for the show, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, The Weekend Australian, 25–26 March 2006.

Soares de Oliveira Accrochage 3, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon, Publico, Review, 9 October 1993.

Soares de Oliveira John Beard, Adraga, Solo Exhibition – Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, Publico, Review, 14 January 1995.

Simpson, Peter Masterstroke in minding his own beeswax – Solo Exhibition – Jensen Gallery, Auckland, Sunday Star Times, 24 September 2000.

Serraller, F. Calvo Suntuosa Madurez (Sumptuous Maturity) Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, El Pais, Review, 1 June 1992.

Shore, Robert Time and Time Again, Painting the Century, National Portrait Gallery and The Rock and the Head, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, Feature, February 2001.

Smee, Sebastion Roll up for the Show, The Archibald Prize 2006, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,The Week End Australian.

Smith, Terry Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 14 August 1988.

Snell, Ted From the Western Extremity, Studio International, No.1002, Article, 1983.

Snell, Ted Australian Perspecta 1985, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Catalogue, 1985.

Snell, Ted Solo Exhibition – Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, The Australian, Review, 24 July 1986.

Snell, Ted John Beard and the Rites of Passage, Art & Australia, Vol. 24, No. 1, Profile, Spring 1986.

Snell, Ted Solo Exhibition – Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth,The Weekend Australian, Review, 28 March 1987.

The Statesman Forging a New Language, Solo Exhibition, New Delhi, India, The Statesman, Review, November 1986.

Tunnicliffe, Wayne John Beard Heads Phase III, Solo Exhibition – Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Look – Art Gallery of New South Wales Magazine, article, Australia 1998.

Wallace, Marina Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind', Exhibition catalogue, Science Museum, London. 2002

Geoffrey J, Wallis eye to, i" the self in recent art. Catalogue essay, Ballarat fine Art Gallery Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 2007

Watson, Bronwyn Solo Exhibition – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Review, 26June 1987.

Y. A. Solo Exhibition – Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, ABC Cultural, Review, 19 June 1992.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Beard, biography". Art Nomad. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b Iaccarino, Clara (3 March 2007). "A very big head takes the Archibald Prize". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 March 2013.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Marcus Wills
Archibald Prize
2007
for Portrait of Janet Laurence
Succeeded by
Del Kathryn Barton