Acme Studios — Nathan Beard

Supporting Artists since 1972

Nathan Beard

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Nathan Beard is a multidisciplinary artist based in Boorloo/Perth who draws from his Australian-Thai heritage to unpack the slippery influences of culture, memory and authenticity in his work. Nathan adapts intimate exchanges with family and archives alongside broader cultural signifiers of ‘Thainess’ to generate visually extravagant and idiosyncratic slippages of identity across mediums including sculpture and photography. By asking what it means to inherit a nuanced relationship to a culture which you are also inherently distanced from through a range of biographical and geographic circumstances, Nathan’s work offers a unique and personal articulation of the complexities surrounding diasporic identity.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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