Artists and alumni at firstdraft

our lady of the flowers: refracted is the latest output from performance art vehicle and Kickstart Helix artists Embittered Swish. A further development of their stage show, Our Lady of the Flowers, which took its cue from Jean Genet’s eponymous 1943 novel, Embittered Swish’s show at Firstdraft refracts the already-refracted show into the gallery space. […]

Alumni for ‘Radical Ecologies’

Pony Express (2016) are set to heat up Perth with their ecosexual sauna in PICA’s major group exhibition, Radical Ecologies: a sensory invitation to question our complex relationships with our own bodies, each other and the natural world. Featuring new work by Western Australian artists practicing at the sharpest edge of contemporary practice including fellow alumni Katie […]

Léuli Eshraghi and Nathan Beard at 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Featuring 2016 Emerging Curator Léuli Eshraghi and alumnus Nathan Beard (Next Wave Festival 2012), Future Archaeology presents work by a group of emerging and mid-career artists who conceptually engage with notions of tradition through contemporary cultural artefacts. Through an appropriation of the discipline of archaeology, the exhibition attempts to present a complex image of the […]

Nathan Beard at Artereal Gallery

Delving once again into his Thai heritage for a suite of new works, alumnus Nathan Beard examines identity, loss and family in his new exhibition Ad Matres at Artereal Gallery. Presenting a series of mixed media photographic works, Nathan recycles neglected family portraits found in his mother’s formerly abandoned home in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. Decorated with intricate crystal […]

Nathan Beard at Moana

2012 alumnus and 2013 JUMPster Nathan Beard is back on the mainland to present a new solo exhibition (his first in 7 years!) Obitus at Moana Project Space in Perth this month. Returning to his mother’s abandoned house in her hometown of Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, Nathan’s work explores an intimate family narrative of displacement and loss. These experiences are contrasted with […]

GACPS Boys at Perth’s newest ARI

Interregna – a word that signifies a gap in continuity, typically designated to the interim period between shifting reigns of government – features new bodies of work by NW alumni Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard whose NWF 2012 work The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was a festival highlight. Working across painting, installation, video and sculpture, Interregna marks a […]