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.