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John Beard Biography

Born 1943
Aberdare, Wales. Became Permanent Resident of Australia 1983, dual citizen of Britain and Australia 1990. From 1990, divides time between Australia, USA and Europe

EDUCATION

1962-65
Swansea College of Art, Wales, N.D.D. (hons )

1965-66
University of London, London, A.T.C. (Lond.)

1973-76
University of London, London, D.A.E. (Lond.) Distinction

1979-81
Royal College of Art, London, M.A. (RCA)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
New Paintings, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia
22 Vesalius, Messums Gallery London, UK
Reflections, Messums Gallery Wiltshire, UK
New Paintings, Messums Gallery Wiltshire, UK

2019
The Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London, England

2017
A Reflection after the Raft of the Medusa. GIAF ( Galway International Arts Festival ) Galway, Ireland.
A Reflection after the Raft of the Medusa. The Meridian Greenwich Studio,  Greenwich, London

2016 
After the Raft of the Medusa, William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney
After the Raft of the Medusa, The Meridian Greenwich Studio, Greenwich, London

2013
‘Paintings by John Beard’, The Fine Society, London, England

2012
‘Beyond The Veil II’,  John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

‘John Beard: Paintings 1992-2012’, Hales Gallery, London, England

‘Buttress’, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011
‘Beyond The Veil’,  WILLIAM WRIGHT //ARTISTS, Sydney, Australia

2010
‘Eminent Women’, Fine Art Society, London, England.

2009
‘After Image’, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
‘Headland: (a tacit Knowing)’ a survey exhibition 1993-2009 (curated with catalogue essay by William Wright), Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2008
‘Sphinx Einstein and the Panda’, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007
‘Other Faces’, (catalogue essay by Stephen Bann), Fine Art Society, London, England

2006
‘Eight Years’, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2005-6
‘John Beard’, Centro de Arte Moderna, (curated with catalogue essay by Ana Vasconcelos) Calouste Gulbenkian Museo, Lisbon, Portugal

2004
‘John Beard: Headlands’, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002
‘The Head and Uluru’, (catalogue essay Anthony Bond) Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2000
‘The Land’s End II’, Galeria Presenca, Porto, Portugal
‘Age of Prescription’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
‘Ocean’, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
‘The Rock and The Head’, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, England

1999
‘After Adraga/The Land’s End’, Installation of selected works from the Tate St Ives, UK, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1998
‘Part I: After Adraga (May-Sept)’, Tate Gallery, St. Ives, England
‘Part II: The Land’s End (Sept-Nov)’,Tate Gallery, St. Ives, England
‘Heads Phase I & III (Self Portraits and Wanganui Heads)’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
‘Heads Phase III (Wanganui Heads)’, Sarjeant Art Gallery, New Zealand
‘Heads Phase I (Self Portraits)’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
‘Heads Phase III (Wanganui Heads)’, New England Art Museum, Armidale, Australia

1995
‘ADRAGA’ I, Galeria Luis Serpa, (Galeria Comicos), Lisbon, Portugal
‘ADRAGA II’, Galeria Gomes Alves, Guimaraes, Portugal
‘ADRAGA III’, 15th Festival De Musica Capuchos, Visual Installation, Lisbon, Portugal

1994
‘The Beautiful and the Damned I’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
‘The Beautiful and the Damned II’, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

1993
‘The William Jackson Gallery’, London, England

1992
‘Pinturas 1989-92’, Afinsa Almirante Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain

1991
Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York, USA
International Art Fair, Chicago, USA
Representing Macquarie Galleries, Australia at the Chicago
Delaney Galleries, Perth, Australia
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1990
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1989
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1988
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1987
Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, Australia
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1986
Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, Australia
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Lalit Kala Akademi (Indian Arts Council), New Delhi, India

1985
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1984
‘Festival of Perth Exhibition’, Galerie Dusseldorf, Festival of Perth Exhibition, Australia

1981
‘Drawings and Paintings’, Cockpit Theatre Gallery London, England

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Australia, Royal Academy of Art, London, England

2012
Australian Drawing, RMIT University, melbourne, Australia and University of the Arts, London England
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Australia

2011
‘Out of the West’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
‘International Works on Paper’, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
‘Heads’, Utopia Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2010
Superstition,  John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Kilgour Prize for figurative Painting, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Australia

2009
‘Gesichtlos- die Ästhetik des Diffusen/ Faceless- the aesthetics of  Diffusion, Kunsthalle Darmstadt’, (curated with essay by Dr Peter Joch)  Darmstadt, Germany.
London Art Fair (represented by Fine Art Society, London) England
‘Enconium’, Fine Art Society, London, England

2008
Melbourne Art Fair (represented by Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney and John Buckley Buckley Gallery, Melbourne) Melbourne, Australia.
Scope Art Fair, Basel (represented by Fine Art Society, London)
Scope Art Fair Miami (represented by Fine Art Society, London)

2007
London Art Fair (represented by Fine Art Society), London, England
Gulf Art Fair, (represented by Fine Art Society, London) Dubai, UAE
‘Eye to ”I”’, conceptions of self in recent art, curated by Geoffrey J Wallis, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Archibald Prize (Winner) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
‘Australian Drawing’, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2006
Sullman Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Archibald Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, AustraliaWynne Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
‘Who Cares?’, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia
‘The Big Picture’, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia
‘The Sixth Drawing Biennale’, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
‘A Man’s World’, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Blake Prize (Finalist), College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
‘Monochromed’, FAS (Fine Art Society), London, England
Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings (Winner)
Paddington Art Prize (Winner), Sydney, Australia

2005
Archibald Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
‘Small is Beautiful XX111’, Flowers Central Gallery, London, England
‘Black Epiphanies’, Virginia Wilson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Whaling Road Print Studio, Mosman Art Gallery, Australia

2004
‘Gallery Artists’, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
‘Recent Acquisitions’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,
‘The Year in Art’, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002
‘HEAD ON: Art with the Brain in Mind’, The Science Museum, London, England
‘The Shell Collection’, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

2001
‘1m x 1m’, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney Australia

2000
‘ARCO’ (Galeria Presenca, Portugal), Madrid, Spain
Melboune Art Fair (Paul Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide) Australia
‘Painting the Century, 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000 representing 1998 with Wanganui Heads’, (nine paintings + video installation). The National Portrait Gallery, London, England

1999
‘The Possibilities of Portraiture’, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

1997
‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Tavira Print Workshop, Tavira, Portugal

1995
London International Art Fair (William Jackson Gallery), England
‘ARCO’, International Art Fair (Galeria Luis Serpa, Portugal and Afinsa Almirante, Spain), Madrid, Spain

1994
Manchester Art Fair, The William Jackson Gallery, England
‘The Summer Seen’, The William Jackson Gallery, London, England
London International Art Fair, William Jackson, London, England
Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, BMG Art, Adelaide, Australia
12th Biennale de Zamora, Zamora, Spain

1993
Art Chicago International, (William Jackson Gallery, London) Chicago, USA
‘Inauguration’, (With Gallery Artists: John Beard, David Mack, Jock McFadyen, Eduardo Paolozzi, Adrian Wiszniewski, Bruce McLean)  William Jackson Gallery, London, England
‘Accrochage’, (with Jose Maria Sicillia, Juliao Sarmento and Michael Biberstein) Galeria Comicos/Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal
London International Art Fair (William Jackson Gallery) England

1992
‘The Summer Seen’, The William Jackson Gallery, London, England

1991
‘Veiled Illusions’, Delaney Gallery, Festival of Perth, West Australia
‘Inauguration of New Gallery’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1989
‘Mindscapes’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Chicago International Art Exposition, (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney) Chicago, USA
‘Painters’ Visions’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia,
‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Ameringer & Avard Gallery, New York, USA
1990 Melbourne Art Fair (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney and Realities, Melbourne) Melbourne, Australia
‘Works on Paper’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
‘Visual Instincts’, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, Australia
‘International Works on Paper’, Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York, USA

1988
‘Recent Australian Art’, Houston International Festival, Texas, USA
‘Lake Macquarie Art Award Exhibition’, Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, Australia
Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney; Realities Gallery, Melbourne; and  Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth) Melbourne, Australia
‘Works on Paper’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
‘The Self Portrait’, David Jones Gallery, Sydney, Australia
‘Australian Drawings’, Gallery Anne Gregory, Sydney, Australia
‘Wood Cut’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
A Celebration, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
ART/LA 88, International Art Fair, (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney and Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia) Los Angeles USA

1987
‘Invisible Cities’, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, Australia
‘Western Australian Drawings’, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
‘Art Purchase Exhibition’, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
‘Recent Work -13 Artists’, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, Australia
‘Painters’ Visions’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Chicago International Art Exposition, (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia) Chicago, USA
ART/LA 87, International Art Fair, (Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia) Los Angeles USA

1986
‘Hugh Williamson Invitation Exhibition’, City of Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

1985
Western Australian Art Award, Fremantle Art Gallery, Australia
Fremantle Prize for Drawing, Fremantle Art Gallery, Australia
‘Five Painters in Western Australia’, Galerie Dusseldorf, Festival of Perth, West Australia
‘Artists Salute LLoyd Rees’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia
‘Mandorla Art Prize Invitation Exhibition’, New Norcia Gallery, Western Australia, Australia
Australian Perspecta 85, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
‘9th Anniversary Exhibition’,  Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, Australia

1984
‘Form-Image-Sign’, Biannual Survey of Contemporary Australian Art, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
‘Destination China’, Western Australian Contemporary Art, Guangzhon/Canton, China.
Fremantle National Drawing Prize Invitation Exhibition, Fremantle Art Gallery, Australia
Western Australian Art Award, Fremantle Art Gallery, Australia

1983
‘Show of Presence’, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, Australia
Pegasus Art Award, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1982
‘Whitechapel Annual’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
‘New Painters’, Morley Gallery, London, England
‘100 Years of Art Education’, Middlesex Polytechnic Gallery, London, England

1981
‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy Galleries, London, England
‘Reliefs’, Royal College of Art Gallery, London, England
‘Drawing 81’, Arts Council of Great Britain (Touring)

1980
‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy Galleries, London, England

1980
’50th Anniversary’, Mall Galleries, London, England
‘Whitechapel Annual’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

COLLECTIONS

Artbank Australia, Australia
Arts Council of Great Britain, England
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
Bibliotheque 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 PRIZES

2007
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2006
Wynne Prize (Landscape), Art Gallery of NSW

1994
Australia Council, Award to Assist Series of Solo Exhibitions in Europe.

1989
Australia Council Major Fellowship, Visual Arts & Craft Board.

1984
West Australia Invitation Art Award, Fremantle Art Gallery.

1983
Pegasus Art Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

1965
British Arts Council International Prize and Commission, Aberdare Public Library Mural, Wales.

1962
Welsh National Arts Scholarship.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographic Catalogue Essays

Bann, Stephen, East West (in After Adraga/The Land’s End Catalogue) Tate Gallery St Ives, England, Edited transcript of public lecture, 1998

Bann, Stephen, The Rock and the Cloud (in Adraga Catalogue), Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, (English, Spanish and Portuguese Text), 1995

Bann, Stephen, East West (in After Adraga/The Land’s End Catalogue) Tate Gallery St Ives, England, Edited transcript of public lecture, 1998

Bann, Stephen, Saving the Plane (Other Faces catalogue), Fine Art Society Gallery, London, 2007

Beard, John, The Property of a Princess, Monotypes, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1988

Beard, John, Blank Thought Blood Remembering, Monotypes, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1989

Beard, John, The Beautiful and the Damned, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, 1994

Beard, John, Heads Phase III, catalogue for level 2 contemporary projects, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998

Bond, Anthony, John Beard, Chicago International Art Exposition, May 1991 & Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, October 1991

Bond, Anthony, John Beard: Pinturas,1989-1992, Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, May/June 1992

Bond, Anthony, John Beard, Self portraits and the rock (in The Head and Uluru Catalogue) Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 2002

Churcher, Elizabeth, John Beard, New Paintings, Realities Galleries, Melbourne, Catalogue Essay, 1988

Delaruelle, J., John Beard: New Paintings – Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York, Feb.1991

Jiminez, Pablo, John Beard, Paintings 1989-1992, Afinsa Almirante, Madrid, April 1992

McDonald, John, Paintings 1987 to 1988,  Macquarie Galleries, Sydney,1988

Mc Gillick, Paul, Fugitive Visions, Liverpool Street Gallery, April-May 2004

Serraller, F. Calvo, Solo Exhibition – William Jackson Gallery, London, February 1993

Stringer, John, John Beard Paintings 1990, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1990

Tacey, Richard, Interview with John Beard, (in Adraga Catalogue) Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal, 1995

Tooby, Michael, After Adraga/The Land’s End, Tate Gallery, St Ives, England, 1998

Ana, Vasconcelos e Melo, John Beard, catalogue essay, Centro de Arte Moderna, Calouste Gulbenkian Museo, Lisbon, Portugal, 2005-06

Tunnicliffe, Wayne, John Beard, Wanganui Heads, Sarjeant Gallery, New Zealand and New England Regional Art Museum, Australia 1998

Wright, William, Headland: (a tacit Knowing) a survey exhibition 1993-2009, Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia, catalogue essay. 2009

Notes, Essays, Articles & Reviews

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, 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 exhibtion 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, October 17, 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, October 22, 2009

Grishin, Sasha, Mix of powers in brooding moods. Review of solo exhibition. Headlands: John Beard works 1993-2007, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia June 18 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, September 19, 2009

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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

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Klaushofter, Alex, There’s no place… New Statesman, London, England, Article, 26 June 1998

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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

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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

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