Mrs Rebecca Beardmore

BVA MFA (Alta)
Lecturer, Printmedia

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1059

Biographical details

Rebecca Beardmore grew up in Montreal and came to Sydney to study in 1994. She returned to Canada to complete her MFA in the department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, a Centre for Excellence in Printmaking. She continues to exhibit locally and internationally.

Research interests

Beardmore's work is situated very much on the boundaries of perception, having a fugitive presence that is almost an absence, in which the viewer is partially reflected, setting up a provocative and shifting relationship between the artist, the work, its meaning and the viewer. The pieces play on the limitations of visual experience, setting up a subtle interplay between image, text and material surface where each layer is presented with such fragility that they cannot be collectively discerned. To engage fully with one involves relinquishing another. It is this unreliable encounter, in which no single layer can be depended on to create coherence, that highlights the increasingly uneasy balance between experience and understanding; the interpretive modes of ‘seeing’ that result in the transient, elastic, interactive world we inhabit.

An extension of this research is the ongoing investigation into commercial print processes (enamel-filled steel etching, UV Flat-bed printing) in a bid to forge greater control and flexibility between digital and hand-pulled print technologies.

Teaching and supervision

Dianne McClaughlin, MFA

Associations

Exchange Partners in Printmedia

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications & creative works

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Conferences

  • Beardmore, R. (2011). On the Periphery of Things - defining the 'Edges' of contemporary print from the North to the South. IMPACT7 conference, Melbourne: Monash University.

Original Creative Work

  • Beardmore, R. (2012). 1. Grass fields #1 2. Grass fields #2 3. Lake George #1 4. Lake George #2 5. Lake George #3 6. Lake George #4 7. stairs 8. path 9. bed 10. door 11. hide-a-bed. In: in_sight. Artereal Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2011). 1. On Reflection 4 2. On Reflection 5 3. On Reflection 6. In: Inaugural Exhibition. Anthony Riding Gallery. Anthony Riding Gallery, Fremantle, Perth, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2010). 1. In Transit #3 2. In Transit #2 3. Borrowed Scenery #2 4. In Transit #6 5. In Transit #1 6. In Transit #7 7. Reflection #1 8. Reflection #2 9. Reflection #3 10. In Transit #4 11. In Transit #14 12. In Transit #13. In: On reflection. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2009). Seeing Words, Reading Pictures. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2008). 1. Face to Face I 2. Face to Face II 3.The Point of Looking 4. Seeing Between III 5. Seeing Between VIII 6. Seeing Between Il 7. Seeing Between IV 8. Seeing Between I 9. Seeing Between VII 10. Seeing Between IX 11. Seeing Between V 12. Seeing Between VI. In: Rebecca Beardmore | Seeing Between. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2007). Borderlines. In: FaluTiennalen 2007. Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden.
  • Beardmore, R. (2006). Staring out into the landscape, A Mutual Observation. In: Fremantle Print Exhibition. 31st Fremantle Print Award. Fremantle Arts Centre - Main Gallery, Fremantle, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2006). The Room. In: Further. Galleria Harmonia, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • Beardmore, R. (2003). 1. Shifting 01 2. Shifting 02. In: Shifting Point. Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2001). 1. Borrowed Scenery 2. In the Mirror. In: Whisper. FAB Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.

2012

  • Beardmore, R. (2012). 1. Grass fields #1 2. Grass fields #2 3. Lake George #1 4. Lake George #2 5. Lake George #3 6. Lake George #4 7. stairs 8. path 9. bed 10. door 11. hide-a-bed. In: in_sight. Artereal Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Beardmore, R. (2011). 1. On Reflection 4 2. On Reflection 5 3. On Reflection 6. In: Inaugural Exhibition. Anthony Riding Gallery. Anthony Riding Gallery, Fremantle, Perth, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2011). On the Periphery of Things - defining the 'Edges' of contemporary print from the North to the South. IMPACT7 conference, Melbourne: Monash University.

2010

  • Beardmore, R. (2010). 1. In Transit #3 2. In Transit #2 3. Borrowed Scenery #2 4. In Transit #6 5. In Transit #1 6. In Transit #7 7. Reflection #1 8. Reflection #2 9. Reflection #3 10. In Transit #4 11. In Transit #14 12. In Transit #13. In: On reflection. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.

2009

  • Beardmore, R. (2009). Seeing Words, Reading Pictures. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Beardmore, R. (2008). 1. Face to Face I 2. Face to Face II 3.The Point of Looking 4. Seeing Between III 5. Seeing Between VIII 6. Seeing Between Il 7. Seeing Between IV 8. Seeing Between I 9. Seeing Between VII 10. Seeing Between IX 11. Seeing Between V 12. Seeing Between VI. In: Rebecca Beardmore | Seeing Between. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.

2007

  • Beardmore, R. (2007). Borderlines. In: FaluTiennalen 2007. Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden.

2006

  • Beardmore, R. (2006). Staring out into the landscape, A Mutual Observation. In: Fremantle Print Exhibition. 31st Fremantle Print Award. Fremantle Arts Centre - Main Gallery, Fremantle, Australia.
  • Beardmore, R. (2006). The Room. In: Further. Galleria Harmonia, Jyvaskyla, Finland.

2003

  • Beardmore, R. (2003). 1. Shifting 01 2. Shifting 02. In: Shifting Point. Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2001

  • Beardmore, R. (2001). 1. Borrowed Scenery 2. In the Mirror. In: Whisper. FAB Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.

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