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Shaun Tan – Untold Tales

Shaun Tan solo exhibition - Untold Tales

Untold Tales is Shaun Tan’s second solo exhibition at Beinart Gallery.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, March 9, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from March 9 to March 31.

This highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse collection of Shaun Tan’s narrative artwork taken from the past two decades, from large-scale oil paintings to small whimsical sketches, relating either to published work or to personal projects that have not been previously exhibited or made commercially available. They collectively present a cross-section of narrative experiments exploring the fertile ground between childhood picture books and adult fables, each image suggesting a deeper story that is best left to unfold in the mind of the viewer: a family living happily in a skull, an unexpected dinner guest, a bird king, a lonely creature living in a bathroom, a portrait that’s also a landscape. These are strange and highly personal visions that speak of everyday, universal feelings, and they present a special insight into the broader working practices of one of the world’s most acclaimed illustrators.

Shaun Tan

“The first line” – Pastel on paper by Shaun Tan for Untold Tales.

We also have a wide range of Shaun Tan’s signed limited edition prints available at the gallery! A number of these prints were released late last year. All of our prints are available in our online shop.

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and filmmaker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery: The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for Pixar. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.

Shaun Tan

“All we ever wanted” – Oil on canvas by Shaun Tan for Untold Tales.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Alex Garant – 3AM Rococo

Alex Garant - 3am Rococo

3AM Rococo is an exhibition of realistically rendered op art paintings by Alex Garant.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 9, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Alex Garant will be in attendance!

This exhibition runs from February 9 to March 3 and runs alongside the solo shows: Brian Cheung’s Mass Behaviour and Troy Coulterman’s Watching, Waiting.

Exploring darker tones and playing with patterns and textures, Alex Garant has created portraits in which the faces and eyes of her subjects seem to skip their registers through image redoubling and superimposition.

Alex Garant has long been fascinated by the interaction of patterns and symmetry and the resulting optics of their graphic repetition and layering. Her portraits begin with a series of superimposed drawings, pushing the familiar confines of portraiture. The compelling process of attempting to stabilise the image produces a fundamental feeling of perceptual instability. This series introduces more ornamental and theatrical elements that intensify storytelling possibilities.

Alex Garant - The Witness

“The Witness” – Oil on canvas by Alex Garant for 3AM Rococo

Internationally renowned as the Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant studied visual arts at Notre-Dame-De-Foy College, just outside Quebec City, Canada. After graduating in 2001, she ultimately settled in Toronto.

She decided to commit to her passion for art after suffering a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world. She is a pioneer of contemporary figurative op art. Her oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant has established herself as one of the leaders of analog glitch art by using patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery.

Garant has shown works in galleries all over Canada and the United States as well as Australia and Portugal. Her works have also been seen in magazines such as Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and Beautiful Bizarre and on multiple online platforms, including VICE, The Huffington Post and Buzznet.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Brian Cheung – Mass Behaviour

Brian Cheung - Mass Behaviour

Mass Behaviour is an exhibition of gouache and watercolour paintings by Brian Cheung.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 9, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Brian Cheung will be in attendance!

This exhibition runs from February 9 to March 3 and runs alongside the solo shows: Alex Garant’s 3AM Rococo and Troy Coulterman’s Watching, Waiting.

This series is an ongoing exploration of pattern and repetition as a means of self-reflection. Brian Cheung’s love of meditative, labour-intensive techniques is an attempt to come to terms with his own insecurities as an artist. Is it better to go one’s own way or to submit to prevailing forces? How does one measure achievement in an age of digital marketing and social media? Showing off one’s successes is easier than admitting to failure, and too often there is a tendency to curate an idealised version of ourselves whilst sweeping mishaps and misfires under the rug.

Brian Cheung - Insect Plate

Watercolours and gouache on paper by Brian Cheung for Mass Behaviour.

Brian Cheung is a visual artist, illustrator, graphic designer and photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice encompasses illustration, drawing, painting, lettering, graphic design and photography, most often relying on simple analogue media with an emphasis on process and technique. Themes of place, space and surroundings are repeatedly explored, fueled by curiosity, itchy feet and a fear of complacency.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Troy Coulterman – Watching, Waiting

Troy Coulterman - Watching, Waiting

Watching, Waiting is an exhibition of new sculptures by Troy Coulterman, inspired by the art of Hergé, the creator of TinTin.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 9, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from February 9 to March 3 and runs alongside the solo shows: Alex Garant’s 3AM Rococo & Brian Cheung’s Mass Behaviour.

In 2017 Troy Coulterman attended an exhibition of Hergé’s work. The simplicity of his characters, the colour palette, the imagery and the fantastical stories revived Coulterman’s childhood fondness for his work and inspired this series. Coulterman set out to sculpt characters as if they were about to embark on some type of quest. All the sculptures look out into the unknown, ready for whatever may come. The forms and shapes that extend, surround or encase these characters are meant to intensify the urgency of their quest.

Troy Coulterman - Respawned

“Respawned” – Sculpture by Troy Coulterman for Watching, Waiting.

Troy Coulterman crafts three-dimensional human figures in seductive colours, with exaggerated features and forms that are directly influenced from graphic novels. Absurd, abstract forms engulf, drip and extrude from the figures he creates. These forms that surround or become part of the figures are visual metaphors of absurd anomalies and emotional states the characters are experiencing. Coulterman’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, and he has had solo exhibitions in Toronto, Canada; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; and Regina. Canada.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Ross Jaylo – Phantasm

Ross Jaylo

Phantasm is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Ross Jaylo.

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In his latest écorché showcase, Jaylo aspires to introspection, transparency, and authenticity.

In this series, Jaylo explores the use of transparency, an aspect new to his work.

The show’s principal piece, Spectre, succinctly illustrates his love for the genre and furthers it from previous and typical applications.

As a member of a family of artists, Jaylo recognizes the value of introspection: coming to terms with one’s aspirations, roots, and real self, which underlie the different person one shows to the world—like bone beneath skin and flesh.

Opening Saturday, January 12, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Exhibition runs from January 12 to February 3 and runs alongside Stuart Amos’ solo show, Urban Metamorphosis.

Ross Jaylo (United States), a New York-based Filipino painter and multi-media artist, renders onto canvas his concept of an ideal love, one that transcends social norms and breaks the illusion that love must heed society’s expectation of belief, social status, age, creed, race, gender and stereotypes: love in its purest form.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Stuart Amos – Urban Metamorphosis

Stuart Amos

Urban Metamorphosis is an exhibition of new paintings by Stuart Amos.

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This series is an intimate rendering of our connection to the urban plane. Amos derived his inspiration for this series from Melbourne, but he notes that the pieces could be relevant to any city. In these works, the subjects are emerging from the urban environment in some way, often becoming one with the background in which they are placed. This series also reflects our desire to decorate ourselves: the graffiti covering some of the subjects evokes the tattoos with which people increasingly adorn themselves.

Opening Saturday, January 12, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Exhibition runs from January 12 to February 3 and runs alongside Ross Jaylo’s solo show, Phantasm.

Stuart Amos

Antediluvian Woman – Oil on canvas by Stuart Amos

Amos is a Melbourne-based artist working exclusively in oils. He has had two solo exhibitions as well as several joint exhibitions and was chosen as a semifinalist for the 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. He is best known for his realistic style with an underlying sense of the surreal: he juxtaposes human life with the natural world. He considers his paintings to be still shots within the larger narrative of human relationships with the environment.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Flow: Australia-based Artists 2018

Flow: Australia-based Artists 2018

Flow: Australia-based Artists 2018 will showcase new works from artists currently working in Australia. Flow represents the diversity and the rich tapestry of multicultural Australia.

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This show includes paintings, drawings and sculptures by a host of highly skilled and imaginative artists. We are passionate about raising the profiles of artists based in Australia to an international stage through our worldwide network of collectors and enthusiasts.

Opening Saturday, December 1st, from 6pm – 9 pm. Free entry. Exhibition runs from December 1st to December 22nd and runs alongside Kim Hyunji’s solo exhibition, Ephemera.

Participating artists: Shaun Tan, Julian Clavijo, Ben Howe, Matthew Quick, Lukifer Aurelius, Natalie Delaney John, Adipocere, Beau White, Joshua Smith, Mali Moir, Isabel Peppard, Sean Layh, Mahlimae, Sai-Wai Foo, Clare Toms, Erik Sherman, Stuart Amos, Brian Cheung, Annita Maslov, Tim Molloy & Kim Evans.

Stuart Amos

The Invisible Man – Oil on canvas by Stuart Amos.

This exhibition is being held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and Aboriginal Elders of other communities.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Kim Hyunji – Ephemera

Kim Hyunji's Online Preview

Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim) explores notions of fleeting disarray and moments of pure euphoria achieved briefly through the use of drugs in her exhibition, ‘Ephemera’.

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The paintings capture their subjects in singular states of intense self-reflection and exaltation, still attached to the tools used to enter a state of absence of mind. The works attempt to convey the long seconds between thought and action. The reality of the compositions paired with Kim’s sense of expressive abstraction evokes sentiments that permeate the millennials’ culture of anxiety and disarray, a thematic element underlying Kim’s practice.

Opening Saturday, December 1st, from 6pm – 9 pm. Free entry. Exhibition runs from December 1st to December 22nd and runs alongside Flow: Australia-based Artists 2018.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Kim Kim Kim

Oil painting by Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim)

Kim Hyunji is an artist working predominantly with paints. Originally from South Korea, she is currently based in Melbourne. She completed her bachelor of fine arts degree at Curtin University in 2014.

Recognising Australia’s multiculturalism and diversity, Kim’s main subjects are the culturally attuned creatives of her generation, the millennials. Through painting, Kim explores her generation and the role social media plays in the construction and portrayal of identity. Her paintings reference the processes of social media photography through their use of high contrast and the inclusion of reflective and transparent materials.

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WHERE: Beinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Naoto Hattori – Lucid Dreamer

Naoto Hattori

Lucid Dreamer is an exhibition of miniature paintings by Japanese artist Naoto Hattori.

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In Hattori’s reflective, psychedelic works, meticulousness is married to stream of consciousness: he often uses tiny brushes, bringing a meditative process to his work. His goal is always to express himself freely, unhindered by labels or anything else beyond his own aesthetic and imagination. Lucid Dreamer provides painted snapshots of Hattori’s vision.

Opening Saturday, November 3, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

Exhibition runs from November 3 to November 25 and runs alongside Renée French’s solo show, Creatures the Colour of Steve McQueen’s Hair in the Great Escape.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Naoto Hattori

Two paintings by Naoto Hattori for Lucid Dreamer.

Hattori was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he studied graphic design before moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Directors Club, and his work has been published in various art magazines.

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WHEREBeinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

Renée French – Creatures the Colour of Steve McQueen’s Hair in The Great Escape

Rene French

Creatures the Colour of Steve McQueen’s Hair in The Great Escape is an exhibition of miniature paintings by Renée French.

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With all of the works coming in under 6 by 6 inches, French notes that by the time she got to the 5th or 6th painting, she needed a stronger prescription in her glasses. One subject she keeps returning to in her work is Scottish actor Dougie Henshall, whom she has painted as a bunny or a dog in the past, and this show features a few Henshall creatures. French uses acrylic paint on gessoed hardboard.

Opening Saturday, November 3, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

Exhibition runs from November 3 to November 25 and runs alongside Naoto Hattori’s solo show, Lucid Dreamer.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

French has said that she draws and paints “creatures who aren’t in the mood.” After almost 25 years of using only graphite and black pencil, she has been painting for the last 2 years. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Edinburgh and has been part of numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.

PHONE+61 3 9939 3681

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WHEREBeinart Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia