Shaun Tan – 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.
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.
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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