Kate Beynon announced as 2021 Collingwood Yards Resident
Bank of Melbourne and Collingwood Yards have today announced the recipient of the second Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency, a program created in partnership between the two organisations. A $30,000 package of support for a start-up creative enterprise consisting of a large studio space in the refurbished Johnston Street building, a $10,000 Bank of Melbourne bank account and professional development opportunities has been awarded to artist and educator, Kate Beynon.
Sophie Travers, Director of Collingwood Yards said “Kate is an artist with so much to offer the Collingwood Yards community. We are delighted to welcome her and support her beautiful work and connections to our creative tenants and Collingwood neighbours.”
Kate Beynon named as finalist in 2021 Archibald Prize
Kate Beynon has been announced as a finalist in the 2021 Archibald Prize. ‘Collaborative Spirits’ is a striking self portrait of the artist, alongside her 22-year-old son Rali, an emerging artist and animator, and their beloved rescue dog, Tudo. The sitters wear futuristic/talismanic outfits that were adapted from a series of collaborative mask paintings made by Kate and Rali that draw on their mixed cultural backgrounds including Cantonese–Malaysian, Welsh/Celtic and Nordic, with Afro-Caribbean and Native American Pima ancestries from Kate’s husband and Rali’s father, Mike. These paintings will form the basis of a two-person exhibition at the gallery in late 2021. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7 Sutton Gallery artists featured in landmark National Gallery of Australia initiative ‘Know My Name’
Kate Beynon, Vivienne Binns, Anne Ferran, Elizabeth Gower, Helen Johnson, Lindy Lee and Rosslynd Piggott are included in Know My Name: Australia Women Artists 1900 to Now. A gender equity initiative of the NGA, Know My Name features a program of exhibitions, events, commissions, creative collaborations, publications and partnerships that highlight the diversity and creativity of women artist throughout history and to the present day.
Kate Beynon selected as Archibald Prize finalist
Kate Beynon has been selected as a finalist in the Archibald Prize with her painting, With Tudo and the robe, 2020. ⠀ Kindred spirits, protective guardians and shaman figures often feature in Beynon’s work. In this self-portrait, the artist appears with her family’s 13-year old rescue staffy-cross, Tudo. The garment she wears is a painted, soft-sculptural costume work made earlier in 2020 titled ‘Robe for the Blue Shaman Guardian’. Beynon drew inspiration from a range of sources including the botanical and anatomical imagery of 17th century artist Yun Bing from the Qing Dynasty, the surrealist painter Remedios Varo Uranga, as well as the stories and symbols from her Malaysian-Chinese/Welsh ancestry.⠀
Kate Beynon Portia Geach Memorial Award & Darling Portrait Prize Finalist
Kate Beynon is a finalist in both the 2020 Portia Geach Memorial Award with her self portrait The Robe, 2020 (pictured). And the 2020 Darling Portait prize withher work Self-portrait with studio spirits, 2019.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is an annual prize for Australian female portraitists. The non-acquisitive award established in 1961 with first place valued at $30,000. The exhibition is on show from 14 August – 20 September 2020 at S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
The Darling Portrait Prize is Australia’s grand new annual prize for painted portraits, joining the iconic National Photographic Portrait Prize at Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. The finalist exhibition continues until Sunday 27 September 2020
Collection leads – Kate Beynon is a solo presentation of the artist’s work currently on display at Geelong Gallery. The exhibition includes watercolours, paintings and soft sculptures that expand on the story of An-Li and provide greater insights to Beynon’s practice in which she merges diverse pictorial traditions with personal histories to address issues of hybridity, cultural identity and feminism.
Kate Beynon in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Kate Beynon is a finalist in the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with her work Hybrid-self with kindred spirits, 2019. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists. With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.
Kate Beynon is a finalist in the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize with her work Artist-self with Tudo and the studio spirits, 2019. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at Montsalvat from 14 November 2019 – 26 January, 2020.
Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Barn Gallery, Montsalvat 14 November – 26 January, 2019
Kate Beynon and Helga Groves in the R & M McGivern Prize
Both Kate Beynon and Helga Groves have been selected as finalists in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize. This year, the theme for the $25,000 acquisitive prize is ‘Anthropocene’, calling for artists across Australia to consider the impact of human habitation on the environment. An exhibition of finalists work will be held across Maroondah City Council’s arts spaces from late November.
R & M McGivern Prize 2019 ArtSpace at Realm/Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery 23 November, 2019 – 1 February, 2020