Rebecca Beardmore




Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia


Born in Montreal, Canada in 1974
M.F.A. in Printmaking (University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1998-2001)
BVA in Printmedia  (Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 1995-1997)

Rebecca Beardmore moved to Sydney in 1994 to study printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. Upon her completion in 1997 she returned to the North to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, a Centre for Excellence in printmaking. It was during this time that she encountered an offset lithography proofing press and developed a method of printing photographic images onto non-porous architectural surfaces. Although there have been significant technological shifts in production, the illusory painterly quality of the printed images is still present in her work today. For the past decade Rebecca’s work has explored the fragile relationship between seeing, perception and understanding. Her 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. The subtle interplay of text, image and material surface sets up a provocative and shifting relationship between the artist, the work, its meaning and the viewer.

Rebecca Beardmore is subject chair and lecturer in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. In 2010 she won Australia’s most prestigious print award, the Freemantle Print Prize. Her work is held in numerous institutional, museum and private collections, including The Art Gallery of NSW, Rhode Island School of Art and Design and The University of Alberta, Print Study Centre.


Print Mediation: The expansion of Graphic Activity in the Art-Educational Discourse of Contemporary Printmedia


Justin Trendall, New Tendencies in Print at Sydney College of the Arts
Andrew Hurle, Freelancing
Lucas Ilhein, Post-Digital Printing in the Field


Thursday 29 September


11:00am - 12.30pm





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