SPEAKER: Sam Beard
Sam Beard is keenly interested in the visual arts culture of Western Australia. Working with the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Western Australia, Beard delivers professional development training for regional museums and galleries. This has offered insights into the diverse experiences of artists and galleries based in regional WA. He works with several galleries, including the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, coordinating exhibitions, marketing, and events. Undertaking studies in the history of art at the University of Western Australia, Beard is currently researching exhibition histories in WA, with an aim to identify new ways of supporting the visual arts in WA.