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About the Artist

Canberra-based emerging artist Bethany Saab started painting with intention in 2020.

A practicing psychologist, Bethany holds no formal training in fine arts – yet she has quickly found her place amongst Australia's emerging artists.

Bethany’s paintings have been described as ‘intimate glimpses into personal spaces’ and as an example of ‘joyous expression’ through the use of pattern

Bethany's early works sold strongly through the Michael Reid Studio Direct program, leading to two solo exhibitions with Michael Reid Northern Beaches in January and October 2021, and a solo exhibition at Michael Reid Murrurundi in March 2022. Painting predominantly still life, Bethany’s paintings have been described as ‘intimate glimpses into personal spaces’ and as an example of ‘joyous expression’ through the use of pattern (Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, May 2021).

Bethany was featured on the arts podcast Interview with An Artist in April 2021, as well as appearing in The Design Files 'Emerging Painters you should know'; ArtEdit Magazine; and The Australian Newspaper ‘Inaugural Summer Exhibition’.

Bethany has also participated in multiple group exhibitions in Australia and was Finalist in the 2021 Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale online award, the 2021 Inaugural National Emerging Art Prize and was highly commended in the Agency Still Life Award 2022. 
 

Bethany is preparing for her fourth solo show with Michael Reid Galleries in early 2023.

Image by Bec Haycraft 

Exhibitions

August 2020
Michael Reid Studio Direct

Mini Release

 
October 2020
Michael Reid Studio Direct

Mini Release

January 2021
Michael Reid Northern Beaches

Solo Show 

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March 2021
Michael Reid Murrurundi

Group Show: The Australian Country Table

A Collaboration with Country Style Magazine

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April 2021
Grainger Gallery

Group Show: Objets De la Vie

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May 2021
Collaboration with Helen McCullagh

Group Show: Threads

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October 2021
Michael Reid Northern Beaches 

Solo Show: Fresh Familiar 

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November 2021
Michael Reid Surry Hills

Group Show: National Emerging Art Prize 

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March 2022
Michael Reid Murrurundi
Solo Show: Light and Lucency 
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August 2022
Michael Reid Northern Beaches
Mini Release: West Light
September 2022
Grainger Gallery 
Group Show: Spring Song

November 2020
Art Edit Magazine

Press Feature

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January 2021
The Australian Newspaper

Press Feature

Inaugural Summer Exhibition 

‘A Showcase of The Most Exciting Young Australian Artists Working Today.’  

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February 2021
The Design Files

Press Feature

‘Affordable Emerging Artists You Should Know’

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April 2021
Interview with an Artist with Wilamina Russo

Podcast Guest Interview

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May 2021
The Canberra Times

Press Feature

'Objets de la vie at Grainger Gallery has visual abundance'

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Feb 2022
Hunter & Folk

Press Feature

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Features + Press

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