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 is quickly finding her place amongst Australia's emerging artists to watch.

 Starting with two sold-out mini releases in 2020, Bethany went on to show her first solo exhibition with Michael Reid Northern Beaches in January 2021. 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’.

She has also participated in multiple group exhibitions in Australia and was Finalist in the 2021 Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale online award. 

 

Bethany is preparing for her second solo show with Michael Reid in October 2021.

Words by Amber Creswell Bell

Exhibitions

August 2020/

Feature Artist
Michael Reid Studio Direct  
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October 2020/

Feature Artist
Michael Reid Studio Direct  
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January 2021/

Solo Show 
Michael Reid Northern Beaches 
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March 2021/

Group Show: The Australian Country Table Exhibition
A collaboration between Michael Reid Murrurundi and Country Style Magazine
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April 2021/
Group Show: Objets De la Vie
Grainger Gallery
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May 2021/
Group Show: Thread/s
Collaboration with Helen McCullough
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November 2020/

Press Feature
Art Edit Magazine  
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January 2021/

Press Feature
The Australian, Inaugural Summer Exhibition 
‘A Showcase of The Most Exciting Young Australian Artists Working Today.’  
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February 2021/

Press Feature
The Design Files 
‘Affordable Emerging Artists You Should Know’
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April 2021/

Guest on Interview With An Artist 
with Wilamina Russo
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May 2021/

Press Feature
The Canberra Times
'Objets de la vie at Grainger Gallery has visual abundance'
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