Liam Benson, Bleeding Glitter, 2005. Photo: Elizabeth Benson

Liam Benson: Virtue Without Stain

This exhibition surveys Benson’s photographic work, new media, performances, and embroidery practice, including new collaborative works made with local communities to provide a context for the complexity of Benson’s vision about what defines contemporary Australian masculinity.

Virtue without Stain is a touring exhibition from Bathurst Regional Gallery, curated by Richard Perram OAM.

Special events:

Bad embroidery workshop with Liam Benson. Bad embroidery is a fun, creative workshop that supports innovative experimentation with bead and sequin embroidery. Liam will share his processes of experimenting with colours, textures, and pattern to create an intimate embroidered artwork. There’s no right or wrong way to sew a sequin! For ages 13+, bookings essential.

In conversation with Liam Benson: join artist Liam Benson in conversation with exhibition curator Richard Perram OAM. Light refreshments provided. Bookings essential.

Exhibition Friday 18 August – Friday 22 October, Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 3pm (closed Tuesdays, public holidays)
Workshop Sunday 8 October 11am – 3pm
Talk Sunday 15 October 1pm – 3pm

Bookings for workshop and talk here

Exhibition, Talk, Workshop

Change maker, Event with food/ drinks, Free event, Textiles

Liam Benson, Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), 2017. Photo: courtesy the artist

Top images (l-r): Liam Benson, Participatory Community Embroidery: You and Me, 2013-2017. Photo: Courtesy Liam Benson. Bleeding Glitter, 2005. Photo: Elizabeth Benson.