Yhonnie Scarce and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah were invited to participate in the 2014 exhibition ’15 Artists’ at Redcliffe City Art Gallery alongside artists like Vernon Ah Kee, Celeste Chandler and William Yang. The acquisitive award will be announced at the exhibition opening on 24 October, so anyone residing in sunny Queensland (in the Moreton Bay vicinity) should get along and check it out.
THIS IS NO FANTASY is proud to announce that Tom Moore is the winner of the $15,000 City of Hobart Art Prize for his glass work ‘Light Bulb Moment’. He won the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass earlier this year and the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Tom Malone Prize last year.
The City of Hobart Art Prize is on at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery until 23 November 2014.
Abdul -Rahman Abdullah is a finalist in many prizes including the Bankwest Art Prize, Fishers Ghost Award, Victoria Park Art Award, The Deakin University Small Sculpture Award and by invitation the Redcliff City Art Gallery Prize
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture for the past 26 years. Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the Prize is an important part of Australia’s Arts calendar.
Britt Salt is a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award.The annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is a highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.
This year marks the 52nd year of the award, with prize money in excess of $40,000. The major prize is the open award and the winning artist is awarded $20,000, with the work becoming part of the Centre’s permanent collection.
Jacqui Stockdale is a finalist in the 2014 Paul Guest Prize .The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $12,000 which is held every two years, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.
Yhonnie Scarce has had her curatorial hat on this month, with her show Outlaws opening at Linden Contemporary tonight. Featuring Dale Harding, The Treaters, James Tylor and Jason Wing, the show runs until 7 September and is well worth checking out.
Get ready for The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. These awards celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and the richness of Victoria’s Indigenous arts and culture.
The shortlist will be announced Friday 4th July.
The total prize pool is valued at over $50,000 across five categories including the $30,000 Deadly Art Award.
We invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit an entry. Entry is free and artists are eligible to enter up to three new works.
An exhibition of the winning and short-listed works will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from Saturday 23 August – Sunday 5 October.
Today is the final day of Yhonnie Scarce’s exhibition, The Silence of Others, in our Gertrude Street space. If you can’t make it in, there is an excellent review of the work by Toby Fehily at Broadsheet online, as well as an in-depth article on the artist in this month’s issue of ArtLink Magazine, written by Daniel Browning.
We are looking forward to our upcoming exhibitions of new work by Yhonnie Scarce.
Yhonnie Scarce is currently exhibiting in the Biennale of Sydney (AGNSW) and major work has recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects draws on research into eugenics and scientific experimentation upon Aboriginal people. Scarce employs techniques that use medical equipment to pinch and pull her glass bush-fruits – metaphors for the manipulation of culture – a significant theme that Yhonnie exposes through her work. Scarce’s glass work is as delicate in its beauty as it is strong in the stories that it embodies.
The Silence of Others – May 31 – June 21
Yhonnie Scarce (Installation) at the Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Photography: Janelle Low
The New York Times features Yhonnie Scarce’s provocative work ” Weak in Colour But Strong in Blood” in their review of the Biennale of Sydney.
Now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Scarce’s laboratory-like installation references past experiments carried out on Indigenous Australians, comprising blown glass, medical equipment and set under harsh lights.
The Biennale of Sydney continues until the 9th of June 2014.
Juan Ford and Yhonnie Scarce are both presenting major new installations as a part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s landmark exhibition Melbourne Now. This is the NGV’s largest and most ambitious exhibition with nearly 400 artists, architects, designers and creative practitioners participating.
Visit both venues to interact with Juan Ford’s installation at the NGV International, and discover Yhonnie Scarce’s dramatic new commission in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Galleries of NGV Australia.
Melbourne Now is open until 23 March 2014 and entry is free.
Juan Ford, You, Me and the Flock, 2013, wallpaper & vinyl stickers, dimensions variable
Wonderful news. Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Cook have each been selected to exhibit major new work in the prestigious 19th Biennale of Sydney 2014
Yhonnie Scarce at Jam Factory, SA. Photo: James Grosse
Michael Cook at Debil, Debil, Carriageworks Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney
Yhonnie Scarce uses glass as more than a mere material; acting as a lens and a mirror, it both reflects and exposes the tragedies of Australia’s colonisation. Like archaeological objects, Scarce uses her glass works to tell stories and bear witness. Akin to a gatherer of bush food Scarce creates glass-gatherings of the persecuted. The repetition of brittle ambiguous bodies collected for experimentation and examination conjures the relentless impact of colonization and the litany of abuses suffered by Aboriginal people.
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia. She belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. One of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, Scarce describes her work as “politically motivated and emotionally driven”.
Scarce is currently exhibiting in Personal Structures, a collateral exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale and is also a current finalist of the Western Australia Indigenous Art Award. In 2012 Scarce held a residency and exhibited at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, University of Virginia USA and participated in Aboriginal art symposiums at Seattle Art Museum and the Hood Museum, New Hampshire. Later this year Scarce will be featured in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Yhonnie Scarce, The Cultivation of Whiteness, 2013, 60 pieces blown glass and glass beakers. (Detail)