November 20, 2015


Yhonnie Scarce and Megan Cope have been curated in an exhibition at the Musées de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada. The exhibition, Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia, includes close to 100 works specially selected by guest curator Professor Françoise Dussart of the University of Connecticut. They are displayed in an open space that evokes the vastness of Australia— its earth tones, vegetation, and near-uninterrupted blue skies.

More information about Lifelines.

Petrina Hicks and Yhonnie Scarce in Berlin

April 17, 2015

Following on from  stunning shows at VOLTA NYC and Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year,  Petrina Hicks and Yhonnie Scarce will be exhibiting together at Michael Reid’s Berlin Gallery in May.

Petrina Hicks will be showing her new series of  highly staged photographs that are at once beautiful and disconcerting. Rather than using her camera to capture an image of the world, Hicks creates a world for her camera. Within these new works she assembles sculptural forms with a meticulous eye for detail – the shape of a vase, the fall of fabric, the movement of a women’s body.

Yhonnie Scarce will be exhibiting a selection of glass atomic bombs from her ‘Blue Danube’ series.  These meticulously hand blown glass sculptures mimic the atomic bomb model which was dropped over the Maralinga area in the late 1950′s. This was an area where indigenous groups traveled through regularly. Each glass bomb houses a collection of Scarce´s iconic hand-blown glass bush yams.

Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin


Opening May 13th 2015

Ackerstraße 163,
D-10115 Berlin,


Yhonnie Scarce, Handblown glass bomb & yams, 2015

Yhonnie Scarce – Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

January 23, 2015

We are very proud to announce that Yhonnie Scarce will present a solo exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong .

Art Basel HK plays a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region’s artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.

Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region’s artists. The show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.

15 Artists at Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland

October 17, 2014

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.

Everything is True, by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Everything Is True (edition 2/3), 2012, resin, enamel and timber, 144 x 46 x 120cm


Scarred, by Yhonnie Scarce

Yhonnie Scarce, Scarred, 2013, blown glass and perspex box, 13 cm x 33 x 29cm

Prizes – This is no fantasy

October 7, 2014

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.

Tom Moore, Light Bulb Moment 2014, Blown & solid glass, wood,brass 94x37x33cm


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 

Abdul - Rahman Abdullah The Count 2014 Galvanised Steel & Concrete 20x40x60cm


Petrina Hicks is the Winner of the Bowness Photography Prize and a finalist in both the Grace Cossington Smith Art Award and the Kennedy Prize 

Petrina Hicks, Venus 2013


Natasha Bieniek is a Semi-Finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait 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.

Natasha Bieniek, Floret, 2014 Oil on Wood 13.5x18.5cm


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.

Britt Salt, Formless 2014, Powder Coated Aluminium 55x69x65cm


Kevin Chin is a finalist in three major prizes,including the Inaugural Grace Cossington Smith Art Award 2014  the Fishers Ghost Art Award and the Redland Art Award 

Kevin Chin, Tend the Ground, 2013 Oil on Linen 133x200cm


Yhonnie Scarce has been invited to participate in 15 Artists - Redcliff City Art gallery with her amazing work Scarred.

Yhonnie Scarce, Scarred 2013, 4 pieces of Blown and Etched Glass

 Marcel Cousins is a Finalist in two awards The Albany Art Prize and the McClelland Sculpture Award 

Green Meadow with Ominous Dark Clouds 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 120x120cm

 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 curates ‘Outlaws’ at Linden Contemporary

August 8, 2014

Jason Wing, State of Emergency, installation view, image courtesy David Marks and Linden Contemporary

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.

The Victorian Indigenous Awards 2014

July 3, 2014

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.

Yhonnie Scarce – The Silence of Others

June 21, 2014

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.

Yhonnie Scarce, The Silence of Others, installation view, 2014


Coming soon – Yhonnie Scarce

April 17, 2014

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

Yhonnie Scarce featured in New York Times

April 9, 2014

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.