Yhonnie Scarce: Artist Talk

closely cropped photo of many translucent yellow glass bulbs on a white surface
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Please join the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary studies for an artist talk by Yhonnie Scarce.

Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. A master contemporary glass blower, Yhonnie Scarce’s practice explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of glass. Scarce’s work often references the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people; in particular her research has explored the impact of the removal and relocation of Aboriginal people from their homelands and the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Family history is central to Scarce’s work, drawing on the strength of her ancestors, she offers herself as a conduit, sharing their significant stories from the past.

Scarce was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria Architecture Commission 2019 which will be unveiled this coming November. In 2018 Scarce was the recipient of the Kate Challis RAKA award, for her contribution to the visual arts in Australia, as well as the Indigenous Ceramic Award from the Shepperton Art Museum. Currently her work is in the exhibition Ways of Being: Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Belmore, curated by Miriam Jordan-Haladyn and Julian Jason Haladyn, on display in Museum London from 14 September 2019 to 5 January 2020.


This talk is presented with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Blue Medium Press.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 258, George Reid Wing