Yhonnie Scarce

Bio

 

Scarce holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, and a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University, Melbourne. As well as participating in ‘Personal Structures’, a collateral exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and 'Imagine what you desire', 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) Scarce has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including ‘What they Wanted’, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA (2012); ‘Target Practice’, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2011); ‘Ectopia’, Canberra Contemporary Art Centre (2011); and ‘Forget me “Not’’’, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide (2006). Scarce has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria (2013–14); ‘Border Plantings’, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (2013); ‘Deadly: In between Heaven and Hell’, Adelaide Festival at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (2012); and ‘Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art’, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, New York (2011).

 

 

Artist Curriculum Vitae

 

 

EDUCATION

2010     Master of Fine Art (Research), Monash University, Melbourne

2004     University of South Australia, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours

2003     University of South Australia, Bachelor of Visual Arts (specialisation), Glass

Deans Merit Award List

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/RESIDENCIES

2012     Artist in residence, Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, Virginia, USA

            Art Talk series, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2011     Curatorial mentoree, Stop (the) Gap, Mind (the) Gap. Bigpond 2011 Adelaide Film Festival.

2009     Gone in no time, gone in no time, curated by Domenico De Clario, artist residency series,

The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2007     Women in Research Fellowship, Monash University, Melbourne

2005     Cohnceptual Play Master Class, North Lands Creative Glass Centre, Lybster, Scotland

 

AWARDS

2013     Finalist, National Artists Self Portrait Prize.

2013     Finalist, Western Australian Indigenous Art Award.

2012     Finalist, Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award

2011     Finalist, Victorian Indigenous Art Award

            Recipient of a City of Melbourne Laneways Commission, Season 2011

2010     Pre selected for the Royal Bank of Scotland Art Award.

Finalist, Western Australian Indigenous Art Award.

Recipient – NAVA Curatorial Development Initiative grant

2008     South Australian recipient - Qantas Foundation Encouragement for Australian

Contemporary Art Award.

2007     Finalist, Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Artist Award.

2006     Finalist, 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2005     Mayne Group Limited Travel Grant, Artsa

Project Assistance Grant, The Helpmann Academy

2004     Project Assistance Grant, The Helpmann Academy

Adelaide City Council High Commendation Award, Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

2003     Irene and David Davy Scholarship for the Advancement for Aboriginal Education

Honours Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Students

1st Prize, Library Art Purchase Prize, University of South Australia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014     The silence of others, Dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne

2013     The Cultivation of  Whiteness, Dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne

2012     What they wanted, Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA

2011     Target Practice, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

            Ectopia, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2010     Ectopia, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + projects, Melbourne

2006     Forget Me ‘Not’, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide

2004     Self titled exhibition, BANK Gallery, University of South Australia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014     Imagine what you desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

2013     Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

            Border Planting, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

            Melbourne Now, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Heartland, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

            Home, Banyule Art Gallery, City of Banyule, Ivanhoe, Melbourne.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

            National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

2012     Containment: Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Deadly: in between Heaven and Hell, Tandanya, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide

            Omissions, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

            Hit me baby one more time, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

            Picture this, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne

2011     2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Award, FortyFiveDownstairs Gallery, Melbourne

            Media Specific, Monash Art and Design Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

Featured artist, SALA Festival exhibition, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Laneways Commission 2011, Brien Lane, Melbourne

Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), New York

2010     Royal Bank of Scotland Art Award, RBS Tower, Sydney

Nyah-bunyah, The Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Painthing (as one), The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2009     Gone in no time, gone in no time, The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

Making Tracks: a survey of two decades of Aboriginal Art in South Australia, Tandanya, Adelaide

Glashart, Fort Vuren, Gorinchem, The Netherlands

2008     Entanglement, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

Uneasy: recent South Australian Art, Ann and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

The Haunted and the Bad, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Shards, SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Sculpture 2008, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2007     Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award, The Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Our Metro Mob, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide

Indigenous Responses to Colonialism: another story, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre

'There Forever', Ephemeral Public Art Project in conjunction with The Port Adelaide Festival

2006     23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

2005     Petroglyphs – signs of life, Tandanya, Adelaide

Manta (land), Nexus Multicultural Artspace, Adelaide

 

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS

2010     Western Australian Indigenous Art Award 2010, exhibition catalogue, Perth: Art Gallery of WA, pp 26 - 27

Artlink magazine, Blak on Blak edition (featured artist), 2010

2009     Australian Art Collector Magazine, issue 47, January – March , p120&21

2008     Artlink Magazine, Volume 28 no 4, p88

Broadsheet Magazine, Volume 37.3, p210

Artlink Magazine, volume 28 no 3, p89

Sunday Arts, ABC Television, screened 10 August.

2007     Artlink Magazine, volume 27 no 4, p81

SA Life Magazine(featured article), July issue 2007, p 88

Australian Art Review Magazine, issue 13, March/June 2007, p 83

2004     ‘New era for the UniSA Glass Program’, Margot Osbourne, Craft Arts International, volume 61, p 106

UnisaNews, February/March issue, p 4

Helpmann Academy, Update: arts magazine, volume 1, issue 40, April/May 2004, p 2

2003     Solid Foundations, Newsletter of UniSA Foundation Inc, p1

 

PUBLIC ART

2006     Little Growths, Adelaide Festival of Arts, The University of South Australia, Adelaide

 

COLLECTIONS

The National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia

The Flinders University Art Museum

The City of Yarra

The City of Banyule

The Owen Wagner Collection, USA

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

University of South Australia Library Art Collection

Private Collections in Australia