Yhonnie Scarce - Product of his Majesty

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Event Details

Date:
6 July 2017 at 6:00 pm – 6 July 2017 at 7:30 pm
Venue:
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Ground floor Building F
Campus:
Caulfield campus
Open to:
General public
Cost:
FREE event, no bookings required
Categories:
Alumni; Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Public lectures; General

Description

WRITING & CONCEPTS

Yhonnie Scarce: Product of His Majesty

MUMA celebrates NAIDOC Week with a special fillustrated talk by Yhonnie Scarce, part of the WRITING & CONCEPTS series produced by Jan van Schaik.

YHONNIE SCARCE was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Scarce holds a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University. She is one of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, describing her work as ‘politically motivated and emotionally driven’.

Scarce’s work often references the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people, In particular her research focus 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.

Scarce’s work is seen in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery Australia, Flinders University Art Museum, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Australian War Memorial, Canberra and the University of South Australia, any many more.

WRITING & CONCEPTS is a public lecture series and publication reflecting on the relationship between the process of writing and the development of social, political and philosophical questions within contemporary arts and cultural practice. WRITING & CONCEPTS is produced by Jan van Schaik, published by ART + AUSTRALIA, and proudly supported by the RMIT Design Hub, RMIT Architecture & Urban Design, the RMIT School of Art, SPRING1883, and MvS Architects.

FREE event, no bookings required.


Event Contact

Name
Kate Barber
E-Mail
kate.barber@monash.edu
Phone
03 9905 4217
Organisation
Monash University Musuem of Art