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WRITING & CONCEPTS: Yhonnie Scarce - Product of his Majesty

Thursday 6 July, 6pm
Free entry

MUMA celebrates NAIDOC Week with a special 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

Image: Yhonnie Scarce, Thunder raining poison 2015. Photo: Janelle Low