Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nukunu) will visit the University of Virginia for an artist residency September 1 – 15. What They Wanted, an exhibition of her works in glass and other media, is on view at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection September 11 – December 30.
Scarce’s residency will include an Artist Talk on September 5, a guided tour of What They Wanted on September 15 with Aboriginal curator Tess Allas, and a public reception with the artist September 14. In addition Scarce will work on a collaborative project with students in William Bennett’s sculpture courses at U.Va.
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera in South Australia and is a member of the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She holds a Bachelors of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia and a Masters of Fine Art from Monash University in Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and recently travelled to New York for an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. She has completed several public art projects including a Melbourne Laneway Commission work titled “Iron Cross.” Her work is held in numerous public collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. She is represented by Diane Tanzer Gallery in Melbourne.