Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce: Looking Glass

Looking Glass brings together Waanyi artist Judy Watson and Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce, who, despite working in different media, share a subtlety to their handling of materials. Watson’s ochres, charcoal, and pigments, pooled and washed upon flayed canvases, have a natural affinity and synergy with Scarce’s fusion of fire, earth and air.

“There is a powerful presence of elemental forces in both artists’ work, and this imbeds the experience of the exhibition to their connection to Country,” says QUT Art Museum Gallery Director Vanessa Van Ooyen.

Yhonnie Scarce, Only a mother could love them, 2016, hand blown glass, 25 × 15cm diameter each, approx. variable sizes Monash University Collection Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, purchased by the Monash Business School 2017. Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne

QUT Art Museum
18 March to 19 June 2022

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