Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Working with glass, Scarce explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallisation of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests on her homeland during 1956-63.
For Ikon Gallery in Birmingham she is undertaking a five week residency before presenting a new work in the Tower Room. On 6th March Yhonnie will particpate in the Symposium on Culture and County in Aboriginal Australia at Kings College London. And on 8th April Ele Carpenter will particpate in a panel discussion with Yhonnie Scarce at Ikon contexualising her exhibition in terms of Birmigham's involvement in the development of the Atom Bomb.
Please note that the opening events will take place online due to the COVID-19 peandemic.
IKON Gallery, Birmingham
9 April — 31 May 2020
Tower Room, Second Floor
Preview event: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/event/birmingham-the-a-bomb/
Exhibition info: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/event/yhonnie-scarce/
Symposium: Culture and Country in Aboriginal Australia
Friday 6 March 2020 / 10.00am — 4.00pm
Free, Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/australia-institute-symposium-culture-and...
Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS (Council Room)