Developed by the IMA in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Missile Park is a major new exhibition of work by Yhonnie Scarce.
First shown in Melbourne, the exhibition now travels to Brisbane 17 July–18 September. The exhibition includes a series of new commissions plus a comprehensive survey of the past 15 years work from this leading Australian contemporary artist.
Yhonnie Scarce is known for sculptural installations which span architecturally scaled public art projects to intimately scaled assemblages replete with personal and cultural histories.
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia in 1973, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Her work often references the ongoing effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people.
Scarce is a master glassblower, which she puts to the service of spectacular and spectral installations full of aesthetic, cultural and political significance. Her work also engages the photographic archive and found objects to explore the impact and legacies of colonial and family histories and memory.
Saturday 17 July the exhibition will open with the launch of Missile Park, a new book featuring full-colour documentation of all the works in the exhibition. The catalogue includes a foreword by ACCA’s Artistic Director and CEO Max Delany and the IMA Artistic Director and CEO, Liz Nowell; a pictorial essay by Yhonnie Scarce; a curatorial essay by Lisa Waup, Max Delany and Liz Nowell; alongside newly commissioned essays by Daniel Browning, Hannah Presley and Lisa Waup; a new poem by Natalie Harkin; and a special reprint of a text by Louis Anderson Mokak.
Yhonnie Scarce will be joined in conversation with the exhibition co-curators Lisa Waup, Max Delany and Liz Nowell Saturday 17 July at 3:30 pm before the official opening celebrations 4:00–6:00 pm.