‘Looking Glass’ is an exhibition which brings together two of Australia’s most acclaimed artists – Waanyi artist, Judy Watson and Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce. At its heart, the exhibition is both a love song and a lament for Country, a fantastical alchemy of the elemental forces of earth, water, fire, and air.
Senior artist, Judy Watson’s ochres, charcoal and pigments, pooled and washed upon flayed canvases, have a natural affinity with Scarce’s fusion of fire, earth and air. Watson and Scarce express the inseparable oneness of Indigenous Australian people with Country.
‘Looking Glass’ is organised by TarraWarra Museum of Art and Ikon Gallery with Curator Hetti Perkins. Touring nationally with NETS Victoria.
Image: Yhonnie Scarce, Only a mother could love them, 2016, hand blown glass, 25.0 x 15.0 cm diameter each (variable sizes – approx.), Monash University Collection, Purchased by the Monash Business School 2017, Courtesy of Monash University Museum of Art, Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.