YHONNIE SCARCE WINS INDIGENOUS CERAMIC AWARD, SAM
Congratulations to Yhonnie Scarce
who was announced as the Winner of the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award by Shepparton Art Museum. The $20,000 acquisitive Award is the most prestigious national award for Indigenous ceramics, showcasing new and exciting developments in the field.
Scarce's 'Servant and Slave' was chosen by judges Stephen Gilchrist, Associate Lecturer of Indigenous Art, University of Sydney; Genevieve Grieves, Manager, First Peoples Department at Museums Victoria; and Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum for the way it speaks to difficult histories with a delicacy and resolved sophistication of language and material. Rethinking the traditions of fine porcelain and tea, she invites us to reflect on past oppressions and lived experiences from her own family.