Sydney Contemporary 2018: Installation Contemporary

12 - 16 Sep 2018

Yhonnie Scarce has been curated into Sydney Contemporary’s Installation Contemporary, an exhibition of innovative, site-specific and interactive installations throughout the fair, curated by Nina Miall.

Yhonnie Scarce’s Strontium – 90: Fallout Babies, references the ongoing effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people. In Strontium – 90: Fallout Babies, Scarce returns to her birthplace in Woomera, South Australia, to investigate the British Atomic testing carried out in Maralinga area during the 1950s and 60’s and the effects radiation had on the local indigenous population. The work is a poignant and evocative installation consisting of five 1970’s neo natal baby cribs containing Scarce’s iconic hand blown bush fruits set against a large scale wallpaper mural of Woomera.