IN THE GALLERY: In The Dead House

Yhonnie Scarce

4 - 30 May 2021

To coincide with Scarce’s major survey show at ACCA and following on from her recent exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art, we are pleased to present Yhonnie Scarce’s forthcoming exhibition, In the dead house, at THIS IS NO FANTASY.

One of Scarce’s earliest works, Family Portrait, 2008 speaks to the introduction of alcohol to her ancestors, whilst In the dead house, 2020 explores the dark history of one of South Australia’s early coroners. The survey features some of Scarce’s most significant works spanning 15 years, some never seen before in Melbourne, and offers audiences an opportunity to see how her practice addresses the legacies of colonisation on her people including genocide, racism, environmental degradation and intergenerational trauma.

“Glass shows no mercy. To make objects that involve using your breath is physically empowering; to build large scale forms from something that is delicate. I see glass as a very powerful medium to express ideas and represent stories.” – Yhonnie Scarce


Documentation by Janelle Low