Congratulations to Yhonnie Scarce and Megan Cope who have both been selected to participate in this year's Installation Contemporary. One of the biggest highlights of the Sydney Contemporary art fair, Installation Contemporary presents Australian and international artists, whose innovative and often site-specific installations range from the handcrafted to the digital.    

Megan Cope

Old Kadibah, 2018

Old Kahibah is an interactive sound sculpture responding to the lands of the Awabakal people, it maps both country and sound vibrations. This is a place of significant alteration and extraction, geological movements and extensive industrial histories.

In this work the artist combines timber and rocks from Awabakal country together with metal strings to enable the elements of country to sing its story of change upon colonisation. Aboriginal artists and performers are invited to activate and create a passage of sound for Old Kahibah.

Yhonnie Scarce

Strontium - 90, 2016

Yhonnie Scarce’s work, which she describes as ‘politically motivated and emotionally driven’, references the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people. In ‘Strontium – 90’ 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.

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