Looking Glass is an important and timely exhibition which brings together two of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary 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. Watson’s ochres, charcoal and pigments, pooled and washed upon flayed canvases, have a natural affinity and synergy with Scarce’s fusion of fire, earth and air. Watson and Scarce express the inseparable oneness of Aboriginal people with Country, a familial relationship established for millennia.
Looking Glass is developed 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 x 15cm 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.