Resource Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park

Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park


  • Contributors
    Max Delany, Liz Nowell, Yhonnie Scarce, Lisa Waup, Daniel Browning, Hannah Presley, Natalie Harkin, Louis Anderson Mokak
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    IMA and ACCA
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Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park is the first survey exhibition of leading contemporary artist Yhonnie Scarce, and brings a major new commission into dialogue with work that spans the past fifteen years of the artist's career. Scarce's works in this survey reference the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people, responding to research into the impact of nuclear testing and the removal and relocation of Aboriginal people from their homelands and the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Born in Woomera, South Australia in 1973, Scarce belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples, and family history is central to Scarce's works in this show. This survey also includes major works that engage with the disciplinary forms of colonial institutions and representation-religion, ethnography, medical science, museology, taxonomy-as well as monumental and memorial forms of public art and remembrance.

From the Event

[POSTPONED]: In Conversation: Missile Park

With Yhonnie Scarce, Liz Nowell, Max Delany & Lisa Waup

17 July 2021

Related Exhibition

Yhonnie Scarce

Missile Park

17 Jul–18 Sep 2021

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.