Ceduna Found Objects Art
In December 2012, Ananguku Arts and Culture Corporation presented a follow up workshop in Ceduna as part of the SICAD Professional Development Program. Established and prominent Melbourne based artist Yhonnie Scarce presented the workshop for artists from Ceduna and the West Coast region of South Australia.
The workshop was in response to requests following the very well received workshop that Yhonnie presented in May 2011.
The workshop was designed to encourage artists to use new items and techniques in their work and to break away from the usual form of art. Yhonnie encouraged the use of recycled and left over material. She also encourages artists to go into country, collect items from country to use in their art, and also to build on previous skills and experience from her past workshop.
The workshop was held over 5 days in the Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre. It was open to all artists in Ceduna and the West Coast, including Port Lincoln, Yalata and Oak Valley.
Yhonnie Scarce is a Kokatha and Nukunu woman from the Port Lincoln area, but is based in Melbourne. Since graduating from the South Australian School of Art with a bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) her work has been collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, The Flinders University Art Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and private collections in Australia. She also tutored in Indigenous Arts, Culture and Design at the University of South Australia and was a finalist in the 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
The workshop was intended to help develop ideas and motivation and to encourage artists to move outside of there comfort zone by using different methods and materials. The use of every day items, recycled items and found items was the basis of the workshop. This involved a trip into country and to spend time in country around Ceduna. Items collected on this trip were utilized in the workshop.