Biography

 

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Melbourne-based artist Heidi Yardley explores uncanny worlds of the familiar and strange in her depictions of fractured figures, scenes and still lives. In her current work she appropriates found images, creating collages that become the source material for her detailed paintings and drawings. Yardley was listed as one of Australia's 50 most collectable artists (Australian Art Collector magazine, 2011) and has been a finalist in a number of prestigious awards including The Archibald Prize (2013, 2014, 2016), the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2009, 2011, 2013) and The UQ Museum National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize (2009). She has held two artist residencies in New York funded by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2011, 2014). Yardley is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane.

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EDUCATION 

2002

Graduate Diploma in Education, Melbourne University
1999 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (Drawing) RMIT, Melbourne
1995     Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) Monash University, Caulfield
   

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Lost weekend, presented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery at Neospace, Collingwood VIC
2015 Shapeshifting, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane QLD
  Meeting the shadow, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney NSW
2014 Unfamiliar, presented by blackartprojects, Chalk Horse, Sydney NSW
2013 Glass Psyche, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2011 Her Kind, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Gift for the Darkness, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2009 Light Possession, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  Black Mirror, Gallery 2, Grantpirrie, Sydney, NSW
2008 Supernatural, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2007 Darklands, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, ACT
2004 Vacation, Intrude2 Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2000 Urban Myth, Goya Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
1999 Tethered, 69 Smith Street, Melbourne, VIC
1998 Winter-Tales of Unrest, Roar Studios, Melbourne, VIC
   

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Dog Days, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  Big and small: Works from the Collection, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
2016 Drawing to an end, MARS Gallery, Windsor, VIC
  New Slang, Den-holm Studios, Reservoir, VIC
  Nigredo, Second Space Projects, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
  CUT, The Dirty Dozen, Campbell Arcade, Melbourne, VIC
  Spring 1883, Jan Murphy Gallery, The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
  The Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Touring
  The Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2015 Grey Matter, curated by Mark Feary, Artbank, Sydney, NSW
  Sex, curated by Linsey Gosper and Jack Sargeant, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne, VIC
  Mug Shot, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
  Shots off the dices, curated by Rhys Lee, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  In the still, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
 

With her feet off the ground, curated by Simone Hine, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

 

Iconoclasts, curated by Chelsea Lehmann, Airspace Projects, Sydney, NSW

 

Point A to PointB, Williamsburg, New York, USA

2014

The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund showcase, Adelante Studios,

New York USA

  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Touring
  The Sulman Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW
  In Bloom, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC
  Cut, Paste, Create, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong VIC
2013 The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW
  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Touring
2012 The Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
  The John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
  Melbourne Art Fair, Jan Murphy Gallery, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, VIC
  Things that go bump in the night, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC
  Narrative Spaces, Reverie Projects, Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne, VIC
  Fashioning Self, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD
2011 Esk Collection, Academy Gallery, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, TAS
  Summer Arts Soiree, American Australian Association, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW, touring nationally
2010 Hold, Screen Space, Melbourne, VIC
  NOTFAIR, Satellite Art Fair curated by Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd and Ashley Crawford, Melbourne, VIC
  Kings x Kings, Kings ARI, Melbourne, VIC
  The City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA
2009 The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize, Brisbane, QLD
  The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW
2008 NEW - Selected Recent Acquisitions, University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD
  Post Chrysalis, Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW
  Neo Goth - Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD
2007 Introducing - Kirra Jamison, Rhys Lee, Sarah Ryan, Heidi Yardley, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane QLD
  What Lies Beneath, Upstairs Flinders, Melbourne, VIC
  Exploration 7, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2006 Small Works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2005 MLC Acquisitive Art Exhibition, MLC, Kew, VIC
  Chiaroscuro, Goya Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2004 Fantastic and Visionary Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists' Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney, NSW
  Neoteric Atmosphere, The Foundry, Melbourne, VIC
  MLC Acquisitive Art Exhibition, MLC, Kew, VIC
2002 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists' Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, NSW
2001 A Charcoal Sea II, Goya Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
  The Land of Milk and Honey, Emerging Victorian Artists, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
2000 The Hutchins School Art Prize, The Long Gallery, TAS
  Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, NSW
  MLC Acquisitive Art Exhibition, MLC, Kew, VIC
 

Invention, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, VIC

 

AWARDS | RESIDENCIES

2016 Finalist - The Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery NSW
  Finalist, The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
  Finalist, The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2014 Artist in residence - Point B Artist Worklodge, New York, USA
  Recipient - The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
  Finalist - The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
  Finalist - The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2013 Finalist - The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
  Finalist - The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2012 Winner - Best Gippsland work, John Leslie Art Prize VIC
  Finalist - The Fisher's Ghost Art Award NSW
2011 Artist in Residence, Point B Artist Worklodge, New York, USA
  Recipient, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
  Recipient, The Dame Joan Sutherland Award
  Finalist - The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
2010 Finalist - The City of Albany Art Prize, WA
2009 Finalist - National Artists Self Portrait Prize, QLD
  Finalist - The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2004 Finalist - Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, NSW
2002 Finalist - Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, NSW
2001 Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW
2000 Finalist - The Hutchins School Art Prize, TAS
  Finalist - Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
1999 Recipient - Pat Corrigan Artist Grant
1997 Finalist - Nillumbik Art Award, VIC
  Winner - St Leonards College Art Prize, VIC
1996-2000  Artist in Residence, Roar Studios, VIC
   

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ashley Crawford, Heidi Yardley's Cadavre Exquis, The Article, November 10, 2016

Simon Gregg, Hindsight-Gippsland Art Gallery History and Collections 1965-2015 2015 pp 224-225

Sylvia Lopez, Architectural Digest Magazine Spain, online article, Feb 29th 2016
John McDonald, Small Wonders, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 19 2014 p16
Real Living Feature article, Artist in residence, August 2014 pp 100-107
ABC TV, Hannah Gadsby's OZ, Series 1, Ep 2, March 18, 2014
Phil Brown, Serene Dreams, The Brisbane Times, October 16, 2013 p27
Ashley Crawford, Go figure: human side comes back to life, The Australian Financial Review, July 11 2013, p15
2013 Archibald Prize, Ex.Cat, AGNSW, p37
John McDonald, In our own image, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 23-24 2013, pp12-13
Ashley Crawford, The Art of the Parties, Vault magazine, Issue 2, 2012, p44
Simon Gregg, The Lure of the Land, Ex.Cat, The 2012 John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair, Ex.Cat, Melbourne Art Fair Foundation, 2012
Ashley Crawford, 50 of Australia's Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, 2011, pp198-199
NEWv2, Selected recent acquisitions 2009-2011, UQ Art Museum Catalogue, 2011, p45
Esk Collection Catalogue, Launceston Tasmania, 2011, p47
Subject Matters, Belle Magazine, September 2011, p7
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Ex.Cat, State Library of NSW, 2011
NOTFAIR, Ex.Cat, 2010
Alison Kubler, Little Whispers in the Dark, The Courier Mail, July 31 2010
Simone Hine, Hold Ex.Cat, Screen Space, 2010
Louise Martin-Chew, Fresh Views in the Face of thew Mirror, The Australian, December 11 2009
Tonya Turner, Mirror Mirror, The Courier Mail, 2009, pp14-15
Ashley Crawford, Feature Article Eyeline Magazine, Issue 68 pp33-35, 2009
Ashley Crawford, Gothic Candour: 'I am the coffin that will not be silent', Art Monthly, December 2008 - February 2009, pp45-47
NEW, Selected recent acquisitions, UQ Museum catalogue, pp106-107
Louise Martin-Chew, Neo-Goth Shadow Looms Large, Ex.Cat, Neo-Goth: Back in Black,  UQ Museum, 2008, pp20-23
Ashley Crawford, The Goth Within, Ex.Cat Neo-Goth: Back in Black, UQ Museum, 2008
Scene, Vogue Australia, August 2008, p68
Ampersand Magazine, Edition Zero, Summer 2008, pp59 - 64
Charly Ogilvie, Danger that lies Beneath, The Canberra Times, May 18 2007, p8
Helen Musa, Harsh Light Inspires Dark Themes, The Canberra Times, April 29 2007, p24
Off the Wall, Belle Magazine, August 2006, p183
Robert Nelson, Talent Emerges, Not Necessarily on Cue, The Age, October 27 2000
Jeff Makin, Critic's Choice, The Herald Sun, October 17, 2000
 

ACQUISITIONS

Artbank
Australia Felix Foundation
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
BHP Billiton Collection
Esk Collection Tasmania
Gippsland Art Gallery
Methodist Ladies' College Collection
St Leonard's College
University of Queensland Art Museum
Private Collections in Australia and overseas

 

 

 

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