Image Credit: Albert Comper for Moth Design


Heidi has collaborated with Fashion Designers Scanlan Theodore for Melbourne Fashion Week 2019 in an exhibition curated by Virginia Dowzer.


Melbourne Town Hall Visitor's Centre

August 6 to September 5 2019

An exhibit of customised standard issue denims by artists including painters, sculptors, weavers, photographers, costume makers and multidisciplinary artists. Featuring designers Scanlan Theodore, Denimsmith, Just Jeans, Nudie Jeans, First Principles Denim, Martin Grant, Levi’s® and Neuw Denim and artists Heidi Yardley, Anastasia la Fey, Annie Mertzlin, Lorena Laing, Jane Burton, Lisa Roet, Lyn-Al Young and SZN.



This garment has been embellished in homage to the great avant-guard writer and experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Yardley has been inspired by Anger’s exploration of the Occult in his films ‘Scorpio rising’ and ‘Lucifer rising’ as well as the salacious stories in his famous book ‘Hollywood Babylon’. The words ‘Hollywood Forever’ refer to Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A, a resting place for some of the most famous movie stars of the 20th century and a place of fascination for Anger.

Heidi Yardley in Artist Profile Magazine



A feature article about Heidi's practice in the latest issue of Artist Profile Magazine - Issue 47, pages 116 - 121 Click View PDF to read the full article


An article about Heidi's work features in House & Garden magazine June 2019, page 210.



Heidi's artwork 'Hewish/Burns (still life)' features on the cover of Architectural Digest Mexico, May 2019.



Heidi's painting 'The same deep water as you' features in a room designed by Danielle Brustman and appears in an article in The Australian Financial Review, May 8 2019.



Heidi's drawing 'Void Ratio' has been acquired by the RACV Melbourne Collection




Heidi's artwork 'Hewish/ Burns (still life)' appears on the cover of the latest issue of Belle magazine (Dec 2018/ Jan 2019) in an interior designed by Alexander and Co. 




A Fine Romance

Realism in Australian Art

Gippsland Art Gallery

A Fine Romance is an exhibition about beauty and deceit. Featuring hyper-real paintings and sculptures by eleven leading contemporary artists, it is as seductive as it is awe-inspiring.

Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, together with dazzling artworks sourced from behind the closed doors of private collectors, A Fine Romance is an experience not to be missed!  

The line-up represents a who’s-who of Australian realism, including Natasha Bieniek, Robin Eley, Louise Feneley, Juan Ford, Sam Jinks, Sam Leach, Matt Martin, Matthew Quick, Shannon Smiley, Heidi Yardley, and Michael Zavros.

Exhibition will be on display from 8 December 2018 until 17 February 2019.


(Image credit - Lisa Barmby)


Heidi will to be exhibiting with 3:33 Art Projects for the Clayton Utz Art Partnership courtesy of Nicholas Thompson Gallery from November 2018 to May 2019. Click here to view the online catalogue.

This exhibition can be viewed by appointment only at the Clayton Utz offices located at 333 Collins Street, Melbourne. For further information please contact Nicholas Thompson -

'The Clayton Utz Art Partnership brings together a unique collaboration between two outstanding Australian artists and our firm.

Each exhibition presents an opportunity to showcase the work of two contemporary artists in the offices of Clayton Utz. Our exhibition space offers a unique visual art experience for clients to get up-close and personal with an amazing array of artwork.

Following the success of our first Melbourne exhibition we are excited to launch our second exhibition featuring artwork by two Victorian based artists, Rhys Lee and Heidi Yardley. The uniquely curated program allows both artists to explore and display their work in one of Australia’s leading corporate environments. Guests visiting the exhibition will have an opportunity to explore the artwork in an intimate and innovative environment. The Clayton Utz Art Partnership is a truly exciting initiative and demonstrates our pride as an Australian firm committed to the cultural sector, and the broader creative communities in which we live and work.'

The Clayton Utz Art Partnership


An article about Heidi's exhibition 'Drifters' by Phil Brown in The Brisbane News, August 2018. Click on image above to read the article.


Upcoming Solo Exhibition


July 24 - August 18 2018

Jan Murphy Gallery

486 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

All enquiries




Heidi's painting 'Without your love', is a finalist in The Glover Prize in Evandale, Tasmania. Celebrating the legacy of John Glover, The Glover Prize has become one of Australia's most significant awards for landscape painting, open to artists from anywhere in the world.




Heidi's artwork appears in the February issue of Real Living Magazine. Interior design by Danielle Brustman for The Stylesmiths.




Heidi's work is included in 'Romancing the Skull' at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

14th October 2017 - 28th January 2018

Click image above for more details


Heidi's work features in the current issue (August 2017) of Art Almanac. Click the image above to view the online version.



Upcoming Solo Exhibition:

The sinking belle

August 17 - September 2, 2017

Arthouse Gallery

66 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutter's Bay


To join the preview list please contact the gallery -


Upcoming Solo Exhibition (online only)


Night Letters

May 4 - 11 2017

Jan Murphy Gallery

To view the collector's preview catalogue please contact the gallery -


Image above: Night letters #4, oil on board 18 x 15cm 2017




Online art review website The Article has recently been launched and features the catalogue essay by Ashley Crawford from my recent exhibition Lost Weekend. Click the image above to link to the full essay.






Upcoming group exhibition - New Slang


CUT, a group exhibition at The Dirty Dozen, Campbell Arcade

September 13 - November7 2016






'Nell', oil on linen, 87 x 97cm, 2016

Newcastle Art Gallery

August 27 - November 13






Heidi Yardley was invited to create billboards for Bakehouse Studios Public Art Project at 29 Hoddle Street, Richmond, August 2016. Image credit: Ian Paradine


'The images I have chosen for the Bakehouse Billboards are of my drawing ‘Sombre reptiles’(a title taken from a Brian Eno track). I liked the idea of the symmetry of the Billboards at either side of the door so I reversed the image to make a matching pair. The images are based on a collage of a young woman's face covered with a native flower and lizard which, from a distance, looks like a primitive facial adornment.'





Solo exhibition: Lost Weekend

August 16 - 27, 2016

Presented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery

at Neospace - 7 Campbell Street, Collingwood

All enquiries:


Click her to view exhibition online






Heidi will be exhibiting new paintings with Jan Murphy Gallery at the Spring 1883 Fair.


Held over four days at The Windsor, Spring 1883 draws on the traditions of the Gramercy Park Fair, New York. The hotel art fair presents a unique opportunity to see the best of contemporary art from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.


Suite 230

The Windsor Hotel

August 17 - 21st





Heidi Yardley's upcoming solo exhibition is profiled in the current issue of Art Collector Magazine. Page 207, Issue 77 July-Sept 2016. Click image above to read.





'Birth/ Death - Portrait of Nell', oil on linen, 80 x 68cm, 2016


The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious.


The Art Gallery of New South Wales July 16 - October 19





Finalist - WYNNE PRIZE 2016

 'This evening so soon', oil on board, 32 x 38cm, 2016


The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists.'


The Art Gallery of New South Wales July 16 - October 19





Heidi Yardley's Home/ Studio features on The Design Files blog under 'Australian Homes'. Photo Credit: Annette O'Brien and production by Lucy Feagins/ The Design Files. Click image above to view.





Heidi Yardley's drawing 'The Keeper' is featured on the cover of the current issue of Belle magazine (June/July 2016) in a Toorak home redesigned by Robson Rak Architects.








Heidi Yardley's artwork and home are featured with an article in Spanish Architectural Digest Magazine online - view here






Group exhibition at Home@735 Gallery

for Art Month Sydney

735 Bourke Street Redfern

Exhibition runs from March 2 - 27 2016

All enquiries:






Heidi's studio/ home is featured on Apartment Therapy, click here to view. Photographs by Natalie Jeffcott.






Upcoming Solo Exhibition


October 6 - 31, 2015

Jan Murphy Gallery

468 Brunswick Street

Fortitude valley, Brisbane


Contact to enquire





'Twoism' (above left) is part of 'Grey Matter', an exhibition curated by Mark Feary at Artbank

September 17 to November 28, 2015

Artbank Gallery - 222 Young Street Waterloo, Sydney


Drawing exclusively from the Artbank collection, Grey Matter takes as its formative logic the relationship between the gallery, the adjoining collection storage facility and the dispersal of that collection into domestic and corporate environments. The project assembles a selection of works rendered within the broad spectrum between black and white, focussing on artists working with and within restrained palettes. These works consider the representation of binaries, be they concerned with questions of light and dark, political opposition, ethics or morality, while other works reflect upon the ambiguities of the grey area.




Above: Review of 'Sex' by Dan Rule, The Age, Saturday 29th August 2015





Group Exhibition at Strange Neighbour - August 21 - September 19, 2015


Curated by director Linsey Gosper and writer Jack Sargeant, SEX explores a diversity of sexualities, looking at the realities and fantasies of sex. The works selected shift from documentations of sexual subcultures to artist’s exploring personal desires. Unrestrained by format, style or medium, the emphasis in SEX is exploration and imagination. Presented as both hung works and in display cases, the exhibition offers the viewer the chance to pay witness to, and explore their own interests in, sex.

Strange Neighbour 395-387 Gore Street, Fitzroy VIC




Group exhibition 'Mug Shot' July 11 - August 20, 2015 at Gallery Ecosse, Exeter NSW. Click image above for more details.





Artbank Acquisition


A major work from 'Meeting the shadow' - Twoism, (charcoal on primed paper, 110 x 152cm, 2015) has been acquired by Artbank - one of the most significant collections of Australian art in the world. Artbank supports contemporary Australian artists and encourages a wider appreciation of their work by buying artworks which it then rents to public and private sector clients.





Upcoming group exhibition curated by Rhys Lee at Nicholas Thompson Gallery






Solo exhibition 'Meeting the Shadow'

June 4 - 20 2015

Arthouse Gallery

66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutter's Bay NSW

all enquiries:



A review for 'With her feet off the ground' in The Age by Dan Rule


                   Group show:'In the still', an exhibition coinciding with Art Month Sydney from February 27 until March 21st 2015

                       The exhibition Iconoclasts takes the etymology of the word ‘Iconoclast’ literally as a ‘breaker of images’. Artists explore this concept individually and collaboratively with the directive to ‘break’ each other’s images, resulting in paintings that are layered, excavated and ‘Frankensteined’ in the style of exquisite corpse.





'Hidden Charms'(above) has been acquired by

Gippsland Art Gallery for their permanent collection.




New York Residency




Heidi has a residency at Point B in New York this September 2014, generously supported by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. For more images please follow me on Instagram (@heidi_yardley) and Facebook (Heidi Yardley Visual Artist)





A review of the Archibald Prize - Small Wonders by John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, page 16, July 19-20 2014. Click image above to read the full article.







Heidi's studio/home features in an 8 - page spread in the August 2014 Issue of Real Living magazine, page 100-107. Click image above to view a pdf of the full article.





 Finalist - 2014 ARCHIBALD PRIZE

Julia deVille - oil on linen, 97 x 71cm

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Art Gallery of New South Wales 19 July - 28 September
The exhibition will tour the following venues:
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery  4 October 2014 - 16 November 2014
Gosford Regional Gallery 21 November 2014 - 4 January 2015  
Maitland Regional Gallery 16 January 2015 - 22 February 2015
Lismore Regional Gallery 28 February 2015 - 12 April 2015
Coffs Harbour City Gallery 18 April 2015 - 31 May 2015
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 5 June 2015 - 19 July 2015
Griffith Regional Art Gallery 25 July 2015 - 6 September 2015




 Finalist - 2014 SULMAN PRIZE

Antipodean Dream, Oil on linen, 97 x 71cm, 2014


Established within the terms of Sir John Sulman’s bequest, the prize was first awarded in 1936. Each year the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW invite a guest artist to judge this open competition.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales 19 July - 28 September



Group Exhibition:



19 July - 14 September 2014

Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale


'Encompassing almost 200 years of work from Australian and international artists, the exhibition explores the evolving place of flowers, gardens and the floral still life in art, ranging from early botanical illustration to works by contemporary artists.'













Motel Dreaming

Images of my artworks will appear in the Motel rooms of the Riverfront Motel for the DARK MOFO event 'Motel Dreaming' on June 17 - This event is sold out but live audio and video feeds can be accessed on the night - to subscribe click here

'Introducing Motel Dreaming: a subversive adult sleepover at a 1950s motel near MONA. For one night only, the Unconscious Collective will transform the Riverfront Motel into an evocative nocturnal environment ripe for dreaming, using sound, lighting, video and performance.'




The catalogue for my latest body of work is now available to view and includes an essay by Isobel Parker Philip. Click image above to view.





Solo Exhibition:  U N F A M I L I A R

Presented by blackartprojects June 12 - 21 2014 Chalk Horse Gallery

Lower Ground, 171 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney


all enquiries:


Click image above to view the promo video on Vimeo



A recent radio interview with Alex McCulloch on The Art Show - the Podcast can be listened to on the website

Alex McCulloch Art





 TV interview with Hannah Gadsby:

Hannah Gadsby's Oz

Series 1 | Episode 2 airs Tuesday 18th March at 10pm on ABC1

'Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Armed with a rapier wit and desire to pick beneath the paint, she travels across the continent in search of AustraliaŹ¼s national identity. From first settlement to Federation to multiculturalism, Hannah will forge an irreverent new image of who we think we are by examining our identity through the history of our art.'




Finalist The 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Exhibition at Juniper Hall, Paddington NSW


 The Falconer (portrait of Ben Yardley)

Oil on board, 100 x 58cm, 2013





A review of my latest exhibition in The Brisbane Times by Phil Brown, October 16, 2013 page 27




My interview with Tony Lloyd for the ArtInfo website, filmed by Roy Chu. For more details and to see more artist interviews visit ARTINFO. The video can also be viewed on my Texts and Video page





Solo Exhibition - Glass Psyche

October 8 - 26 2013

Jan Murphy Gallery

486 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley







Art Calendar exhibition listing in Vogue Living, September/October Issue 2013, page 110




Article by Ashley Crawford, The Australian Financial Review, July 11 2013 p15






Winning women of the Archibald Prize – in conversation

Friday 14 June 2013, 6pm–8.30pm


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery


Moderated by portraiture expert Dr Vivien Gaston, join this year’s Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton in conversation with two other women finalists, Heidi Yardley and Sarah Hendy. Discover what it means for a woman to win Australia’s most coveted art prize.  











 Archibald Press, March 23rd 2013




Read the complete article here



Self-Portrait - Harlequin, Finalist in The Archibald Prize 2013


March 23 - June 2, The Art Gallery of New South Wales


The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.


The exhibition will travel to the following venues:


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery: 8 June 2013 - 7 July 2013  

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery: 13 July 2013 - 25 August 2013     

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery:    30 August 2013 - 13 October 2013

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre: 19 October 2013 - 8 December 2013

The Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery, Port Macquarie: 14 December 2013 - 26 January 2014  Tamworth Regional Gallery: 1 February 2014 - 16 March 2014      

Albury Library Museum: 22 March 2014 - 4 May 2014

Shoalhaven City Arts Centre: 10 May 2014 - 29 June 2014



'The Art of the Parties'


Interview with Ashley Crawford, Vault Magazine

         Issue 2, November 2012, p44                 



               Group Exhibition:               


Small Works

Jan Murphy Gallery


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