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    09.08.19 Heidi Yardley in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award

    Congratulations to Heidi Yardley who is a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award with her work The black veil. Established in 2001, this biennial award and exhibition boasts a major prize $15,000.
    The winner will be announced at the official opening on 20 September.

    Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
    Hazelhurst Arts Centre
    20 September – 17 November

    For more information, please click here. 

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   The black veil   2019   charcoal on primed paper   110.0 x 84.0 cm

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    30.05.19 Heidi Yardley in Artist Profile

    Heidi Yardley has been featured in the latest edition of Artist Profile. Deputy Editor Elli Walsh’s wonderful interview with Yardley gives an insight into the artist’s most recent thematic investigations. These include her ongoing use (and subversion) of the female form and her distinct method of ‘assembling’ an image.

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Glass psyche   2013   oil on linen   122.0 x 80.0 cm

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    28.11.18 ‘A Fine Romance’ at Gippsland Art Gallery

    Heidi Yardley is in group exhibition, A Fine Romance, at Gippsland Art Gallery.

    Showcasing hyper-real paintings and sculptures, the exhibition examines the beauty and deceit of contemporary Australian realism, featuring works from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection as well as private collections.

    A Fine Romance
    Gippsland Art Gallery
    8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Hidden charms   2013   oil on linen   97.0 x 71.0 cm

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    01.08.18 Heidi Yardley in Brisbane News

    Heidi Yardley’s solo exhibition, Drifters, has been featured in an article by Phil Brown for Brisbane News, which explores how Yardley’s investigation into the countercultural era of the 1960s and 70s has influenced her most recent body of work.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Time and time again   2018   oil on board   18.0 x 15.0 cm

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    13.02.18 Heidi Yardley in Glover Prize 2018

    Heidi Yardley is a finalist in the Glover Prize 2018 for her work, Without your love 2018.

    The annual acquisitive $50,000 prize for landscape painting will be judged by Tony Stephens, Director, Artbank; Dr. Jane Deeth, Director, New Audiences for Art; and Natalia Ottolenghi, Art consultant and cultural advocate.

    Glover Prize 2018
    Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale TAS
    Opening and Winner Announced: 9 March 2018
    Exhibition: 10 – 13 March & 17 – 18 March 2018

    For more information, please click here.

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    15.12.17 Heidi Yardley at Gippsland Art Gallery

    Heidi Yardley will feature in the inaugural exhibition, Imagine, at the new Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria.

    Curated by Simon Gregg, Imagine showcases the capacity of human imagination through 134 works from 81 artists from around the globe spanning five centuries of creation.

    Imagine
    Gippsland Art Gallery
    6 January – 18 March 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Slow light   2014   charcoal on primed paper   76.0 x 56.0 cm

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    11.10.17 Heidi Yardley in Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017

    Heidi Yardley is a finalist for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017.

    The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) is a national still life painting award that offers a non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000. The 2017 award will again be judged by John McDonald, who has been principal judge since the awards inception. The winner will be announced on the opening night, Friday 10 November 2017.

    Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017
    Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong
    10 November – 9 December

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Missing person   2017   oil on board   50.0 x 38.0 cm

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    30.09.17 Heidi Yardley at Art Gallery of Ballarat

    Heidi Yardley features in group exhibition, Romancing the Skull, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Examining the continued symbolic depiction of the skull in art, this exhibition considers the ranging themes of mortality, piracy and rebellion.

    Featuring work by leading Australian contemporary artists alongside a number of international artists, Romancing the Skull also explores the culturally specific use of skull imagery.

    Romancing the Skull
    Art Gallery of Ballarat
    14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Untitled   2008   oil on board   15.0 x 14.0 cm

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    16.07.16 Heidi Yardley finalist in Kilgour Prize 2016

    Heidi Yardley has been shortlisted as a 2016 finalist in the annual Kilgour Prize at the Newcastle Art Gallery. As one of Australia’s major art prizes, the Kilgour Prize awards a $50,000 prize for the most outstanding figurative or portrait painting.

    The prize honours the late Jack Noel Kilgour, a respected Australian artist whose academic approach to landscape and portrait painting saw his works represented in the Newcastle Art Gallery collection as well as other significant state and national collections.

    In 2016, the prize will be judged by Lauretta Morton, Manager, Newcastle Art Gallery, and two independent judges.

    Heidi Yardley’s shortlisted work is a portrait of fellow Australian contemporary artist, Nell.

    Kilgour Prize 2016
    Newcastle Art Gallery
    27 August – 13 November 2016

    For more information please click here

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Nell   2016   oil on linen   87.0 x 97.0 cm

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    07.07.16 Heidi Yardley in Archibald Prize 2016

    Congratulations to Heidi Yardley who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2016 for her portrait Australian artist Nell.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    16 July – 9 October 2016

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Birth/Death – portrait of Nell   2016   oil on linen   80.0 x 68.0 cm

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    07.07.16 Heidi Yardley in Wynne Prize 2016

    Congratulations to Heidi Yardley who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2016 for her work This evening so soon 2016.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    16 July – 9 October 2016

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   This evening so soon 2016   oil on board   32.0 x 38.0 cm

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    06.07.16 Heidi Yardley in The Design Files

    Heidi Yardley and husband Ben’s inner Melbourne home has been featured in The Design Files’ Australian Homes.

    The pair have lived in their inner Melbourne for six years and over time have filled the rooms with antique furniture and plenty of artwork by Heidi and their artist friends.

    To view the feature and images, please click here

    Image courtesy of The Design Files, photo by Annette O’Brien

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    20.10.15 Heidi Yardley in Artbank Exhibition

    Heidi Yardley has been curated into Grey Matter, an exhibition drawn from the Artbank collection and held at the Artbank Gallery in Sydney until 28 November 2015.

    After recently having her work acquired by Artbank, Yardley will exhibit in this space for the first time as part of a project that, as the title suggests, assembles a selection of works rendered within the broad spectrum between black and white. Curated by Mark Feary, Grey Matter focusses on artists working within this restrained pallete to explore the ambiguities of the grey area.

    For more exhibition information please click here.

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    12.09.15 Heidi Yardley Interviewed by Daily Imprint

    Heidi Yardley has been interviewed by Daily Imprint to explore the influences and motivation behind her practice.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Shapeshifting   2015   charcoal on primed paper   110.0 x 90.0 cm

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    01.09.14 New York residency at Point B

    Manhattan

    Heidi’s studio space

    Heidi has a studio residency at Point B in New York for the month of September generously supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust for the month of September

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    19.07.14 Sydney Morning Herald

    Heidi Yardley’s portrait of fellow JMG artist Julia deVille was spoken about by John McDonald in his recent Sydney Morning Herald review in reflection of the 2014 Archibald Prize.

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    17.07.14 Real Living feature

    Heidi Yardley features in the August 2014 edition of Real Living. The article highlights Heidi and her partner Ben’s living and creative space in Melbourne.

    Read more here. 

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    11.07.14 Finalist, 2014 Archibald Prize

    Heidi Yardley   Julia deVille   2014   oil on linen   97.0 x 71.0 cm

    Congratulations to Heidi for being selected as a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize.

    Heidi says:

    Julia deVille is a highly skilled jeweller, taxidermist and artist. She creates a sense of wonder and otherworldliness in her sculptures and installations, which have captivated a wide audience over recent years.
    ‘For this portrait I wanted to strip back the associated elaborate layers of her work to focus on her as a person with very little adornment apart from her iconic pavé raven skull necklace,’ says Heidi Yardley.

    ‘I see her as a woman with a real inner strength and determination, an artist who has worked with her hands for many years and countless hours to create intricate hand-made jewellery and taxidermy sculpture. Julia also has a passion for animal rights and I believe that her work can be described as a true labour of love. I have painted her standing in front of the black velvet curtain that was installed as the entrance to her installation titled Degustation for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne now exhibition. This backdrop is very subtle in the painting but the deep blackness references her fascination with the Victorian era, and acts as a divider between her and her work hidden behind it.’

    Born in 1975, Yardley is a Melbourne-based artist working predominantly in the fields of painting and drawing. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and this is her second time in the Archibald Prize. Yardley is also a finalist in this year’s Sulman Prize.

    For more information on the exhibition please click here.

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    11.07.14 Finalist, 2014 Sulman Prize

    Heidi Yardley   Antipodean dream    2014    oil on linen   97.0 x 71.0 cm

    Congratulations to Heidi Yardley for being selected as a finalist in the 2014 Sulman Prize. Heidi says:

    This painting is from a series of works depicting the figure and landscape, exploring our fraught relationship with the natural environment. The painting is based on a hand-made photographic collage created out of found imagery. The cut marks from the paper collage are painted to show a disjunction between the merging of human and nature. The profile of this elegant female head also references portraits of the British royal family that appear on items such as national coins and commemorative plates. This alludes to the monarchy’s governance over Australia – the Antipodes, which in turn speaks of colonisation, questioning notions of identity and ownership in relationship to our natural environment. – Heidi Yardley, 2014

    For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

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    07.11.13

    A recent review of Heidi Yardley’s exhibition: Glass Psyche written by Phil Brown for the Brisbane news. A link to full readable PDF can be found here.

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    07.11.13

    Tony Lloyd reviewed Heidi Yardley for the ArtInfo website.

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    12.03.13 Finalist, Archibald Prize 2013

    Harlequin   2013   oil on board   52.0cm x 42.0cm

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