Drawing from a deep spiritual affiliation with the land and a reverential love of nature, Joshua Yeldham’s art practice forms a complex interplay between narrative and myth, imagination and experience. Through his highly symbolic visual vernacular, the artist takes us on an inward odyssey exploring the threads that weave cultural ideologies, philosophies and religions across East and West.
Working across painting, kinetic and musical sculpture, carved works on paper and photography, Yeldham has developed a singular aesthetic that often conflates these various mediums.
Joshua Yeldham has exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally. Recently awarded the prestigious Nancy Fairfax Artist Residency, he created new works exhibited in association with his retrospective exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery (2017). Yeldham has been a finalist in numerous prestigious awards including the Wynne Prize (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009), Archibald Prize (2013), Sulman Prize (2006, 1998) and Mosman Art Prize (2005, 2003) and in 2015 he participated in the London Art Fair, ART15. Yeldham’s work is held in many important collections including Mosman Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Australian Stock Exchange, University of Wollongong and BHP Billiton Collection, as well as numerous private collections in Australia and overseas.
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- Selected Works
- Owls of Kyoto
- Surrender Book Launch + Carved Prints + Photography
- Important Early Works
- Surrender Tree
- River Song
- Hawkesbury River: Motherland