Joshua Yeldham’s latest body of work was created in his studio on the Hawkesbury River following enlightening trips to Lord Howe Island in New South Wales and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in the months before travel limits came into place. These pieces consider the protective care of nature as a spiritual power and highlight the refuge natural spaces have offered us this year.
“I trust in providence, the protective care of nature as a spiritual power.” – Joshua Yeldham 2020
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.