Yul Scarf, winner of the Schenberg Art Fellowship 2021
The National Art School would like to congratulate NAS alumni Yul Scarf, winner of the Schenberg Art Fellowship 2021, for their works HomeBuilder Scheme (new build or renovate) (2020), This Remains 100% Aboriginal Land (2020), and COLONIAL VIRUS (2020).
The judges of this year’s Fellowship were Amy Barrett-Lennard, PICA, Sally Quin, Curator, UWA Art Collection, and Patrice Sharkey, Artistic Director ACE Open.
“Yul’s multi-dimensional work draws clever links between history, contemporary culture and activism in a way that encourages us to question the past and re-imagine our future. Through an expanded use of ceramics, installation and QR codes, the artist takes us on a compelling journey through time and space. The roles of clay and commemoration in Australian colonialism are explored and offered as powerful metaphors, all with gentle humour, intelligence and a sense of solidarity.” they said.
Yul’s work will be on view in HATCHED 2021: National Graduate Show at PICA – Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, alongside the work of MFA Student Elle Wickens, from Saturday 8 May – Sunday 11 July 2021.
Image: Yul Scarf, HomeBuilder Scheme (new build or renovate), convict bricks, monitor, video loop, 150 x 50 x 50 cm. Photo: Peter Morgan