Heidi Yardley – Unfamiliar
Melbourne-based artist Heidi Yardley explores uncanny worlds of the familiar and strange in her depictions of fractured figures, scenes and still lives. In her current work she appropriates found images, creating collages that become the source material for her detailed paintings and drawings.
Yardley was listed as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists (Australian Art Collector magazine, 2011) and has been a finalist in a number of prestigious awards including The Archibald Prize (2013,2014), the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2009, 2011, 2013) and The UQ Museum National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize (2009).
She has held two artist residencies in New York funded by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2011, 2014). Yardley is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane.