Joshua Yeldham: surrender

A survey exhibition exploring the distinctive figurative and landscape work of Joshua Yeldham, will be presented by Manly Art Gallery & Museum from 19 September to 2 November 2014, as a highlight of this year’s Manly Arts Festival.

The exhibition will be opened by Australian actor Richard Roxburgh at 6pm on Friday 19 September.

The graphic intensity and playful forms of Yeldham’s work evokes an exploration of nature, with his abstract landscapes and figurative works suffused with narrative and myth.

“The exhibition also looks at his early career as a filmmaker (his first film Frailejon won an Emmy and an Oscar Nomination for Best Student Film) then as a desert painter exploring the ideas of solitude, landscape and narrative,” said the Gallery’s senior curator, Katherine Roberts.

“Manly Art Gallery & Museum has followed Joshua’s work over the years through his various solo and group exhibitions, and has been consistently impressed by his vision and the breadth of his creative practice; painting, sculpture and ‘carved’ photography.”

“The strong connection between Joshua and Manly, as an artist living and working in the Northern Beaches, Pittwater and The Hawkesbury, makes it fitting that the Gallery features his work in a solo exhibition,” said Katherine.

Joshua Yeldham has been exhibited widely in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong and has been selected for the Wynne and Archibald Prize competitions at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Alongside his exhibition, Yeldham will be launching a journal-style book Surrender that is devoted to his daughter.

Joshua Yeldham: Surrender
19 September – 2 November 2014
Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Video courtesy the artist and Cameron Bloom Photography

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