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Yvonne Boag | Travelling / Leaving / Settling; Scotland, Korea, Australia


Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Yvonne deals with themes of displacement and alienation and her own personal experiences with migration. This moving from cities and between countries became the central focus of her work as a consequence of migration or displacement, the issue of leaving and settling, an epic journey expressed through her visual images.

Boag works in a range of mediums and scales. In her paintings she connects and emphasises the relationship between the painted surface and the intimacy of her prints, drawings and artist’s books.

Boag many travels took her to print workshops in Scotland, the UK and France, where she worked at the famous Atelier Lacouriere & Frelaut, and Atelier Point Marge in Paris, as well as being Australia’s first artist-in-residence in Korea. The Lockhart River Painting Project was developed primarily from the sense of disconnectedness that Yvonne encountered over a number of visits to this small and isolated community of 600 residents. But South Korea, has been the dominant source of Yvonne’s work.

She notes that living in South Korea has influenced her choice of colours. “When I was working in Paris, I was using Western colour, realistic colours that look like nature. But when I went to Korea, suddenly the colour just exploded because of the colour of their clothes and even the colour of the paint you buy in shops is so different. It is not naturalistic. It is quite an unreal colour. Colour to me is quite emotive, which is more like the Korean approach where each colour is symbolic.”

Immersed in the deep links and multi-layered relationship between Scotland- Korea and Australia, the exhibition Travelling/ Leaving/ Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia, Paintings, Works on Paper and Artists Books, explores the theme of the travel and tribulations of an unsettled artist.

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Public program

As part of the Travelling/ Leaving/ Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia exhibition program, we will be running the following events:

  • Opening night: Friday 14 May 2021, 5.30–7.30pm
  • Artist talk: Saturday 15 May 2021, 11am–12pm

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