“Drawing from a deep spiritual affiliation with the land and a reverential love of nature, Johsua Yeldham’s art practice forms a complex interplay between narrative and myth, imagination and experience. Working across painting, photography, drawing and sculpture, the artist has developed a singular aesthetic that often conflates these various mediums, such as his characteristic oil paintings with sculptural assemblages on board or his pierced and carved photographs. His distinctive visual language fuses the physical elements of the landscape with the metaphysical modalities of history and mythology.”

Joshua Yeldham 

Born 1970, Sydney Australia


EDUCATION

1989-93 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design. USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales  

2017 Endurance, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2017 Endurance, Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW 

2017 Surrender, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW

2016 Rishi, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2015 The Need of the Time, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2015 Owls of Kyoto, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2015 Surrender, Art15 Art Fair, London, Cat Street Gallery

2014 Surrender, Survey Exhibition, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney

2013 Surrender Tree, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2012 The Tongue Has No Bone, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2011 Two Rivers, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010 River Song, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2010 River Music, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2009 Child Of The Moon, Hawkesbury River, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Hawkesbury River, Motherland, Art House Gallery, Sydney

2007 Hawkesbury River - Death Bird Series, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Hawkesbury River, Melbourne Art Fair, Art House Gallery

2006 Hawkesbury River, Art House Gallery, Sydney

2005 Bird Nest Diaries, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2004 Bird Nest Diaries, Art House Gallery, Sydney

2003 The Clay Brothers - A Prayer for Fertility, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2003 A Prayer for Fertility, Sydney Art Fair, Fox Studios

2002 Solitude's Bride Series, Art House Gallery, Sydney

2002 Solitude's Bride Series, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

2001 Eucalyptus, Art House Gallery, Sydney

1999 Colo River, Art House Gallery, Melbourne

1999 Solitude & Prayer, Art House Gallery, Sydney

1998 Paradise is a Bird, Art House Gallery, Sydney

1997 The Hunger Artist, Art House Gallery, Sydney

1996 Viola and the Emu Catcher, Art House Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Imagine, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria

2017 2016 Cutting Edge - 21 St Century Photography - Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria

2016 Ku-ring-gai pH: art + science project, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney

2015 The Salon, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2014 Twenty Fourteen, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2013 Wonderworks, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2011 Wattle – Australian Artists, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010 Hong Kong Art Fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2008 Group Show ‘08, Scott Livisey Galleries, Melbourne 

2006 Sulman prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2006 Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery

2005 Selected, Mosman Art Prize, New South Wales

2003 Biennial Sydney Art on Paper Fair, Sydney

2003 Selected, Mosman Art Prize, New South Wales

2003 Ned Kelly Framed, The National Trust of Australia, S. H. Ervin Gallery

2000 Art House Gallery, Biennial Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne.

1999 An Affair to Remember, Art Sauce, Singapore.

1997 A Taste in Art: Next Generation of Great Australian Artists, Sotheby's Sydney 

1997 Zoo, Art House Gallery, Sydney

1997 Westpac Art Awards, Skeggs Redlands, Sydney

1997 Tattersall's Landscape Art Awards, Brisbane, Queensland

1996 Australian Artists Exhibition, Cranbrook School, Sydney

1996 Teresa Burns Exhibition of Australian Artists, Westpac, Sydney


AWARDS & PRIZES


2018 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2017 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2016 Redlands Prize, Sydney (Second place)

2015 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2014 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2013 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2013 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2012 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2011 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2010 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 

2009 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2006 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 

2005 Mosman Art Prize, New South Wales

2003 Mosman Art Prize, New South Wales

2002 Universities and Schools Club Prize, Sydney

2000 Commission, Australian Stock Exchange, Sydney

1998 Selected Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1995 Australian Young Achiever Awards, New South Wales State Finalist, Career Achievement Award, (Arts Division), The Queen's Trust Award

1993 Alumni award for outstanding achievement, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Tweed River Regional Gallery Collection 

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Hawkesbury River Regional Gallery (on loan)