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Yandell Walton

Melbourne (formerly Cairns)

I’m very interested in the tension between the ephemerality of projection and the solidity of the architectural form. Most of my work is site-responsive because, with projection, the space or object you’re projecting onto merges with the moving image and becomes part of the artwork.””

Yandell Walton’s practice addresses human relationships with the physical systems of the planet by interrogating shifting environments caused by climate change. By using digital technology in the production and presentation of works, she aims to highlight the current technological climate and raise questions around its e ect on our rapidly changing world. Through creating immersive works that connect to the viewer, her installations aim to engage and inspire action from individuals towards a collective consciousness within an ever- changing and increasingly damaged planet.

Yandell is an accomplished contemporary artist exhibiting regularly in non- traditional and public spaces both in Australia and Internationally. Recent public art commissions include; ‘Digital Agora’ Nillimbik Shire Council (2018- 2019), ‘Departed’ in regional New South Wales (2016), ’Absent Presence’ in Townsville (2014) ‘Transition’ in Melbourne (2014). Her work has been part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Festival 2017 (Melbourne), Light City Baltimore (2016), Digital Gra ti Florida (2015), Experimenta Speak to Me (Melbourne & Brisbane 2012-14), PUBLIC Festival Perth (2014), Melbourne Festival (2012), VIVID Festival Sydney (2013), ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art 2013) and White Night Festival Melbourne (2013/15).

Awards include judges choice The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (2017), the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award (2014), Best of Show Award Digital Gra ti (2015), The Windsor Prize (2014), Highly commended Sunshine Coast New Media Art Award (2015), Special Recognition Digital Gra ti (2016), Best Video Work, Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon (2014) and the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2018 she was awarded the Phasmid Studio Residency in Berlin through Victorian College of the Arts.