Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nukunu)

Shroud of Secrecy

29 February - 28 March
"Yhonnie Scarce

Image: Yhonnie Scarce, Koonibba South Australia, 2023. Courtesy THIS IS NO FANTASY.

The fallout of Australian colonialism.


29 February - 28 March


108 – 110 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Tue – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Sat, 12pm – 5pm


Indigenous Futures



Coinciding with Scarce’s mammoth survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and following the extraordinary response to her work at the 2023 Armory Show in New York, Scarce’s exhibition at THIS IS NO FANTASY showcases her photographic, textile, and glass works.

Scarce reflects on her personal and family history in South Australia, as well as touching on Australia’s foray into nuclear testing, and the impacts of colonisation on First Nations people – illuminating her desire to bring the darkest shadows of Australia’s past into the direct light of day.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March