Image of the work, RE FORMATIONS Part II, tin cans moulded into oysters sitting on top of sand

Violent Salt touring Australia

The exhibition, Violent Salt, co-curated by by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson is touring Australia, and featured the work, RE FORMATION Part II. Please head along if it comes to a town near you. Artspace Mackay, QLD: 30 Aug – 24 Nov, 2019 Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD: 6 Dec 2019 – 26 Jan 2020 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 8 Feb – 22 Mar, 2020 Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie, NSW: 19 Jun – 30 Aug, 2020 Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT: 12 Sept – 25 Oct 2020 Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC: 23 Jan – 14 Mar 2021 Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, VIC: 27 Mar – 6 Jun 2021 Violent Salt brings together contemporary artists from across Australia representing diverse cultural heritage. Co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson, the exhibition reflects on the experiences of the marginalised, the underrepresented and the silenced. The exhibition discusses issues surrounding racism and discrimination against First Nations peoples and minority groups as well as the lack of respect for, and desecration of culture and the natural environment. Violent Salt invites artists to speak their truths about these experiences and offers an opportunity for understanding and connection, whilst seeking to celebrate and honour Australia’s unique multiculturalism and landscape. The works presented in Violent Salt reflect on a social, physical and geographical landscape that has been witness to violence and oppression. It questions how we can repair deep wounds, re-connect across culture and assert and celebrate cultural identities meaningfully and transformatively. The featured artists are Abdul Abdullah, Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Daniel Boyd, Megan Cope, Karla Dickens, S.J. Norman, Yhonnie Scarce and Jemima Wyman. Read more.