Monthly Archive: April 2019

Rohan Robinson, You Yangs

Rohan Robinson, You Yangs

Rohan Robinson studied Fine Art at Deakin University in 1980. In the following 30+ years he has maintained a dedicated and prolific arts practice. Robinson has travelled extensively, worked as a musician, builder, designer and in many other fields. Within the arts industry he has worked in remote Indigenous communities and more recently completed an... Read more
Deb Fisher, You Yangs

Deb Fisher, You Yangs

“It’s so busy in the You Yangs! The seeming calm of the undulating You Yangs from the view from the highway or out the train window belies the extraordinary, almost frenzied activity that takes place during the parks opening hours on the weekends. This is always my initial sensation when I arrive at one the... Read more
David Beaumont, You Yangs

David Beaumont, You Yangs

“These paintings are part of an ongoing exploration of works in a monochromatic palette referencing the Australian Landscape and its history of First Nations people. The paint surface becomes allegorical of layers, erasure, presence and past.” “As a painter I am interested in a sensory interpretation of the Australian landscape. I would spend a great deal... Read more
Natalie Anderson, You Yangs

Natalie Anderson, You Yangs

“Already a beloved, if not regular subject in my paintings, the You Yangs are a familiar hunkering presence on the skyline for dwellers and visitors in our region. So familiar perhaps, that we lose the significance and wonder surrounding these ancient granite hills. I drive past them every day, shimmering there in the distance, so... Read more
Shelley McKenzie, You Yangs

Shelley McKenzie, You Yangs

“Bruce Pascoe in his book Dark Emu describes how one of John Batman’s men , Andrew Todd sketched the Wadda wurrung women cultivating huge tracts of land with yam daisy or murnong. These little sweet potatoes send up yellow flowers. The You Yangs are now seasonally flanked by tracts of yellow flowers-now canola. The paintings... Read more
Jordy Kerwick, You Yangs

Jordy Kerwick, You Yangs

“I have been driving back and forth past the You Yangs my whole life, yet I can count the times on one hand that I’ve actually visited the national park. This being said, the You Yangs have maintained three very distinct feelings for me. 1st, a sense of mysticism – the large mountainous landscape providing... Read more
Cricket Saleh, You Yangs

Cricket Saleh, You Yangs

Cricket’s art has long referenced current thoughts in relation to human consumption, and the practices accepted as a by product of this desire dressed as need. The current work is interested in the coupling of this feverish consumption of newness, to an assumed happy first world existence for a modern society. Cricket is both a... Read more
Ren Inei, You Yangs

Ren Inei, You Yangs

“Growing up in Geelong you get used to having the You Yangs in your life. They are a constant presence and I feel they watch peacefully and patiently over the surrounding flat plains, Corio Bay and the Barwon River. The You Yangs seems to interact and ‘speak’ with the hills of Anakie, the Barrabool Hills... Read more
Ingrid Daniell, You Yangs

Ingrid Daniell, You Yangs

“The You Yangs have always captured my heart both from afar, as I have traveled past them too many times to count, and immersed in the bold and magnetic intimacy when walking around the range. The magnetic pull of the dramatic You Yang range; seeped in Deep Time, provided me the perfect muse and inspiration;... Read more
Andy Pye, You Yangs

Andy Pye, You Yangs

“I was at a very emotional and difficult artistic turning point between 2018 and 2019. The history and power of the You Yangs has been expressed in two very different works; showing the tension I was feeling. My painting has never been more subject to the unconscious as it is today. Witnesses will tell me,... Read more