“she (Yvonne Kendall) stirs the observer into self-reflection and a discussion of the manifold questions of our society relevant to the time in which we are now living.” Regina M. Fisher, 2018, Keeping the Balance, Gallery Thron, Reutlingen, Germany, 2017, p.19
Predominantly working with found objects and household textiles, Yvonne Kendall investigates social and psychological subjects including nature and artifice, women’s roles, consumerism and the environment through her sculptural practice. Championing the handmade, the soft appearance of her objects belie the power of her subjects, at times obscuring anger and frustration at current and historical events.
Born in Birmingham, England in 1965, Yvonne Kendall emigrated to Australia with her parents when she was nine years old. She studied sculpture at the Victoria College, Prahran and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and Europe, has been awarded a number of prizes and grants and is represented in many international collections.
Yvonne Kendall moved to Germany in 2000 where she now lives and works.