Born in in Sydney in 1970, Joshua Yeldham received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. He has exhibited widely in Australia and been a finalist for the Wynne, Mosman and Sulman art prizes. Aside from international private collections, his work is held in several public and corporate collections including the Australian Stock Exchange and The University of Wollongong.
Yeldham is inspired by a deep spiritual affinity for the natural landscape and its myths. There is a strong duality at play in Yeldham’s work between direct observations – the artist physically immerses himself in his chosen natural scene – and between an imaginary expressive realm conjured by the artist. His artworks are therefore hybrid between the real and the make-believe. The artist creates both abstract landscapes and figurative works and employs recurring symbolic motifs, fusing real topography with narrative and myth. http://joshuayeldham.com.au/
Barnaby Smith is a poet, journalist and musician currently living on Bundjalung land in New South Wales. His journalism and criticism have appeared in or at Australian Book Review, The Guardian, Southerly, The Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone Australia, Art Guide Australia, The Quietus, ABC Arts and others. His poetry has appeared in Cordite, Southerly, FourW, Best Australian Poems, Australian Poetry Anthology, Meniscus, Transnational Literature, E:Ratio and others. He won the 2018 Scarlett Award for art criticism and records music as Brigadoon. http://www.seededelsewhere.com/