Melbourne-based artist Heidi Yardley explores uncanny worlds of the familiar and strange in her depictions of fractured figures, scenes and still lives. By mining twentieth century visual archives, books, magazines and photographs, she appropriates images both digitally and physically, in recent times creating individual collages that become the source material for her detailed paintings and drawings. The artist uncovers her own personal history as well as that of the collective unconscious and intuitively reveals links and dialogues between pictures, reinventing the past by creating new and unique compositions. Her carefully articulated oil paintings and charcoal drawings conjure otherworldly scenarios of faded memory, surreal reinvention, and supernatural inference.
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- 'Bellevue Hill House', Arent and Pyke, 2016
- 'Australian Homes - Ben and Heidi Yardley' The Design Files, July 2016
- 'Melbourne Home', Belle Magazine, June/July 2016
- 'The Home of Heidi', Architectural Digest, February 2016
- 'Homes: Heidi Yardley,' Real Living Magazine, August 2014, pp 100-07
- 'Small Wonders,' John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 19 July 2014, p 1
- 'Serene Dreams,' review in The Brisbane Times by Phil Brown, 16 October 2013 p 27
- 'Little Whispers in the Dark,' Alison Kubler, The Courier Mail, 31 July 2010
- Feature Article, Ashley Crawford, Eyeline Magazine, no. 68, 2009
- '50 most collectable artists 2011,' Australian Art Collector, iss. 55, Ashley Crawford
- 'Danger that lies beneath,' Charly Ogilvie, The Canberra Times, 18 May 2007
- 'Harsh Light Inspires Dark Themes,' Helen Musa, The Canberra Times, April 2007