Caitlin Yardley

Caitlin Yardley (b. 1984) is an Australian artist currently based in London. Her practice draws on institutional research, documentary and material abstraction as methodologies to consider the archive and its relationship to constructions of distance, influence and narrative.

Recent projects include: Mobile Composition, Maison Louis Carré with Association Alvar Aalto, Paris (2017); The Surface as Site, Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform (2017); The Legacy Complex, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm (2016); Epic Narratives, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2015); Medium, Moana Project Space, Perth (2015); One Way Return, Peter Von Kant, London (2014); Tavern with Pendant A110, Sunday Reed, London (2014); Open Cube, White Cube, London (2013).


During my residency at HIAP I will be undertaking research within the significant object collections and image archives of the Design Museum, Helsinki. This research period will be instrumental in establishing the scale and direction of new work that investigates the way images and objects are framed by cultural narratives and in turn stimulate new ones and how institutional and personal narratives might intersect, giving meaning to the object in contingent circumstances.


The residency is supported by The Australia Council for the Arts.