Yvonne Boag


Scottish-born Australian painter Yvonne Boag has an uncanny way of distilling a landscape- energised encounters between land as mass and its fluid evolutions and interations.

Each painting moves almost as if liquid lego – mobilised to reveal changing amorphous forms, yielding to solid lines and opaque manifolds. Bold, magnetic enumerations.

Although born in Scotland, Boag has divided the last twenty years between Australia and South Korea. This wanderlust coincides with stints in Europe, Japan and the Lockhart River Aboriginal Community on Cape York. 

Yvonne is an advocate in cultural exchange, taught in Universities, curated internationally and is an Associate Professor, Sydney College of the Arts. Boag’s exhibition history is as rich and varied as the curious and keen observation in her paintings. She has received major prizes, recently The Paddington Art Prize in 2020, utilised artists residencies to deepen her practise, including the esteemed Moya Drying, France. Boag has been commissioned by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, and is held in institutional and private collections, Internationally and Nationally including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland, Artbank, Wagga Wagga, NSW, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her work has prompted critical engagement, capturing the minds of her critics.


2012 Appointed Adjunct Associate Professor, Sydney College of the Arts
2000 Master of Fine Art, Monash University, Australia
1984 studied Sculpture, RMIT, Melbourne Vic, Australia
1976 Diploma of Fine Art, South Australian School of Art, Australia



2021 Sydney Surrounds, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney Australia
2021TRAVELLING/ Leaving/ Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia, Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Moruya, NSW, Australia
2021Yvonne Boag, Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia
2020 Yvonne Boag: Journey to Adelaide, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, Australia
2020Yvonne Boag: Travelling, Leaving, Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW, Australia
2019 Extreme Shadows, UM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2019Yvonne Boag (The Travelling Works), Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia http://www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/
2016 Here and There, Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra
2016Spatial Relations, SmyrniosBT Contemporary, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
2016Unknown City, S+ Gallery, Itaewon, South Korea
2015 Strange Associations, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 Dream Sounds, S+ Gallery, Busan, South Korea,
2014The Sound of Light, Pyo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2010 Australian Galleries, Sydney NSW, Australia


2020 Paddington Art Prize, winner
2015 Calleen Art Award, winner
2004 Canberra Art Prize, Canberra ACT, Australia
Hutchins Prize, runner up, Australia
2000 Whyalla Santos Art Prize, Whyalla SA, Australia
1996 Award of Merit, Fisher’s Ghost Exhibition, Campbelltown Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Australia, Easel Paintings Boyne Smelters Ltd, Australia

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