Yhonnie explained her intention of illustrating her perceptions of what methods the Colonial Powers used to keep the Indigenous people submissive. She has researched her family history and has used glass to record their various experiences. In particular she has portraits of several close relatives inside glass.
(Source: Benalla Art Gallery Facebook post July 18 2019)
Yhonnie was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University.
Yhonnie describes her work as ‘politically motivated and emotionally driven’ and incorporates her personal histories and research with artefacts from the past.