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Arrivals also brings together the work of three artists: Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada.

Yhonnie Scarce returns to Ikon to continue her residency, begun in early 2020 and disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, before presenting a major new work. Born in Woomera, South Australia, Scarce belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Working with glass, she explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallisation of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests on her homeland during 1956-63. Organised by Ikon Gallery and TarraWarra Museum of Art with consultant curator Hetti Perkins.

Made in Birmingham/Made in Sydney presents the work of Fijian-Australian artist Salote Tawale and British-Afghan artist Osman Yousefzada as part of a major new cultural exchange between Australia and the United Kingdom, celebrating each nation’s diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors. Made in Birmingham/Made in Sydney is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney and Ikon, in which Tawale and Yousefzada explore questions of identity and belonging in contemporary Australia and Britain through two new video artworks.