Yandell Walton is a Melbourne-based artist whose work encompasses projection, installation, and interactive digital media. Through work that melds site with the projected image, Yandell has become recognised for her immersive works that merge the actual and the virtual to investigate notions of impermanence in relation to environmental, social and political issues. Through creating works that connect to a broad audience, her installations aim to engage and inspire action from individuals towards a collective consciousness within an ever-changing and increasingly damaged planet.
Driven by emotional responses to our increasingly damaged planet her recent research investigates ecological shifts in landscape due to human impact. Through responding to site, works have been situated within the natural landscape, in urban contexts and untraditional gallery spaces to investigate histories, speculative futures and our connection to land and site. She is a pioneer in her field, consistently challenging the use of technology within her production and presentation.
Yandell’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and non-traditional public spaces including Rising Festival (2021), Dark Mofo (2018), Light City Festival Baltimore (2016), Digital Graffiti Florida (2015), Experimenta Speak to Me (Melbourne & Brisbane 2012-14), PUBLIC Festival Perth (2014), Melbourne Festival (2012), VIVID Festival Sydney (2013), ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art 2013) and White Night Festival Melbourne (2013/15). She was the recipient of the Australian Network for Art and Technology IDEATE grant and the Philip Hunter Fellowship (2020/21).