Yuill/Crowley was established 1982 in a former woolstore in Pyrmont and over the course of its history the gallery has been instrumental in the development of a lively culture of ideas around contemporary art. No discussion of Australian art of the past four decades is complete without mention of many of the artists with whom the gallery has worked.
Conceptually based practices are a particular focus but not to the exclusion of others and gallery artists work in all media. In addition to regular showings of artists represented exclusively by the gallery, Yuill/Crowley occasionally mounts special exhibitions of non-gallery artists. These have included Nigel Hall, Jochen Gerz, Larry Clark, Walker Evans, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
Under the guidance of gallery director Kerry Crowley, Dick Watkins represented Australia at the 1985 Sao Paulo Biennial; Imants Tillers represented Australia at the 1986 Venice Biennale; and, in 2002 Robert MacPherson was Australia’s representative in the São Paulo Biennial.
Crowley enjoys a reputation for working closely with curators on the installation of gallery artists in museum exhibitions, and her close collaboration with designers has produced several museum publications recognized for their design excellence. This attention to detail extends to working with private clients, both in the development of individual collections and in the installation of work in a variety of private and public settings. Crowley was recognized for her services to contemporary art with an Order of Australia in 2008.
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