A graduate of the ANU School of Art she has worked with visual arts organisations both large and small, including the National Gallery of Australia, Gorman House Arts Centre and Canberra Contemporary Art Space, and has curated a number of exhibitions for artist-run initiatives and public galleries.
Her work extends into arts festivals, including roles as co-director of Critical Animals, a creative research symposium taking place annually in Newcastle as a part of This Is Not Art, and as a founder of You Are Here, an annual experimental and cross-arts festival in Canberra, which she produced from 2010 to 2013.
Recently Yolande worked as a producer with Big hART, Australia’s leading arts and social change company, on their national suite of projects. She is a member of the Canberra Museum and Gallery advisory committee, a member of the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council cultural development advisory committee, and is on the management committee of Braidwood’s Two Fires Festival of Arts & Activism. She is currently coordinator for Girls Rock! Canberra, a music education and mentorship program for girls and non-binary youth, and has returned to You Are Here festival as managing producer.
Yolande’s writing extends from commentary and essays on the arts, culture and social history to fiction, memoir and poetry- explore the archive here.