Author(s): Christopher Heathcote
Yvonne Audette s career as a painter and artist specialising in works on paper has now spanned nearly six decades. Strarting out in Sydney where she attended art school and modelled or Max Dupain, she soon discovered Europe and lived and worked in Spain and Italy in the piost-war years when abstract expressionism was the dominant new trend emanating from America. Audette exhibited successfully in Italy and France before retruning to Australia where she continued her career as an abstract artist working in Melbourne. The eminent art historians Dr. Christopher Heathcote and Dr. Bruce Adams have written perceptive essays on Audette s career in Europe and Australia and Dr. Gerard Vaughan and Kirsty Grant of the National Gallery of Vicotira have contributed an essay on her drawings and works on paper. This revised edition of the 2003 monograph traces an unusual life dedicated to the arts, and illustrates the artist s significant contribution to contemporary art in Australia."