Yvonne Anne Ivy East (b. 1977 Meningie, South Australia)
Yvonne East is an artist and educator specialising in drawing and painting. Her work focusses on the human figure, from producing highly refined and empathetic portraits to award winning drawing and multimedia installations. East’s 2018 portrait of the Honourable Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Susan Kiefel AC is on display in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Canberra. A finalist in numerous notable art prizes, East has won several awards including the 2015 AGNSW Robert Le Gay Brereton Prize, 2014 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and the 2012 Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award.

A passionate educator, East currently lectures at the University of New South Wales and over the last decade has conducted numerous workshops and mentorships for schools, community groups, and government clients. A student of psychology, East endeavours to communicate the value of art education and to celebrate Australian art and artists including art prize judging appointments and as a presenter and producer for a weekly community radio arts program from 2009 to 2013.

Image credit: Yasmin Mund