Yvonne Kendall was born in Birmingham, England in 1965, and emigrated to Australia with her parents at the age of 9. She studied sculpture at the Victoria College, in Melbourne, and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987. 

She moved to Germany in 2000 where she lives and works.
 
Her work is mostly biographical, sometimes disarmingly honest, often humerous and whimsical. She predominantly works with found objects and household textiles to investigate social,spiritual, psychological and cultural themes.
 
She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and Europe, been awarded a number of prizes and grants and is represented in many international collections.
 
In Australia she is represented by & Gallery
 

Collections

Brauer Museum of Modern Art Valparaiso, USA.  Kade Duesenberg German House Valparaiso University USA.
Gratianus Foundation. McClelland Gallery, Melbourne. Deakin University, Melbourne. Woollhara Municipal Council, Sydney. ANZ Bank. Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Germany. Marburg Universitätsmuseum, Germany. Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. John McBride Collection.
Artbank Australia. Bendigo Art Gallery. Fundere Foundry Collection. Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA.

Woodleigh School, Langwarrin, Australia.

 

Awards and Grants

2023 Finalist, Franscois Schneider Foundation
2021 Project grant from the Ministry of Fine Arts, Baden Württemberg, Germany
2009 By Heart, dein Herz Entscheidet, Social Ministry Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 3rd prize
2007 Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize
2001 Arts Victoria, International Export and Touring Fund
2000    Fundere Sculpture Award
Stipendium of the Ministry for Science, Research and Fine Arts,
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Pat Corrigan Grant
1995    Australian Institute of Management Award