Yvette Watt's deadpan lineups of sheep, cattle, poultry and other domes-ticated creatures provide shrewd commentaries on the factory-farming industry's heartless commodification of living creatures. That she expresses her deep concern for animal welfare not through angry polemic but by means of wry satirical humour - using mass-produced animal toys as anonymous substitutes for living creatures - makes it all the more convincing and emotionally effecting.
Yvette Watt has held many solo exhibitions in Perth, Canberra and Hobart since 1988, as well as participating in group shows throughout Australia and in Germany. Her work can be found in the Parliament House Collection, Canberra, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank and many other public collections.
She lives in Hobart.