Paul Yore works across installation, sound, video, collage, assemblage and textiles, often employing needlepoint, quilting, and appliqué techniques. Narratives of kitsch Australiana collide with sexually and politically loaded images, and popular culture reference to make up Yore’s uniquely garish, playful, provocative and politically astute works. His anarchic and anti-formalist approach to materials and content results in a visual cacophony of imagery and text that critiques the upheaval and dysfunction of contemporary society. Yore brashly and unapologetically re-centres radical and emancipatory queer expression against the backdrop of neoliberalism and the material excesses of capitalism.

Yore has exhibited in major institutions across Australia and internationally, including in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, the UK and USA. His work is held in various public and private collections, in Australia and internationally, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; Textile Art Museum, Ararat; Artbank, Australia; Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne; Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC; Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC; Wangaratta Art Gallery; VIC; Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne; and Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing. Yore has been included in important international publications, including Phaidon’s Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art and Thames & Hudson’s Threads: Contemporary Embroidered Art. A significant survey exhibition, Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH will be presented by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne in September 2022.