Yvette Watt is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania. She is a committee member of the both the Australian Animal Studies Group and the UTAS Animal Studies Group.
Watt’s art practice spans more than 25 years. She has held numerous solo exhibitions and has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including Parliament House, Canberra, Artbank and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Watt has been actively involved in animal advocacy since the mid 1980s, and her artwork is heavily informed by her activism.
Images from the Animal Factories visual research project probing the hidden institutions of animal suffering in factory farms.
Watt is a co-editor of, and contributor to the collection of essays titled Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations (Ashgate, 2011) and was commissioned to contribute an entry on ‘Animals Art and Ethics’ for the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, (Marc Bekoff ed., Greenwood Press, 2010).