Judy is a highly respected NZ artist renowned for her brightly coloured sculptural assemblages of recycled items, industrial materials and found objects, as well as video, collage, photography and poster art.
She has exhibited widely since the 1980’s and is well known for her ambitious works which alter public spaces in incredible ways. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections and In 2004 the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa featured a major retrospective of her work entitled 'Judy Darragh: So... you made it?'.
Judy lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, where she has played a significant role in the development of a number of artist-run spaces and has acted as mentor for a wide range of artists. She is also co-publisher of Femisphere, a long-term project interested in encouraging inclusivity and visibility of women's practices in the visual arts sector of Aotearoa.
Join us on a Zoom call with Judy and hear her views on art education in New Zealand, sharing an art space with other artists, inspiration for her art practice, support for the arts and art makers in NZ and the connections she makes with plastics and people - amongst many other things!
PHOTO BY LUKE HARVEY
Capital - Competitive Plastics - Objectspace 2021 Photo: Samuel Hartnett
Lunge (detail) - Competitive Plastics - Objectspace 2021 Photo: Samuel Hartnett
Choir 2021 - Competitive Plastics - Objectspace 2021 Photo: Samuel Hartnett
Foil Chain 2021
The Plant - Hamilton NZ
Swarm II 2014
The joy of stacks 2, 2007
Laser Bloom 2021
Acrylic, Variable dimensions
Limbo - Auckland Art Gallery Installation Commission 2015 - 2019
Sissy Squat 2021 Auckland Art Gallery Collection
PVC banner, acrylic, ink and paint, linen tape, glass spheres, assorted aerosol paint
Rock and rose bed (The bed you make is the bed you lie in) 1989 - 1996
Auckland Art Gallery Collection
Plastic and polystyrene
https://www.artsmakersaotearoa.nz A community of makers for makers jointly advocating for the arts through grassroots platforms to voice shared concerns.
https://femisphere.co.nz Femisphere is a long-term project interested in encouraging inclusivity and visibility of women*s practices in the visual arts sector of Aotearoa.