Judy Darragh

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1957

Rug

  • Purchased, 2010
  • Synthetic found mat and reinforced steel
  • 1700 x 2000 x 1600mm
  • 2010/022
  • 2009

Judy Darragh repurposes familiar everyday materials with humour and irony, creating new objects alive with possibility. She often uses discarded items, but this gravity-defying work was made from something new and mass produced – a cheap, synthetic Persian-style rug. Poised at the point of take-off, it’s a cut-rate magic carpet that both applauds and lampoons the potential of ‘great’ art to transport us into unknown realms.

(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)