Judy Darragh Artist Talk

Judy Darragh Artist Talk

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Meet in the exhibition


Join artist Judy Darragh as she unveils her mural work Pecking order.

Judy Darragh ONZM (b. 1957 Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand) is an artist renowned for her brightly coloured sculptural assemblages, collage, video, photography, and poster art. Her practice came to prominence during 1980s, at which time Darragh’s trademark and eclectic iconoclasm modeled a fleet-footed critical position in response to the rampant materialism and free-market reforms that characterized this period of New Zealand history.  In 2004 Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand mounted the major survey exhibition Judy Darragh: So... you made it? which was accompanied by a full colour catalogue published by Te Papa Press. Judy Darragh lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland where she has played a significant role in the development of ARTSPACE Aotearoa, artist-run spaces in Auckland such as Teststrip, and Cuckoo, has taught widely at both secondary and tertiary level, and has taken on mentorship roles for wide range of artists. She was a co-editor of Femisphere a publication supporting women’s art practices in Aotearoa. Darragh continues to exhibit extensively throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and her works are held in numerous public collections including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch; Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand ,Wellington; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland; and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.