In The art that made me, artists discuss works in the Art Gallery of NSW collection that either inspire, influence or simply delight them. This selection by Jude Rae first appeared in Look – the Gallery’s members magazine.
Jude Rae was working out of the Art Gallery of NSW’s Paris studio, ahead of a three-month residency in Italy courtesy of Bulgari, when Look tracked down the Sydney-based artist, described by Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Gallery, as one of our ‘great contemporary painters’.
‘Opportunities like this are of enormous benefit to mid-career artists such as myself,’ she says. ‘I am building on experience, a depth of knowledge that can allow for more complex reflections than were possible for me as a younger person. I am absorbing the contemporary European environment, visiting the great collections, reflecting on my own practice and considering Australia from afar… especially with the writing I’ve been doing for you!’ she added, after we asked her to share her favourite works in the collection.