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Title

Significant others

2016

Artist

Judith Wright

Australia

1945 –

Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
Alternate image of Significant others by Judith Wright
  • Details

    Date
    2016
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    acrylic, wax on five sheets of Japanese paper
    Dimensions
    200.0 x 200.0 cm each sheet; 200.0 x 1000.0 cm overall approximately
    Credit
    Contemporary Collection Benefactors' 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    267.2016.a-e
    Copyright
    © Judith Wright

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    Judith Wright

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    'Significant others' is a return to painting following a ten-year hiatus for Judith Wright in which the artist has been preoccupied with a series of sculptural installations (‘Journey’, ‘Destination’ and ‘Ancestors’).

    The new works comprise a series of large abstract paintings in acrylic and wax on Japanese paper. They could be read as monolithic landscapes; as part of the artist’s personal narrative, they retain traces of physical as well as symbolic form. The pigments are applied in layers, with an accretion of translucent wash building up the forms, lending them a dense and complex subtlety of colour and tone.

    'Significant Others' comprises of three major groups, the largest being this work, a quintet which stretches a little over 10 metres in length.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Lisa Catt and Justin Paton, Here we are, 'Judith Wright in conversation with Hannah Hutchison', pg. 40-43, Sydney, Aug 2019, 40 (colour illus., detail), 43 (colour illus., detail), 44-45 (colour illus.).

Other works by Judith Wright

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