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Title

Significant others

2016


Artist

Judith Wright

Australia

1945 -


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.


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


Artist information

Judith Wright

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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.).