JUDITH WRIGHT CV

Born 1945, Brisbane
Lives and works in Brisbane

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 ‘Desire’, Jan Manton Gallery , Brisbane
2009 ‘Desire’, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2009 ‘Conversations’ Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
‘Desire’ Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2008 ‘Judith Wright – Conversations’, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
‘The Gift’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
‘A Continuing Fable’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2007 ‘Between’, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
‘Judith Wright: Breath and Other Considerations’, Artspace, Mackey
2006 ‘In Praise of Darkness : Conversations with the Father’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
‘In Praise of Darkness: Conversations with the Father’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2005 ‘Judith Wright: Selected Video Works 1997 – 2004’, Performance Space, Sydney
‘Relative Conversations’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
2004 ‘One Dances’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
‘One Dances’, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2002 ‘Blind of Sight III’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
‘Blind of Sight (Now)’, Gardens Theatre, QUT Precinct, Brisbane
‘Blind of Sight’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1999 ‘Projections for Eliza’, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
‘Fluid’, Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1998 ‘Breathe’, Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1997 ‘Skin of Memory’, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
‘Rhythm of Memory’, Magazine Space, Griffith Artworks, Griffith University, Brisbane
1996 ‘Blind Hands’, Annandale Gallery, Sydney
‘Silent Measure’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
‘Two Hands’, Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1995 ‘Image of Absence’, Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
‘Second stage’, Seventeen mile rocks, Brisbane
‘Silent Measure’, 184 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne (courtesy Milburn Gallery, Brisbane)
1994 ‘Breath of Silence’, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo
‘Breath of Silence’, Gallery Finarte, Nagoya
1993 Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
‘Shadow of Silence’, Annandale Galleries, Sydney
‘Silent Echoes in The Hollow Hand’, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo
1992 ‘Palm of the Hand’, Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1991 ‘Uncovered Language’, Artspace, Sydney
1990 ‘Judith Wright – Books and Drawings’, Milburn and Arte’, Brisbane
1989 312 Lennox Street, Melbourne
Milburn and Arte’, Brisbane
1987 Milburn Gallery, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 ‘Drawn to Abstraction’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
2010 ‘A Generosity of Spirit: Recent Australian Women’s Art’, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
‘Love Loss and Intimacy’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2010 ,Painthing (as one), Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2010 ‘A Generosity of Spirit’, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2010 ‘Contemporary Encounters’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2008 ‘Silver – Lined : Contemporary Artists and the Performing Arts Collection’, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
2008 ‘Wilson HTM National Art Prize’ (touring exhibition), GRANTPIRRIE, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Jan Manton Art
2007 ‘Portal’, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2007 ‘ARC; Art Design and Craft Biennial’, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2006-08 ‘Queensland Live’ Queensland Art Gallery Touring exhibition
2006 ‘Clemenger Contemporary Art Award’ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
‘Where Angels Tread’, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
‘The Tallis Foundation 2006 National Works on Paper’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Vic
‘HarriesIDA China – 06’, Beijing Film Academy Gallery, Beijing and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
‘The Year in Art’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
‘Screenings: International and Australian New Media’, National Gallery pf Victoria, Melbourne
2005 ‘The Harries National Digital Art Award’, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane & Today Art Museum, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing
‘Your Sky’, Gigantic Art Space (GAS), New York
‘Slow Rushes: Takes on the documentary sensibility in moving images from around Asia and the Pacific’, Artspace, Auckland
2004 ‘White Light’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘Slow Rushes: Takes on the documentary sensibility in moving images from around Asia and the Pacific’,
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
‘The Look of Faith’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2003 ‘The Way Things Are’, GRANTPIRRIE, Redfern, Sydney
‘One SQUAREMILE: Brisbane Boundaries’, Museum of Brisbane
Home with No Walls, Open Circle and Sahmat, Mumbai
2002 ‘Meridian: Focus on Australian Art,’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
‘Inferno’, Elison contemporary music with John Rodgers, Brisbane Powerhouse
2001 ‘Phenomena: New Painting in Australia’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Paper works: Australian Artists exploring drawing and the printed image’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘New painting in Australia 1: Phenomena’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Sonorous Bodies’, Elision contemporary music with Liza Lim, Hebbel Theatre, Berlin
2000 ‘Tachikawa International Art Festival’, Tokyo, 2000; ‘Five Queensland Artists’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘Another Landscape’, I.M.A Brisbane, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
‘Spitting and Biting’, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
‘Five Queensland Artists’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘Lightness of Being’ with Pinaree Sanpitak, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1999 ‘Agency: Living Here Now’, Australian Perspecta, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
‘Sonorous Bodies’, Elision contemporary music with Liza Lim,
‘Third Asia Pacific Triennial’, Brisbane City Hall
‘Another Landscape: Life / History / Language’, Max Mueller Bhavan, German Cultural Centre, Bombay
‘How Long’, Nanyang Technical Institute, Singapore
‘Output’, I.M.A, Empire Building, Brisbane
1998 ‘The Acid Test’, RMIT University, Melbourne
‘Another Landscape: Life / History / Language’, with Kaoru Hirabayashi and Nalini Malani; Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama; Gallery Lunami, Tokyo; Galleria Finarte, Nagoya; and touring to Gallery Chemould
Bombay and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1997 ‘Fire and Life’ with Jayashree Chakravarty, I.M.A, Brisbane and touring
‘Silent Rhythm’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
‘Clearage’, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
‘A Gift for India’, SAHMAT, New Delhi and touring
‘Space and Gravity’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘Temple of Earth Memories, between Art & Nature’, Australian
‘Perspecta’, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1996 ‘re collection – The Griffith University Art Collection 25 years’, Brisbane City Gallery
‘Australia: Familiar and Strange’ Seoul Arts Centre, Korea
‘Flagging the Republic’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney and touring
‘Reference Points 1V’, Queensland Art Gallery
‘Fire and Life’ with Jayashree Chakravarty, Gallery 88, Calcutta
1995 ‘Arco’, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
‘Accent on Australia: Five Contemporary Artists in Denmark’, Gallerie Babette, Denmark
‘Seven-ness’ collaboration with Dominico de Clario, I.M.A, Brisbane
‘Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair’, Nagoya
1994 ‘Temporality’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
‘An Exotic Otherness’, Crossing Brisbane Lines, CAST, Tasmania and touring
1993 ‘The Nature of Space’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1992 ‘Unfamiliar Territory’, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide
‘Recent Acquisitions’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1989 ‘Australian Perspecta’, Art Gallery of New South Wales
‘Reference Points: A New Perspective’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1988 ‘A Complimentary Caste: A Homage to Women Artists in Queensland Past and Present’, The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast
1985 ‘Queensland Works, 1950 – 1985’, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

PERFORMANCES
1998 Trace, with Kaoru Hirabayashi, Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama
1997 Body as Site, erasure of work of Nalini Malini with Vanessa Mafe, Second Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary
Art, Queensland Art Gallery

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Artbank, Sydney
Artspace Mackay
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Brisbane City Gallery
Canberra School of Art
Gold Coast City Gallery
Griffith University, Brisbane
Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
University of Sydney
U.T.S. Gallery, Sydney

DEVELOPMENT
2009 Fellowship from the Visual Arts board of the Australia Council for the Arts
2006 Project Grant, Arts Queensland, Queensland Government
2003 Greene St. New York studio residency from the Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council
2002 Received a Master of Fine Arts from Queensland University of Technology
1999-02 Appointed as a member of the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees
1998 Professional Development grant from the Arts Office, Queensland Government
1997 Fire and Life Residency, Institute of Modern Art (I.M.A), Brisbane
Presentation grant from The Arts Office, Queensland Government
1996-97 Lecturer, College of Art, Griffith University
1996 Fire and Life Artists Exchange Project, Calcutta, India
Project Grant from the Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council
1994 Project Grant from the Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council
1993 Fellowship from Arts Queensland, Queensland Government
1990-98 Tutor – Queensland University of Technology
1966-70 The Australian Ballet

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Lobely, K., ‘Judith Wright’, Artistprofile, Issue11 2010
Rainbird, S. ‘Judith Wright’ ‘A Generosity of Spirit’, exh.cat. QUT Art Museum, 2010
Turner, T., ART: Judith Wright, The Courier Mail, 6-7th September 2008
Davenport, R., Judith Wright : Conversations; Raffel, S., One Dances and Between; Lim, L., White, Red, Black: Three Stages of Illuminations; Helmrich, M., The Veil of Dark Waters, Beyond Voice; Goodman, J., Judith Wright: Colour’s Gift; Ewington, J., Moving; in ‘Judith Wright : Conversations 1987-2007’, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2007
Kent, R., A Continuing Fable, exh. cat. GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, 2008
Ogilvy, C., Tantalising trip of many challenges, Times2, Thursday 19th June 2008
Kirker, A., Judith Wright: Conversations, (book review) Art Monthly Australia, Issue #210 June 2008, pp. 44-46
Lewis, C., Judith Wright, exh. cat, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, 2007
Bruce, C., exh. cat. In Praise of Darkness: Life and Death in the Work of Judith Wright, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, 2006
Gellatly, K., and Smith, J., exh. cat. 2006 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award
Raffel S., One Dances exh. cat. GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, 2004
Cassim, J., Wright Seeks Shape of Dialogue, ‘The Japan Times’, 24 Apr. 2004.
Desmond, M., Judith Wright – Each sigh is the stillness of the shriek, ‘Art & Australia’, Autumn vol. 30 no. 3., 2003.
Weston, N., Talent transcends medium, ‘The Western Australian’, Perth, 23 March 2002.
Dasqupta, S., Landscapes and Inscapes, The Telegraph, Calcutta, 25 Oct. 2002.
Webb, V., A Sensual Aesthetic: the art of Judith Wright, ‘Meridian: focus on contemporary Australian art, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002.
Timms, P., The Shape of Air (Flat). Bett Gallery, Hobart. 2002.
McLean, S., Free to connect, ‘The Courier Mail’, Brisbane, Brisbane 5th July, 2002.
Martin-Chew, L., Sensuous curves reveal the body’s stripped essence, ‘The Australian’, 10 May, 2002.
McDougall, R., Tactile Spaces, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2002.
Mafe, D., Judith Wright – the night stage of memory illuminated, Working Spaces, 2002.
Wardell, M., Phenomena, Phenomena New Painting in Australia:1, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 2001
Matthews, K., Another Landscape:Life/History/Language, ‘Eyeline’, Brisbane, no.45, Autumn/Winter 2001.
Geczy, A., The same old song, ‘Art Monthly’, Canberra, August 2001.
Genocchio, B., Just circles, stripes and squares, ‘The Weekend Australian’, 21-22 July 2001.
Mafe, D., Mourning Practice, ‘Eyeline’, no. 38, Summer 1998-99, Brisbane
Helmrich,M., Gaze of the Abyss: The Work of Judith Wright, Another Landscape: Life/History/Language, Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama, 1998.
Smith, S., Space in which to breathe ‘The Courier Mai’, Brisbane, 22 Aug. 1998.
Walker, M.B., Wonder: coupling Art with Sexual Difference, Veil, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. 1998.
Larner, B & Considine, F., A Complementary Caste: a homage to women Artists in Queensland Past and Present, Centre Gallery, Gold Coast, 1998.
Snelling, M., Forward, Veil, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1998.
Devenport, R., Fire and Life (part Two), from home to home, ‘Asialink’,1997, Melbourne.
Bromfield, D., Digital Blindness and the end of painting: Judith Wright at Galerie Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Davenport, R.,Calcutta to Brisbane from home to home, ‘Eyeline’, no.34, Spring 1997.
Ferrier, E., Veil, Veil, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1998.
Mafe, D., Abstracted Stagings, Veil, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1998.
Hart, D., Temple of Earth Memories, Essential Elements. Australian Perspecta, Sydney 1997.
Jackson, B., Echo mute to ear unbending locating the tympanum in the work of Judith Wright ‘Eyeline’, Brisbane, no.34, Spring 1997.
Jackson, B., Rhythm of Memory, Magazine space, Griffith Artworks, 1997.
Ferrier, E., Fire and Life (part One). Judith Wright, ‘Asialink’,1996, Melbourne.
Ferrier, E., The Language of Silence, Two Hands, Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, 1996.
Ramachandran, M., Why Some Lines Can Never Meet, ‘The Asian Age’, Calcutta, 25 Oct. 1996
Mafe, D., Positions on Stage, Sevenness, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1995.
Morrell, T., Australia: Familiar and Strange, Seoul Arts Centre, Korea, 1996.
Helmrich, M., Out of exile and into the 90s, An Exotic Otherness – crossing Brisbane Lines, CAST, 1994.
Helmrich, M.,The Dead Also Dream, Silence Echoes in the Hollow of the Hand, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo, 1993
Rainbird, S., Judith Wright: Unfamiliar Territory, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 1992.
Helmrich, M., The skin of memory, Veil, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Mafe, D., Silent Speech, Breath of Silence, Gallery Finarte, Nagoya, 1994.
Mafe, D., Shaded Site, Silence Echoes in the Hollow of the Hand, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo, Japan, 1993.
Kirker, A., In Search of a Symbolic Language, Art Monthly, Sydney, June 1991.
Lim L., Projections for Eliza, Projections for Eliza, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 1991.
McIntyre, A., Contemporary Australian Collage and its Origins, Craftsmen House, Roseville, 1990.
Kirker, A.,Judith Wright, Australian Perspecta, 1989. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Lynn, E.,Giving Bliss a Miss, ‘Weekend Australian’, Sydney 19 Dec. 1989.
Lynn, E., The Individual in Perspective, ‘Weekend Australian’, Sydney 19 Dec. 1989., Weekend Australian, Sydney, 19 December, 1989.