Judy Watson

Australian indigenous art has a broad reputation as being innovative; but few artists are as intriguing as Judy Watson. While her work takes its inspiration from the land and traditions of the Waanyi culture, Watson distils her distinctive stained canvases into poetic abstractions that have the power to speak to all.

Margie West comments: “Even though the messages in her work are often tough, they are conveyed in an almost subliminal and subtle way, to be discovered in the layering of the surface and the imagery that floats mirage-like on it.”

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indigo and ochre 2016
Installation view
indigo and ochre 2016
Installation view
white vessel 2016
exhausted indigo, ochre and acrylic on canvas
178 x 135.5 cm
pin point, needle point 2016
exhausted indigo, ochre and acrylic on canvas
diptych, left side 236 x 32 cm right 233 x 32 cm
pituri vessels 2016
exhausted indigo, ochre and acrylic on canvas
176 x 146 cm
dutch map, pituri vessels on ochre 2016
ochre, acrylic and pencil on canvas
209 x 128 cm
drawing on air 2016
pigment and acrylic on canvas
212 x 131 cm
heat and dust 2016
pastel, pigment and acrylic on canvas
180 x 144 cm