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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cyclone yassi 2011
acrylic and pencil on canvas
212 x 156.5 cm
proclamation 2011
pigment and acrylic on canvas
213 x 156.5cm
water moon 2011
pigment and acrylic on canvas and carbon
212 x 89 cm
bunya 2011
pigment, acrylic and watercolour pencil on canvas
212 x 156.5 cm
red flood 2011
pigment and acrylic on canvas
212 x 157 cm
water dragon 2011
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
213 x 156.5cm
burning boats, flat earth theory 2011
pigment, pastel and acrylic on canvas
212.5 x 178 cm
the investigator tree 2011
pigment and pencil on canvas
212 x 156.5 cm