Judy Watson

Judy Watson

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Judy Watson is one of Australia s leading contemporary artists. Her art explores territory that includes the dispossessed Indigenous Australians with whom she shares a family history and heritage. Judy Watson's art is intense and sublime in its physicality. blood language is a beautifully illustrated pictorial exploration of some of Judy Watson s seminal canvases, works on paper, sculptural projects and artist s books. Judy Watson imparts the artist s ideas and writer Louise Martin-Chew gives another insight into the artist s practice. Water, skin, poison, dust & blood, ochre, bones and driftnet are defining themes in an empathetic art that seeks to find a broader geography of belonging. Watson creates highly sophisticated works of beauty that are subtly political and intensely personal.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 185.42 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0522856586
  • 9780522856583
  • 431,354

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"Seductively beautiful art, with political punch." --"Canberra Times"show more

About Judy Watson

Judy Watson was born in Mundubbera, Queensland, in 1959. An inveterate traveller, she has lived in many parts of Australia and undertaken numerous overseas residencies. Watson has had solo exhibitions all over Australia and internationally. In 1997 she represented Australia at the Venice Biennale. She is a recipient of several major contemporary art awards including the Mo t & Chandon Fellowship in 1995, the National Gallery of Victoria s Clemenger Award in 2006 and, in the same year, the Work on Paper Award at the 23rd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Major public art projects on high-profile sites have been undertaken by Watson, and in 2006 two of her works were permanently installed within the architectural fabric of the Musee du quai Branly in Paris.show more

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