Judith Wright was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Biennale of Sydney, where she presented two major projects – the first a smaller, combined film and installation piece at Cockatoo Island, and the second, a major installation titled The Journey presented in one of the grand new spaces at Sydney’s newly rebuilt Museum of Contemporary Art.
Wrights work attends to a personal narrative that she lets unfold across the media of painting, sculpture and film. Her work attends to the “anatomy of loss” – a patient, elegant and utterly poignant eulogy to the loss of a child. Wrights capacity to make work that embraces such complex terrain whilst making her vision and reflections meaningful to us all is compelling.
Judith Wright lives and works in Brisbane and turned to visual art after a career in dance, performing with the Australian Ballet. Wright received a fellowship from Arts Queensland in 1993 and was awarded a professional development grant from the Queensland government in 1998. In 2002, Wright received a Master of Fine Arts from Queensland University of Technology. She has lectured at both the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. From 1999-2002 Wright served as a board member of the Queensland Art Gallery.
Wright’s work is well represented in several University collections as well as private and public collections including:
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama, Japan