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Judith Wright

b. 1945

Judith Wright is well-known for works spanning painting, drawing, video and installation, often sustaining dialogues between different media. She came to her art practice from a background in classical dance, having performed with the Australian Ballet for four years, a history revealed in the performative aspects of her work. Often dealing with the impermanence and the vulnerability of life, recently, Wright has drawn on her enduring themes in new ways, making videos and figurative sculptural installations.

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.

Birth place
Brisbane, QLD
Other works 


Other solo exhibitions 

Selected solo exhibitions: ‘Judith Wright: Propositions II’, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; ‘Conversations’, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2009, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 2008 and University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 2008; ‘Judith Wright: Breath and Other Considerations’, Artspace, Mackay, Queensland, 2007; ‘Judith Wright: Selected Video Works 1997–2004’, Performance Space, Sydney, 2005.

Other group exhibitions 

Selected group exhibitions: ‘Drawn to Abstraction’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, 2011; ‘Contemporary Encounters’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2010; ‘A Generosity of Spirit: Recent Australian Women’s Art’, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, 2010; ‘Love, Loss and Intimacy’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2010.