2015 REMINISCENCE - A TRIBUTE TO JUDITH WRIGHT 5 December 2015 - 15 January 2016
100 years – reminiscing on the legacy of Judith Wright at the Judy.
Artists Fiona Rafferty and Frances Smith commemorate the centenary of the birth of Australian writer, poet and activist Judith Wright in Reminiscence, an exhibition coming to The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on 5 December 2015.
Reminiscence comprises works on paper, and ceramic works by Rafferty and Smith that respond to Judith Wright’s work as a writer, poet, environmentalist, and advocate of human rights.
Rafferty was inspired to create a body of work to commemorate Judith Wright when she spent five months living at Calanthe, Judith Wright’s former home on Tamborine Mountain.
Rafferty says, “The issues that Judith fought for—such as indigenous land rights and protecting the Great Barrier Reef—are issues that are still relevant today; through this exhibition we celebrate and continue her work in an effort to inspire the generations that proceed her”.
Flying Arts has selected five emerging curators to work under the banner of ‘Curators in Space’ to curate Reminiscence and develop public programs and learning resources that invite participants of all ages to engage with Judith Wright’s life and work.