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A Women’s Work Is Never Done review

Catherine de Zegher, a prolific Belgian curator, lets a host of artists loose to tackle everything from eco;feminism to childbirth to torture in South America in an exhibition ‘A Women’s Work is Never Done’ at Richard Saltoun, London featuring Judith Wright. Review published in The Guardian, 22 Nov 2023. Read the review (PDF): Women’s Work Is Never Done review – decay, dildos and the disappeared enliven a great unravelling |

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Judith Wright: “Life? or Theatre?” an Elegiac Choreography

An essay by Catherine de Zegher. Contemplating the work of Judith Wright, unbidden, the work of Charlotte Salomon comes to my mind. Hence, the title of this essay is inspired by the title of Salomon’s major series of 769 gouaches: Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel [Life? or Theater?: A Song Play]. Why do I associate their works? It is neither about medium nor about form, neither about time nor about space, it is about the deep connection between art and life—an autobiography as oeuvre or a theater as survival. Download the full essay (PDF): Judith Wright Life or Theater Catherine de Zegher

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Judith Wright interview – A Continuing Fable NGA



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Judith Wright interview with MCA on ‘Eight Artists’

MCA Collection Artist Studios: Judith Wright From her studio on Turrbal Country, artist Judith Wright talks about her practice and the process in creating her work, ‘Relative Conversations’ (2006), on display as part of ‘MCA Collection: Eight Artists’. Reproduced with permission of the MCA. Visit the MCA website for more information MCA group exhibition Eight Artists.

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Video interview: Judith Wright | Contemporary Australia: Women | GOMA

  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. For ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’, Wright has made A wake 2011. Her first major figurative installation, it marks a new development in her long meditation on the loss of her daughter, who died shortly after birth many years ago. Wright says ‘the power of the shadow to conjure absence’ directed her to make A wake. The ancient Greeks associated shadows with the soul, and this is true of Wright’s musicians: their shadows are the …

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