Judy Holding, Ingalary Waterhole, 2018. Watercolour on paper, 52.5 x 98cm. Courtesy: the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
Judy Holding’s love of the Australian landscape is the inspiration behind her beautiful works on paper and sculptures. Since 1979, the artist has habitually travelled to the Northern Territory, especially to the monsoonal escarpment country of the Kakadu region, to observe and document indigenous ritual practices, spiritual beliefs and social structures.
Born in Bendigo in the central goldfields of Victoria, the landscape and bird life is entrenched in the artist’s third eye. This exhibition shows a lifetime of looking and imagining the land, listening to the voices that guide her; this includes acknowledging the beauty and the loss of the natural environment due to the ever-changing effects of climate change.
Exhibition opens: Saturday 16 March 2019