Reminiscence pays tribute to Judith Wright and her life. On reflection Judith was a fiercely intelligent, strong and passionate woman who cared deeply about the land of her birth and the first people of her beloved country, Australia.
Artist, Fiona Rafferty and Ceramicist, Frances Smith have worked collaboratively to produce a body of work that celebrates and
pays homage to Australian writer, poet and activist Judith Wright.
Reminiscence is comprised of paintings, works on paper and ceramics by Rafferty and Smith. These artworks respond to Judith Wright’s work as a writer, poet, environmentalist, and advocate of human rights.
“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”. Fiona Rafferty
Reminiscence was developed as part of the Flying Arts Alliance Curator Development Program ‘Curators in Space’. The curatorial team comprised of Danielle Harvey, Leanne McIntyre, Siobhan Nunan, Michelle Richards, Charlotte Tegan and Kerry Turnbull
Artist motivation behind creating work for Reminiscence
“There seems to be very little known about a quite remarkable woman, who was a visionary in many ways and achieved enormous success, without the fanfare that the media today would have embraced with vigour.”
Public Program Package
Reminiscence: A Tribute to Judith Wright comes with a public program package that includes floor talks with the artists and/or curators, a master class workshop The Poetry of Drawing with Fiona Rafferty and an Artist Talk/Demonstration Day with Frances Smith. All programs subject to Artists/Curators availability, please contact our Exhibitions Program Lead for a quote.
Reminiscence is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund.
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