Judy Darragh

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV


Selected Employment / Activities 

1975 - 1978  Diploma Visual Communication & Design, Wellington Polytechnic
1980 - Diploma of Teaching, Auckland Secondary Teachers College
1981 - 1985  Henderson High School, Assistant Art Teacher
1986 - 1988  Westlake Girls High, Assistant Art Teacher
1988 - 1994  Auckland Metropolitan College, HOD Art Department
1989 - 1991  Artspace Board Member, Auckland
1993 - 1997  Member of Teststrip Gallery, Auckland
1992 - 1993  Artist Alliance Committee member
1994 - 1995  Artspace Board Member, Auckland
1995 - 2010  Lecturer in Visual Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
2000 - 2001  Lecturer Part-time, Auckland University of Technology
2000 - 2003  Member of Cuckoo Artists Initiative, Auckland
2005 - 2013  Artspace Board Member, Auckland
2005 - present  Professional Teaching Fellow, Elam School of Fine Arts, Akl Uni
2005 - 2009  Starving Artists Fund, Board Member
2009 - 2013  Advisory Panel for Public Art, Auckland City Council
2011 - Mentor for Artists Alliance
2011 - 2013  Mentor Handshake Project
2014 - present  Selector McCahon Residency
2015 - present  Selector Parkin Drawing Prize
2016 - Mentor Artists Alliance


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Snow in Hawaii, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
In Kahoots (with Sean Kerr), Christchurch Art Gallery

In Kahoots (with Sean Kerr), Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

Ummmm, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Build up, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

Kiss The Ground, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

Limbo, North Atrium Sculpture Commission, Auckland City Gallery
Hole Of Yellow Archipeligp, Creative Learning Centre, Auckland City Art Gallery
I See Art Everywhere, Neon Commission, John Mathews, New Plymouth
Still Light, Two Rooms, Auckland

Autopsy, Jonathan Smart Gallery Christchurch
Pinewood Bend, billboard project, OConnells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke

Please Give Generously, Letting Space, JWT Imperial Lane Auckland
100 Arrows, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana
International Beggar, Two Rooms Auckland
Walk This Way, Corbans Estate Henderson
Walk This Way, Blue Oyster Dunedin

SCI FI, Waikato University Gallery, Curator Karl Chitam
SCI FI, Two Rooms Auckland
Stainless, Dowse Art Gallery Lower Hutt

The Plant, Waikato River bank, Hamilton
DATA, Headland Sculpture Collaboration with Rachel Shearer
DATA, Jonathan Smart Gallery Christchurch
Stainless, Two Rooms Auckland

Bottle Run, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana
Throw Up, Tauranga Art Gallery
Studio of Exhaustion, Physics Room Christchurch

Studio of Exhaustion For Diligent Service, Two Rooms, Auckland

"What do you think of this?" Poster image for Brand Campaign Akl City Art Gallery
Hard Rubbing, Snowwhite Gallery Unitech, Auckland

Plonk, Roger Williams Gallery, Auckland Art Fair
The Joy of Stacks, Roger Williams Gallery Auckland
Arts Society, Pataka, Porirua, Wellington

Arts Society, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
Judy Darragh: Selected Works Selected, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland
Frozen Flood, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Ramp Gallery, Waikato University of Technology, Hamilton

Weeping Works, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Stars Don't Sparkle In Space, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

So… you made it? A major retrospective exhibition curated by Natasha Conland for Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington. Publication "Judy Darragh So…You Made It?" edited by Natasha Conland, Te Papa Press, 2004

Universal Beauty and Truth, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Truth & Beauty II, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

Dreamweavers, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin

What One Wonders, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Motherboard, Rm 401, Auckland

Sunspots, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
One Wonders, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

Sunspots, Artspace Gallery, Auckland
Lovesongs, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

Love Songs Till Midnight, Physics Room, Christchurch
Cube'n'dice, Fiat Lux Gallery, Auckland

I'll Keep You Warm, Pilot Space, AUT Student Gallery, Auckland
Liquid Paper, Spot Gallery, Auckland
365 Daze, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Auckland

Universal Drapes, Teststrip Gallery, Auckland
The Night Sky, Teststrip Gallery Window, Auckland

Floral Extravaganza, A collaboration with Ani O'Neill, NEW Gallery Project Space, Auckland Art Gallery; Dowse Art Gallery, Lower Hutt; Bath House Art Gallery, Rotorua
She's A Mod! Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
The Collection, Installation, Tower Studio Queens College, Melbourne, Australia
Floral Sculptures Installation, The Letting Space Project, Artspace, Auckland

Hula Surprise, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Aquarium Installation, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

More Taste Than Money, Jonathan Jensen Gallery Christchurch; Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Change Of Tack, Catherine Scollay Gallery, Wellington
Moderno Update, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
X-Cess, Waikato Art Gallery, Hamilton

Pacific Madonna, Window Works Series, Auckland, City Art Gallery
Yohohosho, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland
Tic For Tack, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Southern Delites, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch

Culturally Flabby, Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington

Mz Zealanous, Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington
New Zeal, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

High Tack, Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington


Selected Group Exhibitions

WESTFARBE: PAINT vs COLOUR, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

WWWII, Glovebox, Auckland
MATERIALISED, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

The Intellectual Fashion Show, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Vibre, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
SCAPE, Presence, Christchurch Public Art

3 Words, Publication
Summer Art Show, Ponsonby Central

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker, Artbox, CHCH Art Gallery
Phantom City,  Rotorua Museum and Art Gallery, curator Karl Chitam
So Last Century, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Other Waters, Te Tuhi, Pakaranga Auckland
Probstian Aesthetic, Blue Oyster Gallery, curator Dan Arps

25- 52, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Outer Spaces, Christchurch Art Gallery
A Different View : Artists Address Pornography, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere, Castillo/Corrales, Paris

Studio Of Exhaustion, Physics Room, Christchurch
Party, Walsall Art Gallery London
Twinset, Video programme, Christchurch Art Gallery

5 : 7, Moving image exhibition, Two Rooms, Auckland
Second Life, Pataka, Porirua, Curator Helen Kedgley
Optimism, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
We Are Unsuitable For Framing, Te Papa Tongarewa, Curator Charlotte Huddlestone

Cure Kids in the Mountains, Art Auction, Queenstown

Calling All Canaries Home, Canary Gallery, Auckland
Girls In Trees, sound installation, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana, Collaboration with Rachel Shearer

Prospect, City Gallery, Wellington, curator Emma Bugden
South Project, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand
High Chair - New Zealand Artists on Childhood, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland University of Technology
Come Home, Travelling Exhibition in artists homes, St Marys Bay, Auckland
Parallel Practices, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, curator Damien Skinner

WWW, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Universal Beauty And Truth 2, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Red.Black.White, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Cut Out, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Remember New Zealand, Sao Paolo Bienal, Brazil

d'Tail Adorment Show, Ponsonby Festival, curated by Ani O'Neil and Shigekui Kihara
Waikato National Contemporary Award, Waikato Museum

The Jd Show (with Julian Dashper), Rm 401, Auckland
Lush, Platform 1, Melbourne, Australia
Waikato National Contemporary Award, Waikato Museum

Still Life, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
Polytechnic, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Fabrications, curator: Justin Paton, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Waikato National Contemporary Award, Waikato Museum

Drunkards Dream, Pavement & Penthouse Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
In Glorious Dreams, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Drive, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Out Of The Ordinary Installation, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Phase Three Installation Laser Bloom, Dowse Art Gallery, Lower Hutt
Wonderlands, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Papermake, Modern Art Inc, London, U.K.
Leap Of Faith Survey Show, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Rezone Series Shop Window Installation, Balmoral Road, Auckland
Setting The Table Ceramics, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland

CODEc Artists Internet Project in association with Teststrip Gallery, Auckland
Sharp and Shiny, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Nostalgia, curator: Zara Stanhope, Monash Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Identikit, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland
Badge, curator: Mary Robinson, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland

1995 - 1996
Hangover, curators: Lara Strongman and Robert Leonard, Waikato Museum, Hamilton; Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

Elvis In Geyersland, Bath House Art Gallery, Rotorua
Stop Making Sense, Curator: George Hubbard, City Gallery, Wellington
Child's Play, The Robert McDougall Art Gallery and Annex, Christchurch
Uno Momento Mas, Soundwatch, Artspace, Auckland

150 Ways Of Loving, Artspace, Auckland

Comfort Zone, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

The Carnivalesque Body, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Surface Tensions, 10 Artists Of The 90's, Auckland City Art Gallery
Vanitas, The Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

Home Made Home Installation, City Gallery, Wellington
Cross Pollination, curator George Hubbard, Artspace
Catholic Taste, curator: Judy Darragh, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Intermedia: The Face Of Change, Contemporary Women Artists, Bath House Art Gallery, Rotorua

Situation and Style, curator: William McAloon, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch

Rock and Rose Bed Occupied Zone, installation series, curators: Priscilla Pitts and Derrick Cherrie, Artspace Auckland
Bestia Fabrica, Fish Shop Gallery, Auckland
Constructed Intimacies, Moët and Chandon Award Exhibition

6 Women Artists, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch

The Blue Room Mountain Of Work, Greymouth Art Gallery

Awards and Residencies

2020  The New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the arts
2016  Lucas Artists Fellowship, Montalvo Art Centre, San Francisco
2016  Quick Response Grant Creative New Zealand
1999  Creative New Zealand New Work Grant
1995  The Tower Studio, Queens College Melbourne, Artists in Residence
1995  Creative New Zealand Professional Development Grant
1993  Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Artist in Residence
1991  Creative New Zealand Professional Development Grant to travel & work in Spain
1988  NZ Arts Council Special Project Grant
1986  NZ Arts Council New Artist Promotion Scheme

Selected Collections

Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
The Bath House Art Gallery, Rotorua
Sarjent Gallery, Wanganui
Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Waikato Museum and Art Gallery, Hamilton
Lincoln University Collection, Christchurch
Christchurch Teachers College
John Mathews Collection, New Plymouth
Coopers and Lybrand Accountants
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington

Film Projects

2008  Crowd Pleaser, Artland series, TVNZ
2001  The Selfish Giant, Art Director
1997  Blood, Co-Director, Documentary for TVNZ Work of Art series
1996  Hair, Co-Director, Documentary for TVNZ Work of Art series; Finalist Best Documentary NZ Film & TV Awards
1994  Gold medal Arts Category, New York TV & Video Awards

Design Projects

2015  Collaborator, Creative Learning Centre, Auckland Art Gallery
1995  Hero Party, Front of House designer Whare Aroha
1994  Hero Party, Front of House designer The Departure Lounge


2017  Judy Darragh, Artists in Residence, Art News, January 2017
2016  Elle Loui, Animal, Mineral Vegetable, Art New Zealand Summer Issue #160
2014  Dunn Megan, Laird Tessa, Menzies Louise, I SEE ART EVERYWHERE, New Books
2007  Butler, Brian (ed.) Speculation, NZ Venice Project and JRP Ringier
2006  Booker, Paula, Arts Society, Te Tuhi Press
2004  Conland, Natasha, (ed.) SO … YOU MADE IT ? Te Papa Press
2004  Highfield, Camilla and Smith, Peter Pushing Boundries :11 Contemporary Artists in Aotearoa New Zealand, Gilt Edge Publishing
2004  Camilla Highfield and Peter Smith, Gilt Edge Publishing
2003  Bywater, Jonathan, Auckland Review  Art New Zealand #107
2002  Dunn Micheal. New Zealand Sculpture: A History, Auckland University Press
2001  Stanhope, Zara. Alive. Adam Art Gallery
2000  Burke, Gregory and Scott, Hanna, Drive, Govett - Brewster Art Gallery
2000  Bywater Jonathan, Auckland Review, Art New Zealand #96
2000  Clark, Jacqui, "The New Black", New Zealand Listener, July
2000  Scott, Hanna. In Glorious Dreams, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
1999  Paton, Justin, Auckland Review, Art New Zealand #93
1999  "Changing Tack", Art News, vol 19
1999  Bywater, Jonathan, "Auckland Roundup", Log Illustrated #6
1999  Dunn, Megan and Townsend, David, "Lovesongs: review" Art Asia Pacific #23
1998  Green, Nicola, "Is there a Doctor in the House?" Art New Zealand #85
1997  Porter, Gwynneth, "Crimes of Boredom", 365 Daze, Jonathan Smart Gallery
1996  Brown, Warwick, Another 100 Artists, Godwit, Random House
1995  Porter, Gwynneth, "On the Couch", Hangover, Waikato Art Museum
1995  McAloon, William, "A conversation with Ani O'Neill and Judy Darragh" A Floral Extravaganza, Auckland Art Gallery.
1992  Clark, Trish and Curnow, Wystan, (eds.) Pleasures and Dangers, Moët and Chandon and Longman Paul
1991  Taylor, Howard, (dir.), The Queen of Kitsch, TVNZ Sunday Arts
1990  Fidler, Megan, "Interview with Judy Darragh", Broadsheet, October
1990  "Queen of Kitsch", That's Fairly Interesting, Communicado and TV2
1989  Sheehan, Berni, "Judy lives eats and breathes Kitsch," NZ Womens Weekly, July
1989  "Queen of Kitsch", Art News, December
1989  McNamara,TJ. "Review Yohohosho" New Zealand Herald, 7 December
1989  Yuzwalk, Donna, "How the Arty Half Live," More Magazine September
1989  Unger, Pat, "Review: Southern Delites" Art New Zealand #52
1989  Vandenburg, Marita, "Interview" The Press, Christchurch, May 24
1987  Eastman, Liz, "High Tack Excess," New Zealand Listener, December
1987  Brown, Warwick, "Prodigal Accumulator", The Dominion Sunday Times, December 8
1987  McFadyn, Marilyn, Women in Arts, Masters Thesis
1986  Taylor, Rob, "Review: High Tack", The Dominion, December 8
1986  Bosworth, Rhonda, "High Tack", Metro Magazine, April