Judy Watson – cv

 

Judy Watson

Born Mundubbera, Queensland, Australia, 1959
Lives and works in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Education

1986
Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts

Monash University, Gippsland, Victoria

1980–1982
Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

1977–1979
Diploma of Creative Arts
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland

Solo Exhibitions

2020
water under the bridge
Howard Smith Wharves cliff-face projection, Brisbane (forthcoming)

memory scars, dreams and gardens
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Judy Watson
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (with TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria)
2019
bodies of water and melting snow
Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2018–2019
Judy Watson: the edge of memory
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2018
the keepers
Milani Gallery, Brisbane (Screening space)
2017–2018
Judy Watson: concealed histories
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2016
the scarifier
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

indigo and ochre
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

the names of places
Green Screen, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Judy Watson: a case study
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales
2015
the holes in the land
grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane

heron island suite and experimental beds
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland
2014
suite of three exhibitions: heron island suite / sacred ground beating heart / experimental beds
Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Queensland
2013
experimental beds
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney presented by grahame galleries + editions
2012
shell
Milani Gallery, Brisbane

experimental beds
University of Virginia, Virginia, USA and
grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane

waterline
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

heron island suite
Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
2011
heron island suite
University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

waterline
Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA
2010–2012
heron island suite
Touring regional galleries: Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland (e.g. Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Qld)
2010
heron island suite
grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
2009
bad and doubtful debts
Milani Gallery, Brisbane

heron island
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008
blood language
GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney

in the shadows of goya, aotearoa
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

and the museum

2007
in the shadows of goya
Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

a complicated fall
Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2006
shell
GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2005–2006
Judy Watson: selected works 1990–
2005
University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
2005–2007
sacred ground beating heart
Touring regional galleries: Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia
2005
swallowing culture
Next Gallery, Southern Cross University Gallery, Lismore, New South Wales; Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
conchology
Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2003–2007
sacred ground beating heart: works
John Curtin University Gallery, Perth, Western Australia;

by Judy Watson 1989–2003
The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Asialink tour:
Saigon South Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Finomenal Space Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manilla; and touring regional galleries Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia
2003
sacred ground, beating heart: works by Judy Watson 1989–2003
John Curtin University Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia
2002
blue vessel
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Judy Watson
Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy; Commons Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
2001
cumulus
Mori Gallery, Sydney; 24HR Art Gallery Darwin
Judy Watson – an exhibition of prints
grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
2000
visceral memory
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1999
Judy Watson
The Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
1998
driftnet
The Annexe Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
shoal
Mori Gallery, Sydney
1997
lure
Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
cupping
aGOG australian Girls Own Gallery, Canberra
running water works
Fisher Gallery, Manakau City, Aotearoa, New Zealand
1996
between islands
Mori Gallery, Sydney
across country
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
1994
Judy Watson
Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, India; Bharat-Bhavan Art Centre, Bhopal, India; Mori Gallery, Sydney; Edith Cowan University, Perth
1993
the artist’s studio
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
dropping into water slowly
aGOG australian Girls Own Gallery, Canberra
1992
well-stone
Mori Gallery, Sydney
1991
under the bloodwood looking
Mori Gallery, Sydney
Judy Watson
Deutscher, Brunswick Street, Melbourne
inspiration – expiration
aGOG australian Girls Own Gallery, Canberra
1990
groundwork
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Judy Watson
Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1989
a sacred place for these bones
Griffith University, Brisbane
1988
bloodline
Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Sydney
1986
Bath Icons
Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill

Group Exhibitions
2020–2023
Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Touring with NETS Victoria to Flinders University Museum of Art, SA; Cairns Art Gallery, Qld; QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart; Mildura Arts Centre, Vic.; Wangaratta Art Gallery, Vic.
2020–2021
Résonances, contemporary aboriginal art, contemporary art
Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland
50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 years of James Cook University
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld
2020
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Terra inFirma
Blacktown Arts, Blacktown, NSW
Rite of Passage
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Touring to NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2019–2022
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, Qld
Touring with Museums & Galleries Queensland: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Qld; Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW; Burrinja Cultural Centre, Melbourne; Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, SA; Nautilus Arts Centre, Port Lincoln, SA; Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Qld; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
2019– 2021
I, Object
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane
2019– 2020
Australia. Antipodean Stories
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Water
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane
Tradelines
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, Queensland
Tarnanthi
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
New Woman
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
2019
Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture: 19th Century to the Present
Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns, Queensland
Where We Now Stand – In Order to Map the Future: 15th Anniversary Exhibition
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Stolen/Wealth: A Fresh Look at the Impacts of Colonialism
Wyndham Art Gallery, Victoria
Bimblebox 153 Birds
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, Qld
2018–2020
As far as the eye can see
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery touring exhibition:
Logan Art Gallery, Qld; Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld; Redcliffe Art Gallery, Qld; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld; Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW; Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas.; Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Vic.; Riddoch Art Gallery, SA; Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2018
Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial
MADA Gallery, Monash University, Caufield Campus, Melbourne
2017
BLOOD: Attract and Repel
Science Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
6th artists’ books + multiples fair
Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
& So…, artists’ books & multiples from the Centre for the Artist Book
Queensland College of Art Library, Brisbane
2017–2020
Experimenta Make Sense: The International Triennial of Media Art
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Touring to: The Lock-up, Newcastle; University of Tasmania – Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah; Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton; Western Plains Culture Centre, Dubbo; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell; Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra; New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale; Albury Library Museum, Albury
2017–2018
Aura: Repetition, reproduction and the mark of the artist
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, New South Wales; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales
The Dust Never Settles
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2017– 2021
Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Touring to: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW; Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Vic.; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
2016– 2017
Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography
Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sugar Spin: You, me, art and everything
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2016
Zero Metres Above Sea Level: Marrnyula Munungurr, Rerrkirrwana Munungurr, Judy Watson
The Cross Art Projects, Sydney
As far as the eye can see
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
Beyond the Tower: UQ Art Museum, 40 years and counting
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Mapping Australia
Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands
Borders, Barriers, Walls
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
With Secrecy and Despatch
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Living Waters
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monaco
Life Inside An Image
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art
Touring: National Trust SH Ervin Gallery Sydney, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Pinnacles Gallery Townsville, Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie, Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo, Penrith Regional Gallery, Flinders University City Gallery Adelaide, Burrinja Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre, Upwey
Panorama: Selected works from the Eva and Marc Besen Gift to TarraWarra Museum of Art
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Zero Metres Above Sea Level: Marrnyula Munungurr, Rerrkirrwana Munungurr, Judy Watson
The Cross Art Projects, Sydney
2015/16
When silence falls
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past
Tate Britain, London, UK
Encounters
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Unsettled: Stories within
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Une histoire du livre d’artiste australien
Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
Discerning Judgement
Supreme Court Library, Brisbane
2015
Centre for the Artist Book – Artists’ Books & Multiples
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland
The Power of Paper: 50 Years of Printmaking in Australia, Canada and South Africa
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
Lore and Order
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales
Paper Contemporary | Sydney Contemporary
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair – represented by grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA
Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia
Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, Canada
(in)visible: The First Peoples and War
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales
Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation
British Museum, London, UK
Mirror Image: prints and plates
Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, Queensland
Daughters, Mothers (Future Feminist Archive)
SCA Galleries, The University of Sydney, NSW
Body Politic
Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2014–2017
Saltwater Country
Museums & Galleries Queensland and Gold Coast City Gallery, touring internationally 2015–2017
Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA; Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Qld; Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Qld; Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Vic.
2014–2015
The River: A history of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane
2014
Conflict: Contemporary responses to war
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
East Coast Encounter: re- imagining the 1770 encounter
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney and touring
2013/16
Luminous World: Contemporary art from the Wesfarmers collection
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Darwin; National Library of Australia, Canberra; Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
2013
(What’s So Funny ʾBout) Peace, Love and Understanding…?
Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Melbourne
My Country: I Still Call Australia Home
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
New 2013: Selected recent acquisitions
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Making Change
University of New South Wales Galleries, Sydney
2012
18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Taboo
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Theatre of the World
MoNA, Hobart; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Life’s Journey: Artist books from the collection
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland
Indigenous Prints from the Collection
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Djalkiri
Touring: Carnegie Gallery, Hobart; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo; University of Technology, Sydney; Geelong Art Gallery; Arts Space, Wodonga; University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga
Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO
Touring: New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale;
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery; Tweed River Art Gallery,
Murwillumbah; Newcastle Art Gallery; Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney; Drill Hall Gallery,
Australian National University, Canberra
Contemporary Australia Women
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Kurilpa Half way hang
Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Contemporary Australian Drawing 2
RMIT and University of the Arts, London, Wimbledon Gallery, and Global Centre
For Drawing, Gallery Langford120, Melbourne
Arte Indigena Contemporaneo en Australaia
Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Luminous World Art Making Change
Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; National Art
Museum of China, Beijing
2011
Replant: A new generation of botanical art
Toured by Artback NT/Museums & Galleries, Queensland:
Chinchilla White Gums Gallery; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery;
The Centre for Scenic Rim Arts & Culture – Beaudesert; Hervey Bay
Regional Gallery; Grafton Regional Gallery; Gladstone
Regional Art Gallery and Museum; Mundubbera Regional Art
Gallery; Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton; Cowra Regional Art
Gallery
NEW 2011: Selected recent acquisitions
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
CIAF
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns, Queensland
Spinifex Country and Beyond
Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Queensland
Collaborative witness: Artists; responses to the plight of the asylum seeker and refugee
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2011
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Western Australia
Reclaimed: Contemporary Australian Art
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery , Bathurst, New South Wales
2010
Prints Around the Pacific Rim
Djalkiri: We are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay
The Carleton College Art Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
24 HR Art, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary
Art and Artback NT national tour
heron island suite
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery & Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Art + Soul
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Suburbia
Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe

Littoral

Carnegie Gallery, Hobart & Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie, Tasmania

Love art

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

GET smart

John Curtin University Gallery, Western Australia

Roundabout: Face to Face

Touring Israel and New Zealand

100 Years: Highlights of The University of Queensland Art Museum

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008–2010
Replant: a new generation of
botanical art

An Artback NT touring exhibition
Touring to: Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney; Olive Pink Botanical Gardens, Alice Springs; QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; Charles Darwin University, Darwin; Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre, Tennant Creek; Mildura Regional Art Gallery; Burnie Regional Art Gallery; Australian National Botanical Garden, Canberra; Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor; Botanic
Gardens of South Australia, Adelaide
2009
National Artist’s Self-Portrait Prize

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

Terra Nullius – Contemporary Art from Australia

ACC Galerie, Weimar; Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra tour to American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, USA
2008–2009
The Museum Effect

Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales

Yapang marruma: making our way (stories of the stolen)

Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales
2008
Shards

South Australia School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
2007
Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Lessons in History Vol. I

grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane

2007 Arc Biennial: To Be Confirmed

QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

Sunshine State, Smart State

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Lessons in History

Grahame Galleries + editions, Brisbane

15 Years of Urban Art Projects

QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

The Story of Australian Printmaking

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Intimate and Distant Landscapes

Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Sunshine State, Smart State

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

The Story of Australian Printmaking 1801–2005

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2006–
artbank: Celebrating 25 Years of

Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2008
Australian Art

Touring to: Carnegie Gallery, Tasmania; Latrobe

 

Regional Gallery, Melbourne; Artspace Mackay; Perc

 

Tucker Regional Gallery, Queensland; New England

 

Regional Art Museum, New South Wales; Cairns

 

Regional Art Gallery; Noosa Regional Art Gallery;
Geelong Gallery, Melbourne
2006–
2007
Queensland Live: Contemporary Art on Tour

A Queensland Art Gallery Travelling exhibition.
Touring to: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum; Logan Art Gallery; Bundaberg Arts Centre; KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns; Ipswich Art Gallery; Redland Art Gallery; Artspace Mackay; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Marks and Motifs: Prints from the PCA Collection

QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Touring to: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; Artspace Mackay;
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2006
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal women painters

Organised by The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, exhibited at Hood Museum of Art, Hanover NH

Impressions 2006

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria

Before the Body – Matter

Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria

artists’ books from The Centre for
the Artist Book, grahame galleries
+ editions

The Research Library and Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2006 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award

National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Melbourne

23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

glass house mountains

A collaboration with Liza Lim, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

MPRG’s National Works on Paper

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

Dancelines: contemporary Indigenous art inspired by Bengarra Dance Theatre

George Adams Gallery, Arts Centre, Melbourne

Replant: A new generation of
botanical art

Festival of Darwin, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens; Brisbane Herbarium, Brisbane River Festival

Prism: Contemporary Australian Art

Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Japan
2005–
2006
Glass House Mountains

A collaboration with Liza Lim, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Collaboration with Elision for Queensland Music Festival)
2005
Sufferance: women’s artists’ books

CQ Gallery, Craft Queensland, Brisbane

Moist: Australian watercolours

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Locality

Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

Print Matters

Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia

Busan International Print Art Festival 2005

Exhibition Hall, Busan Metropolitan City Hall, South Korea

On a Roll, IMPRESS print folio

The Art Factory, Brisbane
2004
Impressions

Australian Print Workshop fundraising event

Blak Insights: Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Out of Country

Touring to: Gallery 1601 Australian Embassy, Washington DC; Kluge Ruge Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

less ordinary legends

Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland

One Square Mile: Brisbane Boundaries

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

Stories from Australia

National Museum of Australia

place made: Australian Print Workshop

National Gallery Australia, and national tour

Contemporary Centenary of Toowoomba Exhibition

Toowoomba, Queensland

Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Contemporary Territory, four artists: the territory years

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2003–2004
Home & Away: Place and identity in recent Australian art

Monash University Museum of Art
Touring to Shepparton Art Gallery, Vic.; Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Customs House; Faculty Gallery Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Vic.; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Vic.
2003
28th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Shield + Show

Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, Qld

Groundswell: An exhibition of Aboriginal art

Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

People in a Landscape

Touring to: Manege Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia; Palais des Nations, United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland; Çanakkale State Fine Arts Gallery, Turkey
2001–
2003
Imaging identity & place

Touring to: Grafton Regional Gallery, Qld; QUT Art Museum, Qld; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic.; Albury Regional Gallery, NSW; Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld; Tamworth City Gallery, NSW; Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2002
19th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin

27th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

points of VIEW

UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney

Arco 2002

Madrid, Spain

Bold Prints

grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane

Two Thirds Sky

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney

Sublime: 25 Years of Wesfarmers
Collection

Art Gallery of Western Australia touring exhibition

Stories from Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

An exhibition from the National Museum of Australia for the Guangzhou Museum of Art, China

Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Art Award & Exhibition

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

People in a Landscape

Touring to: Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Thailand; German Foreign Office, Berlin

2001–
2002

16th Asian International Art Exhibition

Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China

Edith Cowan University Art Exhibition

Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame, Perth
2001
Gatherings: Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art from Queensland, Australia

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

26th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award

Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia

Landscape as Metaphor

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Touring to: Rockhampton Art Gallery; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery; Bond University, Gold Coast; QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

Vital Fluids

Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

Australia + Germany International Craft Triennale

Object Gallery, Sydney
Touring to: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

No shame no more

Auction of personalised boomerangs for Aunt Polly’s Centre, Redfern, at Sotheby’s Auction House, Sydney

Colin McCahon: a time for messages

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

ngarrn-gi Land/Law: Etched zinc wall

Victoria County Court

16th Asian International Art Exhibition

Guangdeng Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Transitions: 17 years of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Drill Hall Gallery
Touring to: The Australian National University, Canberra & Melbourne Museum, Melbourne.
2000–
2002
People in a Landscape: Contemporary Australian Prints

German Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany
Touring to: Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Silpakorn University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Khon Kean University Gallery, Khon Kean, Thailand; Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Earl Lu Gallery, LaSalle Sia College of the Arts, Singapore; Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila
2000–2001
Transitions, 17 years of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

A Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Travelling Exhibition
Touring to: Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra; Djamu Gallery, Customs House, Sydney; Tandanya, Adelaide; Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
2000
Memory and History

Albury Regional Gallery, New South Wales

The 15th Annual Asian Art Exhibition

Tainan County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan
Touring to: Holmes á Court Gallery, Perth Western Australia ; Blwagang Jan Luna (CCP Main Gallery) Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Side by Side

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Craft from Scratch – Eine Spur von Handarbeit. 8. Triennale Form und Inhalte – Australien und Deutschland

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Printed Proof

Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

Reveal: Harmonise – The Macau Exhibition of Prints

Macau Museum of Art, Macau

Tachikawa Festival of Art

Tachikawa, Japan

LandMark: Mirror Mark, Prints by Aboriginal artists from the collection of the Northern Territory University

Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra

Proof Positive

Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne

Beyond the Pale

Adelaide Biennale, Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia

Wingecarribee Wetlands Fundraiser

Mori Gallery, Sydney

Spring 2000

Tolarno at Holmes á Court Gallery, Perth

Telstra Art Award

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Tick Tock

Two artists’ books collated by Galerie Constantinople,
Queanbeyan

Dreamtime to the New Millennium

Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Macquarie University Art Gallery, NSW
1999–
2000
Spinifex Runner

Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
1999
Landscapes in Sets & Series:
Australian Prints 1960’s – 1990’s

National Gallery of Australia & national tour

Love Magic: Erotics, Politics & Indigenous Art

S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney as part of ‘Perspecta 99’

Claiming Title: Australian Aboriginal Artists and the Land

Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, and Steensland Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA

Space and Time

Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

Australian Paper Art Awards

Touring to: The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, and touring exhibition: Drill Hall

 

Gallery, Canberra; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth;
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide; QUT Gallery, Brisbane

home & away

Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand

Tolarno Galleries at the Moores Building

Fremantle, Festival of Perth
1998–
1999
Landmarks in Print Collection: Connoisseurs and Donors at the British Museum since 1753

The British Museum, London, United Kingdom

Skin Culture

Touring nationally & internationally to: Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle Sia College of the Arts, Singapore; Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney; The George Gallery, Melbourne; John Batten Gallery/Fringe Club, Hong Kong; Creation Gallery (Redgate Gallery), Beijing

Memory Walking

City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Fisi, the blossoming of the waves

Mori Gallery, Sydney

Graphic

Monash University, Melbourne
1998
Memory & History

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Creating Together

Jean-Marie Tjibou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia

15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Touring exhibition

Proof Positive

Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
1997
Dreaming the Republic: Aboriginal responses to the coming of the republic

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales

Prints by Contemporary Australian Artists

The British Museum, London

Innenseite

Project group Stoffwechsel, Kassel, Germany

Fluent – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Judy Watson

XLVII Venice Biennale, Italy and Australian tour (1997– 1998)

In Place (Out of Time)

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom

Urban Details

Circular Quay, Sydney

Land Marks

Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney
1996–
1997
Spirit + Place: Art in Australia 1861 – 1996

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1996
Australia: Familiar & Strange: Contemporary Australian Art

Seoul Arts Centre, Korea

Bioluminescence

Installation with Maureen Lander, Victoria Park, Sydney

Paintings – Doris Hinzen-Roehrig, Pinaree Sanpitak & Judy Watson

The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Skin: somewhere in the darkness

Pier 2, Sydney

Tracing the Source, Aboriginal

Touring exhibition, Australia

Women Artists

1995–
1997
The Right to Hope

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, international touring exhibition

Above and Beyond: Austral/Asian interactions

Touring to: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Institute Modern Art, Brisbane; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

Crossing Borders: Contemporary Australian Textile Art

Touring to: Kemper Museum, Missouri; Siena Heights College, Michigan; Shafer Art Gallery, Kansas; William King Regional Art Center, Virginia; Metropolitan State College, Colorado, USA

16 Songs

St Louis Art Museum, touring exhibition USA
1995
Skin: somewhere in the darkness

Pier 2, Sydney

Moët & Chandon

national touring exhibition, Australia

New Works/New Directions – Recent acquisitions by the Chartwell Collection

Museum of Art and History/Te Whare Taonga Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Asia & Oceania Influence

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Island to Island: Australia to Cheju

Cheju Pre-Biennale 1995, Cheju City, Korea, touring exhibition

Antipodean Currents: 10 Contemporary Artists from Australia

Guggenheim Museum, Soho, New York, USA

Accent on Australia

Gallerie Babette, Mols, Denmark

Volatile Alliances

International print exchange & exhibition for the Africus, Johannesburg Biennale

The National Women’s Art
Exhibition

Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Indigenous Artists Exhibition

Rotorua Council Chambers, New Zealand

Cultural Connections

Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
1994–
1996
True Colours: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artists raise the flag

Touring to: Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool, UK; South London Gallery, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney & national tour
1994
Triennial of Small Prints

Chamaliers, Paris, France

Urban Arty Facts

Boomalli & Performance Space, Sydney

Yiribana

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Asia and Oceania Influence

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1993–
1994
Poetics of Immanence

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney & national tour

Aratjara: Art of the First Australians

Touring to: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Identities: Art from Australia

Touring to: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan;

 

Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales

Wiyana/Perisferia (Periphery)

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative & The Performance Space, Sydney & national tour
1993
bones & crosses

Artspace, The Gunnery, Sydney

Australian Perspecta 1993

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Present, Art & Nature

Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway

Dreamtime Budapest Autumn Festival

Vigado Gallery Budapest Hungary

Commitments

Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane & national tour

Inner-Land: Australian Contemporary Art

Soko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

The First Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Continuity

Boomalli & Performance Space, Sydney

Monotypes

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Prints & works on paper

Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

RAKA Awards

Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, Benalla Gallery, Victoria

March

Milburn Gallery, Brisbane

Arco Madrid Art Fair

Spain

Wiyana Perisferia (Periphery)

Boomalli touring exhibition
1992–
1993
New Tracks, Old Land: Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal Australia

Touring: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA, and Australia
1992
My Head is a Map: Contemporary Australian Prints

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra & national tour

Unfamiliar Territory: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Art Gallery of South Australia

Moët & Chandon

Touring nationally

SEVEN

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

6 x 6: Australian Prints

Touring to: Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Khon Kaen University, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Look Again

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

Works on Paper

Grahame Galleries, Brisbane

Crossroads – towards a new reality

Touring to: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Aberdare Art Purchase Prize

Ipswich City Council Regional Gallery, Queensland
1991–
1992
Aboriginal Women’s Exhibition

Touring to: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1991
Rules for Drawing

Mori Gallery, Sydney

Flash Pictures by Aboriginal Artists

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Frames of Reference: Aspects of
Feminism & Art

Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay, Sydney

Seeing Green

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Microcosm

Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney

Irons in the Fire

Women’s Legal Service Exhibition, McWhirthers
Artspace, Brisbane

Affirmation of Heritage

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Artists Books

Grahame Galleries, Brisbane

Transitional Times

Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

Melbourne Savages Club Invitation Print Prize 1991

Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

Through Women’s Eyes

ATSIC travelling exhibition

Book as Art Object

Latrobe Valley Art Centre, Morwell

Aberdare Art Purchase Prize

Ipswich City Council Regional Gallery

Fremantle Print Prize

Western Australia
1990
Moët & Chandon

national touring exhibition, Australia

Urban Aboriginal Art

Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Tagari Lia – my family: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia 1990

Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

You came to my country and you
didn’t turn black

Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Pacific Festival Invitation Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Townsville Printmakers

Grahame Galleries, Brisbane

Our Business

Cooee Gallery, Sydney

Art, Architecture & Tourism

Sheraton Hotel, Gold Coast conference & exhibition

Mitchelton Print Prize

Touring exhibition

More than Meets the Eye

Yarramundi Visitors Centre, Canberra

Sun, Smoke & Steel

travelling print exhibition from Studio One, Canberra

Alice Prize Exhibition

Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

Amnesty Exhibition

Painters Gallery, Sydney

Mornington Peninsular Print Prize

Mornington Peninsular Arts Centre
1989
A Koorie Perspective

Artspace, Sydney & national touring exhibition

Big Works

Umbrella Studio, Townsville

Crosscurrents

Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney

Human Form – Spirit Form

Crafts Centre Gallery, Crafts Council of NSW, Sydney
1988
Indian Print Biennale

Bharat Bhavan, Roopankor Art Gallery, Bhopal

Urban Aboriginal Artists

Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

A Contemporary Caste: A Homage to Women Artists in Queensland –

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast

Past and Present

 

National Women’s Art Award
1988

Centre Gallery, Gold Coast

Members Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1987
Miniature Print Biennale

John Szoke Graphics, New York Silvermine Guild Galleries, Connecticut, USA

Working on Paper

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1986
Art Resource Collection Women’s
Show

Yinnar, Victoria
1985
Women at Work

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Pacific Festival Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

SGIO Art Purchase Prize

Brisbane
1984
Women at Work

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Henry Worland Memorial Print Award

Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria

Pacific Festival Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1983
Australian Student Printmakers Travelling Exhibition

Australia & San Francisco

Pacific Festival Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Women at Work

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville & Ralph Martin Gallery, Townsville

TAFE Instructors Exhibition

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1982
Detours by Tender Aliens

Long Gallery, Hobart

Drawing Exhibition

Devonport Art Gallery, Tasmania

Graduate Show

School of Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Townsville Pacific Festival Print Prize

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville [Watson’s work awarded the Martin Gallery Print Prize]
1981
Artists for Wilderness

Harrington Street Gallery, Hobart
1980
Young Queenslanders

Printmakers Gallery, Brisbane

Gold Coast City Council Art Purchase Prize

Gold Coast, Queensland
1979
Lilian Pedersen Print Prize Exhibition

Queensland Art Gallery

Graduate Show

Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba

Collections
Major Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Allied Queensland Coalfields Collection
Artbank, Sydney
ATSIC, Canberra
Ballarat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
BHP Billiton Art Collection
Botanical Gardens of Adelaide
Brisbane City Hall Art Collection, Queensland
Brisbane Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
British Museum, London
Canberra Institute of the Arts Library, Canberra
Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane, Queensland
Cruthers Collection, Perth
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Downlands College, Queensland
Edith Cowan University, Perth
Flinders University, Adelaide
Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Victoria
Goethe Institute, Melbourne
Gold Coast City Art Collection, Queensland
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Western Australia
James Cook University, Townsville
James Hardy Collection, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
Kluge-Ruhe Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
LaTrobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria
Macquarie Bank, Sydney & New York
Monash University, Melbourne
Museum & Art Gallery, Northern Territory
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Northern Territory University, Darwin
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
RMIT Collection, Melbourne
Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Western Australia
South Australian Museum
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
St Anne’s & Gippsland Grammar School, Sale, Victoria
St Louis Art Museum, USA
Suncorp, Brisbane
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Tate Britain, London, UK
Tokyo National University of Technology, Japan
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales
Wesfarmers, Perth
Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales

Commissions
2020
water under the bridge, video projection for Howard Smith Wharves cliff face, Brisbane (forthcoming)

bara, Dubbagullee (Bennelong Point), Sydney
2019
bandarra-gan chidna: strong woman track / track of strong women, Kingsford Smith Drive Riverwalk, Brisbane
2016
tow row, bronze sculpture, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA entrance)

ngarunga nangama: calm water dream, 200 George Street, Sydney

yara, Flinders University, Bedford Park, Adelaide
2014
living wells, fragments murri kitchen, Townsville Hospital, Townsville

Billboard, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane

rain shadow, Townsville Hospital
2011
water memory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research wall design

Tilt Train, Queensland Rail, vinyl wrap on train carriages
2010
gootcha, CityCat design, vinyl wrap on passenger ferry, Brisbane

fresh water lens, Turbot Street overpass, Brisbane
2007
fire and water, Reconciliation Place, Canberra

ochre and blood, mother of pearl, Steinway Artcase Piano commissioned for Queensland
Music Festival
2006
two halves with baler shell (glass ceiling) & museum piece (glass wall façade), Musée du Quai
Branly, Paris, France
2004
heart/land/river, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Brisbane
2002
ngarrn-gi land/law, etched zinc wall, Victorian County Court, Melbourne
2000
walama, forecourt, Sydney International Airport, Sydney
1999
wurreka, etched zinc wall, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
1998
Cross Roads Aboriginal Print Portfolio
1997
Festival of the Dreaming, Cultural Olympiad, Sydney. Origins Print Portfolio
1996
Liverpool Library carpet design, Liverpool, Western Syndey

Victorian Tapestry Workshop design, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Print portfolio, Australian Opera 40th Anniversary
1994
Floor project, Casula Powerhouse Regional Arts Centre, Sydney
1992
Print for The Land – A Folio of Original Prints by 12 Australian Artists 1992, National Heart
Foundation
1991
Print Council of Australia, print for Transitional Times – The Approaching Fin De Siècle

Video/Screened Works [list incomplete]
2020
water under the bridge
2018
the keepers
2014
found with bones, cinematography and editing by Alex Barnes, featuring cultural artefacts in the collection of the UQ Anthropology Museum with participants: Lafe Charlton, Uncle Bob Anderson, Kevin O’Brien, Bianca Beetson, Gordon Hookey

 

Print Portfolios
2015
the holes in the land, Judy Watson, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
2012
experimental beds,
Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane and Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
2009–2010
heron island suite, Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
1998
Cross Roads Aboriginal Print Portfolio, Studio One, Canberra
1997
Origins Print portfolio, Cultural Olympiad, Sydney
1996
Australian Opera 40th Anniversary, Print Portfolio
1992
Print for The Land – A Folio of Original Prints by 12 Australian Artists 1992, National Heart Foundation
1991
Print Council of Australia, print for Transitional Times – The Approaching Fin De Siecle

Artist Books
2019
a preponderance of aboriginal blood, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane [Reproduces 2005 artist book of same name, includes additional material, and essay by M. Helmrich]
2007
under the act, numero uno publications, Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane.
2005
a preponderance of aboriginal blood, Judy Watson and numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
1991
down on the ground, Judy Watson, Canberra
1988
Printmakers 1988
1987
Printmakers 1987
1985
Printmakers 1985

Employment
Guest Lecturer at secondary and tertiary institutions, state and national galleries and museums, throughout Australia and overseas (not all listed).
2012
Guest Lecturer, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Guest Lecturer, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2011
Guest Lecturer, University of Virginia, USA
2004
New Zealand panel discussion, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
2003
Visiting Lecturer, Contemporary Indigenous Art Seminar, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Jillian Bradshaw Lecture, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
2002
Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
1999
Curator ‘Bushcolour’ Women’s work on paper from Maningrida Region, Northern Territory
University Gallery, Darwin & touring
Co-curator ‘Mapping Our Countries’, Djamu Gallery, Customs House, Sydney
1999–1998
Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, Northern Territory University8, Darwin
Drawing workshops, Flying Arts Queensland & Melbourne College Advanced Education
1998
Set design for Australian National Ballet – production Slipstream
1996
Drawing workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1993
Drawing Workshop, Griffith University, Brisbane
Drawing workshop, Pymble Ladies College, Sydney
Tutor, Flying Art School, Queensland
1992–1993
Art teacher Tranby Aboriginal College, Sydney
1992
Art teacher Parklea Detention Centre, Sydney
1991
Lithography Lecturer, Canberra School of Art
1990
Curator of Opening the Umbrella exhibition by Townsville artists, Room 5 Walter Reid Centre, Rockhampton
1989
Stage sets for Access Arts, Brisbane
1987–1989
Instructor, Townsville College of TAFE
Tutor, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill
President, Umbrella Studio Association Inc, Townsville
Coordinator, Umbrella Studio Etching Workshop, Townsville
1983–1985
Instructor, Townsville College of TAFE

Major awards
2018
Doctor of Art History honoris causa from The University of Queensland
2015
Australia Council Visual Artist Award (artist)
2006
National Gallery of Victoria Clemenger Contemporary Art Award
23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Works on Paper Section
1995
Moët & Chandon Fellowship

Grants
1989
Visual Arts Board Grant, Artists Development

 

Residencies
2011
University of Virginia, USA
2009
University of Queensland Research Station, Heron Island
2007
Australia Council Barcelona Studio, Spain
2003
Burragorang Valley International Artists’ Camp, NSW
2000
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
VACF Greene St Studio New York, USA
1999
The Pink Palace, Julalakari Council, Tennant Creek
Creating Together Artists’ Workshop, Jean-Marie Tjibou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia
1998
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995– 1996
Moët & Chandon Fellowship, Epernay, France
1994
Edith Cowan University, Perth
Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India
Asialink Residency, Bharat Bhavan Arts Centre, Bhopal, India
1993
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Flying Arts Queensland, Queensland
Nomad Residency, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
Present Artists’ Camp Maradalen Valley & Exhibition, Lillehammer Museum of Art,
Norway
1992
VACB Verdaccio Studio, Italy
1991
Sydney College of Art, New South Wales
1990
Lithographer-in-Residence, Studio One, Canberra
1989
Griffith Art Works, Griffith University, Brisbane
1986
St Ann’s & Gippsland Grammar School Sale, Victoria

Professional Activities
2000–2004
Member of the Board of Artbank, Sydney
2003
Member of the Board of Trustees Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1993
Garner Tullis Master Class with John Firth-Smith, Julie Irving, Colin Lanceley, Andrew Taylor, June Tupicoff and Judy Watson. Printers: Martin King and Kim Westacott, Australian Print Workshop
1986
Chris Prater Masterclass in Carborundum etching, Victorian Print Workshop (now Australian Print Workshop)

Publications
2020
Davidson, K. ‘memory scars, dreams and gardens: Judy Watson’, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, 2020. Available at https://tolarnogalleries.com/artists/judy-watson-2/.
Naylor, M. ‘Judy Watson, burning boats’, 50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 years of James Cook University, James Cook University, Townsville, 2020: https://nqheritage.jcu.edu.au/727/.
Martin-Chew, L., ‘Such poetry’, Art Collector, October–December 2020.
Brett, S. Rite of passage (exhib. cat.), QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, pp.56-59.
Barlow, G., Perkins, H., Watkins, J. Judy Watson (exhib. cat.), Ikon Gallery and Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK. e-catalogue: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Judy-Watson-Catalogue.pdf
Grahame, N., ‘a preponderance of aboriginal blood’, grahame galleries + editions, My Makeshift Studio YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcJwmnoYV4E.
Grahame, N., ‘a preponderance of aboriginal blood’, grahame galleries + editions, My Makeshift Studio YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ5GJP6vuzA&t=3s.
Clugston, H. ‘Judy Watson review – pain and persecution in a lush and stunning landscape’, The Guardian, 6 March 2020: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/05/judy-watson-review-pain-and-persecution-in-a-lush-and-stunning-landscape?platform=hootsuite
Martin-Chew, L. ‘Judy Watson’, in Know My Name Know My Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
2019
a preponderance of aboriginal blood, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane. [Reproduces 2005 artist book of same name, includes additional material, and essay by M. Helmrich.]
‘Introducing Judy Watson’, Tate Gallery, London, UK: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/introducing-judy-watson
Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture (exhib. cat.), Cairns Art Gallery, p. inside cover.
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo (exhib. cat.), Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, pp.44–48.
New Woman (exhib. cat.), Museum of Brisbane, p.111.
Tarnanthi (exhib. cat.), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, pp.132–135.
Lynch, N. ‘The Saint Sequence, Cudtheringa (Castle Hill)’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art. vol. 19, no. 2, pp.222–235: https://doi.org.10.1080/14434318.2019.1681611.
Stolen/Wealth (exhib. cat.), Wyndham Art Gallery
2018
Healy, J. (ed.) The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous bush medicine, Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne
Mendelssohn, J., De Lorenzo, C., Inglis, A., Speck, C. Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening Our Eyes, Thames & Hudson.
2017
Rak, B. Aura: Repetition, Reproduction and the Mark of the Artist (exhib. cat.), Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly, NSW.
2015
Geczy, A. ‘(in)visible: The First Peoples and War (exhib. review)’, Artlink, vol. 35, no. 2, June 2015, p.87
Rey, Una. ‘Centenary marked in many ways’, Newcastle Herald Weekender, 18 April 2015, p.30.
Ryan, J. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2014
Milner, J. Future Feminist Archive, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, pp.13, 39–41, 67.
2012
‘Queensland to Virginia: parallel lives’, Arts yarn up, Autumn 2012, p.9.
‘Judy Watson, experimental beds (2012)’, artlink, vol. 32, no. 2, p.23.
Wolff, S. ‘Off to the Biennale’, Art Monthly Australia, issue 251, p.63.
‘Judy Watson’, 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations (exhib. cat.), The Biennale of Sydney Ltd, p.302 upper.
Nelson, R. ‘Construction right on the nail’, The Age, Wed Feb 29, p.15.
Cormack, B. ‘Both Sides Now’, The Weekend Australian – Review, Mar 31 – Apr 1, pp.5–7.
Morrell, T. ‘Judy Watson’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 59, Jan – Mar 2012, pp.134–135.
Ewington, J. Contemporary Australia Women (exhib. cat.), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Helmrich, M. ‘Judy Watson Warnings from Paradise’, New V2: Selected recent acquisitions 2009–2011 (exhib. cat.), University of Queensland Art Museum, pp.114–117.
2011
Haynes, L. ‘MCA on the road’, Art Monthly Australia, issue 246, Summer 2011–2012, p.94.
Ironside, R. ‘QR has a tilt at using indigenous art to attract more travellers’, The Courier-Mail, 7–8 May, p.9.
‘Judy Watson – heron island suite’, Imprint, vol. 46, no. 4, p.40.
Brown, P. ‘Arts on fire’, Brisbane News, Sept 7 – 13, pp.14–15.
John, T. ‘Evolving Identities – Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Artlink: Contemporary art of Australia and the Asia Pacific, vol. 31, no. 3, p.94.
‘Judy Watson Waterline’, Art and Australia, vol. 49, no. 2, p.203.
Smith, T. ‘Australia’, Contemporary Art World Currents, Laurence King Publishing, pp.203–213.
Waterline, (exhib. cat.), Embassy of Australia, Washington, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
Muller, N. ‘Art Fair Showcases Indigenous work’, retrieved:
[see below]
www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/art-fair-showcases-indigenous-work.htm
Recombination: The University of Virginia Library 2011 Annual Report, University of Virginia.
Waiting for asylum: figures from an archive and Collaborative witness: Artists responses to the plight of the asylum seeker and refugee (exhib. cat.), University of Queensland Art Museum
2010
Salvestro, D. ‘Indigenous artists’ collaborations with Basil Hall Editions: Some significant outback printmaking projects’, Imprint, vol. 45, no. 3, pp.21–23.
Rannersbuger, C. ‘Metaphysical Territory’, Art Monthly Australia, no. 230, pp.21–25.
Menzies/Lasallian Foundation Fine Art Charity Auction (cat.)
‘Gourmet art’, Vogue Living, Nov/Dec 2010, p.32.
Roundabout (exhib. cat.), City Gallery Wellington.
The James C. Sourris Collection: Selected works (exhib. cat.), The Brisbane Club
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards (exhib. cat.), Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Perkins, H. Art+Soul: A journey into the world of Aboriginal art, The Miegunyah Press.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010 Exhibition (exhib. cat.), Arts Queensland.
Hinkson, M. Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the past and present (2nd ed.), Aboriginal Studies Press.
Cameron, A. (ed), Djalkiri: we are standing on their names – Blue Mud Bay (exhib. cat.), Nomad Art Productions.
2010 Queensland Indigenous Art Diary, McCulloch & McCulloch (pub)
Grahame, N. ‘Judy Watson: Heron Island’, Imprint, vol. 45, no. 1, pp.22–23.
Found in Fryer: Stories from the Fryer Library Collection, University of Queensland Press.
Littoral (exhib. cat.), Carnegie Gallery.
Cameron, A. ‘Djalkiri – footprints in blue mud’, Imprint, vol. 45, no. 2, pp.32–33.
Suburbia (exhib. cat.), Redcliffe City Gallery.
2009
‘Judy Watson’, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Ann Lewis Collection, Moree Plains Gallery, p.22.

Martin-Chew, L. and Watson, J. 2009, blood language, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing Limited, Melbourne.

Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional Gallery & University Art Collections in Queensland (exhib. cat.), Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.

Janczewski, K. ‘Judy Watson: Bad and doubtful debts’, eyeline, no. 69, p.78.

Albert, T. ‘Judy Watson: Blood Language’, Artlines, Issue 3, p.40.

Stories of our making: Contemporary prints from Australia (exhib. cat.), Tweed River Art Collection.

Terra Nullius: Contemporary Art from Australia (exhib. cat.), ACC Galerie Weimar.

Almanac: The gift of Ann Lewis (exhib. cat.), Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
2008
Cover image. Arena Journal, no. 29/30.

Fertile Soil: Fifty years of the city of Fremantle Art Collection (exhib. cat.), Fremantle Arts Centre

Kemp, J. ‘Shards: Judy Watson, Yhonnie Scarce, Nici Cumpston’, Artlink, vol 28, no. 4, p.88.

Gibson, M. ‘Culture Warriors on tour’, artonview, issue 54, Winter 2008, pp.48–51.
2007
Morrell, T. ‘Judy Watson: Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane March 2007’, Australian Art Collector, issue 39, Jan–Mar 2007, p.317.

Cowley, D. and Willamson, C. The World of the Book, State Library of Victoria and Melbourne University Publishing Limited, Melbourne.

Quaill, A. ‘Judy Watson’, Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial (exhib. cat.), National Gallery of Australia, pp.167–171.

Williams, M. ‘Judy Watson’, 2007 Arc Biennial, QUT Art Museum and Artworkers Alliance, pp.114–115.
2006
Archer, C. ‘The ambivalent paintings of Judy Watson’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 7, no. 2, pp.62–76

Buckley, D. ‘Editorial: a preponderance of blood’, Sounds Australian, no. 68, pp.3–5.

Buzzacott, M. ‘The bright lights illuminating Paris’, The Courier-Mail, June 17–18, pp.4–5.

Carroli, L. ‘Reading the library: Artists’ books and art worlds’, Eyeline, no. 59, pp. 40–44.

Fitzgerald, M. ‘Both sides now, Time, October 30, 2006 pp. 64-66.

Fraisse, MH. ‘Visions de reves pour le quai Branly’, GEO, June, pp.54–61.

Glancey, J. ‘How does your gallery grow?’, Guardian Weekly, July 7–13, p.21.

Gill, H. ‘Award creates a breathing space’, Herald Sun, 25 August, p.80.

Hudson, F. ‘Art of the controversial’, The Courier-Mail, June 24–25, p.7.

Kirker, A. ‘Judy Watson: Selected Works 1990-2005’, Artlink, vol. 26 no. 1, p.97.

Makin, J. ‘Hidden water is a winner’, Herald Sun, 28 August, p.91.

Middleton, S. ‘Territory artists dominate’, Koori Mail, 16 August, pp.35–37.

Moon, D. ‘Judy Watson’, Queensland Live, Queensland Art Gallery Publishing, Brisbane.

McDonald, J. ‘Living canvases blossom abroad’, Sydney Morning Herald, July 8–9, p.16.

McLean, S. ‘Artist not in residence’, The Courier-Mail, 25 August, p.8.

Replant: A new generation of botanical art, (exhib. cat.), Nomad Art Productions.
2005
Australian Print Workshop, ‘place made’, A National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition educational resource.

Brown, P. ‘arts on fire’, Brisbane News (cover story), July 20 – 26, 2005, pp.6–8.

Brown, P. ‘pride and prejudice’, Brisbane News, November 30 – December 6, 2005, p.39.

‘Pineapple passion’, City News, August 4, 2005, p.23.

Fitzgerald, M. ‘Veiled in Beauty’, Time, December 12, 2005, pp.62–64.

Helmrich, M., ‘Courtly Art Judged’, The Courier-Mail, Jan 22, p.4.

Hooper, G. ‘Music and mountains’, RealTime + OnScreen, 2005.

Kalina, R, ‘Report from Australia down under no more’, Art in America, April, pp.77–85.

Kelly, P., ‘Mystic Mountain Music’, The Courier-Mail, June 11–12, p.4.

Kirker, A. ‘glass house mountains: Judy Watson and Liza Lim’, Eyeline, no. 58, Spring, p.53.

Li, J., Australian Contemporary Painting: The Classic Works of 42 Excellent Artists, Shanghai
People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, China, 2005.

Libucha, M. ‘Glass House Mountains’, Brisbane Citysearch online,
http://www.brisbane.citysearch.com.au/profile?id=539533.

Martin-Chew, L. ‘Binding the loose leaves of women’s history’, Australian, 6 September,
2005.

McRae, T. ‘Thou art a creator’, The Chronicle, August 6, 2005. p.15.

Snell, T., ‘A chance for a close look at the fine prints’, Australian, September 20, 2005, p.11.

‘Exit poll’, The Courier-Mail, July 30, 2005. p.2.
2004
Brown, S., ‘Using different strokes’, Times 2, Dec 8, p.8.

Brown, P., ‘Art of the City’, Brisbane News, Feb 16-22, pp.6–8.

Milliken, R., ‘Reconciled to Success the Golden Age of Aboriginal Art’, The Weekend Australian Financial Review, Dec 23–28, pp.24–25.

Eccles, J., ‘Dawn of a Museum’, Canberra Sunday Times, Dec 12, pp.24-25.

Helmrich, M., ‘Light From the Past’, The Courier-Mail, Nov 25, p.30.

Cosic, M, ‘Past and Present’, The Weekend Australian, July 10–11, p.18–19.

Meskimmon, M, ‘Walking With Judy Watson, Painting, Politics and Intercorporeality’, in
Unframed, Practices and Politics of Women’s Contemporary Painting, pp. 62–78.

Judy Watson, ‘An Artist’s Impression’, in place made, Australian Print Workshop, pp.104–105.

‘Sacred Places’(excerpt from an interview with Hetti Perkins), The Leisure Times, Colombo, p. 50.

Shela Rahman, ‘Exhibition by Aboriginal Artist’, The Sunday Observer, July 04, p.33.

Helmrich Michele, ‘Judy Watson’, Australian Art Collector, issue 29, p.118.

Ooms, A, ‘Four Artists: The Territory Years’, Eyeline, no. 54, Winter, pp.41-43.

West, Margie, contemporary territory catalogue, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Helmrich, Michele, One Square Mile, Brisbane boundaries (exhib. cat.), Museum of Brisbane.

Haebich, Anna, sacred ground beating heart: works by Judy Watson 1989–2002, Institute of Modern Art exhibition catalogue.

Hilary Veale, ‘sacred ground beating heart’, New Farm and Valley Style, March 2004.

Ian Mclean, ‘sacred ground beating heart’, eyeline, no. 53, 2003–2004, pp.38–41.

‘sacred ground beating heart:’, The Courier-Mail, 13 March.

Natalie Bannister, ‘IMA presents Judy Watson’, Queensland Homes, Autumn.

Michele Helmrich and Debra Aldred,‘sacred ground beating heart: major survey of works
by Brisbane- based Artist Judy Watson, The Courier-Mail, March 27.

Anna King Murdoch, ‘Judy Watson’, Qantas-the Australian Way, March 2004, pp.35.

Rosemary Sorenson, ‘sacred ground beating heart: works by Judy Watson 1989–2002’,
The Courier-Mail, April 10.

Lindal Cairns, ‘A natural touch’, City News, March 25.

Byrne, Benjamin, ‘Profound power in journey to heart of darkness’, The Courier-Mail, April 03.

‘Judy Watson major survey’, Art Monthly Australia, no. 168, April.

Borham, S. (ed.)‘Judy Watson’, Australian Art Collector, Jan–March, pp. 103.

Ryan, Anne, Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales publication.

Tjalaminu, M and Morgan, S. ‘Going Home to Country’, Art and Australia, Winter, vol. 41,
p.540.

Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hetti Perkins, ‘Judy Watson’ in Tradition Today- Indigenous Art in Australia, p. 168-169.

Engagement: Art & Architecture Art Built-in Brisbane Magistrates Court, Queensland Government Public Art Agency, Arts Queensland, Department of Education and the Arts.
2003
Hamersley, K (ed.) 2003, ‘sacred ground beating heart’, John Curtin Gallery, University of Technology, Perth and The Asialink Centre, The University of Melbourne.

Conroy, Susan, ‘One size fits all’, Artwork, Issue 55, May, Community Arts network, South
Australia.

Pauline Green (ed.) ‘Building the Collection’, National Gallery of Australia publication, p.
145.

Judy Watson, ‘Place of the Contemporary Artist Within the Contemporary World,/
\Country and Western’ in When/will/I/see/you/again? Curtin University of Technology
Catalogue, p.18-21.

Monash University, Home & Away: Place and identity in recent Australian art, catalogue.

Helmrich, Michele, ‘Fluid Views’, The Courier-Mail, October 28.

Pryor, Cathy, ‘Studio Collaborations, The Australian, January 27.

Banks, Ron, ‘Drawn from the land’, The West Australian TODAY, September 2003.

National Gallery of Australia, place made: Australian Print Workshop back cover image’,
Imprint Magazine, vol. 38, no. 4.

28th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, catalogue.

Deutscher- Menzies Catalogue, p. 123.
2002
Brenda, L. Croft, ‘dancing Barefoot’, in sublime, 27 Years of the Westfarmers Collection of
Australian Art exhibition catalogue, p. 27, p.95.

Julie Ewington, ‘Across, between: multicultural Australian painting’, Points of VIEW,
University of Technology Sydney Art Collection Catalogue.67-77.

Gray, Anna (ed). ‘Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia’, Publications
department, the National Gallery of Australia publication, p. 364.

Snell, Ted, ‘Judy Watson’, Art and Australia, Vol 39, No.3, pp 484-485.

Snell, Ted, ‘Exalted Harvest’, The Weekend Australian, Oct 19-20.

Anderson, Doug ‘Masterpiece’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 20.

Buckell, Jim, ‘Journey into the artists’ interior’, The Australian, Sept 19.

Hallett, Bryce, ‘The truth is out there, all right – in the Aboriginal landscape’,
Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 18.

McDonald, John, ‘Sand and sun’, The Australian Financial Review, Jun 13.

‘Stories from Australia: An exhibition from the National Museum of Australia for the
Guangzhou Museum of Art’, China, catalogue.

‘Two Thirds Sky’, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, catalogue.

‘Landscape as Metaphor’, catalogue.

Watson, Judy, ‘Between Leaving and Returning, Ngoonjook, December, p. 7-12.
2001
Best, Susan, ‘Place making in a Liminal Zone- R.S.A artists at work’, Art and Australia, vol.
38, no. 3. p. 428-433.

‘Reveal: Harmonize: the Macau International exhibition of Prints’, Macau Museum of Art
catalogue, pp. 31, 150.

Croft, Brenda, ‘Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia’, pp. 12, 64, 83, 89, 91, 93.

‘Two Thirds Sky – Artists in Desert Country’, a film by Arcadia Pictures, screened on SBS Sept 22.

Cochrane, Susan (Ed), Aboriginal Art Collections; Highlights from Australia’s Public
Museums and Galleries, Fine Art Publishing, Sydney, Australia, pp 18,45,56,70,85,107.

Genocchio, Benjamin, ‘Sculpture worth a second glance’, The Weekend Australian, Oct 13- 14.

Genocchio, Benjamin, ‘Floating images of ancient world’, The Australian, Sept 21.

Hinde, Suellen, ’Exhibit in the clouds’, Northern Territory News, Sept 15.

Brown, Phil, ‘Fertile Ground’, Brisbane News, June 13-19.

Holgate, Ben, ‘Beneath the Earth’, The Weekend Australian, Feb 24-25.

Judy Watson: Artists’ Stories, interview with Virginia Hollister on NAVA website at
www.visualarts.net.au.

cumulus, catalogue.

Landscape as Metaphor, catalogue.

Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, catalogue.

Imaging identity and place, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, catalogue.

16th Asian International Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, catalogue.

Australia + Germany International Craft Triennale, Object Gallery, Sydney, catalogue.

Demozay, Marion (compiled) Gatherings Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from Queensland, Australia, Brisbane Convention Centre, Qld, catalogue.

26th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Centre, catalogue.

Colin McCahon, ‘a time for messages’, National Gallery of Victoria, catalogue.
Book of Days, Edith Cowan University, catalogue.

Hinkson, Melinda and Harris, Alana, Aboriginal Sydney, ‘A guide to important places of
the past and present’.
2000
Dysart, Dinah and Dunn, Jackie, ‘Art in Public Spaces’, Artbank, pp. 23, 50, 89, 137, 180.

Sculthorpe, Gaye, ‘The Diversity of Practice’, Artlink, Vol.20, No.1.

Art monthly Australia, April issue, No. 128, cover picture ’shaol’ and p. 3.

Reid, Michael, ‘Treasure on boardroom walls’, The Weekend Australian, Sept 2-3.

Anderson, Peter, ‘A buzz in the public arena’, The Courier-Mail, July 21.

Nelson, Robert, ‘Myths become the mother of invention’, The Age, July 12.

Usher, Robert, ‘Museum’s grand entrance honours a culture etched in time’, The Age, July
8.

Kidd, Courtney, ‘Paper Plain’, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 7.

Smee, Sebastian, ‘New media is all very well, but let’s see it on paper’, Sydney Morning
Herald, Mar 11.

Bunjilaka, The Aboriginal Centre at Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Museum, p. 13.

City of Sydney Yearbook, 1999, Council of the City of Sydney, p. 23.

‘Beyond the Frame’, Visual Arts Resource package, NSW Dept. of Education and Training.

National Artists’ Affirmations of Identity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual
Artists Resource Kit, p. 60-1 with accompanying slides.

Kidd, Courtney, ‘The Line Kings’, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 22.

Yerbury, Di (curator) ‘Dreamtime to the New Millennium’, Macquarie University, Sydney.

People in a Landscape: Contemporary Australian Prints, Australian Print Workshop, catalogue.

Tachikawa Festival of Art, Tachikawa, Japan, catalogue.

Transitions: 17 years of the National Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Art Award, catalogue.

Proof Positive, Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne, catalogue.

Beyond the Pale, Art Gallery of South Australia, catalogue.

Telstra Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, catalogue,
Tick Tock, Gallerie Constantinople, Queanbeyan, catalogue.

Fink, Hannah, ‘Judy Watson’, in Australian Painting Now, Laura Murray Cree & Nevil
Drury (editors) Thames and Hudson p. 312 – 16.
1999
Marsh, M; Malyon, C and Watts, M, ‘Judy Watson’, in Art: art research and theory, p. 142- 145.

Thomas, Nicholas, ‘Possessions: Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture’, Thames and Hudson,
London, p. 255.

Cousins, Kerry-Anne, ‘Works on Paper’, muse, Dec.

Grishin, Sasha, ‘Many exciting uses of paper’, Canberra Times, Nov 20.
‘Aboriginal Artist Lands Prime Museum Job’, Koori Mail 200th Edition, Wednesday May 5th, p. 1, 2.

James, Bruce, ‘Give me big, bad and ugly, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 11.

Venning, Ether, ‘Transcending culture and place’, The Press, Jan 13.

Landscapes in Sets and Series: Australian Prints 1960’s-1990’s, National Gallery of Australia, catalogue.

‘Unconventional Aboriginal Art wins $20 000’, Northern Territory News, September 21.

Brown, Suzanne, ‘Victoria’s Aboriginal Culture etched in history’, The Age, April 15.

Love Magic: Erotics, Politics and Indigenous Art, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, catalogue.

Claiming Title: Australian Aboriginal Artists and the Land, Steensland Art Museum, Minnesota, United States of America, catalogue.

Space and Time, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, catalogue.

Australian Paper Awards, The George Adams Gallery, Melbourne, catalogue.

home and away, Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand, catalogue.

Spinifex Runner, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, catalogue.

Land Mark, Mirror Mark, Prints by Aboriginal artists from the collection of the Northern Territory University, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, catalogue.

CROSSROADS Millenium portfolio of Australian Aboriginal artist’s catalogue.
1998
Szulakowska, Urszula, Experimental Art in QLD 1975–1995, Griffith University, pp. 93, 96. 104, 106, 109–110.

Flash Pictures by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists, Australian National Gallery,

Catalogue.

Morphy, Howard, Aboriginal Art, Phaidon Press, London.

Joanna Mendelssohn, ‘Art Exhibitions’, The Australian, June 1.

James, Bruce, ‘Poetry on Canvas’, Sydney Morning Herald, May 12.

Barron, Sonia, ‘Work of fluid affinity’, The Canberra Times, April 3.

Proudfoot, Cassie, ‘Winning the world over with vitality’, Panorama, Mar 14.

Stevenson, Karen, driftnet, McDougall Contemporary Art Annex, catalogue.

Catch one catch all, SMH Metro, May 1.

Watson, Bronwyn, Kath, Kin and Country, The Bulletin, February 03 p. 62-63.

Fluent in mostra all’ Art Gallery of NSW, La Fiamma, January 29.

‘Art from the East at the Art Gallery of New South Wales’, State of the Arts, December- March, pp. 12-13.

15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, catalogue.

Annex, Christchurch, New Zealand, catalogue.

Memory Walking, City Gallery, New Zealand, catalogue.

Memory and History, Australian Print Workshop, catalogue.

Skin culture, catalogue.

Graphic, catalogue.
1997
Grishin, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s: Artist Printmakers 1990-1995, Craftsman House. Stanford, Leonie, ‘Rising Stars: Two Indigenous Women Artists, The Review Dec /Jan.

Chisholm, Caroline, ‘Black and true blue’, The Daily Telegraph, Dec 12.

Martin-Chew, Louise, ‘Exhibition marries beauty with function’, The Australian, Dec 12.

Smith, Sue, ‘Desert Utopia’, The Courier-Mail, Dec 6.

McCulloch, Susan, ‘No boundaries in our sense of place’, The Weekend Australian, Aug 2- 3.

James, Bruce, ‘Unlocking the Quay’, Spectrum Arts, Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 25.

In Place (Out of Time), Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK, catalogue.

Fluent: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Judy Watson (XLVII Venice Biennale), catalogue.
1996
Weston, Neville, ‘Supping with the devil’ Shell Fremantle Print Award, ‘The Western
Review’, Sept.

Schuetz, Suzanne, ‘1996 Fremantle Print Award Powerful Visions’, Press Magazine 497,
Aug 22.

Brown, Phil, ‘Flying High’, Brisbane News, Aug 21.

Cosic, Miriam, ‘Further along a road well-travelled’, The Australian, July 5.

Musa, Helen, ‘Those artistic winners do come back’, The Canberra Times, June 15.

Moët et Chandon, ‘Judy Watson’, Epernay, France.

Spirit + Place: Art in Australia 1861-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, catalogue.

Australia: Familiar and Strange: Contemporary Australian Art, Seoul Arts Centre, Korea, catalogue.

Paintings – Doris Hinzen-Roehrig, Pinaree Sanpitak & Judy Watson, The National Gallery,
Bangkok, catalogue.
1995
Spepley-Ferring, Carol, ‘Regaining Aboriginal Roots,’ St Louis Dispatch, Nov 22.

Fenner, Felicity,’ Artists explode white myths’, Sydney Morning Herald, May 5.

Part of the National Women’s Art Exhibition, Periphery Magazine, no 23, May, pp15-17.

Carver, Antonia ‘Six Indigenous Women’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, Mar 9 – Apr 1.

Perkins, Hetti ‘Judy Watson’s Touchstone’, Boardwalk, Winter.

Mendelssohn, Joanna, ‘Merit for beauty and depth’, The Bulletin, Feb 28.

Fink, Hannah ‘Treading Lightly’, Casula Works, Public Art at the Casula Powerhouse Arts
Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Moët et Chandon, catalogue.

Antipodean Currents: 10 Contemporary Artists from Australia, catalogue.

The Right to Hope, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, catalogue.

Above and Beyond: Ausral/Asian Interactions, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, catalogue.

Crossing Borders: Contemporary Australian Textile Art, catalogue.

16 Songs, St Lois Art Museum, USA, catalogue.

Island to Island: Australia to Cheju, Chenju Pre-Biennale, catalogue.

Volatile Alliances, International Print Exchange and Exhibition for Africus, catalogue.
1994
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Shifting sands of memory’, Weekend Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec
24-25.

Banks, Ron, ‘Earthy inspiration’, The West Australian, Sept 5.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, 1994 Concert book.

True Colours: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Raise the Flag, catalogue

Asia and Oceania Influence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, catalogue

Yiribana, AGNSW, catalogue.
1993
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Drawing on a Feminine Force’, The Weekend Australian, Dec 4-5.

Fenner, Felicity, ‘Off-beat and on his own’, Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 5.

James, Bruce, ‘A good clean punch’, The Weekend Review, The Weekend Australian, Oct 9- 10.

Gibson, Emily, ‘Hidden Talent’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, June 4.

Grishin, Sasha, ‘Faint Trails Are Intuitively Noticed’, Canberra Times, Mar 03.

Caruana, Wally, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson.

Lüthi, Bernhard & Lee, Gary, Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, catalogue.

Wiyana/Perisferia, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, catalogue.

‘Aboriginal Art in the Public Eye’, Art Monthly, Summer 92/93 p 39.

Poetics of Immanence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, catalogue.

Australia Perspecta, AGNSW, catalogue.

Identities: Art from Australia, Wollongong City Gallery, catalogue.

Bones and crosses, Artspace, Sydney, catalogue.

Present, Art and Nature, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway, catalogue.

Asia Pacific Triennial, catalogue.

Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, catalogue.

Commitments, Institute of Modern Art, catalogue.

Inner-Land: Australian Contemporary Art, Soko Gallery Tokyo, catalogue.
1992
Lynn, Victoria, ‘Judy Watson’, Eyeline, Winter/Spring.

Johnson, Vivienne, ‘Upon a painted emotion’, Art & Australia, Summer.

Ewington, Julie, ‘Unfamiliar Territory’, Adelaide Biennial, catalogue

The Land – A Folio of Original Prints by 12 Australian Artists 1992, National Heart Foundation.

My head is a map, National Gallery of Australia, catalogue.

Moët et Chandon, catalogue.

New Tracks, catalogue.

SEVEN, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, catalogue.

6×6: Australian Prints, catalogue.
1991
Merilee Bennet, Under the Bloodwood Carpet Burns, SBS documentary screened on 14th Nov, duration 6 mins 40 secs.

Fern, Lynette, ‘Deadly serious lament’, The Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 20.

Lynn, Elwyn. ‘Female mysteries add to the picture’, The Weekend Australian, Oct 19-20.

Rainbird, Stephen, ‘Low Tide Walk’, Anniversary Catalogue, Qld University of
Technology.

under the bloodwood, looking, Mori Gallery, catalogue.

Flash pictures, National Gallery of Australia, catalogue.

Perkins, Hetti, Aboriginal Women’s Art, Art Gallery of NSW, catalogue.

Frames of Reference: Aspects of Feminism and Art, Artspace, catalogue.

inspiration – expiration, aGOG, catalogue.
1990
Grishin, Sascha, Review, Canberra Times, July 11.

Grishin, Sascha, ‘Moët et Chandon’, Canberra Times, June 13.

McDonald, John, ‘Moët Exhibition’, Sydney Morning Herald, May 5.

Petelin, George, ‘Champagne prize, but what a fizzer’, The Australian, Mar 7.

Watego, Cliff. Review, Eyeline 11, Autumn, p 3.

Bonnin, Margriet. ‘Judy Watson’, Artlink, Aboriginal Issue, Autumn/Winter 1990, catalogue
essay.

Jones, Helen, ‘Ground Work’, Institute of Modern Art exhibition catalogue.

Art, Architecture and Tourism, exhibition catalogue, Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast.

Moët et Chandon, catalogue.

Tagari Lia – my family, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, catalogue.

Groundwork, Institute of Modern Art, catalogue.
1989
Howell, Anne, ‘A Koori Perspective’, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec.

Richards, Michael, Review, The Courier-Mail, Nov. 23, p. 36.

Duryea, Kate, ‘Painting a picture of black injustice’, The Sun, Sept 19.

Waterer, Helen, Review, Eyeline, July.

a sacred place for these bones, Griffith University, Brisbane, catalogue.

A Koorie Perspective, Artspace, Sydney, catalogue.

Judy Watson, Griffith Artworks, Griffith University, catalogue.
1987
Bock, Anna, ‘Working on paper: Four Townsville Artists’, Eyeline, Nov, p. 30.

Working on paper, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, catalogue.

 

Public Speaking

2020
‘Judy Watson on using beauty to confront Australia’s colonial history’, The Art Show with Namila Benson
ABC Radio National (link not yet available)

Artists in conversation, virtual event: Judy Watson and Fiona Hall, with Know My Name curator Deborah Hart
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: https://knowmyname.nga.gov.au/events/artists-in-conversation-judy-watson-and-fiona-hall/

Virtual book launch: Reading Bennett: The Artist in His Own Words
Power Publications, Sydney, and Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane, in association with QAGOMA, Brisbane

Artist talk, NAIDOC Week
Conrad Gargett (architecture and design practice), Brisbane

Panel discussion for Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture: ‘Architecture & Art’
Museum of Brisbane (MoB), Brisbane

Artist talk for St Helena Island Tour, Brisbane Open House event
St Helena Island, Moreton Bay

Panel discussion, Richard Bell’s Embassy, Blaklash event for Brisbane Festival
Bunyapa Park, West End, Brisbane

Interview for Judy Watson
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/event/judy-watson/

Floor talk for Judy Watson
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/event/judy-watson/

Interview with Judy Watson by Keith Munro
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney: https://www.mca.com.au/artist-voice/artist-voice-judy-watson/
2019
Floor talk for Future Collective Artist Dinner
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

‘Artists are Strange Creatures’, Artist Interview [The MCA and Tate International Joint Acquisition Program’
TateShots, Tate Gallery, London, UK: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/introducing-judy-watson

Panel discussion for Water: ‘Traditional Responses to Contemporary Problems’
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Artist talk for Tarnanthi
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Symposium: ‘AFTERSTORM: Gardens, War, Conflict’
An ARC Discovery Project. Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts and University of Melbourne in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
2018
Guest speaker
Graduation ceremony, University of Queensland (on occasion of receiving award of Doctor of Art History honoris causa)

Artist talk for Confronting The Frontier Wars: International Perspectives
NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne

rr.memorial Forum (Representation, Remembrance, and the Memorial)
RRM funded by ARC Indigenous Discovery Program grant. Hosted by Monash University’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Melbourne
2017
Panel discussion: ‘Presenting Maralinga: How are artists addressing our nuclear history?’ for The Dust Never Settles
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

Panel discussion for Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2016
Panel discussion for Unsettled: Stories within
National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Artist talk for My Country, I still call Australia home: Contemporary art from Black Queensland
Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Qld

Artist talk for When silence falls
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Artist talk for Panorama
TarraWarra Art Museum, Victoria

Panel discussion for Maiwar
Museum of Brisbane

Panel discussion for The Forever Now: Contemporary Art Collections in the 21st Century (Conference)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Artist talk for Life Inside An Image
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Artist talk for East Coast Encounter
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture, Queensland

Artist talk for Sugar Spin
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2012
Artist talk for heron island suite
Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Qld
2011
Interview for Judy Watson – blood language, interviewed by Louise Martin Chew, James C. Sourris Artist Interview Series
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB-3I6USq54

Judy Watson interviewed by Louise Martin-Chew, James C. Sourris Artist Interview Series

State Library of Queensland, Brisbane:
Judy Watson Educational Interview, 31 May 2011, 28063/11 (29 Min. 12 sec.)
Judy Watson Digital Story, 31 May 2011, 28063/10 (6 min. 07 sec.)
https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections/art-and-design/james-c-sourris-am-collection
2010
Artist talk for heron island suite
grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane