Judy Holding: Painted Diaries

Judy Holding is a painter and sculptor who creates complex, energetic narratives inspired by the natural world. The rich imagery that adorns Holding’s artworks is drawn from her experience of the remote northern Australian landscape and the southern goldfields of Victoria.

Holding’s sweeping painterly documentation and playful sculptural forms present a spirited mediation on plants, animals, indigenous mythology, and the role of man in the vast biosphere. With great detail, Holding surveys and records a repertoire of colours and symbols from her surroundings which she reconfigures into three dimensional objects, drawings, paintings and collage.

Alcaston Gallery
Until 23 October, 2015

When brother came to visit (detail), 2015, watercolour on paper, 50 x 185cm
Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne