Judy Watson: Major Public Work

An indicative impression of ‘Tow Row’, Judy Watson’s winning QIAPAC proposal.

An indicative impression of ‘Tow Row’, Judy Watson’s winning QIAPAC proposal.

GCCAR Adjunct and Indigenous artist Judy Watson will create a major public artwork adjacent to the entry of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

Judy Watson was born in 1959 in Mundubbera, Queensland. Her Aboriginal matrilineal family are from Waanyi country in north-west Queensland. Watson lives and works in Brisbane and has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Australia Council Visual Arts Award and her work is held in all Australian State Art Galleries and international collections including Taipei Fine Arts Museum; St Louis Art Museum USA; The British Museum, London; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK; Library of Congress, Washington, USA; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA; and important private collections. 
The Gallery will work with Judy Watson to realise the artwork for the corner of the Maiwar Green adjacent to GOMA’s main entrance. Throughout the process there will be ongoing discussions with DATSIP and members of the Indigenous communities who identify with the land where the artwork will be sited.

- From eyeline contemporary visual arts