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Harbour: Water in the Urban Environment

Harbour: Water in the Urban Environment

Judith White
1 August 2018 - 22 August 2018

Judith White’s exciting new series explores the notion of water in urban environments. Water in landscape has been a recurring theme for the artist and this show highlights its interaction with the landmarks and infrastructure of working harbours and ports, evoking the energy, life and beauty of a working harbour, while observing the passage and containment of water within, around and in relationship with built structures. 

These works play to our senses, exploring the texture, light and reflection of water within the context in which it is experienced and engaged along our urban foreshores. Docklands, wharfs, cranes and concrete walls are expressed in the artist’s abstracted markings, generating “a sense of the energy and activity of urban environments and how they connect to the organic forms of water” (Judith White, 2018).   

Judith White has won numerous major awards, including the Mosman Art Prize (twice), the Margaret Fesq Memorial Art Prize (twice), the Maitland Art Prize and the Fleurieu Peninsula McLaren Vale Prize and was Artist in Residence at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, culminating in the solo exhibition, Perfusion, at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (2012).  

She has carried out major commissions for high profile collections and institutions, including the Intercontinental (Perth), the Olympic Co-ordination Authority, Walker Corporation, Southern Pacific Petroleum/Central Pacific Mineral P.L., JLW Sydney and the Attorney General Department of NSW.  She has also completed an iconic large-scale work for the Hilton (Sydney).