Major new site-specific commission
Until July 2019 | Auckland Art Gallery, NZ
Enter the South Atrium and encounter a major new site-specific commission, Rock Drop 2017 by one of New Zealand’s most experimental and internationally recognised artists, Judy Millar.
Playing with the complexity of this vibrant junction between the Victorian, neo-Classical and 21st century architecture of the building, Millar’s towering painterly installation responds to the dynamics of the space and appears to change and morph from different perspectives, provoking new and exciting experiences for Gallery visitors.
Acquired by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with support of Auckland Sculpture Trust, Auckland Contemporary Arts Trust and Auckland Art Gallery Foundation 2016 annual appeal.
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ON VIEW NOW AT S+S
2 -23 April
Scape8: New Intimacies
Public Art Commission
Christchurch, New Zealand
3 October - 15 November 2015
Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s foremost painters. Her work has garnered critical acclaim both locally and internationally, and she represented New Zealand at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The central theme of her work is the relationship between the illusory and the physical, between our private inner world and our material existence, and the way the activity of painting can synthesise these contradictory ways of being. Millar is best known for her large-scale digitally printed and painted canvases, which loop and undulate through architectural spaces, exploring ideas of scale, and the compression of time and space. Her work for SCAPE 8 New Intimacies, Call me Snake, pushes these ideas beyond the enclosed architectural spaces she has previously worked with, into the Central Christchurch landscape.
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JUDY MILLAR INTERVIEW
In the past decade, acclaimed New Zealand artist Judy Millar's varied work has filled a German gallery with technicolor tidal waves and unspooled wild brushstrokes across the walls of a Renaissance church for the 53rd Venice Biennale. Always a fan of an enveloping spectacle, her latest show Reverse Cinema at Sullivan+Strumpf draws on painting, sculpture, and light projections to create an installation that is both soulful and cerebral. With the show involving her most audacious work yet, i-D chatted with the artist about her allergy to categories, falling in love as an intellectual experiment, and why she dreads public art.
23 May - 13 June
OPENING SATURDAY 23 MAY
Sullivan+Strumpf, 3 - 5pm
COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF
23 May - 13 June 2015
Opening: Saturday 23 May, 3-5pm
DEVONPORT LIBRARY COMMISSION
In 2014 Judy Millar was commissioned to produce a 16 x 3 metre curtain for the new Devonport Library in Auckland, New Zealand.
The library designed by Athfield Architects Auckland opened in February 2015.