Judy Darragh lives and works in Auckland and played a significant role in the development of ARTSPACE, Auckland, the independent artist run space Teststrip, Auckland and Cuckoo. She was born in Christchurch, completed a Diploma in Visual Communication and Design at the Wellington Polytechnic and has taught at tertiary level for many years. She has exhibited widely and her works are held in various major collections including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. In 2004 the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa featured a major retrospective of her work curated by Natasha Conland and entitled ‘Judy Darragh: So... you made it?’. Darragh is represented by Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch and Two Rooms, Auckland.
"I am interested in making repetitious silent, simple and reductive filmic moments. I use moving image as a non-narrative, repeating short sequences to undermine the expectation of time passing. Like a photograph, an analogue moment is stretched over time and gets glitched and stuck on repeat."
2015 Limbo, Auckland Art Gallery
2013 Pinewood Bend, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
2012 Stainless, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt