Editor: Natasha Conland
Released in May 2004, Judy Darragh: So…You Made It? accompanies a major solo artist’s project at Te Papa.
The first monograph on Judy Darragh, this book features extensive interviews, commentary, and criticism from leading New Zealand and international art writers who give insights into Darragh’s work and practice.
From Judy’s early years as New Zealand’s ‘Queen of Kitsch’ to her ‘abdication’, from her forays into two-dimensional art to her audio-visual and comic-book work, from her lavish 80s shrines to her most recent ‘toxic’ sculpture and installation pieces, this book catalogues her career to date and places her work in its critical and social context.
With more than 100 plates and breakout illustrations, as well as reproductions of the ephemera of Darragh’s thirty-plus years in collective and solo art-making, this book is as colourful, irreverent, and relevant as the artist herself.