Judy Darragh | Girls on Hope

Opening celebration Wednesday 6 December at 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 December, 12 to 5pm
49 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

An exhibition and fundraising event presented by The Physics Room

In Girls on Hope Judy Darragh presents a new body of work for a four-day only exhibition and fundraising event. At the centre of the exhibition is a specially commissioned series of 20 perfumes made in collaboration with Vanessa York from FLEURS DU MAL. Titled AMBUSH!, the perfume is evocative of Judy’s memories of Christchurch, where she grew up. The scent matches the pine trees, river, rocks, moss, spring blossoms, soil, and grasses that characterise the city.

Ever an artist to draw on the magic of the everyday AMBUSH! is an ode to Judy’s teenage years: her four girlfriends from high school—self-named the foursis— driving around Christchurch in her mother’s Morrie 1000, going to Rosalee’s Nightclub, sneaking into pubs like The Gresham and Mollet Street Market, and listening to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. Times filled with plenty of hope and promise.

Accompanying each perfume is a hand-built glass sculpture resplendent with costume gemstones and a chained sherry glass, which neatly holds your bottle of AMBUSH!, as well as a unique gestural drawing. Proceeds from the sales will go towards The Physics Room’s 2017 Programme.

Judy has a long association with the development and running of artist-run and project spaces in Aotearoa, including ARTSPACE, Testrip, and Cuckoo. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to her for her generosity in supporting The Physics Room and for her ongoing support of the arts in Aotearoa.

Each edition of Girls on Hope is priced at $1200. Included in the price is one 20ml perfume produced by FLEURS DU MAL, a unique sculpture-cum-perfume holder, and one unique drawing. Please contact Assistant Curator, Hope Wilson for further information. See more.

Image: AMBUSH! 1, Judy Darragh, 2017, medium, ink, acrylic paint, silver and gold foil on paper, 780mm x 560mm.

Date(s) - 07/12/2017 - 09/12/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm