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JUDY HORACEK - 'Instances', works on paper & ceramics

BY Beaver Galleries | 27-Apr-2019
A new exhibition @beavergalleries by well known artist, illustrator and cartoonist @judyhoracek. The exhibition showcases vibrant watercolours, prints and ceramics that delve into our ancient history.
Venue: Beaver Galleries
Address: 81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT, 2600
Date: 2 - 19 May 2019
Time: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
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JUDY HORACEK
Judy Horacek - 'Six Bowls', photopolymer intaglio, edition of 12, 17.6 x 17.5cm
Judy Horacek is a Melbourne-based artist, cartoonist, illustrator and author who is renowned for her witty and humorous interpretations of social and political issues. ‘Instances’ is an exploration of our earliest ideas of humanity, the discovery of the symbolic and how this has shaped our understanding of humanity. Taking inspiration from ancient Mycenaean and Cycladic figurines, Judy Horacek uses her prints, watercolours and ceramics to give life to rediscovered objects of antiquity.

Judy Horacek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours, majoring in Fine Arts and English Literature from Melbourne University in 1985. In 2005, Judy continued her studies with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual), majoring in Printmedia and Drawing from the Australian National University. Since 1995, Judy has worked as a cartoonist for several newspapers including the Canberra Times, The Australian and The Age, where she is published regularly. Nine collections of her cartoons have been published, the most recent of which is ‘Random Life’. Judy has also illustrated and authored several children’s picture books including ‘Yellow is my favourite colour’, and ‘The Story of Growl’. Inspired by one of Judy’s etchings, she and Mem Fox created the instant children’s classic ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ and they have now collaborated on five books together. Judy has participated in over forty solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia.