Bendigo Art Gallery is pleased to announce Jud Wimhurst as the Going Solo artist for 2016. Launched in 2014, Going Solo is an initiative providing contemporary artists, living and working in central Victoria, the unique opportunity to produce a new body of work to be presented in a solo exhibition at the Gallery. Going Solo reinforces the Gallery’s commitment to fostering and promoting the careers of contemporary Australian artists living and working regionally by showcasing the best of local contemporary art alongside significant national and international exhibitions.
Working closely with Gallery curators, Jud will develop a new body of work for exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery at the end of the year. In his predominantly three-dimensional work, Jud references pop and street culture as a mode of social commentary exploring ideas of consumption, choice and mortality. Jud is process-driven and enjoys experimenting with materials, hand-building, casting and applying slick commercial finishes to his objects in his home studio.
Jud lives and works in Kyneton and has a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University. Recent solo exhibitions include, Protection at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Safe/Secure at [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne and Future Primitive at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair. Jud’s work has also been included in group exhibitions at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healsville, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin and Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton. His work is held in a number of public and private collections including Deakin University, The Macquarie Group and Art Bank. Jud is represented by [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne.
The Going Solo exhibition will be held from 5 November 2016 - 12 February 2017