Painter Jude Rae is an acclaimed artist who treats the traditional genre of still-life with a contemporary ethos. She has received wide recognition for her paintings, including for her portraiture and interior scenes too.Read More
The daughter of Australian figurative painter David Rae, Rae grew up surrounded by art. She studied studio practice at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney (1975), and then art history at the University of Sydney (1980). After gaining a Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies at the City Art Institute (1984), she completed a MFA at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1993. When living in Christchurch, Rae became the first director of South Island Art Projects, a spaceless institution that later was transmuted into The Physics Room.
The artist has received multiple awards throughout her career, including the Bulgari Award (Art Gallery of New South Wales) in 2016, and the Portia Geach Memorial Award for Portraiture in 2005 and 2008.
Jude Rae's artwork is held in collections across Australia and New Zealand, including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection, Canberra; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; University of Auckland Art Collection, Auckland; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
John Hurrell | Ocula | 2021