Scape8: New Intimacies
Public Art Commission
Christchurch, New Zealand
3 October - 15 November 2015

Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s foremost painters. Her work has garnered critical acclaim both locally and internationally, and she represented New Zealand at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The central theme of her work is the relationship between the illusory and the physical, between our private inner world and our material existence, and the way the activity of painting can synthesise these contradictory ways of being.  Millar is best known for her large-scale digitally printed and painted canvases, which loop and undulate through architectural spaces, exploring ideas of scale, and the compression of time and space. Her work for SCAPE 8 New Intimacies, Call me Snake, pushes these ideas beyond the enclosed architectural spaces she has previously worked with, into the Central Christchurch landscape.