Formerly and deservedly known as the 'Queen of Kitsch', Judy Darragh has worked with ready made and utilitarian objects for more than two decades.
In this installation, Throw Up, Darragh has treated each of the large walls of the Atrium as blank canvases, to which she has attached a myriad of objects.
As contemporary as the installation may appear, Darragh calls upon the tradition of 17th century Dutch still-life painting, and the arrangement of the chosen elements is integral to her composition.
As Gallery Manager Penelope Jackson states, Darragh is concerned with her choice of materials. "Darragh has used LP vinyl records, ping-pong balls painted fluorescent pink, cloud-like chunks of polystyrene painted fluorescent green, silicone squeezed directly from the tube to form spaghetti-like lines and so on.