The Light of Day by Linda Judge

Monday 06 May 2019 - Friday 26 July 2019

Linda Judge, The Light of Day, 2018, photogram. Image supplied by artist.

In her latest installation, The Light of Day, artist Linda Judge connects the past to the present, and shares a pivotal moment in her life.

In 1995, pregnant with twins, artist Linda Judge inherited a collection of glassware from an aunt. With nowhere to store the collection of fifty or so pieces, she decided to document each item before giving them away. Each week during her first and second trimesters, she would go to the darkroom at Carringbush Library in Richmond and make photograms of the glassware. Depending on the thickness of the glass, the light would penetrate through the objects, leaving the etched or painted motifs white where the light-sensitive paper had been shielded from exposure.

This work has yet to see the light of day. After the twins were born, Judge had three children under two, and no longer had time to think about showing work, and it lay forgotten in her studio. The twins are now 21 and the collection of glassware long gone. Each photogram is a reminder of a piece of glass once owned—beautiful in its own way—and of a time in the artist’s life that was filled with hope and creativity, and the weight of expectation.

The Light of Day is on display at the Richmond Library until 26 July.

The exhibition is free and on display during library opening hours.

City of Yarra 2019 Exhibition Program supported by Yarra City Arts and Yarra Libraries.

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Richmond Library

Date and time:
Monday 06 May 2019 - Friday 26 July 2019

415 Church Street, Richmond