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Join Judy Darragh to make badges and craft pins, then take them away and wear your cares. 

Alan Preston has an impressive collection of protest badges, featuring motifs and slogans for causes he cares about and movements that have shaped Aotearoa. Some of these badges are featured in his current exhibition Kātahi me ināianei / Now and then, so we’ve invited artist and activist Judy Darragh to guide us through making some pointed adornment of our own.

Come have a chat with Judy and Alan and do some hands on making. Tickets are $10 and all materials will be provided.

Judy Darragh lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and played a significant role in the development of ARTSPACE, the independent artist run space Teststrip and Cuckoo. She was born in Ōtautahi Christchurch, completed a Diploma in Visual Communication and Design at the Wellington Polytechnic and has taught at tertiary level for many years. She has exhibited widely and her works are held in various major collections including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. In 2004 the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa featured a major retrospective of her work curated by Natasha Conland and entitled 'Judy Darragh: So... you made it?'. Darragh is represented by Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch and Two Rooms, Auckland.

Judy Darragh

Pieces from Alan Preston's jewellery in Kātahi me ināianei / Now and then, 16 Mar–19 May 2024 at Objectspace, photograph by Sam Hartnett.