Judith Perrey was born in 1927 in Hawthorn. She was enthusiastic and talented about her drawing from an early age.
After attending Bradshaws Business College in 1940–2, she studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School 1943–7. Her awards during that time including The Bernard Hall Prize, The Grace Joel Scholarship, The Hugh Ramsay Prize, culminating in the award of runner-up in The 1947 NGV Travelling Scholarship with her painting, The Toy Makers. This piece will travel from Warrnambool Regional Gallery to be the centrepiece of the exhibition and we explore the factors and opinions offered during this time.
Also showcased is her career as commercial artist, during her gallery years and afterwards doing fine line illustrations, cartoons and drawings.
Judith was a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society; Life Member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Society; Life Member of the Waverley Arts Society and Member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters’ Society.
Judith passed in 2016 at the age of 89. Her children, Peter and Jennifer, are proud to present her work for everyone’s pleasure.
This exhibition offers Judith’s works for sale as well as acknowledging her many achievements.
You can see more of Judith's work at: https://judithperreysetford.wordpress.com/
Judith Perrey painting in the early years
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.