Judy Rogers


Opening night

Friday, 22 July 2016


On show

Until 3 September 2016

Gallery hours

10am – 4pm

Thursday – Monday

Out of the Suitcase

At first glance, Out of the Suitcase , gives an impression of family, refuge and sanctuary, but upon closer inspection, begins to uncover feelings of anxiety and uncertainty relating to transience, guilt and displacement.

The show explores the idea of ‘home’ from localised and domestic to the global issue of migration.

The concept of home evokes various associations, including our own experiences and personal possessions.

Our sense of self and security is related to the notion of feeling at home, insinuating that this sensation is not always related to a place.


Judy Rogers is an award-winning artist who has gained the attention of art audiences and artists alike with her disarming portraits of family and friends and depictions of overlooked or seemingly mundane domestic subjects.

Her sensitive and intimate figurative works focus on the small details and quiet moments present in everyday life.

Informed by classical traditions and meticulously constructed, her imagery is imbued with an honesty and warmth rarely evident in contemporary figurative painting.

Her work usually talks about private shared moments in a refreshing and uncontrived manner.

Judy Rogers (Wiesenfarth Judit) was born in Budapest in 1963. She has lived and worked in Western Australia since 1995 and plays active part in the Australian art scene.

Her works can be found in public and private collections, in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France and Hungary.


Images: 100% Silk, Mixed media on board, 2014; Self Portrait with Peter, Daniel, Alex and Anya, Mixed media on board, sculpture detail, 2014. All photographs are courtesy of the artist.