I live in a beautiful part of the world - Phillip Island or, Millowl which is Boon Wurrung traditional First Nations lands. I feel very privileged and grateful to reside here and there is much scope for photography within the natural environment. I delight in adventuring out to this wonderland of never ending delights and immersing myself in my passions of writing and photography.
To that end, amidst my eclectic box of tricks, I am a poet, a writer, and a photographer. I’m told that I have a good eye and that may be so but what I know is that when I am fully connected with my surroundings - to the land, nature, and the trees - when I feel spiritually at one with all - that is when I take my best photos.
I enjoy taking an eclectic range of photography and immersing myself in the process. I’m also passionate about digitally manipulating and metamorphosing my photos to draw out hidden meanings – always with deep spiritual reverence in their transmutation.
Capturing my photos is a mindful contemplation wherein sometimes I might manipulate them into more abstract digitalised art forms. This process is a ‘bearing witness to all possibilities’ and it enables me to flow single pointedly – as in meditation - with what I create. In this sense, there is a transcendence of everyday reality as I am creating images deep in meaning and yet they are essentially ineffable. They are best described as a manifest representation of heart ecology – of the spirit merging with the inner and outer worlds and all that is beyond the reach of our senses.
Ajanta Judd Arts and Photography Curriculum Vitae
1996 BA Honours incl. Art History; 2022 MA Creative Writing & Literature
2019 BEAN’d, San Remo
Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2023 Phillip Island Contemporary Exhibition Space Pop Up Exhibition
2022 Arts Society Phillip Island Region, Easter Exhibition
2022 Arts Society Phillip Island Region, Cup Weekend Exhibition
2021 Artists’ Society of Phillip Island, Easter Art Exhibition
2021 The Goldsmith’s Studio, San Remo, ABC Group Exhibition
2020 Isolated Penguins, Phillip Island, Covid Lockdown Exhibition
2019 ‘Bloom’, Forest Edge Stone Gallery, Kallista, Group Exhibition
2019 Artists’ Society of Phillip Island, Cup Weekend Art Exhibition
2018 Wonthaggi Artspace, Wonthaggi Group Exhibition
2012 Creswick Railway Workshops Biennale Group Exhibition
2011 Verses and Visions, Creswick, Group Exhibition
2007 Ocean Shores, NSW, Art Expo Group Exhibition
2006 Byron Bay, NSW, Beggars Banquet Group Exhibition
2021 Winner, Other Medium, Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Easter Art Exhibition
2019 Highly Commended, Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Cup Weekend Art Exhibition
2016 Current Member, Arts Society Phillip Island Region
2020 Current Member, Phillip Island Contemporary Exhibition Space
2018 Life Member, Wonthaggi Art Space
2015 Current Member, Life Models Society