Judy Darragh is a prolific New Zealand artist renowned for her brightly coloured sculptural assemblages of found objects, recycled items, industrial materials, collage, photography, video, and poster art. Emerging as an artist during the 80s era of conspicuous consumption, Darragh's work displayed a fondness for everyday objects and played with our views of material consumerism. 'Kitsch' and a strong association with localised nostalgia is at the essence of Darragh's work.
Darragh is widely exhibited in New Zealand with her works held in various major collections including Auckland City Art Gallery and Govett Brewster in 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?'