Jude Rae (b. 1956, Sydney) is a Sydney based artist whose practice is noted for its particular sensibility. Focusing on still life and interior compositions, Rae’s paintings and prints achieve a remarkable stillness; a quietness conjured from everyday objects, objects that might ordinarily pass our notice. Gas bottles and gas tanks, rugged plastic milk crates and thin plastic pails, all stand in formal arrangements, interspersed with objects traditionally featured in still life compositions - ginger jars, oriental ceramics, and garden cuttings. Through their tonal values and distinct surfaces, Rae’s compositions exude a contemplative quality that leads viewers to engage with and be absorbed by them.