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In memory of Dr Judith Tucker


It was with real shock and very great sadness that we learned of Judy Tucker’s death in a fatal car accident earlier this week.

Judy has been absolutely central to LAND2 since she and Iain set it up over twenty years ago and her sudden death is an inestimable blow both to LAND2 and to art education as a whole. Judy was passionate about her work, her collaboration with her partner Harriet Tarlo, and about teaching. Always generous with her energy, she was a passionate advocate for LAND2 and for the work of its members,  as her recent co-curation of Arcadia for all? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now, originally shown at Leeds University and now at Attenborough Arts Centre, made very clear. We are sure that all members of LAND2 will recognise the very great debt we owe her and will wish to join us in offering our most sincere condolences to Harriet and to Judy’s colleagues at Leeds University.

Mary Modeen & Iain Biggs

Judy's funeral will be held at the North Chapel at Grenoside Crematorium, Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield S35 8RZ at 12 noon on 15 December 2023.  The wake will be held afterwards at Holmbridge Church Hall, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ.  The service will be live-steamed and can be watched again at Username: mite0478, Password: 661673.
No flowers please, but contributions to our memorial fund for a new landscape painting prize in Judith's memory would be appreciated: