Eric Bridgeman

2016, The Trade: A Selection


 

2012, In the Project


2010, Photographs from the Kokwara Trail


2008-2009, The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules


Eric Bridgeman

Born Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. Lives between Sydney and Papua New Guinea.

 QUALIFICATIONS

2008    Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Major: Photographic Art Practice

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    The Trade, Gallerysmith

2013    In the Project, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2011    Yuri Yal Ton (Bad Man of the Yuri), Diane Tanzer Gallery + Projects

   The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2010    Gallery 4A Presents Eric Bridgeman “Baby Boom” and “The Fight”, Gallery 4A, Sydney

             Big League Balls, as part of Next Wave Festival 2010, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

             New Photographs From Kokwara Trail, QCP, Brisbane, Gallery 4A, and Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney

             Triple X Bitter, The Cube, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2007    Blue Collar Picture, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    Gushal (with Bianca Beetson, Vicki Couzens and Kirsten Lyttle), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2013    PhotoQuai Bienale, Paris

             TABOO (curated by Brook Andrew), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

             Towards the Morning Sun, Campbelltown Arts Centre

             Facepaint, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2012    Bravo pour le Clown Noir, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

2011    Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW

2010    Last Words, Gallery 4A, Sydney

             Synchronicity, Queensland Contemporary Photography, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Brisbane

            The State We’re In: Contemporary Queensland Photography, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

            The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules, as part of ‘Mind Games’ ACP, Sydney

2009  Royal Brisbane Hospital Platform – Curated by Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane City Council

            Gayer Than All The Rest, Next Wave Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne

            Pacific Storms, Waterfront Place, Brisbane QLD, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, QLD
          
23 Degrees – Curator: The Wandering Room, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

           New Skin: Contemporary Queensland Photography, QCP, Brisbane

2008   The New Fresh Cut 2008, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane QLD

 AWARDS, RESIDENCIES and GRANTS

2014    Prudential Eye Art Award, Singapore (shortlisted)

2013    Substation Contemporary Art Award, Melbourne (winner)

2012    Liverpool University artist residency

2011    National Artist Self-Portrait Prize (invited artist), University of Queensland Art Museum

Artist in Residence, Gushul Studio, Lethbridge University, Alberta, Canada in assoc- with RMIT University, Melbourne

2010   Basil Sellers Art Prize (shortlisted), Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

Redlands Westpac Art Prize (shortlisted)

2009    New Work Emerging Artist Grant, Australia Council for the Arts.

MEDIA

2016     The Wondrous Art of Eric Bridgeman; Briefly, Broadsheet Journal, Pedro di Almeida

2013     Towards the Morning Sun, Review, Andrew Frost, The Guardian

An Artist in the Project, Veronica Gilbert, Melbourne Review, April 2013

2012    Cover, Art Almanac, March 2013

2011    Anxious and Horny, Sharne Wolff, The Art Life, September

COLLECTIONS

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

National and international private collection