Claire  Bridge

Claire Bridge

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Curriculum vitae

 

Professional Art Qualifications and Education

2007 Art Study: San Francisco, BACAA Bay Area Classical Art Atelier & Bronze Sculpture, Fundere, Melbourne
2006 Art Study: New York, San Francisco
2005 Art Study: throughout Paris, Malta and Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence, Sienna and Rome.
1998 Diploma of Arts (Illustration), Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
1991 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Painting Major Monash University
   

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Air Born, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013  Alchemy Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2010  A Terrible Beauty Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009 Transit Lounge Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb
2009 Beyond Belief Red Gallery, Melb
2004 Being The Samurai Linden Gallery, St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melb 
   

Selected Exhibitions

2014 The Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb
2012   The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
2012  50th Festival of the Fisher's Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Syd
2012  R&M McGivern Prize Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 
2012  The Studio Show Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld 
2011  Exchange Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Qld 
2011  Safe At Home CUBE Contemporary Art Projects, SA 
2011  Gallery Artists Tim Olsen Gallery, Syd 
2011 About Face Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 
2011 Sulman Art Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Syd
2011  Visible/Invisible Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2010  Christmas Portrait Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 Net Work Art Gallery of Ballarat, Melb (curated by Amanda van Gils) 
2010  Fresh Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009  Treasures Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009 Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb
2009  40x40 Christmas Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2009 30x40 United Galleries, Syd
2009  20Plus Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2008  Treasures Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2008  Exquisite Pallete St Lukes, Collingwood, Melb 
2006 Salon Libby Edwards Gallery, Brisbane 
2005-06 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melb Summer Show 
2005 Libby Edwards Galleries, Woolahra NSW
2003  SHE - The Spirit of Life Walker St Gallery 
2001  Annual 9"x5" IAA Books Illustrated Gasworks 
2000  Annual 9"x5" IAA Books Illustrated Gasworks  
1998 Copelen Chairs Celebrity Auction Zambesi Collins St Melb & Georges, Collins St Melb 
1998  Articula 98 Chapel off Chapel, Prahran Melb 
1998 Graduate Exhibition Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE 
1998 Art works II Brunswick mecahanics Institute, Melb
1995  Performance Works Tour by Photographer/Performance Artist Suzon Fuks, video performance by Claire Bridge 
1991  Monash University Graduate Exhibition, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melb 
1991  Lucato Peace Prize Monash University, Melb 
   

Prizes and Awards

  2015

  Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

  2014   Finalist, Blackswan Prize For Portraiture

  2014

  Winner, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Peoples Choice Award, Bega Valley Regional   Gallery    

  2014

  Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize

  2012

  Finalist, Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

  2012

  Finalist,  Fisher's Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Syd

  2012

  Finalist, R&M McGivern Prize Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 

  2011

  Finalist, Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW   

2009

Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize   

2009

Finalist, R & M McGivern Prize
2009 Winner, Living Art Award, in association with 2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008 Winner, People’s Choice Award, Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2008 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize
2007 Winner - People’s Choice Award, 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award
2007 Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize
2006 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004 Finalist, Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
2003 Winner, Walker St Gallery -Linden Award, presented by Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
1998 Winner, Dux Freelance Management Dux High Flyers Award
1998 Winner, Deans Art Graduate Illustration Award
1997 Winner, Zurich Insurance Visual Arts Scholarship
   

Artist Residency

2008 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate
2009 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate
   

Collections

Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate
Holmes á Court and private Collections, throughout Australia and internationally
   

Articles

  2011  Jane O'Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, This Art Week 
  2010  Prue Gibson, Australian Art Collector, 50 things Collectors Need to Know, Issue 51, Jan-Mar  2010, p182
2010 The Arts, The Age, Tuesday September 7 p 15
2010 Phe Rawnsley, Essay, A Terrible Beauty, August

2010

Georgina Lee, Not Quite Critics blog, A Terrible Beauty, 27 Sep, http://notquitecritics.com/2010/09/27/a-terrible-beauty/
2009 Damian Smith, Essay Transit Lounge, Curator, Maroondah Art Gallery, April
2009 Patricia Anderson, Australian Art Review, Editor’s Choice, May-July #19, p 74
2009 Jim Thalassoudis, In the Real Art World, http://intherealartworld.blogspot.com/2009/04/claire-bridge-until-may-2-maroondah-art.html
2009 Sadie ValeriWomen painting Women Blog, http://womenpaintingwomen.blogspot.com/2009/03/claire-bridge.html
2009 Art Monthly, issue #219 May 2009, Art Notes, p64
2009 Critical list, Maroondah Leader, March 17, p 54
2009 Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, April 6, p45
2009 Erin Bull, Natural Talent, Journal, March 17, p 32
2009 Shaun Campbell, Prank’s portrait portent, Maroondah Leader, March 10, p 57
2009 Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, this art week, Artist Milestones, February 10
2008 Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, this art week, Artist Milestones, October 7
2008 Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, Extra 9, Gallery Snapshot, September 29, p 71
2008 National Trust of Australia (NSW), e-news, October 2008 #38, http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/e-news/issue38.html
2008 Danica Harris, Journal Newspapers, Knox, 18 March
2008 Catherine Toffolon, Maroondah Leader, 11 March
2008 OWN Matters, Newsletter - Older Women’s Network NSW, Vol.5 No.9 – October 2
2007 National Trust of Australia (NSW), e-news, 16 November 2007 #27,http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/e-news/issue27a.html
2006 The Trust Company, Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize, online exhibition, http://www.trust.com.au/Page.aspx?ID=104
2005 Erin O’Dwyer, In the Frame, The Sun Herald, 23 October, Arts S25
2004 Naomi Cass, Art Monthly Australia, Artnotes Vic, October No:174 pp 45-46
2004 Mischa Merz, Herald Sun Weekend, Martial artist August 28, pg 13
2004 Nina Spiess, Outline, IAA, September, pp 4 – 6
1999 The Gazette, Artist takes her first solo plunge February 17
   

MEDIA: Radio, Television, Video & Publications

2011 April 5, Telecast Interview with Lee Martin, My Art Room Online. Approx 1 hour: http://myartroomonline.com.au/
2008 Kulture Vulture, Joy Fm radio, Monday 22 October
2005 Asia Pacific Focus, ABC, Sunday 23 October
1999 Interview: Arts program 3PBS
1998 Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, Nine Network, chair appeared
1996 Back drop, television series Sign On, SBS
1995 Deaf Artists, thesis on which the video Deaf Artists was based, La Trobe University DEET
   

Fine Art Conservation 1998 - 2011

 

Conservation of fine art paintings, ranging from works of Arthur Streeton, Clarice Beckett, Jeffrey Smart, Emily Kame Kngwarreye to 17th century European works and 12th Century Russian Icons in association with Virginia Dahlenburg Conservation Services. Conservation of the iconic Melbourne landmark, The Fairy Tree, Fitzroy Gardens with Penny Byrne.

   

Artist Talks and Professional Appointments

2011 Artist’s Floor Talk, Animal Magic, Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate
2010 Artist’s Floor Talk, Fresh Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Opening Speaker, Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition, Maroondah Art Gallery
2009 Transit Lounge, artists talk, Maroondah Art Gallery
2006 Guest Speaker, Discussing Self portraits Public Program, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2005 Opening Speaker, CCS Art Exhibition
2003 Tutor, (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Illustration for Children’s Books) CAE
2002 Tutor, (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Illustration for Children’s Books) CAE
2002 Life Drawing Tutor, Mullauna College
2002 Life Drawing Tutor, Monash Gallery of Art
 

Claire Bridge

Curriculum vitae

 

Professional Art Qualifications and Education

2007 Art Study: San Francisco, BACAA Bay Area Classical Art Atelier & Bronze Sculpture, Fundere, Melbourne
2006 Art Study: New York, San Francisco
2005 Art Study: throughout Paris, Malta and Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence, Sienna and Rome.
1998 Diploma of Arts (Illustration), Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
1991 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Painting Major Monash University
   

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Air Born, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013  Alchemy Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2010  A Terrible Beauty Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009 Transit Lounge Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb
2009 Beyond Belief Red Gallery, Melb
2004 Being The Samurai Linden Gallery, St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melb 
   

Selected Exhibitions

2014 The Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb
2012   The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
2012  50th Festival of the Fisher's Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Syd
2012  R&M McGivern Prize Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 
2012  The Studio Show Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld 
2011  Exchange Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Qld 
2011  Safe At Home CUBE Contemporary Art Projects, SA 
2011  Gallery Artists Tim Olsen Gallery, Syd 
2011 About Face Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 
2011 Sulman Art Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Syd
2011  Visible/Invisible Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2010  Christmas Portrait Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 Net Work Art Gallery of Ballarat, Melb (curated by Amanda van Gils) 
2010  Fresh Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009  Treasures Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2009 Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb
2009  40x40 Christmas Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2009 30x40 United Galleries, Syd
2009  20Plus Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2008  Treasures Flinders Lane Gallery, Melb 
2008  Exquisite Pallete St Lukes, Collingwood, Melb 
2006 Salon Libby Edwards Gallery, Brisbane 
2005-06 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melb Summer Show 
2005 Libby Edwards Galleries, Woolahra NSW
2003  SHE - The Spirit of Life Walker St Gallery 
2001  Annual 9"x5" IAA Books Illustrated Gasworks 
2000  Annual 9"x5" IAA Books Illustrated Gasworks  
1998 Copelen Chairs Celebrity Auction Zambesi Collins St Melb & Georges, Collins St Melb 
1998  Articula 98 Chapel off Chapel, Prahran Melb 
1998 Graduate Exhibition Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE 
1998 Art works II Brunswick mecahanics Institute, Melb
1995  Performance Works Tour by Photographer/Performance Artist Suzon Fuks, video performance by Claire Bridge 
1991  Monash University Graduate Exhibition, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melb 
1991  Lucato Peace Prize Monash University, Melb 
   

Prizes and Awards

  2015

  Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

  2014   Finalist, Blackswan Prize For Portraiture

  2014

  Winner, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Peoples Choice Award, Bega Valley Regional   Gallery    

  2014

  Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize

  2012

  Finalist, Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

  2012

  Finalist,  Fisher's Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Syd

  2012

  Finalist, R&M McGivern Prize Maroondah Art Gallery, Melb 

  2011

  Finalist, Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW   

2009

Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize   

2009

Finalist, R & M McGivern Prize
2009 Winner, Living Art Award, in association with 2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008 Winner, People’s Choice Award, Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2008 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize
2007 Winner - People’s Choice Award, 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award
2007 Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize
2006 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004 Finalist, Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
2003 Winner, Walker St Gallery -Linden Award, presented by Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
1998 Winner, Dux Freelance Management Dux High Flyers Award
1998 Winner, Deans Art Graduate Illustration Award
1997 Winner, Zurich Insurance Visual Arts Scholarship
   

Artist Residency

2008 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate
2009 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate
   

Collections

Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate
Holmes á Court and private Collections, throughout Australia and internationally
   

Articles

  2011  Jane O'Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, This Art Week 
  2010  Prue Gibson, Australian Art Collector, 50 things Collectors Need to Know, Issue 51, Jan-Mar  2010, p182
2010 The Arts, The Age, Tuesday September 7 p 15
2010 Phe Rawnsley, Essay, A Terrible Beauty, August

2010

Georgina Lee, Not Quite Critics blog, A Terrible Beauty, 27 Sep, http://notquitecritics.com/2010/09/27/a-terrible-beauty/
2009 Damian Smith, Essay Transit Lounge, Curator, Maroondah Art Gallery, April
2009 Patricia Anderson, Australian Art Review, Editor’s Choice, May-July #19, p 74
2009 Jim Thalassoudis, In the Real Art World, http://intherealartworld.blogspot.com/2009/04/claire-bridge-until-may-2-maroondah-art.html
2009 Sadie ValeriWomen painting Women Blog, http://womenpaintingwomen.blogspot.com/2009/03/claire-bridge.html
2009 Art Monthly, issue #219 May 2009, Art Notes, p64
2009 Critical list, Maroondah Leader, March 17, p 54
2009 Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, April 6, p45
2009 Erin Bull, Natural Talent, Journal, March 17, p 32
2009 Shaun Campbell, Prank’s portrait portent, Maroondah Leader, March 10, p 57
2009 Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, this art week, Artist Milestones, February 10
2008 Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, this art week, Artist Milestones, October 7
2008 Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, Extra 9, Gallery Snapshot, September 29, p 71
2008 National Trust of Australia (NSW), e-news, October 2008 #38, http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/e-news/issue38.html
2008 Danica Harris, Journal Newspapers, Knox, 18 March
2008 Catherine Toffolon, Maroondah Leader, 11 March
2008 OWN Matters, Newsletter - Older Women’s Network NSW, Vol.5 No.9 – October 2
2007 National Trust of Australia (NSW), e-news, 16 November 2007 #27,http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/e-news/issue27a.html
2006 The Trust Company, Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize, online exhibition, http://www.trust.com.au/Page.aspx?ID=104
2005 Erin O’Dwyer, In the Frame, The Sun Herald, 23 October, Arts S25
2004 Naomi Cass, Art Monthly Australia, Artnotes Vic, October No:174 pp 45-46
2004 Mischa Merz, Herald Sun Weekend, Martial artist August 28, pg 13
2004 Nina Spiess, Outline, IAA, September, pp 4 – 6
1999 The Gazette, Artist takes her first solo plunge February 17
   

MEDIA: Radio, Television, Video & Publications

2011 April 5, Telecast Interview with Lee Martin, My Art Room Online. Approx 1 hour: http://myartroomonline.com.au/
2008 Kulture Vulture, Joy Fm radio, Monday 22 October
2005 Asia Pacific Focus, ABC, Sunday 23 October
1999 Interview: Arts program 3PBS
1998 Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, Nine Network, chair appeared
1996 Back drop, television series Sign On, SBS
1995 Deaf Artists, thesis on which the video Deaf Artists was based, La Trobe University DEET
   

Fine Art Conservation 1998 - 2011

 

Conservation of fine art paintings, ranging from works of Arthur Streeton, Clarice Beckett, Jeffrey Smart, Emily Kame Kngwarreye to 17th century European works and 12th Century Russian Icons in association with Virginia Dahlenburg Conservation Services. Conservation of the iconic Melbourne landmark, The Fairy Tree, Fitzroy Gardens with Penny Byrne.

   

Artist Talks and Professional Appointments

2011 Artist’s Floor Talk, Animal Magic, Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate
2010 Artist’s Floor Talk, Fresh Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Opening Speaker, Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition, Maroondah Art Gallery
2009 Transit Lounge, artists talk, Maroondah Art Gallery
2006 Guest Speaker, Discussing Self portraits Public Program, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2005 Opening Speaker, CCS Art Exhibition
2003 Tutor, (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Illustration for Children’s Books) CAE
2002 Tutor, (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Illustration for Children’s Books) CAE
2002 Life Drawing Tutor, Mullauna College
2002 Life Drawing Tutor, Monash Gallery of Art